Jacksonville Chevrolet Driver First Look At The 2019 Chevy Blazer

When we last heard from the Chevrolet Blazer, it was a body-on-frame SUV based on the S-10 pickup. Chevrolet brings back the Blazer name for 2019 as a midsize crossover that fills the gap between the Chevy Equinox and the Traverse. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is a unibody SUV that shares a platform with the GMC Acadia and the Cadillac XT5. This platform provides the driver and passengers with a smooth ride and nimble handling. Jacksonville Chevrolet shoppers like the Blazer’s unique styling and its long list of features. If you’ve been looking for a midsize crossover, you should consider the 2019 Chevy Blazer.

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has seating for five passengers and is offered in three trim levels: base, Premier and RS trim. The base trim gets standard front-wheel drive. The other two models get a standard all-wheel-drive system with a twin-clutch differential that transfers torque between the rear wheels to improve traction and handling. Each trim level has its own unique styling with distinctive grille textures. The upper Premier trim gets additional exterior trim, while the RS model sports a black-out look. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard, and the Premier and RS models can get optional 21-inch wheels.

The New 2019 Blazer Offers Plenty of Space and Fuel Economy

The Blazer is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter inline-4 engine that produces 193 horsepower and 188 lb.-ft. of torque. An optional 3.6-liter V6 puts out 305 hp and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines are connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission and include direct injection and a stop-start system that saves fuel by shutting down the engine when the vehicle is idling.

When you need power to tow, you can take advantage of the Blazer’s V6 engine, which has a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds. Optional towing systems such as Hitch Guidance and Hitch View make aligning and hitching the Blazer the to a trailer a simple procedure.

The Blazer has lots of cargo space. You’ll get 64.2 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded back, allowing you to transport a full load of groceries, sporting equipment or items from the local DIY store.

The Premier and RS trims get a standard Cargo Management System. This setup uses rails to allow the cargo area to be divided to secure items you need to carry, such as grocery bags and other small items. An electronic-locking glove box is also standard.

Available features include automatic heated and ventilated front seats, an automatic heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, a rear camera mirror, a panoramic power sunroof, a wireless smartphone charging system, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi (with a one-month/3GB complimentary data trial), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and USB ports.

Those who live in areas that experience hot summers will appreciate the Blazer’s comfort-open windows. Drivers can open the windows remotely using the key fob to allow heat to escape from the vehicle.

EPA estimated fuel economy isn’t available as of the date of this writing, but we expect the 2019 Chevy Blazer to perform admirably, thanks in part to its start-stop engine technology.