The all-new, 2019 Chevrolet Blazer midsize crossover has been imbued with a bit of upscale comfort, including offering a pair of heated and ventilated front-row seats in certain trims. While heated seats have been around for more than half a century, ventilated seats are a newer innovation, comparatively speaking, having first become available in a production car about two decades ago with the Saab 9-5.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2019 Chevy Blazer’s heated and ventilated front drivers and passengers seats.
The benefits of a heated and ventilated car seat are enhanced comfort no matter the ambient air temperature. Heated seats are an absolute blessing during the colder months of the year, as anyone who’s endured a Michigan winter can attest, as they warm the seat surfaces to be more welcoming to cold derrières.
This is especially beneficial when the vehicle is being started for the first time on a cold morning, before the cabin is yet up to temp, as the electric heating coils in heated seats don’t rely on hot engine coolant for warmth, and can thus be made nice and cozy for the driver much more quickly.
But in hot weather, the last thing a vehicle occupant wants is a hot seat, and that’s where seat ventilation comes into play. Such systems typically use two electric fans – one in the seat back, and one in the bottom – to blow air at the driver through perforations in the seat upholstery. That helps to cool and dry the driver and front passenger to maintain a comfortable temperature on hot, sticky summer days, and again, it’s able to get to work long before the air-conditioning system is producing cool air for the cabin.
The 2019 Chevy Blazer’s heated and ventilated front seats are assigned RPO code KU9, and come fitted as standard on the range-topping Premier model. They can also be had on the new Chevy Blazer RS, as part of the Enhanced Convenience and Driver Confidence II Package (RPO code ZL8), which lumps in things like Chevrolet Infotainment 3 with an 8-inch touchscreen, premium Bose audio, power tilt and telescope steering column, and a slew of active safety and convenience features like Adaptive Cruise, Forward Automatic Braking, and Lane Keep Assist.
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