The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer: A Throwback with a New Purpose

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is ready to rock the industry.

Chevrolet has been hinting at the return of the Blazer nameplate for a while, and the American carmaker recently announced that the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is ready to rock the industry.

Each Blazer model will have one of two engine options under the hood, both of which come paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The first is the standard 25-liter inline four-cylinder engine, which puts out 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. A 3.6-liter V6 engine is also available, producing 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. This available engine will allow this revived crossover to tow up to 4,500 pounds.

Each Blazer will also come with standard Traction Select to provide you with better handling no matter the road conditions. An advanced twin-clutch all-wheel-drive technology will also be standard on the RS and Premier trim levels.

Though Chevrolet hasn’t released the exact trim levels that will be available, we do know that the more notable options include the sporty, blacked-out RS model and the luxurious Premier trim, which will add chrome accents throughout the crossover. Both of these trims will have a standard hands-free power liftgate and a Chevy-first cargo management system.

Standard features for the Blazer include the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capability. You will also find available features like wireless charging and Hitch Guidance and Hitch View technology.

The newest addition to Chevy’s lineup is expected to arrive at dealerships in early 2019. For more information, visit us at Mountain Chevrolet or give us a call. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Introducing the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is almost here!

 

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will arrive here at Mountain Chevrolet in just a few months. The completely redesigned pickup will be available starting this fall with a wide range of changes and enhancements.

For starters, Chevrolet promises the most functional bed of any full-size truck. The new Silverado bed will boast best-in-class cargo volume, 12 fixed tie-downs, a higher-strength steel floor, and some class-exclusive features, like the power up/down tailgate with key fob operation.

The 2019 Silverado will boast six engine and transmission choices, including the new 2.7-liter Turbo four-cylinder engine and the Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine. The four-cylinder replaces the outgoing 4.3-liter V6 and increases torque by 22 percent. The diesel engine, as well as the popular 6.2-liter engine, will be paired with a new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission and start/stop technology.

Chevrolet will offer eight distinct Silverado models for 2019, which can be separated into three groups: High Value, High Volume, and High Feature. High-Value models include the Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss (a new model for 2019). High Volume Silverado trucks include the LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss; the RST and LT Trail Boss are also new for the upcoming model year. High Feature models include LTZ and High Country.

For more information about the upcoming arrival of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, feel free to visit us at Mountain Chevrolet.

3 Best Chevy Vehicles for Road Trips

The Suburban is just one of our favorite Chevy vehicles for road trips.

 

Up here in the mountains, we are in a prime real estate for weekend road trip adventures, whether you are off to go camping, snowboarding, kayaking, or finding luxury in a hotel in a nearby city. Mountain Chevrolet offers a wide range of cars, trucks, and SUVs, many of which are great for such getaways, but the models below are our favorite Chevy vehicles for road trips:

Chevy Suburban

Chevy’s largest SUV is great for larger families hitting the road — or families or groups of friends with a lot of gear for their favorite mountain sports. In fact, the 2018 Suburban offers up to 121.7 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Chevy Silverado 1500

While the larger Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty models offer increased towing, the Silverado 1500 model is strong enough to take your boat, camper, or trailer out for a week of adventuring. With the 6.2-liter V8 engine, the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds. Plus, the Silverado is the most dependable, longest-lasting truck on the road, according to registration data from the last three decades.

Chevy Impala

Chevy’s largest sedan is plenty roomy for smaller families — with spare space to store luggage. More importantly, the Impala is incredibly efficient, offering up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway with the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.*

To learn more about any of these three models, or to test drive your favorite, stop by Mountain Chevrolet and speak to one of our sales representatives.

*EPA estimated.

How Far Can Your Chevy Take You on One Tank of Gas?

Have you ever thought about how far can your Chevy take you on one tank of gas?

Chevrolet’s lineup includes a number of fuel-efficient vehicles of all sizes, truly capable of taking you all across the country on a budget—and without much disturbance to Mother Nature. But how far can your Chevy take you one tank of gas? The number crunchers at Mountain Chevrolet determined just how far you can get from a starting point of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, without having to stop for fuel (or a charge).

2018 Bolt EV

Fuel economy: 128 MPGe city, 110 MPGe highway, 119 MPGe combined

Total range: 238 miles between charges

With 238 miles between charges, you could make it from Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to Fort Collins, Colorado, with miles to spare.

2018 Volt

Fuel economy: 106 MPGe combined

Total range: 53 miles all-electric, 420 miles with full charge and full tank

Depending on the route you choose, you could make it from Glenwood Springs to Salt Lake City, Utah, with 80 miles to spare.

2018 Equinox

Fuel economy: 39 MPG highway (turbo-diesel)

Total range: 608.4 miles (15.6-gallon tank)

You could travel from Glenwood Springs to Las Vegas in the Equinox without stopping for gas.

