Differences Between the 2021 Chevy Trax and Trailblazer

Differences Between the 2021 Chevy Trax and Trailblazer | Asheville, NC
Differences Between the 2021 Chevy Trax and Trailblazer | Asheville, NC

Chevrolet is introducing a new, small SUV to its lineup for 2021: the all-new Trailblazer. Since it has many similarities to the Trax, we decided to break down some of the most important differences between these two models.

Choice of Engine

The 2021 Trax comes with a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that delivers 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, as well as a six-speed automatic transmission. The Trailblazer offers two engine choices: a standard 1.2-liter turbo engine that produces 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque with a Continuously Variable Transmission, and an EcoTec® 1.3-liter turbo engine with 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft torque paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Both small SUVs can be equipped with all-wheel drive.

More Space

While both compact SUVs are very similar in size, the Trailblazer has a bit more cargo room. The Trailblazer has 25.3 cubic feet of space in the back and 54.4 cubic feet with the seats folded down. The Trax offers 18.7 cubic feet and 48.4 cubic feet, respectively.

Connectivity

If technology is important to you in a vehicle, the all-new Trailblazer is the way to go. It offers available wireless smartphone connectivity and a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot. An 8-inch infotainment touch screen and wireless charging are also available. The Trax does have smartphone connectivity, but you’ll need to connect with a USB cord.

Great First Car

The 2021 Trailblazer is positioned to be a great first car with a starting MSRP of $19,000.* The Trax is also a good deal at $21,400.**

Both the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer and 2021 Trax offer great value and a range of appealing features. To find out which one is right for you, feel free to call us at Asheville Chevrolet to schedule a test drive.

*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles’ destination freight charges.

**The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles’ destination freight charges.

Chevrolet Sonic Named One of the Best Cars for Recent Graduates

2020 Chevy Sonic | Asheville, NC
2020 Chevy Sonic | Asheville, NC

Graduating from college is a major accomplishment that starts the next phase of your life. Many people, once they leave school, they move into the working world. If you are ready to move on to a new car, you should consider the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic. U.S. News recently named it one of the best new cars for graduates.

To earn a spot on this list, a car needed to be affordable with an MSRP at or below $25,000. It also have to have good reliability, strong safety features, and high-quality technology. All things a young person like yourself is looking for.

The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic ticks all of those boxes and more. It has a starting price of just $16,720 and gives you the flexibility to choose between sedan and hatchback body styles. U.S. News gave it an Overall Score of 8.0 out of 10 thanks to its advanced technology features, spacious interior, and spirited performance.

“For being an inexpensive small car, the 2020 Chevy Sonic is surprisingly fun to drive. The engine is zippy in town and on the highway, and the steering is sharp,” wrote U.S. News & World Report writer Kristen Hall-Geisler. “The Sonic also has an above-average predicted reliability score.”

To learn more about the Chevrolet Sonic — and whether it’s the right fit for your post-graduate life — check out our online inventory at Asheville Chevrolet.

Car and Driver Names Two Chevy Pickups to List of Best Used Trucks

Chevy Silverado 1500 | Asheville, NC
Chevy Silverado 1500 | Asheville, NC

Car and Driver recently named two Chevrolet models to its list of the Best Used Trucks. This includes the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Chevrolet S10 – which was later replaced by the midsize Colorado. Both of these models offer long-term reliability, affordability, and performance, which makes them a smart buy for any car shopper.

Used vehicles have been in especially high demand in recent years. That’s because used models help you avoid the initial depreciation of new cars, and most cars are more reliable than ever before. So, you take less of a risk when buying used than in previous decades. Car and Driver measured criteria ranging from capabilities and reliability to decide that the Chevy Silverado 1500 and the S10 were its top picks for used trucks.

