GM has just kicked off production of the all-new Chevrolet Blazer, and the crossover SUV will arrive at dealers in January 2019 with a starting price of $29,995, breaking the 14 year-long streak since the last-generation Blazer was discontinued in the U.S. market. The new model is being resurrected as a midsize crossover utility vehicle with two rows of seats. But wait, there’s more! A 3-row version of the new Blazer was recently revealed at the 2018 Guangzhou Motor Show in China last month. Called Chevrolet FNR-CarryAll concept, the “concept”, which looks completely production ready, features a more traditional roofline compared to the 2019 Blazer, allowing for more interior volume and, as a result, a third row of seats. The rest of the concept is exactly like the 2019 Blazer, with sporty and provocative styling inspired by the Camaro.
Having recently got our hands on official dimensional information for the 2019 Blazer, it’s interesting to compare both the 2-row production model and the 3-row concept side-by-side.
The 2-row Blazer is 191.4 inches (4862 mm) long on a wheelbase spanning 112.7 inches (2863 mm). Meanwhile, the best information tells us that the FNR-CarryAll concept (3-row Blazer) is 196 inches (5000 mm) long on a wheelbase of 112.87 inches (2867 mm). Those dimensions make it about 10 inches shorter than the full-size Chevy Traverse and roughly two inches longer than the GMC Acadia, which GM repositioned as a midsize CUV for its second generation, while still offering three rows of seating.
And now, for the question of the day: assuming that the 3-row model comes to production, which would you rather buy – the 3-row Blazer or the 2-row variant? we’re getting in January? Vote in the poll below and talk to us in the comments.