Back when it was new, the Blazer was a lot of truck for its size. But it cost a lot, too.

As part of an accelerated program of retro review releases, Motor Trend has shared its review of the 1983 Chevrolet S10 Blazer.

Ultimately well-reviewed, the Blazer was a capable, cute off-roader with pretty good road manners that ended up costing a little more than Motor Week could stomach.

The same couldn't be said of the full-size Blazer, which the team seemed to love when they reviewed it in 1989.