This Is The All-New 2019 Chevy Blazer97
Behold the all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer. The all-new midsize crossover slots between the Equinox and Traverse, becoming the newest member of the industry’s broadest, freshest crossover and SUV lineup since 2015.
Chevrolet says that the all-new Blazer is “a contemporary midsize SUV ” that “is rooted in attention-grabbing design with seamlessly integrated customer-focused technologies and superb functionality.”
“Chevrolet has been at the forefront of each of the major automotive industry trends by anticipating consumer demand and delivering innovative products like Bolt EV, Colorado and Trax,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet. “The introduction of the all-new Blazer builds on that momentum and further strengthens the most comprehensive lineup of crossovers and SUVs on the market today.”
Chevy says that the 2019 Blazer is “the boldest, most progressive expression of the Chevrolet crossover design theme”.
The crossover features a wide stance, tight proportions, a high beltline and dramatic sculpting, resulting in a toned, athletic appearance from all angles.
“The Blazer has attitude,” said John Cafaro, executive director, Global Chevrolet Design. “It looks commanding on the road, while fulfilling the promise of versatility at the heart of every Chevy crossover and SUV.”
Each 2019 Blazer model offers a unique look with distinct styling to suit different customers’ tastes. The various Blazer models are differentiated by unique grille appearances, additional bright chrome on the Premier trim and a more sinister-looking, blacked-out appearance for the Blazer RS.
All models feature a powerful front end with a strong grille, athletic hood lines and low-placed HID headlamps. The design also features a distinctive lighting execution that separates the headlamps and LED daytime running lamps.
The 2019 Blazer’s long, lean and sculpted body sides lead to a rear end that’s highlighted by LED-illuminated Chevy-signature dual-element taillamps, dual exhaust outlets and an integrated tailgate spoiler. The new Blazer also offers a range of stylish wheels, starting with standard 18-inch aluminum units and expanding to available 21-inch wheels on the RS and Premier.
The cabin of the all-new 2019 Blazer echoes the exterior’s bold and sporty theme with sporty good looks and functionality. The interior emphasizes space, craftsmanship and customer personalization. A wide range of interior styling choices for different models is achieved through several color and trim offerings. Sporty details include a padded knee area, round air vents and grab handles on the doors.
The new Blazer also offers a Chevrolet’s-first Cargo Management System, which is standard on RS and Premier models. It features a rail system and cargo fence to help secure smaller items by dividing the cargo area.
Technology & Connectivity
Intuitive controls and a host of convenience features help make the drive more comfortable while offering occupants seamless connectivity.
- Hitch Guidance: available on models with the 3.6L engine, Hitch Guidance aids in aligning the Blazer’s hitch to a trailer by showing the center line on the rear-vision camera.
- Hitch View: this optional feature complements Hitch Guidance by showing a top-down view, making it easier to hitch a trailer without a second person to assist.
- Electronic-locking glove box: a first for a Chevy vehicle, it offers added storage security, and is roomy enough to fit a small handbag. The glove box is locked with the vehicle’s Valet Mode, which is accessible through the Settings menu.
- Automatic heated steering wheel and automatic heated/ventilated front seats: these available features work with Remote Start and/or automatic climate control to automatically adjust temperature to help maintain comfort.
- Comfort-open windows: activated by the key fob, this feature allows all windows to roll down to help heat escape before occupants enter the vehicle.
- Heated outboard rear seats: available on RS and standard on Premier models, this feature keeps rear-seat occupants warm.
- Adaptive Cruise Control and Rear Camera Mirror: available on RS and Premier.
- Hands-free power liftgate with Bowtie logo projection: standard on RS and Premier.
- Wireless charging and six USB ports: available.
- 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen running Chevrolet Infotainment 3 is standard, along with 4G LTE Wi-Fi with 1-month or 3GB data trial (whichever comes first), along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Without providing specifics, Chevy says that the 2019 Blazer offers a suite of available GM active safety features.
The 2019 Blazer offers two engines, both of which are mated to the new GM 9-speed automatic transmission. The standard engine is the 2.5L I-4 LCV rated at 193 horsepower (143 kW) and 188 pound-feet (255 Nm) of torque. The 3.6L V6 LGX is available. It offers 305 horsepower (227 kW) and 269 pound-feet (365 Nm) of torque.
Both direct-injected engines feature intelligent stop/start technology that seamlessly shuts off the engine when power is not needed, based on a variety of driving factors.
