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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