2018 Chevrolet Blazer
Chevrolet is expected to re-introduce the Blazer for the 2018 or 2019 model year, representing the first time that the Blazer name will be used in over a decade.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2018 Chevrolet Blazer. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Chevrolet.
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We expect the 2018 Blazer to be a mid-size crossover (CUV), rather than a body-on-frame Sport Utility (SUV), where it will fill the gap between the compact 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and full-size 2018 Chevrolet Traverse crossovers.
Following are our expectations of the 2018 Chevy Blazer:
- All-new crossover (CUV) for sale in North America, South America, China, Africa, and other global markets
- Closely related mechanically to the 2017 GMC Acadia
- Mid-size crossover dimensions similar to the 2017 GMC Acadia, including an overall vehicle length of about 194 inches
- All-new exterior design in line with Chevrolet’s latest design language
- All-new interior with similar dimensions as the 2017 GMC Acadia, enabling three rows of seating
- Based on the short-wheelbase variant of GM’s new C1 platform shared with the 2017 GMC Acadia and 2017 Cadillac XT5. The long-wheelbase version of this platform will underpin the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2018 Buick Enclave.
- Transverse engine orientation, front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive
- All-new engine lineup consisting of turbo-charged 2.0L LTG I-4 and/or naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX engines mated to GM’s 9T65 nine-speed automatic transmission
- Light curb weight compared to other vehicles in its class thanks to the new C1XX architecture, contributing to great fuel economy and driving characteristics such as acceleration, braking, and handling
- The latest Chevrolet MyLink infotainment and active safety/driver assistance systems
- Pricing to start in the low-$30,000 range
- Unveiled in 2017 as a 2018 model
We expect the 2018 Blazer to compete in the midsize mainstream crossover space with the following vehicles:
- Ford Edge
- Toyota Highlander
- Nissan Murano
- Nissan Pathfinder
- Hyundai Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport
- Dodge Journey
Our expectations of the new Chevy Blazer are based on GM’s trademark filings and spy shots.
- In November 2015, General Motors filed two trademark applications to register Blazer and Chevrolet Blazer with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The filings point to GM’s interest in securing the name for use in a future product/vehicle.
- In December 2016, a new Chevrolet crossover was photographed undergoing testing. The vehicle has a similar profile as the 2017 GMC Acadia with which it will be mechanically related, as is believed to be the new Blazer.