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2019 Chevrolet Blazer OVERVIEW
With crossovers and SUVs continuing to be some of the most popular body styles on the market, it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that Chevrolet has brought the Blazer nameplate back. Unlike Blazers from previous years, the all-new model isn't based on a truck platform, but now utilizes a unibody platform that's shared with some other popular crossovers under General Motors. With bold styling, a choice of either a fuel-efficient engine or a sporty one, and a mid-size design, the Blazer aspires to be one of the more unique options on the market.
What's New for 2019
The Blazer is an all-new model.
Choosing Your Chevrolet Blazer
To go with the Blazer's aggressive styling, Chevrolet offers two well-powered engines. The base motor is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. For those seeking some oomph to go along with the muscular design, Chevy offers an available 3.6-liter V6 engine. The larger engine is rated at 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.
Both engines are paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission and send power down to the front wheels as standard. An all-wheel drive-system is available on models equipped with the V6. The Blazer returns an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 24 combined with the four-cylinder engine, or 20/26/22 mpg (city/highway/combined) with the V6. Towing capacity is rated at up to 4,500 pounds.
Because of the Blazer's mid-size design, consumers are treated to a decent amount of cargo room. Behind the second row, buyers will have 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space, while that figure expands to 64.2 cubic feet with the second row folded. Speaking of cargo, Chevrolet has installed a floor-mounted rail system to the Blazer's cargo, which should make securing items to the floor to stop them from moving around while you drive easy.
The Blazer is available in six trims:
Unless you really like the look of the sporty RS trim, we recommend sticking to either the 3.6L Cloth or the 3.6L Leather in the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer lineup. The decision between the two really boils down to whether you're okay with cloth or like leather upholstery. Moving up to the V6 allows you to opt for all-wheel drive, which brings peace of mind with it. The only package worth considering is the Convenience and Driver Confidence Package, as it brings some luxury and advanced safety features with it. Having a mid-size SUV from Chevrolet cost $50,000 in its nicest guise is more of a reason to go with one of the lower trims.
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