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.
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.
Chevrolet’s full lineup of vehicles is perfectly suited for Colorado roads. The efficient Volt and Bolt can take you long ranges without refueling. The small Malibu and Spark are perfect for navigating Denver’s city streets, and large SUVs and pickups like the Chevy Tahoe and Silverado tackle the harsh conditions and steep inclines of the Rocky Mountains without issue.
If you are new to pickup trucks and plan to get one for Colorado’s wintry roads, consult our guide for first-time truck owners.
- Blind spots: When you adjust your mirrors in your new truck, you will notice that you have new blind spots you are not used to from driving smaller cars. Become familiar with where your blind spots are before entering the roadway.
- Turning and reversing: You are in a much larger vehicle when you own a pickup, which can make turning and going in reverse more of a challenge. Practice in an empty parking lot, making sure to use your rearview camera and mirrors to your advantage. Before attempting to reverse when towing or hauling, watch some online tutorials or ask a veteran truck driver for tips.
- Weight: Pickup trucks are much heavier than smaller cars — often by more than 2,000 pounds. This means your momentum when driving is much greater, so take it slow and give yourself plenty of time and room to brake.
If you’re on the hunt for a new pickup to add to your garage, stop by Mountain Chevrolet. We have a wide selection of new and used trucks to take you on your next adventure.
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.