Your Guide To Used Chevy Trucks

March 25th, 2019 by

Chevy Colorado Off Road on a Hill

Time to look for your next truck? At Frank Kent Country, you’ll find an extensive collection of used Chevy trucks for sale. All of our vehicles are fairly priced and can be found in a variety of model years, trim levels, and options. Not sure which used Chevy truck best suits your needs? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular Chevy truck models and their features.

Chevy Colorado


The Chevy Colorado is a compact pickup truck known for its efficiency, handling, and comfortable cabin. It is considerably smaller than the full-size Silverado, but still offers a high level of performance. In fact, compared to other compact pickup trucks, the Colorado has consistently performed at the top of its class in terms of power, capability, and even efficiency. Recent used models of the Chevy Colorado offer a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 LBS, and can produce up to 308 hp and 369 lb-ft torque. Meanwhile, it remains incredibly efficient, offering fuel economy ratings of up to 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The Colorado is also an incredibly affordable choice among used Chevy trucks for sale, as the base trim level of a new version starts at only $20,500, meaning you’re sure to find what you want for a great price.

Popular Model Years

  • 2015: Fully Redesigned for Generation Opener
  • 2016: New 2.8L 4-Cylinder Turbo Diesel Engine Introduced
  • 2017: New V6 Engine & Standard Teen Driver Technology
  • 2018: Active Tow System Now Available

Target Audience

If you’re looking for a used Chevy truck that is efficient, affordable, and smaller than your average full-size pickup truck. You’ll love the Chevy Colorado. It is the ideal vehicle for drivers planning to use their truck for daily commuting and the occasional towing project. However, if you’re looking for more power and capability, you’ll want to opt for one of the larger trucks coming up.

Chevy Silverado 1500


The Chevy Silverado 1500 is an iconic vehicle known for its power, capability, and reliable construction. Not surprisingly, it is one of the most popular trucks of all time. If you find one these used Chevy trucks you’ll find a workhorse that offers a maximum towing capacity of 12,500 LBS on its 2017 and 2018 models, as well as 420 hp and 460 lb-ft torque. Recent models of the Silverado are also fairly fuel efficient, offering fuel economy ratings of up to 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway when equipped with its base engine. This used Chevy truck can also be found with plenty of entertainment technology, including a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and a WiFi hotspot. Investing in a used Silverado will also make it more affordable to experience the truck’s more luxurious features on its higher trim levels, which include a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a rear entertainment suite. Despite its power and generous list of standard features, the Silverado is one of the more affordable trucks on the market, making the used models of this vehicle even more affordable.

Popular Model Years

  • 2014: Fully Redesigned for Generation Opener
  • 2015: 6-Speed Transmission Replaced By 8-Speed Transmission
  • 2016: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Now Available
  • 2017: Maximum Towing Capacity Increases to 12,500 LBS
  • 2018: Rearview Camera is Standard

Target Audience

With its classic design, versatility, and onboard tech, the Silverado appeals to a large audience. From the everyday driver to those who frequent the worksite and are looking to tow heavy loads regularly, the Silverado is a great match for almost anyone. However, it is not as efficient as the Colorado and large families may find a used Chevy SUV more suitable but if you need raw power, the Silverado is the perfect choice.

Chevy Silverado 2500HD & 3500HD


Drivers who need more power and capability than the Chevy Silverado 1500 will want to check out the available Heavy-Duty models when searching for used Chevy trucks for sale. These models offer an incredible level of performance. In fact, models like the Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD are so powerful that they are suitable for commercial use and can be great options for local business owners. Recent model years of the 2500HD and 3500HD offer maximum towing capacities over 20,000 LBS with 445 hp and 910 lb-ft torque. With this kind of power, drivers can easily transport midsize excavation equipment or even large recreational vehicles. Of course, these used Chevy trucks are not the ideal choice in terms of efficiency, but they are some of the most powerful and capable trucks available on the market. As an extension of the Chevy Silverado 1500, the heavy-duty models also offer plenty of onboard technology in terms of entertainment, safety, and convenience, and even offer luxurious features among their higher trim levels.

Popular Model Years

As heavy-duty versions of the Chevy Silverado 1500, the 2500 and 3500 share similar popular model years. However, one of the most popular model years for these used Chevy trucks was 2015, as the vehicles were upgraded significantly in terms of power and capability and even made enhancements to their onboard tech.

Target Audience

Unlike the Chevy Silverado 1500, the ideal audience for the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD are more defined. These heavy-duty models are best suited to drivers who require high towing capacities and are intending to use their vehicle to transport large items on a regular basis. Small business owners may also benefit from the use of these used Chevy trucks, as they are highly customizable and capable. The 2500HD and 3500HD are also considerably more expensive than used models like the Silverado 1500 and Colorado, but their performance is unrivaled.

CPO or Used Chevy Trucks?

When shopping for used Chevy trucks, you may be wondering whether to purchase a used or certified pre-owned model. Both types of vehicles have their own benefits. For example, a used Chevy truck will be less expensive than a CPO Chevy truck, however a CPO model will likely have less mileage and will be in like-new condition. It ultimately comes down to your personal preferences and budget. If you’re not sure whether to consider a used or CPO vehicle, visit your local Chevy dealership and inquire about both options. A reputable dealer, like Frank Kent Country, will be able to help you determine which type of vehicle is right for you. If you choose to shop with Frank Kent Country, you can feel confident that our used and CPO models are both high-quality and fairly priced options.

Looking for Used Chevy Trucks? Shop with Frank Kent Country!

If you’ve been searching the area for used Chevy trucks, you’ll want to find a reputable and knowledgeable dealership with an extensive inventory. At Frank Kent Country, that’s exactly what you’ll find! We are proud to offer one of the largest used Chevy truck inventories in the area. Each and every vehicle on our lot is carefully maintained and kept to the highest of standards for our valued customers. We also offer flexible financing terms for drivers of all credit backgrounds and will happily service your vehicle at our on-site service center after purchase. Our customers can even take advantage of our numerous online tools to get started with the truck buying process right from home. So, when you’re ready to search for used Chevy trucks, visit our website, give us a call, or stop by our lot!

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