“The Chevrolet Blazer is more than just good looks,” said Waqar Hashim, Blazer chief engineer. “Both the Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine and 3.6L V-6 engine are paired to Chevrolet’s nine-speed automatic transmission, providing drivers a great balance between performance and efficiency.”
Traction Select is standard on all models. It allows the driver to make real-time adjustments to the vehicle’s driving mode to account for varying road conditions. On all-wheel-drive models, Traction Select also allows the system to be completely disconnected from the rear axle, meaning drivers can opt to have their vehicle operate in FWD when AWD traction is not necessary.
RS and Premier models offer a more sophisticated twin-clutch AWD technology that helps optimize traction for every condition. It provides excellent performance in wet, snowy and icy conditions, while also providing enhanced stability in dry weather.
The 2019 Blazer is based on the regular-wheelbase GM C1 platform that’s shared directly with the second-generation GMC Acadia and first-generation Cadillac XT5. The longer wheelbase version of the C1 platform underpins the second-gen Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. The longer C1 variant is also expected to underpin the upcoming Cadillac XT6.
The 2019 Blazer will arrive at U.S. dealerships in early 2019. Additional details and pricing will be announced closer to the start of production.
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Please for the love of all things holy, make an SS.
agreed and by SS we mean something with over 400hp. The 3.6L Twin turbo from the XTS V-Sport with 410hp will work fine with a quad tip active exhaust system and a 1LE type suspension, Brembo brakes, AWD, etc!
I wouldn’t expect the 3.6L Twin Turbo LF3 or LF4 to stick around for much longer…
Does it have a transverse mounted engine? Please be longitudinal
transverse…. c1xx architecture
Transverse. Based on the C1 platform.
Maybe if they talk really nicely to the new head of Cadillac they’ll let Chevy take a few LGWs….
Alex, do you know how long it is? XT5 is approx. 190″, Acadia is Approx. 194″. I’m hoping it’s closer to the Acadia. Thanks.
Don’t know the length just yet. Working on getting the specs, but they have not yet been released.
Let the poo flinging commence!!!!!
Assemble the GMI Monkeys!!!!
Attention all Arm Chair CEO’s!!!
Time to take a break from running the fry-o-later and tell us how dumb GM is from your 15 minute coffee break at your McJob!!!!
Also, if you’re having trouble with your ATS CUE screen…..please feel free to make mention of it here……again…….and again………and again…….
Ha good one MrR. I see you rolled off your moms couch in the basement again. May be you should try to get one of those jobs at McDees. I fixed that DEFECTIVE Cadillac CUE DIGITIZER a week ago, NO THANKS TO GM OR CADILLAC.
Thanks for bringing that up though.
I like this vehicle.
I have a 2017 CTS and a 2017 XT5, both obviously equipped CUE and I have NO trouble with either. Of course I do have basic co-ordinations skills. I don’t understand what all the gripping is about.Cue works just fine in my cars.
Ours works fine, the screen just delaminated. It looks like it shattered, but its the glue between the two glasses. When I visited the dealer, they had two do it sitting on the lot. Look at Cadillac Forums, it happens ALOT and Cadillac knows it. If yours hasn’t don it YET I’m happy for you.
Any chance of a RHD model?
So you were expecting a bland as all **** family hauler, eh? (Yeah, so was I!)
I gotta say, this is much sharper looking that I ever dreamed. And it looks surprisingly well done.
I have ZERO issue with the name either. Except for the ZR-2 rattlebox, which was alright, the Blazer has been a ******* for more than 20 years. I do wish there were a proper BOF SUV with off-road creds in the pipeline though.
If only there was another GM division that was also known for trucks that could sell a BOF suv…….I wanna say…..Buick?
One word: Wow.
Chevy just made a huge statement. Finally an SUV that doesn’t look like a mom car. Profile looks a lot like the new Range Rover Velar. Just look at the slope of the windshield. Chevy has a real winner here.
Now imagine if it had one thing: the new 2.7 turbo. SS anyone?? Great work Chevy.
Here’s proof that Jeep didn’t have to abandon the low headlight/high DRL thing on the Cherokee, they just needed to make it not look bug-eyed!
Honestly this blazer makes the traverse and equinox looks bland as hell! If I was to choose this or the equinox I’d choose this blazer. Even the interior makes the equinox and traverse look bland. However, I still do not understand why they just don’t put the 2.0T as the standard engine instead they put the 2.5. Another thing to mention is I hope lower trim models don’t look bland though.
Where are all the people who freaked out on the front overhang?
This should prove to be popular in the market and moving large numbers should not be difficult.
