3-Row Blazer vs. 2-Row Blazer – Which Would You Rather Have?20
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.
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The 3-row version reminds of the 1st-gen Traverse. I’d rather have a 2-row built off the long wheelbase Alpha that the outgoing CTS was based on, with similiar dimensions, approx. 115″ WB and approx. 195″ long, close in size to the Jeep GC (with available twin-turbo v6 performance package).
Neither. Both Made in Mexico so a no-buy for me, especially after GM just cut almost 15,000 American jobs when they could have made it here.
Imagine the depreciation on this plastic Blazer? Not worth the risk.
That is why I do not have a 2019 GMC Terrain not made here
I dont see a blazer at all…
2 row all the way. Redo the Traverse to look like the three row.
This new “Blazer” is garbage. Shame on you GM! Looks like I’ll be buying the new Ford Bronco.
I’d rather have the one built in the US or Canada.
The 2 row Blazer would be a great crossover if this was produced in a North American plant, preferably in Canada
As an avid owner of a 1978 K-5 Blazer, this new Blazer is a sharp looking product. I understand the traditionalist complaint. It just doesn’t make great business sense for GM to build a solid axle niche product. Don’t get me wrong, I think you could build one, and I think you could name your price, sell a good number and make some money; however, I think this CUV product will ultimately make GM more money.
I can see why some people might want a 3 row but not me. Don’t want a sunroof either. My old Suburban usually has the 2nd row seats folded down. I pulled the 3rd row seat out and never used it. I like all the room and capacity. I’m disappointed that Chevy continued with the current styling flavor. Looks similar to everything else…certainly not a Blazer. At least Ford seems to be doing right by the old Bronco. Looks unique. I never had a desire for a pickup but do like all that room in the back of my ’94 Suburban. I had previous ones too. Mines got 190K and is rusting away. Still runs and works well. 4whl drive. I was hoping the new Blazer would be more retro looking with lots of the new amenities inside.
Wouldn’t buy either. Not made in the USA.
The only thing G.M. cares about is huge pay for the executives.
G.M. will fall again. They try to build cheap and are being outdone by Ford & FCA.
I owned a 1998 Blazer with 220000 miles on it and plenty of power I don’t think this Blazer they making in Mexico is going to make it to the standards of this one make them at home they last longer
Neither! Give me back a revamped 2020 Impala or it’s a different car company for me!
Priced to high i was thinking of leasing one but not now i rather lease a jeep instead good trying to sell bazer at those prices
Whichever model I can get a 400HP Twin-Turbo v6 in.
make the three row the new acadia, make it rear wheel drive based, have a 2.7L turbo base & high country, a 3.6L twin turbo RS and a 6.2L SS and call it a day
Too bad. I don’t think GM is going to change it that much. I too would like to see a two row on a three row frame. No sunroof, 4whl drive and a nice engine like v6 turbo. Oh….and a good trailer package. I’ve got to replace my 94 Suburban this year and maybe with these changes I might think about it. One more thing. It can’t cost almost as much as the Suburban.
How about making an option to put a seat to sit one or even two more, especially kids, in the existing two row design?! Make the rear seat(s) removable!
I got tired of waiting plus I doubt GM will make available a nice Blazer the way most of us would like it to be. I sold my old rusting ”94 Suburban and bought a very nice 2008 Trail Blazer SS AWD 3SS interior and a great towing system. It’s sure a lot easier to get into than climbing up into the Sub. Big change from a full size SUV. However, when I’m driving I really don’t notice much difference other than the great things this vehicle offers. Driving seems effortless by comparison. I think this is about as close as I can get to what I want.
i own a 2006 trail blazer and i am in love with it. i do love the new look though, but if its not a rear wheel drive and 3 row seats, its a no go for me 🙁