2018 Silverado 1500

Fuel economy: 18 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, 20 MPG combined

Total range: 520 miles (26-gallon tank, 20 MPG combined)

Take your Silverado 1500 from Glenwood Springs to Albuquerque, New Mexico, with 60+ miles to spare sans fill-ups.

2018 Traverse

Fuel economy: 20 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined

Total range: 572 miles (26-gallon tank, 22 MPG combined)

With the Traverse, you could travel from Glenwood Springs to Yellowstone National Park on one tank of gas.

 

Start your journey with your new Chevy by taking a test drive at Mountain Chevrolet.

All fuel economy figures are estimated by the EPA. Actual mileage may vary.

Buying for Winter—Trucks and SUVs that Beat the Rockies

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.

Find trucks and SUVs that beat the Rockies 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.

*EPA-estimated.

Top 3 Tips to Prepare Your Truck for Winter

Per the motto of House Stark, winter is coming. While winterizing any vehicle is important and includes the basics like testing your battery, topping off your fluids, and checking your heater, trucks need some special attention, especially if you plan to take them out for some joyrides in the snow. Make sure your Silverado or Colorado is ready for a Rocky Mountain winter with these helpful tips to prepare your truck for winter.

Prepare your truck for winter with these tips

It’s All About the Lube

If you want your truck to truly enjoy the longevity it was built to have, you’re going to need to spend some time lubing it up ahead of winter. Lube all the locks and door hinges, as well as the tailgate latch and spare tire mechanism.

Don’t Forget the Wax

Your truck can handle the extreme road conditions of the Rocky Mountain winter, so it’s likely you’ll leave your car in the garage in favor of your truck. With potentially increased use this winter, you’ll want to give your truck a good coat of wax on the paint and bright surfaces.

Take Care of Your Weather Stripping

Snow and freezing rain can “glue” your weather stripping together, which could make it difficult to get in your truck doors. Use a silicon product to treat the stripping.

Have more questions about winterizing your truck? Visit Mountain Chevy for winter service on your truck.

Fall Trips in Your Chevrolet Bolt

The Chevrolet Bolt EV features an extensive electric-only range that makes it the perfect vehicle for a fall trip. This makes it ideal for those who want to preserve nature’s beauty for future generations, but its clever design and surprising spaciousness makes it every bit as ideal for those who want to experience nature in the now. The Chevrolet Bolt is a great choice for your next trip into the wilderness; here are a few popular spots, recommended by the team at Mountain Chevrolet, that are well worth checking out in your new Bolt.Fall Trips in Your Chevrolet Bolt

Iron Mountain Hot Springs

There’s nothing quite like paying a visit to Iron Mountain Hot Springs to put your mind and body at ease. Soaking in the hot springs relieves muscle tension and helps people do something that doesn’t come quite so easy with day-to-day stresses: relax.

Sixteen soaking pools range from 98 degrees to 108 degrees Fahrenheit. The quiet surroundings and scenic view make the trip all the more worthwhile, allowing you to forget about the concrete jungle if only for a moment.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Thrill-seekers and fun-lovers will enjoy a visit to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Roller coasters, a canyon swing, and zip rides offer a thrilling adventure and scenic views in one fell swoop.

After you’ve had your fun, continue your adventure with a tour of Glenwood Caverns. Featuring thousands of rock formations and the famous King’s Row, a trip through the caverns is time well spent.

Bear Lake

Taking an inexpensive trip to Bear Lake is made worth it with scenic views few places on Earth can top. From calm waters to luscious landscapes to snow-topped mountains, Bear Lake is an all-in-one setting that will take your breath away.

New vs. Used Trucks: Which is Better?

When shopping for a truck, you’ll have to decide early in the process whether you’d prefer a new or used vehicle. There are definite pros and cons to both choices, one reason we at Mountain Chevrolet have provided a comparison between the two options.

Benefits Of Buying New

Deciding between new vs. used trucks is no simple matter. According to US News & World Report, one of the major pros to buying new is that you know your truck has little to no wear, which means it will likely have a longer life than a used car. New trucks also come with the absolute latest safety equipment and entertainment technologies—like smartphone connectivity and Chevy MyLink®—and some special trims, like the Colorado ZR2, may only be offered for the newest model year.

Buying New vs. Used Trucks: The Colorado ZR2 is a reason to buy new

Benefits Of Buying Used

What are the pros of buying a used truck? Used trucks cost less, but they also depreciate at a slower rate. Some new trucks lose a significant portion of value in the first few years—usually due to a dip in demand—which means used cars are sometimes better investments in the long run. Plus, for truck owners who simply want a work vehicle, buying a used Silverado, among other trucks, is usually more practical. Not to mention, a certified pre-owned (CPO) truck is tested as being reliable and is likely to come with low miles and fairly new technologies.

Regardless of your decision, so long as you choose a Chevrolet truck, you’re bound to drive away with a great vehicle. Call or visit Mountain Chevrolet today to learn more about the pros and cons of buying new and used and see all of the great trucks we have in stock.