Are Used Cars More Fuel Efficient?

May 9th, 2022 by

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If you’re concerned about fuel efficiency, you may be wondering if there are good reasons to consider buying one of our used cars over one of our new models. Could one of these pre-owned vehicles end up being more efficient than a brand-new Chevy vehicle?

In some cases, they could be. There’s definitely no harm in looking at our stock of used vehicles when you come to Moritz Chevrolet. This is what you should know when you shop.

There Could Be More Used Small Cars

SUVs and crossovers have taken off in popularity in recent years. While they have become more and more efficient as time goes on, a smaller car like a sedan is still generally more fuel-efficient than the typical SUV will be.

The problem is that, due to the popularity of larger vehicles, some automakers have cut production of their once popular sedans. For example, the Chevy brand has discontinued vehicles like the Chevy Cruze in recent years. This means that when you look at a used car lot, you might actually find some great sedan options that are more efficient than some of the newest models on the lot.

Engine Options Can Change

It’s also important to note that engine options can change from model year to model year. That means that, in some cases, you might be able to find a used model that’s a few years old that uses a more efficient engine than this year’s model does. Maybe the newer model offers more power in exchange, but it pays to make a comparison.

Drivetrain Matters

The efficiency of a car can also vary based on drivetrain. An all-wheel drive system is heavier than a front-wheel drive system, so if you find a used version of a car with front-wheel drive and a new version of a car with all-wheel drive, the FWD model might be more efficient!

Visit our Chevy dealership in Fort Worth, TX and compare all of your options! We’ll help you find a fuel-efficient vehicle that you can rely on!

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