GM Sedans Aren’t Going Anywhere

2019 Chevy Cruze Sedan

In recent months, we have learned that several major automakers, including domestic automakers like Ford and Fiat Chrysler, are planning to abandon the passenger car segment entirely, in favor of SUVs and trucks. General Motors, however, has no plan to leave this segment. While the segment is decreasing in popularity, there is still a wide range of buyers who are interested in GM sedans.

It’s a pretty big opportunity for us,’ remarked Steve Majoros, Chevrolet’s marketing director. “If other competitors are leaving, we’re very happy to pick up that business, and we’ll certainly do that.

In fact, not only will GM continue its sedan lineup, it will also be working to enhance it. Chevrolet will reportedly be updating its Cruze, Spark, and Malibu offerings over the next few years. Sure, GM brands will also focus on SUVs and trucks, but that focus won’t take away from what the brand can do for sedan drivers.

If you are in the market for a sedan, come take a look at our lineup here at Mountain Chevrolet.

Chevy Traverse and Malibu Earn Top Family Vehicle Recognition

Chevy Traverse and Malibu Earn Top Family Vehicle Recognition

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.

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.

Go-To Guide for First-Time Truck Owners

From all of us at Mtn Chevy, guide for first-time truck owners

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.

These Are Some of Chevy’s Best Family-Friendly Features

Chevy’s best family-friend features are seen throughout our entire lineup at Mountain Chevrolet!

Chevrolet’s SUVs, trucks, and cars come with a wide range of features meant to provide comfort, safety, and entertainment for to your family. While we love all of them, these are Chevy’s best family-friendly features offered on a range of models at Mountain Chevrolet:

Teen Driver: Available on most models — such as the Equinox, Cruze, and Silverado 1500 — Teen Driver coaches your teen even when you can’t be in the car. Various functions include muting audio until seat belts are on, setting warnings for when certain speeds are exceeded, and tracking how far the vehicle has been driven.

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™: Most new Chevy models offer smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. This means you can safely access your favorite apps for messaging, streaming audio, navigation, and more on the go.

Rear-Seat Entertainment System: Select models offer an available entertainment system that plays Blu-Ray and offers wireless digital headphones. Get it on the Suburban, which is the ultimate entertainment on wheels, with up to 14 charge locations throughout the interior.

Flexible seating: SUVs in particular offer up flexible seating options. In fact, the 2018 Chevy Traverse offers up to 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space — that’s the best in its class.

Our Chevy models are designed to cater to your family’s needs. Whether you’re hauling cargo and need flexible seating options or your family just wants a bit more entertainment in the cabin, check out some of our family-friendly options at Mountain Chevrolet.

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.

Rocky Mountain Winter Sports Guide

Rocky Mountain winter sports

Up here in the mountains where Mountain Chevrolet is located, the locals are known for their passion for winter sports. Are you looking to get into some Rocky Mountain winter sports this year? Here are our top recommendations.

First, Get the Right Vehicle

Most winter sports require some heavy-duty equipment, like skis, snowboards, and snowmobiles. Make sure you can properly store and/or tow this equipment with a new Chevy truck or SUV from Mountain Chevy.

Second, Pick Your Destination

After you’ve got your new set of wheels, be it the Chevy Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, or another truck or SUV, head out to one of the local areas, includingRifle, Grand Junction, Denver, and Glenwood Springs.

Denver has a number of winter sports locations, including Winter Park, Vail, Loveland Ski Area, Keystone Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, and Eldora Mountain Resort. Denver also offers several winter activities like festivals, art exhibits, and ice skating.

If Grand Junction is more your scene, check out Powderhorn Mountain Resort and Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world.

Here in Glenwood Springs, you can visit Sunlight Mountain Resort, go snowshoeing, or try Nordic skiing.

Try a winter hike in Rifle at Rifle Gap State Park and Harvey Gap State Park.

Enjoy your winter here in the mountains!

New Year, New Road Trip: Winter Destinations Outside of Colorado

At Mountain Chevy, we know our customers love to pack up the truck or SUV and head out for Rocky Mountain hiking, skiing, kayaking, and snowboarding adventures, among others, so we thought it would be fun to recommend some great winter destinations outside of Colorado for you to all try this year. Here are our favorites:winter destinations outside of Colorado

  • Arizona wildflowers: By the end of winter, Arizona’s wildflowers are already in full bloom. Some of the best places to take them in include Lost Dutchman State Park and Picacho Peak State Park.
  • Sandia Peak: Take the tram up the mountainside for picturesque views of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the wintertime.
  • Jackson Hole: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is one of the best places to snowboard every winter. Be sure to check out Rendezvous Mountain for the largest lift-accessed vertical drop in the country at 4,139 feet.
  • Snowshoeing in Utah: Utah is one of the best states for snowshoeing, with several resorts throughout the state that have miles upon miles of terrain dedicated to snowshoeing. Resorts include Sundance Mountain, Cherry Peak, Alta Ski, Solitude Mountain, Park City, and Snowbasin.
  • Birdwatching in Nebraska: If you’re tired from the slopes and need a more tranquil escape, consider going winter birdwatching in Nebraska, as the state gets an abundance of bright eastern meadowlarks in the winter.

Happy winter adventures, and happy New Year!