The Silverado 1500 is a top choice among used trucks because it can tow heavy loads, drive in the city without guzzling gas, and it has a wide range of features and trims available. The 4.8-liter and 5.3-liter engine options combine power with fuel economy, and the first-generation Silverado 1500 is an especially good bargain for anyone looking to spend less. Plus, Chevy parts are easy to come by, which means repairs and maintenance won’t cost more than many competitors.

The S10 ZR2 is the predecessor to the Colorado, and it comes with a dedicated off-road design. Between 1994 and 2003, the S10 ZR2 came with a particularly sturdy frame, a tuned suspension (with Bilstein shocks and 31-inch tires), and a 4.3-liter V6 that had an impressive 250 lb-ft of torque. For those who want an affordable, off-road-ready truck, the S10 ZR2 is the way to go. Check out the Colorado for a more recent design that carries over many of the S10 model’s best qualities.

If you want to find a high-quality, reliable pre-owned truck in Asheville, NC, you won’t find a better selection anywhere than Asheville Chevrolet.

Chevy Teases The 2022 Bolt EV and EUV

Chevy Bolt EV | Asheville, NC
Chevy Bolt EV | Asheville, NC

Chevrolet recently released some mysterious photos of the new 2022 Bolt EV and EUV. The Bolt EV is getting some upgrades, but the EUV is an entirely new vehicle.

What’s an EUV?

Chevrolet is making a distinction between the 2022 Bolt Electric Vehicle and the new 2022 Bolt EUV, or Electric Utility Vehicle. They haven’t released much information yet, but it looks like the Bolt EUV will be longer and more streamlined than its older sibling. The Bolt EUV will also have distinctive wraparound taillights to set it apart on the road.

The EUV will be larger overall than the EV — five inches longer and three inches wider in the wheelbase, bringing it in line with the cargo capacity and versatility of SUVs. There is also speculation that the Bolt EUV will have a roof rack for camping and recreational equipment as well as a sunroof to brighten the interior.

Hands-Free Driving

The Bolt EUV will also offer Super Cruise — an advanced system that lets you drive completely hands-free on certain highways across the country. This is the first vehicle to include this technology outside of the Cadillac line.

Bolt EV Upgrades

The more compact Bolt EV will get some upgrades in 2022.  A dashboard made of higher-quality materials, more comfortable seats, and an upgrade in the infotainment system are all on the schedule. Adaptive Cruise Control will be added, as well.

Keep an eye on the Asheville Chevrolet Blog for more info on the 2022 Bolt EV and all-new EUV as it becomes available. Shop the new Bolt inventory with us in the meantime!

Chevrolet Equinox Named a Safe Vehicle for Teens

Chevrolet Equinox Named a Safe Vehicle for Teens | Asheville, NC
Chevrolet Equinox Named a Safe Vehicle for Teens | Asheville, NC

Shopping for a vehicle for a teen driver can be difficult. You have a lot of different factors to consider, one of the most pressing being safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety takes out some of the guesswork with its new list of safe vehicles for teens, which names the Chevrolet Equinox one of your best bets.

IIHS pegs the 2016 and newer Chevrolet Equinox as one of the best choices among small SUVs due to its performance in crash testing and Consumer Reports reliability scores. One feature that IIHS doesn’t mention: Teen Driver. This system, standard on newer Equinox models, allows you to promote safe driving habits without being in the car. Teen Driver Technology lets you track your child’s driving performance with an in-vehicle report card that shows you details like maximum speed and how many times Forward Collision Alert technology was engaged.

Beyond safety, the new Chevrolet Equinox is a smart choice because it gives your teen driver as much of what they want as what they need. The Equinox is spacious enough that they can bring along a few friends for an evening out (or do the driving on your next family grocery trip), it offers modern connectivity technology so that they can stay in touch with you, and it’s got a dynamic look that helps them stand out. If you’re shopping for a vehicle that’s safe for teens, Asheville Chevrolet in Asheville, North Carolina, has new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned Equinox SUVs in stock. Bring your budding driver in to see what the Equinox can offer and drive away with the confidence that you’ve made a smart choice.