2019 Chevrolet Blazer: an Iconic Nameplate Returns

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.

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. GMis 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.

a version of this article first appeared on Autoguide

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