Best Hiking Trails Near Asheville to Try This Spring

Best Hiking Trails Near Asheville to Try This Spring | Asheville, NC
Best Hiking Trails Near Asheville to Try This Spring | Asheville, NC

After a chilly winter, there’s nothing more invigorating than heading outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather and landscapes. Become one with nature when you drive your Chevy car, truck, or SUV to one of our favorite hiking trails near Asheville.

  1. Craggy Gardens: If you’re looking for a place to have some outdoor fun and enjoy picturesque spring foliage, Craggy Gardens should be at the top of your list. Positively stuffed with rhododendron blooms and azalea bushes, this moderate hiking trail through high-elevation grounds would make a great day trip with your family in your Chevy.
  • Mount Mitchell: This challenging hike takes you up 6,684 feet, making it the highest summit this side of the Mississippi river. The trail, which offers many opportunities to extend your trek, will present stunning panoramas of Asheville’s breathtaking scenery.
  • Black Balsam Knob: Arrive early to Black Balsam Knob, because this sprawling 5.1-mile trail gets busy enough that you might not secure a parking spot otherwise. Don’t forget to equip your Equinox with a roof rack in order to bring along all your gear for this satisfying trek through wildflower patches and prairies.

To maximize your outdoor fun this summer, drive your Chevy to Asheville Chevrolet to talk with an accessories specialist about customizing your vehicle to enhance your lifestyle.

Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette Named Two of the 10 Best Muscle Cars for 2021

Chevy Emblem | Asheville, NC
Chevy Emblem | Asheville, NC

The fun-to-drive factor is a key strength of any Chevrolet vehicle. This is especially true for the sports cars in the Chevy lineup, like the iconic Camaro and Corvette. Those same vehicles are now being recognized for how much of a joy they are to drive.

Both the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro and 2021 Chevrolet Corvette were featured on the U.S. News and World Report 10 Best Muscle Cars for 2021 list.

The Camaro impressed the panel of judges thanks to its collection of connectivity features and technologies. U.S. News and World Report was also impressed by the amount of power that the 2021 Camaro model was capable of producing: up to 650 horsepower with its most optimized powertrain configuration.

Meanwhile, the recently-redesigned Chevrolet Corvette earned a near-perfect performance score of 9.5 out of 10. The new mid-engine design of the Corvette allows this legendary performance vehicle to rocket from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds, making it the fastest version of the Corvette to hit the road yet.

If you’d like to get behind the wheel of either of these legendary performance vehicles, you can take the Camaro or Corvette out for a test drive when you stop by Asheville Chevrolet in Asheville, North Carolina.

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.

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.

Chevrolet Starts Up Production on the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Once Again

2021 Chevy Tahoe | Asheville, NC
2021 Chevy Tahoe | Asheville, NC

When Chevy first announced the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, it was hard not to get excited. After all, this new Tahoe boasted more space and technology than previous iterations of the SUV.

Unfortunately, with vehicle production partially halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tahoe was one of the many Chevy models to have its production delayed.

The good news is that Chevrolet is officially starting production back up for the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Of course, due to ongoing limitations, the release of the Tahoe will still be staggered a bit. Chevrolet plans to get base models of the Tahoe out on dealership lots soon, with more high-end models following suit shortly thereafter.

Families in particular will find plenty to love about the latest Chevy Tahoe model. The third row seats have seen some major expansions, with 40 percent more legroom for those passengers. Meanwhile, if families don’t need the rear seats, they can fold them down to open up a maximum of 122.9 cubic feet of cargo space. Combine that with a standard safety suite that includes features like Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Alert, and it’s not hard to see why the new Tahoe is one of the most highly-anticipated family vehicles of the 2021 model year.

Here at Asheville Chevrolet, we are excited to see this incredible new iteration of the legendary Tahoe start making its way to dealerships like ours in the near future.