As for an SS it would be a tough move. To equip it right would add cost and make it a tough sell as it would creep into even tougher competition with higher level names. I would love to see one but the return on investment and pricing becomes a problem if they do it right.
Price it right then you end up with an incomplete package.
No one gives a crap about front overhang in a Walmart parking lot. This isn’t the Blazer of yore
I was one of the terrible front overhang guys. I like this vehicle, great job GM. Fooled me with that overhang camo job. I wish I was as impressed with the XT4 as I am with this. I think this thing will sell like mad.
Thank you for the honesty. Too bad others don’t have the guts to admit it.
That is why I say wait till it comes out and you really see one.
Well Ford sells the Edge Sport with the 2.7 Ecoboost and it seems to sell pretty well. The 3.6 has plenty of power but there’s certainly a market for a more powerful SS version of the Blazer
Just how good is pretty well?
10k units out of 250k units? The problem many of these models in this segment are below 5% of production.
The other issues are if they do it right it is too expensive or if they price it right it is nothing but blacked out trim and large wheels. That is fine for an RS but not a SS.
I have a great marketing idea: “The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. The SUV for every man who’s wanted a Camaro, but his wife and kids can’t let him have one”
This car is gunna be a huge hit. Finally a good-looking, sporty, mid-size crossover.
Alex, do you know what the overall length is? I’m assuming the wheelbase is 112.5″, same as XT5 and Acadia. As for an SS, would a version of the LF3 that runs on regular be hard for GM to do? This really doesn’t need 400 hp, how about just comparable or better than the Edge ST.
No third row?
Buy a traverse!
We bought an Acadia Denali because we wanted a temporary/small third row for occasional use. I just don’t need the full size of the Traverse and it doesn’t fit well in my garage. I’m not upset at their decision to not offer a third row, I’m just clarifying that there is a market of people who want 3 rows with a smaller overall size, and that’s proven by how well Acadia is selling.
I understand that, but that would also make Traverse irrelevant isn’t it?
No. There’s a 10″ difference in total length between Acadia/Blazer and Traverse/Enclave. One is for families who will use the 3rd row daily, the other is for families who just need to pickup a child’s friend occasionally, or want to take grandma/grandpa somewhere on occasion, and don’t want/need the larger size. There’s a lot of benefits to driving my 193″ Acadia over a 204″ Traverse in terms of driving feel and parking ease.
I’m maybe not big on calling it a blazer, but at first glance they knocked this out of the park. And I agree, 400hp SS model please!!
The only rear interior picture is the RS, which I would expect not to have a third row, but what about the LT…etc? From the exterior side view, it doesn’t look like it has enough room back there for one.
Good looking or not, I’m struggling to see the point of this vehicle if it doesn’t have a 3rd row option like the Acadia. 2 only would make it an edgy-er designed Equinox with largely the same powertrain, tech, and everything else options.
Is this meant to replace the Equinox? No? Then really what’s the point beyond different looks?
That’s why you go for traverse if you do a third row. It’s pointless to have a third row on either something like a highlander or Acadia because you really can’t fit an adult in the third row.
It’s not pointless. The third row is for occasional use by kids. We’re a family of 4, but once in a while, we need to pickup some of our kids’ friends from school. If you want to take 4 adults and 2 kids somewhere, you just ask the kids to sit in the 3rd row.
The benefits of driving something 193″ in length instead of 204″ in length on a daily basis, when you don’t need that extra size, should be self explanatory. My Acadia Denali handles better than a Traverse, is more fun on country roads because it’s also narrower and lighter, fits my garage much better, and is easier to park at the mall or restaurant.
Also, I’d point out that 193″ of length with 3 rows isn’t all that small! The Buick Rendezvous was 186″ in length and had a small third row suitable for kids. In comparison the Acadia 3rd row is luxurious.
If you say 2 adults with 2 kids then yes that would totally be fine…… but if you were to say 2 adults plus 4-5 teenagers then that might not be a good idea for it. I do understand some garages are small so a smaller third row crossover would be a good idea. But I’m standing still here that It might not be a good idea to fit someone that’s teenager sized or someone who’s over 6 feet tall in the third row
This is meant to be a somewhat more premium offering, like the Edge, Grand Cherokee and Murano. The respective manufacturers have proven there’s a large market for this type of crossover.
The point is more space, more towing capacity, significantly more style and a V6. It’s the same answer as to why one gets a Malibu or an Impala over a Cruze or a Sonic. All of those models have the same passenger seating capacity and layout, but the way in which they do it is significantly different – either more roomy and spacious, or tighter and more compact. The new Blazer is the Malibu of the lineup… the Equinox is the Cruze, the Trax is the Sonic, and the Traverse is the Impala.
