Earlier this summer, both the Chevy Traverse and Chevy Malibu earned “top family vehicle” recognition from Parents magazine and Edmunds.com when the two partnered to announce the “10 Best Family Cars of 2018.” Judges from Parents magazine and Edmunds reviewed over 300 vehicles and whittled them down to just 10, meaning Chevy owns 20% of the total prize. Specifically, judges were looking at qualities like mileage, comfort, performance, and affordability.
Specifically, the 2018 Chevy Traverse is great for larger families or drivers with an active lifestyle here in the Rockies. That’s because it offers up to 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space and can seat up to eight occupants. Legroom for second- and third-row passengers is more spacious than ever before in the Traverse, and fuel economy has also been improved to 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
The Chevy Malibu, though not as popular up here in the mountains, is great for single drivers or drivers with small families. It took home the win in the sedan category due to its roomy rear seats, the awesome Bose® sound system upgrade, and available Teen Driver technology, as well as a long list of other safety features that are more advanced than those of the competition.
You can explore the Traverse, Malibu, and other Chevrolet vehicles when you visit Mountain Chevrolet.
If you are going to survive a Rocky Mountain River and still want to be active on the slopes every day, you’re going to need a powerful truck or SUV. Lucky for you, we’ve got plenty at Mountain Chevrolet.
Browse these trucks and SUVs that beat the Rockies
The Chevrolet Silverado lineup (including the 1500 and the Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 models) is full of best-in-class distinctions that will help you power through the tough terrain, like best-in-class horsepower ratings, best-in-class torque ratings, best-in-class towing ratings and even best-in-class efficiency ratings—because preserving the Rocky Mountain environment is important.
If you want something a little smaller, opt instead for the Chevrolet Colorado, named for our great state, which offers America’s best pickup fuel economy at 30 mpg.*
If SUVs are more your style, you’ll want the Suburban or the Traverse for their cargo capacity: The Suburban offers up 121.7 cubic feet of space for your gear while the slightly smaller Traverse provides an impressive 98.2 cubic feet. Even the smallest SUV, the Chevy Trax, is available with all-wheel drive for Rocky Mountain winters, and the Tahoe offers best-in-class fuel economy at 23 miles per gallon on the highway.*
Test drive any of these Chevy trucks and SUVs at Mountain Chevrolet.
If you’ve got a home in the Rocky Mountains—be it Aspen, Vail, or somewhere in between—chances are good you’ll have a need for an SUV: to carry equipment, to tackle the steep inclines and snowy roads, and to escort your visiting family and friends. There are merits to buying a new SUV and to buying a used one—we at Mountain Chevrolet just recommend, of course, that it’s a Chevy. Not sure which option to go with? Explore the pros and cons below…
New vs. Used Chevy SUVs: The Pros of Buying New
If you go with a new Chevy SUV, such as the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox or the 2017 Chevy Suburban, you’ll benefit from all the new tech that Chevy has made available—from 4G LTE Wi-Fi to a rear-seat entertainment system. And it’s not just entertainment tech that you’ll appreciate; you can also count on the latest safety technology and optimal safety scores when you buy a brand new Chevy SUV.
Other bonuses: You’ll also earn the luxury of a fantastic warranty if you opt for a new Chevy SUV from Mountain Chevrolet, you’re likely to get better financing options, you’ll spend less money on maintenance, and you’ll be able to get more efficient options to keep that mountain air fresh for longer.
New vs. Used Chevy SUVS: The Pros of Buying Used
On the flip side, if you buy a used Chevy SUV from Mountain Chevrolet, you’ll enjoy a much lower price due to lack of immediate depreciation—and you’ll benefit from lower insurance costs to boot. And because of Chevy’s long-standing commitment to durability and safety, even older model Chevy SUVs are designed to keep you and your family safe in the harshest of snowstorms.
Still can’t decide? Browse our new and used Chevy SUV inventories, which include the all-new 2017 Chevy Tahoe, Traverse, and Trax, and call Mountain Chevy with any questions today.
Chevy SUVs like the Tahoe, Equinox, and Suburban are perfect for your next adventure. They have powerful engines, tall ride heights, and athletic stances. Additionally, each of these models has an impressive cargo capacity, allowing you to fit a range of equipment and accessories for camping, hiking, biking, and more. Below are more details about Chevy SUV cargo capacities.
According to Chevy, the Tahoe has up to 94.7 cu-ft of cargo capacity, the Equinox gets up to 63.7 cu-ft, and the Suburban has a whopping 121.7 cu-ft of cargo space. That means you can easily fit a bike, groceries, luggage, and more in each of these SUVs. Roof racks are also available on these models, allowing you to fit equipment on top of the vehicle.
One of the great features that allows these models to extend their cargo capacity is fold-flat seating. That means you can easily customize your seating configuration by folding the second or third row in order to optimize space. So, if you need more cargo capacity for a road trip, you have it. On the other hand, you can easily switch it back for added seating.
The list of supplies and equipment you can take in your new Chevy SUV is endless. Visit Mountain Chevrolet to test drive each of these SUV models in order to see which might be right for your next adventure.