The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is an all-new model, although you may remember the name from before it was discontinued over a decade ago. The new Blazer has the same name, but it is an entirely new mid-size SUV designed to appeal to modern consumers.
The Blazer’s look was inspired not by the rest of Chevrolet’s SUV and crossover lineup, but by performance cars like the Camaro and Corvette. The aim was to create a vehicle that was sporty and fun both in how it looks and how it drives.
There are three different trims, or as Chevrolet calls them, personalities. It’s a fitting way to describe the Blazer lineup as each trim isn’t just about piling on new features, but creating an experience suited to a specific type of driver.
The base Blazer is priced at $28,800 and has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. This most affordable version of the Blazer includes standard front-wheel drive, an eight-inch touchscreen with the latest version of Chevrolet’s infotainment system, and cloth seats with a unique pattern and texture that make even this entry-level trim attractive.
Next up is the Blazer RS at $41,795. This is your sporty Blazer and it shows off more aggressive 20-inch wheels, black exterior accents, and red interior accents that give it some pop. There’s a unique black grille and even a black bowtie emblem to help set the RS apart from the rest of the Blazer lineup.
The RS also offers comfort and convenience upgrades. These include a hands-free gesture liftgate, eight-way power driver’s seat and six-way power front passenger seat, ambient lighting, heated steering wheel, and heated front seats.
In addition to looking the part both inside and out, the RS gets a performance boost. It comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque and the available all-wheel drive system on the RS features twin-clutch technology that provides better stability on dry pavement.
Sitting at the top of the Blazer lineup is the Premiere, which is priced from $46,795. This Blazer is for the buyer who is less focused on sportiness and more on luxury. It also comes standard with the more powerful V6 engine along with body-color door handles, chrome accents, unique grille, silver roof rails, and integrated dual exhaust tips.
Inside, the Premier adds to the features found in the RS. It has an eight-speaker Bose audio system, bright front sill plates, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats, power tilt and telescoping steering column, and memory settings.
Each trim of the Blazer has its own personality with a choice of affordability, sportiness, or luxury, but there are some features shared across the lineup. Chevrolet Infotainment 3 comes with an eight-inch color touchscreen in every trim along with Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto. There are also two charging USB ports on the rear of the center console.
The Blazer offers several unique safety features standard to help those with families. Teen Driver lets parents customize select vehicle settings and helps coach teens towards better driving habits. Rear Seat Reminder activates if the rear doors have been opened and closed within ten minutes of starting the vehicle or anytime the engine it on. When the engine is turned off, a chime sounds and a message displays on the dashboard to remind the driver to check the rear seat.
Numerous available safety features include rear park assist, rear cross traffic alert, lane change alert with blind spot alert, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and forward automatic braking. There’s also an available rear camera mirror that displays an unobstructed view behind the Blazer so you can see even when there’s cargo in back or passengers in the rear seats.
The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer offers the features you want in a mid-size SUV with a range of three trims to suit every buyer. It’s available in dealerships right now.