Chevrolet revealed a rather striking looking entry into the midsize crossover foray last week with the 2019 Blazer. Donning the shape of a sleeker, sportier looking take on a nameplate that has represented more rugged body-on-frame SUVs in the past, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer might be tardy to the midsize crossover party, but it looks to be a solid effort that can pierce through the crowd of ho-hum styling seen with most other family crossovers. However, the families in question can’t be too big.
Chevrolet marketing head of cars and crossovers, Steve Majoros, told us last week that the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will be sold absent of a third row option. This was a slight surprise to us, but ultimately understandable.
Whereas the GMC Acadia is compensating for downsizing from the full-size segment down to midsize, the 2019 Blazer doesn’t have the same concern. Positioned proportionately and perfectly between the smaller Equinox, and the three-row Traverse, the Blazer doesn’t need to offer a third row. Yes, it does mean that buyers will be forced into the larger, more expensive Traverse if they want a three-row Chevrolet, but that could change down the road. Especially if potential customers find themselves in more affordable three rows because of it.