The automotive media have already received seat time with the 3.6-liter V6-powered 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, but until recently, they have yet to sample the mass market 2.5-liter four-cylinder version of the mid-size crossover.
Car and Driver got its hands on a 2.5-liter 2019 Chevrolet Blazer and said the crossover is “an entirely tolerable family vehicle that neither offends nor arouses when used as designed.” While certainly not a glowing review, there are worse things to hear about a vehicle, especially in a mass market segment such as this.
The publication described the power delivery of the 198 horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission to be “perfectly adequate,” and had little to say about the steering or braking, simply saying the Blazer “does them.” This entry-level Blazer was also riding on smaller wheels than the $51,000 Blazer RS the publication had sampled previously, helping add some much-needed compliance to the previously stiff ride.
“Don’t expect your Blazer to inspire any mountain-road gymnastics and it won’t ask much of you as a driver,” it concluded.
Car and Driver also said it preferred driving some of the Blazer’s better-priced competition in this hotly contested segment, particularly the Mazda’s CX-5 and CX-9, which the Blazer lands directly in the middle of with regard to size.
The entire write up, available at this link, is definitely worth checking out if you’ve been waiting to read a review of the 2.5-liter 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.
Car and Driver publication had previously reviewed the Blazer V6 third in a five-way crossover shootout, with the vehicle beating out the Nissan Murano and Ford Edge, but losing to the Hyundai Santa Fe and Honda Passport.