2019 Chevrolet Blazer Redesign – The new vehicle is a mid-size crossover SUV with front-drive roots, seating for five, and a base inline-4 engine. It will be sold in base, Premier, and RS models.
The new 2019 Blazer has donned a more premium look than the Equinox that it barely outsizes. Like the Nissan Murano and Acura RDX, the Blazer has a swoopy shape with lots of clever lines and catchy details, far removed from its truck roots. LED lighting frames its face, its fenders swell out in a fashionable way, and blackout trim lets its roof float on its rear pillars.
Chevy will sell a base, 193-horsepower Blazer powered by a 2.5-liter inline-4 good for pound-feet of torque. A 3.6-liter V-6 on the options list is rated at 305 hp. Both engines couple up with a 9-speed automatic, and each engine sports stop/start and direct injection.
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With a set of drive modes offered to the driver, the Blazer will be able to tailor its stability and traction systems to driving conditions. We expect most shoppers will upgrade the front-drive Blazer with one of two all-wheel-drive systems. A basic setup on base models can disconnect power that would otherwise go to the rear wheels, and save some fuel in the process. The Blazer RS and Blazer Premier get a more sophisticated AWD system with a twin-clutch rear differential, which can shift torque between rear wheels, for better handling, and for better traction. The standard 18-inch wheels and tires can be upgraded to 21-inch wheels and tires.
Chevy says the 2019 Blazer can be equipped with a tow package that has hitching guides built into the standard rearview camera. With the V-6, the 2019 Blazer will be tow-rated to 4,500 pounds.