GM re-introduced the Chevrolet Blazer for the 2019 model year as an all-new midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV). Based on the standard-wheelbase GM C1 platform shared with the GMC Acadia and first-gen Cadillac XT5, the new Chevrolet Blazer features a new look highlighted by sharp geometric lines, a high belt line and a very aggressive fascia. There are five different trim levels on offer, each of which carries its own unique styling elements, so we’re breaking them down with this new Chevrolet Blazer visual comparison guide.
Note that this comparison applies to both the 2019 model year and 2020 model year Blazers, as both are identical in terms of exterior styling. Additionally, for the sake of consistency, each trim level is finished in Summit White paint and does not include optional equipment beyond that introduced by each trim level.
The new Chevrolet Blazer is offered in five trim levels. From base to range-topping, the five trims are:
- L (1L0)
- RS (1RS)
- Premier (oHD)
The new Chevrolet Blazer lineup offers three different front fascia configurations differentiated by the front grille and the front bowtie badge.
|Trim||Grille||Bowtie Badge||Lower Facia Insert|
|L (1L0)||Black Blazer-signature horizontal 4-bar||Gold||Silver|
|1LT/2LT||Black Blazer-signature horizontal 4-bar||Gold||Silver|
|3LT||Black Blazer-signature horizontal 4-bar||Gold||Silver|
|RS (1RS)||High-gloss black RS-signature hexagonal||Black||Black – connected with grille|
|Premier (0HD)||Black Premier-signature horizontal 4-bar with Bright Chrome accents and header bar||Gold||Silver – trim specific|
The new Chevrolet Blazer lineup offers five different profile configurations differentiated by six elements: the wheels, side roof rails, door handles, window tint, sideview mirror caps, and lower door moldings.
|Trim||Wheels||Roof Rails||Door Handles||Window Tint||Mirror Caps||Lower Door Molding|
|L (1L0)||18-inch Bright Silver aluminum||None||Body color||No||Black||Black|
|1LT/2LT||18-inch Bright Silver aluminum||None||Body color||Yes||Body color||Black|
|3LT||18-inch Bright Silver aluminum||Black||Body color||Yes||Body color||Black|
|RS (1RS)||20-inch Dark Android aluminum||High-Gloss Black||Body color||Yes||Body color||High-Gloss Black|
|Premier (0HD)||20-inch Medium Android aluminum||Silver||Body color w/ chrome accents||Yes||Body color||Body color|
The new Chevrolet Blazer lineup offers three different rear end configurations differentiated by four elements: the lower fascia, rear bowtie badge, the insert just below the liftgate, and the exhaust treatment.
|Trim||Rear Bowtie Badge||Insert Below Liftgate||Lower Fascia||Exhaust|
|L (1L0)||Gold||Black||Black/Silver||Dual with round tips|
|1LT/2LT||Black/Silver||Gold||Black/Silver||Dual with round tips|
|3LT||Gold||Black||Black/Silver||Dual with round tips|
|RS (1RS)||Black||High-Gloss Black||High-Gloss Black with Black diffuser||Dual with rectangular tips|
|Premier (0HD)||Gold||Body Color||Body color/Silver||Dual with bright tips integrated into fascia|
About The New Chevrolet Blazer
Following the previous Blazer’s departure from the U.S. market in 2005, Chevrolet re-introduced the nameplate for the 2019 model year. The new Chevrolet Blazer is a total ground-up redesign, slotting into the midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV) segment with brand-new styling language similar to that of the Chevrolet Camaro.
Inside, the new Chevrolet Blazer offers a wide variety of cabin personalization options, as well as Chevrolet’s first Cargo Management System, which is standard equipment on the RS and Premier trim levels. Seating for five passengers is also standard.
Models equipped with the 3.6L engine option also get a new Hitch Guidance system, which combines with the optional Hitch View feature to make trailering easier. Further highlight features includes an automatic heated steering wheel, automatic heated and ventilated front seats, and optional heated outboard rear seats. Adaptive Cruise Control and a Rear Camera Mirror are offered on the RS and Premier. For the 2020 model year, the Blazer gets optional LED headlamps.
Under the hood, the new Chevrolet Blazer offers two engine options. The standard powerplant is the naturally-aspirated 2.5L four-cylinder LCV, which produces 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. Above the LCV is the naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX, which produces 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Chevrolet recently announced it would add a third option to the list with the 2020 model year changeover, specifically the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder LSY, which slots between the LCV and LGX, producing 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. All three engine options mate to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission.