Chevy Equinox Named One of KBB’s Best Used Cars for Teens
As students head back to school or prepare for college life, they’ll need more than notebooks, pencils, and overpriced graphing calculators — they’ll also need a reliable ride. That’s why Kelley Blue Book has compiled a list of the best used cars for under $20,000, which recently recognized the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox as one of the top picks for teens.
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What’s it mean to be one of the top picks?
When compiling its Best Used Cars for Teens list, KBB evaluates hundreds of vehicles on a variety of fronts. For starters, the judges consider fuel efficiency, cost, and safety technology. In addition to the “Under $20,000” category, where the Equinox earned a nod, KBB also recognized the top picks under $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000.
“Rest assured there are a variety of great cars available at various price points, from affordable brand-new models to used cars for those on a tight budget,” stated Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book.
Get to know the 2019 Chevy Equinox
Since the 2019 Equinox earns 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, it won’t break the budget for teens who are constantly commuting to extracurricular activities. If you can get your hands on diesel variant, your teen can enjoy up to 39 mpg on the highway.
It also boasts 29.9 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second row, or a maximum of 63.9 cubic feet with the seats folded flat, so your young driver will have plenty of room for sports equipment — or their boxes, when it’s time to head off to college.
If your teen wants to express some individuality, you can find used 2019 Equinox models in 14 different colors, including eye-catching shades like Orange Burst Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, and Pacific Blue Metallic.
And in terms of safety tech, it boasts a standard rear view camera, LED daytime running lights, and like most Chevrolet models, it comes equipped with Teen Driver Mode.
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Considering other used cars for your teen? Check out how the 2019 Equinox stacks up against the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.
Kimiko Kidd is a native Daytonian. She graduated from Wright State University with degrees in environmental science and sociology. She loves her trusty old Honda Civic, but dreams of owning a 1974 Ford Falcon XB with a custom paint job and a vintage Kawasaki Z1000. In her free time, Kimiko can be found watercolor-painting, baking muffins, collecting rocks, playing old-school Nintendo games, writing her novel, sewing stuffed animals, and cosplaying as her favorite Mad Max characters. See more articles by Kimiko.