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2019 Chevrolet Blazer: An Iconic Nameplate Returns

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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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12 Comments

Geforcepat says:

The Chevy camaro now available in hatchba um cuv/suv form.enjoy.

Dale Coportino says:

the looks Mazda cx5 😀

Ninja250 says:

Nice Toyota – oops – I mean Chevy.

roundthings says:

Looks like a Mazda, I was expecting something more butch.
Interior is nice though, although are the vents supposed to cool your face or your balls?
Does the Autostart come with a defeat switch? If not, sayonara

Jack Woodburn says:

The face is scary close to that hideous Lexus spindle design. In other words, I won’t be buying one, and I loved my two Blazers back in the 99’s.

beltedmagnum says:

Where does the author get a 24 yr hiatus on the nameplate ? The last Blazers were built in 2005. This is not even close to a Camaro of which I have owned 8 so far. Forget the fact it has 2 too many doors and FWD, give me a break. BTW I have owned 6 Blazers from K5 to S10s and this is no Blazer. Should be built on the Canyon platform.

Darthineus says:

They are talking about the grill and interior design. The front cockpit is clearly lifted right out of the current gen Camaro.

Paul says:

The only thing I don’t care for is the front end styling and the extra large me too pie hole grille opening. It would have looked better had it been slightly narrower and given normal headlights that wouldn’t need refreshed next year.

Darthineus says:

Fail. I hope the Bronco doesn’t disappoint this badly too.

easy rider says:

idiot

Right of right says:

Ha, That’s a Blazer?????HAHAHAHAAAAA

Dale Coportino says:

Rear Mazda CX5… Front? its a SUV Camaro lol still a Garbage….