Chevy Corvette and Traverse Are Two of the 10 Cars You Should Buy New
You might think that buying a used vehicle is more cost-savvy than buying a new one. But according to a new iSeeCars report, the Chevy Corvette and Traverse are two of the top 10 vehicles you should buy new rather than used.
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The iSeeCars ranking
“While choosing a used car over a new car is typically associated with the greatest cost savings, sometimes the price difference isn’t that significant,” said iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly. The 10 autos that ranked on the company’s report made the list because they had the smallest change in price between their new and gently-used versions.
The Chevy Traverse had a new-over-used price difference of 11.7 percent, while the Chevy Corvette had a 13.6 percent new-over-used price difference. iSeeCars praised the Traverse for its wide variety of family-friendly amenities and segment-leading cargo space. Ly also pointed out how the model was fully redesigned in 2018, which increased its resale value in the used car sector.
The company also gave the Corvette a head-nod for the affordability of its new models compared to past model years. Ly commented on how Chevy offered steep discounts on the 2019 C7 Corvettes right before the C8’s arrival, which closed the price gap between the cost of new and gently-used models.
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More reasons to go with a new Traverse or Corvette
Besides the recognition that these two Chevy models achieved from placing on this exclusive list, there are a plethora of other reasons to go with the Traverse and Corvette. Here are just some of the strengths of each one.
- 98.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume.
- The capacity to accommodate up to 8 passengers.
- A maximum towing rating of 5,000 pounds.
- An EPA-estimated highway efficiency of 27 miles per gallon.
- NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety.
- Smart Slide Seating and a hidden storage compartment in the trunk.
- USB ports in each row.
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
- An all-new body structure that’s 10 percent more rigid than the previous generation.
- A 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine that churns out 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the Z51 Performance Package or performance exhaust.
- A quarter-mile time of 11.2 seconds.
- The ability to go from a standstill to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
- Available Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system.
Whitney Russell is a current resident of Dayton, though her spirit can be found beach-bumming in Puerto Rico (the land of her half-Puerto Rican heritage). When not adventuring through the exciting world of car news, she can be found hiking with her husband and their two dogs, motorcycling, visiting her cute nephews and nieces, discovering new memes, reorganizing and/or decorating some corner of the world, researching random things, and escaping into a great movie, poem, or short story. See more articles by Whitney.