The classic off-roading sport utility vehicle returns with alterations that ready it for today’s crossover-preferring market. Sharing the same unibody platform as the GMC Acadia, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer returns with the same name but a wholly different design. Merging the best aspects of the bowtie brand’s diverse models, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is a welcome addition to the lineup.
Embrace the new design
When you think of the Chevy Blazer, you might not think of a stylish, two-row midsize SUV for families, but the 2019 resurrection of the Blazer knocks this re-envisioning out of the park. Borrowing body design characteristics from the Camaro, the new Blazer is wide, smooth, and undeniably sporty — particularly in its oversized grille and sleek contiguous headlamps. Its bold creases, tapering beltline and prominent panel seams separate it from the humdrum look of other SUVs.
Take control over the road
Don’t let its sleek style fool you into thinking that the 2019 Blazer doesn’t have the performance chops that its predecessor did. Beyond its base-level four-cylinder engine, the Blazer offers an available 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 engine that produces a muscular 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Utilizing switchable all-wheel drive that independently directs torque through a twin-clutch rear axle, this Blazer can tow up to 4,500 pounds. Apart from tow/haul, the Blazer’s AWD Driver Mode Control has sport, tour, standard all-wheel drive and off-road settings.
Bring along your biggest cargo
Even though it’s a mid-size SUV, the two-row Blazer leaves plenty of space for your luggage. With the back seats folded flat, the Blazer offers a spacious 64.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. Smaller, more delicate items are also safe in the care of this SUV. The Blazer also features Chevrolet’s brand-new Cargo Management System: an in-vehicle rail system with adjustable partition beams and cargo net that allows you to secure smaller cargo loads so they don’t slide around when you’re driving.
The retuning Blazer may be different from its predecessor, but its upgrades make it an SUV fit for the modern family.
This article is presented by Jennings Chevrolet in Glenview, Illinois.