That said, a third row option would certainly make this vehicle more attractive in some scenarios (as outlined by Brian D), and I wouldn’t discount the possibility of one being added as some point in the future.
But even with two rows, the Blazer will remain quite competitive, much like the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Jeep GC, etc… all of these are roughly the same size and have a maximum two rows of seating.
Kia Sorento, Hyundai Sonata, Rav 4, Mitsubishi Ecipse……and lump the new Blazer in. Is this we want? ….another weeney stylish CUV with no sustance under the skin? Shame on GM for disgracing the Blazer name with this creation! No body on frame, no longitudinal mounted engine, no small V8 option or big V6? Thank god for FCA continuing the Jeep GC in its present form…..a real SUV!!
This might come as a surprise to you, but the Jeep Grand Cherokee is no more SUV than the new Blazer. Yes, the GC is a crossover based on a car platform, and it sells like gangbusters regardless of that fact… and so will this here Blazer.
The Grand Cherokee has multiple variants that can conquer Rocky Mountain trails and multiple variants with big torquey V8s.
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk!! Dodge Durango SRT !!
Grand Cherokee is longitudinal and has proper proportions.
No one ever stated that the GC didn’t have a longitudinal powertrain layout or that it didn’t have high-performance variants. What was disputed is the notion that the GC is a “real SUV” – which is entirely false.
As for “conquering” Rocky Mountain trails in a GC, it’s not at all common to see a GC doing so – most likely due to the overhangs (especially at the rear) and still a low ground clearance. The Wrangler is the most popular model on trails out here in Colorado, and does simple things that the GC just can’t do in stock form, no matter the trim level or model. So the above quantities don’t really help the GC, do they?
What is a “real SUV”?
The German KBA (Kraftfahrtbundesamt) classifies as “SUV” all those passenger cars with the looks of an all-terrain car but without the official type classification M1G according to EU rule 2007/46/EG. M = passenger car and G = all terrain with certain minimal features. The “1” should be small and means, if I remember well, a passenger car with seats up to 9 persons.
A “real suv” is body in frame (think suburban, wrangler, armada) vs the grand cherokee, edge, and blazer which are all car-based crossovers (cuvs).
In other parts of the world, no SUV is built as body-on-frame, but with integral bodies.
OTOH, I don’t know which river is being crossed by those famous crossovers (CUV).
I can’t make sense of it.
So If people think the current GC is a real SUV then the Mercedes Benz GLE/M-Class is a real SUV?
Really liking the looks and interior! Just not the blazer name.
All the calls for 400hp SS versions….Do you really think the current GM that won’t even adjust the power on a specialty vehicle like ZR2 is going to do it to a unibody crossover? Let’s pretend they strengthen the structure, increase the power holding of the transaxle, upgrade the brakes, and stuff a specialty power engine in there……do you have any idea what it’s going to cost? The kind of money that would buy much cooler and faster vehicles. All of you calling for it would likely A: not be able to afford it or B: buy something cooler and faster for the money.
All you are going to get is the lame sticker and ticky-tac BS packages like RS, Trailboss, All-Terrain, AT4 and the rest of the snoozer GM trims that talk big and deliver little while costing much. Again, they don’t even give a power bump to the ZR2, Chevrolets most exciting actually substantial trim upgrade of anything non-Camaro/Corvette. Don’t expect the Blazer to be anything more than a flashier Equinox to attract da youff.
You make some really good points. Remember old GM, when they had the “regular” Trailblazer with the I6 engine? And for a few years we had the Trailblazer SS with the 400hp 6.0L V8 ?? Looks like those days are gone forever. The ROI of another Trailblazer SS wouldn’t be worth it for the new GM.
Camaro interior parts bin?!
Aside from the name blazer and where it will be built, it seems to be a solid winner. I’m not fond of the look the equinox has taken. But this has a little bit of attitude to it. I assume they will sell as many as they can get on the lot. Where was this design team when the camaro and equinox were in the works!!?
Camaro LT on stilts. Front end, tail lights, engines, likely a lot of interior prices out of the same parts bin.
It’s fine, but as with most, its shown in the high end trim levels.
Wait for the smaller wheels, non body colored trim prices etc.
And wishful thinking on a V8 or twin turbo. When’s the last time, before they threw the 6.2 in the Tahoe, that GM brought on a new, higher performing engine, into an model a few years after its introduction?