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The Chevrolet Blazer Over the Years

History Of The Blazer

The 2019 Blazer is making waves with its bold styling, powerful performance, and great looks. But, today’s stylish, two-row crossover is very different from the early generations of the Chevrolet Blazer. When looking back at the Blazer over the years, it’s clear that the model received many great updates throughout the years that led to the current model’s rugged styling and great off-roading features.

Horsepower & Torque

In 1989, the Chevrolet K5 Blazer was truck-based and got its power from the rugged 5.7-liter V8 engine. Paired with a GM four-speed automatic unit, the engine delivered 210 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Today’s model has a smaller base with the 2.5-liter LCV I4 engine and pairs its engine with a smooth GM nine-speed automatic gearbox.

From SUV To Crossover

The Blazer K5 name was later discontinued, and the vehicle became a smaller SUV that was accordingly renamed to Chevrolet Tahoe. Now, the latest model is a crossover called the Blazer. Today’s crossover meets the current demands for a sporty, modern ride.

All of us at Hornbeck Chevrolet in Forest City, PA are proud to offer the 2019 Blazer at our dealership. Come take a test drive in the crossover to see all its modern tech and features firsthand, and if you have any questions or would like to test drive one, please let us know. We would love to help you today and give you the latest information on this amazing vehicle. Have a great day and week!

Chevrolet Teen Driver Technology Gets 2020 Upgrade

What Is Teen Driver Technology?

Since 2015, one of the exclusive safety features in Chevrolet Vehicles is Teen Driver technology. The idea of the system is to help parents monitor their teen driver from afar and teach the teenager better driving habits. After much success, Teen Driver is reportedly getting a big upgrade for 2020.

Advanced Features

The system already includes features, such as muting the radio when seatbelts are not buckled, setting speed restrictions on the vehicle and recording how often different smart safety systems go off. Parents can also learn what their teens are doing well and what they need improvement on by looking at a report card of PIN-protected data.

Comes Standard On 2020 Vehicles

For the 2020 model year, the Teen Driver system will now be standard in different Chevrolet models, including the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, 2020 Malibu and 2020 Colorado. The newest version of the system will add Buckle to Drive, which is a feature that will disallow teens from shifting into Drive from Park if their seatbelts are unbuckled. The goal of Buckle to Drive is to make sure teenagers buckle up since a seat belt is such an important safety feature.

Safety First

Safety is a huge priority when it comes to driving, additional safety features for new drivers, such as teenagers, can be incredibly important. Visit us at Hornbeck Chevrolet in Forest City, PA, and we will be more than happy to discuss safety features, like Teen Driver.

Welcome to the Hornbeck Chevrolet Blog

Hello There!

Thank you for visiting the first post on the new Hornbeck Chevrolet blog. Hornbeck Chevrolet is proud to offer the full line of new Chevy vehicles, including the Malibu, Impala, Silverado, Equinox, Tahoe, and Suburban, as well as a diverse lineup of certified pre-owned Chevrolet models and used cars, trucks, and SUVs from several automakers. We also offer certified Chevrolet service for Chevy vehicles from trained technicians who use genuine Chevrolet parts for every repair.

Located In Forest City, PA

Hornbeck Chevrolet is located at 400 Main Street Forest City in Pennsylvania, just 35 minutes northeast of Scranton, Pennsylvania, the city famous for its coal and, more importantly, “The Office.” We’d like to also think it’s famous for being a good area to buy a brand new Chevy — but we might be biased.

Keep Checking Back

We encourage you to bookmark our blog site and check back frequently. Each month, we will deliver updates on the latest Chevy news, from new vehicle unveilings to special package offerings to what Chevy is doing to give back. We will also keep you informed about what is going on at the dealership and fun community events. Perhaps most helpfully, we will bring you tips and tricks for everything car-related, from summer maintenance to winter driving to reducing fuel economy during your daily commute.

We hope to see you soon, and stop by frequently to see the latest dealership, Chevrolet and Forest City, PA news! We hope you enjoy our monthly blog.