2019 Chevrolet Blazer: An Iconic Nameplate Returns

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has made its debut, marking the return of the iconic General Motors nameplate after a 24-year hiatus.

Taking after the Chevrolet FNR-X concept, the 2019 Blazer has a sporty outward appearance with narrow LED headlights, a large black grille and a couple-like silhouette. It will slot in between the Equinox and Traverse in Chevrolet’s lineup, filling a space in its portfolio that has long gone unoccupied. It also shares the C1XX platform with the Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia.

Under the hood of the new mid-size crossover is General Motors’ 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which is making 193 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. There’s also an optional 3.6-liter V6 engine, which produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Both of the engines are paired with GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5-liter and 3.6-liter engines can be paired with either FWD or AWD, however AWD is standard on upper-end RS and Premier trim levels.

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Inside the Blazer is heavily inspired by the Chevrolet Camaro, featuring the same center-stack display screen and circular HVAC vents. There’s a number of other unique interior features, too, including an electronically locking glove box, heated rear seats in Premier and RS models, available adaptive cruise control and an available a heated steering wheel and heated/cooled front seats. GM is also rather proud of the hitch guidance system on V6 models, which displays a guiding line on the rear-vision camera. The system is paired with a top-down ‘hitch view’ camera, making towing that little bit easier. GM says V6 models have a max tow capacity of 4,500 lbs.

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, including the Blazer RS and Blazer Premium, will arrive at GM dealers early next year.

AutoGuide.com will bring you even more details on the 2019 Blazer as they become available. For now, enjoy the official gallery embedded above.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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