General Motors reintroduced the Chevrolet Blazer nameplate as a new midsize crossover utility vehicle for the 2019 model year. One of the most eye-grabbing aspects of the new Blazer is its aggressive styling, and in particular, the highly angular, Chevrolet Camaro-esque front end. To complement the look, customers can outfit the Blazer with either a chrome grille bar, or a body-color grille bar, but the question is this – which looks better?
For reference, the current Chevrolet Blazer has offered both the chrome grille bar and the optional body-color grille bar option since the nameplate’s reintroduction for the 2019 model year. We’re now casting a spotlight on these two aesthetic choices to determine which looks better.
The Chevrolet Blazer’s standard exterior setup uses a chrome grille bar, which connects the two upper lighting elements and divides the large central intake with a slim upper intake section. It also adds a little extra flash to the Blazer’s front end.
By contrast, the body-color grille bar is an available extra that costs $395, and creates a slightly more cohesive look. Availability for the body-color option is limited to the following exterior paint colors (RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Nightfall Gray Metallic (G7Q)
- Silver Ice Metallic (GAN)
- Summit White (GAZ)
- Graphite Metallic (GPA)
- Cajun Red Tintcoat (GPJ)
What’s more, the body-color grille bar is not available with the Black Grille Bar Package (PDJ), a new option added for 2020.
For easy comparison, we’ve provided pictures of both the standard chrome grille bar and the optional body-color grille bar, with the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer in FWD 2LT trim taking up modeling duties.
So then, dear reader – which is better? Do you prefer the Chevrolet Blazer with the standard chrome grille bar, or the body-color grille bar? Let us know by voting in the poll below, and make sure to back up your opinion by posting in the comments. And don’t forget to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Blazer news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.