What’s New in 2019 Chevy Blazer?
- All-new car in the lineup
- New Infotainment – 3 interface
- Options for a V-6 or a four-cylinder engine
Where most of the mid-size crossovers focus on either performance or luxury, the all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer perfectly amalgamates beauty with strength and that too in style. The vintage Blazer had a boxy look and was specifically tuned for offroading. But the new Blazer is a modern twist to the old Blazer, and thus comes as a mid-size crossover with an engaging and refreshed character and brings practicality and comfort with it.
The 2019 Chevy Blazer gives you a variety of trims to choose from, a varying range starting from $28,800 and going up till $45,600, along with numerous features and packages available. In addition to that, it gives you the freedom to choose the economical inline-4 motor or the mighty six-cylinder V-6 motor. And with the new infotainment interface, connectivity gets to a new level with this. So let’s dive a little deeper to know more about it.
Trims available in 2019 Chevy Blazer
The all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer comes in four trim levels viz. L, LT(also called Blazer), RS and the Premier. The L is the most basic model starts at an average price of $31,598. It has a fuel economy of 22 and 27 mpg for city and highway respectively. With the only available four cylinders, it churns out 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. It offers a standard set of features that include an 8-inch touchscreen display that comes embedded with the latest Infotainment 3 system. Other features include 18-inch rims, keyless ignition/entry, a rearview camera, cruise control, dual-zone auto climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, four USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and a generic six-speaker audio unit.
2019 Chevy Blazer L
2019 Chevy Blazer LT
The L is the most basic model starts at an average price of $31,598. It has a fuel economy of 22 and 27 mpg for city and highway respectively. With the only available four cylinders, it churns out 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. It offers a standard set of features that include an 8-inch touchscreen display that comes embedded with the latest Infotainment 3 system. Other features include 18-inch rims, keyless ignition/entry, a rearview camera, cruise control, dual-zone auto climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, four USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and a generic six-speaker audio unit.
The next LT trim (a.k.a Blazer) 3 sub-trims viz. 2.5L Cloth, 3.6L Cloth, and 3.6L Leather. The 2.5L Cloth is basically the L trim with the following additions: Power-adjustable driver’s seat, cloth upholstery, a spare tire, and one privacy glass in the rear.
The 3.6L Cloth adds a 3.6 L V-6 engine pumping out a massive 308 hp along with 270 lb-ft of torque. It comes with cloth upholstery and there’s an option to upgrade to All Wheel Drive too.
The 3.6L Leather adds leather upholstery to the previous trim along with other features such as heated front seats, heated mirrors, power-adjustable front seats, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, lane keep assist and rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Chevy Blazer RS
2019 Chevy Blazer Premier
Next up is the RS trim which looks more sporty and adds more equipment to the 3.6L Leather trim. It adds bigger 20-inch rims, driver-seat memory settings, heated steering wheel, a blacked-out front grille, a 120-volt power outlet, navigation system, dual exhaust tips, upgraded driver info display, and a cargo management system.
The Premier trim tops the heap having all of the RS’s equipment along with a power tilt-telescopic steering, heated front, and rear seats, ventilated front seats and a premium eight-speaker audio unit by Bose. The advanced equipment can be added to lower trims with available packages and options. Other features include a surround-view camera, forward-collision mitigation, pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruise control.
Which 2019 Chevy Blazer We Recommend?
The Blazer (3.6 Leather) trim would be your best bet if you want to get the best value for the money spent. It has all the features of L trim such but with a bigger 3.6 L V-6 along with leather upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring and many standard features for an average price of $39,425. It misses navigation though which can be found in the latter RS trim.
With the 2019 Chevy Blazer, Chevrolet offers an option to choose from either the 2.5L 4-cylinder motor or the 3.6 L V-6 engine, which is great at this price point. The base four-cylinder engine provides you with a total of 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque which is enough to make daily drives a bit adrenaline filled. The 3.6 L V-6 motor available in the LT and latter trims put out an enormous 308 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. This amount of power is enough to give you enough thrust to feel like sitting in a jet. All the trims get a 9-speed automatic transmission which works flawlessly for all the trims and especially for the V-6.
The new Blazer weighs around 4000 pounds so you might expect a slightly sluggish acceleration. With the base 4-cyl mill, the acceleration feels sluggish, but with the potent V-6 under its hood, the car doesn’t hesitate in showing its true potential. The Blazer reaches the 60 mph mark in 6.6 seconds, which is a great number.
When it comes to braking, the brakes present are quite responsive and perform impressively at high-speeds. The brake pedal, while pushing, stiffens a bit and becomes more sensitive, thereby improving the braking experience. It takes the SUV around 127 feet to come to a halt from 60 mph. Automatic emergency braking is available in the RS and Premier trims.
Ride & Handling
No matter what trim you pick, you’ll get a firm, crisp and peppy driving experience. The MacPherson front and rear strut suspension provide a smooth and firm ride on the tarmac and filters out small bumps and road textures impressively. The steering is light and feels perfect for any day, though it feels a bit heavy while at high speeds.
The latter trims such as the Blazer and RS have considerably bigger wheels (20” as standard and 21” is an option). This makes the ride slightly better than what the base trim offers. Overall, the SUV feels well under control over varying speeds and also at tight corners. It’s surprisingly more agile than most of the SUVs in the segment and despite its excessive weight, the ride is sharp and enjoyable.
The ride is essentially smooth, and comfortable, though there is a fair amount of outside noise coming inside the cabin. It doesn’t rise above the levels of distraction, all thanks to the insulation materials used inside the cabin.
Being a strong and aggressive SUV, the 2019 Chevy Blazer is quite a greener vehicle to consider. Basic models having the four-cylinder I-4 engine offer a fuel economy of 24 mpg combined (22 mpg – city and 27 – highway). The V-6 variants, on the other hand, offer an efficiency of 20/26/22 mpg, which is quite decent for a 4000 pound, V6 powered vehicle.
2019 Chevy Blazer Interior
The new Blazer can seat up to five comfortably, all thanks to its roomy cabin comfortable seats. The front seats are wide and have a decent amount of bolstering. There is an ample amount of legroom for six-footers, which allows them to relax and enjoy the ride. Upholstery can be chosen between cloth or leather right from the LT trim. They are heated as well as power-adjustable. The Premier trim adds ventilated front seats to the list.
The rear seats whereas are slightly flat but are well-positioned and can be reclined too. The rear has slightly lesser legroom as compared to the front, but still can accommodate two adults comfortably. The headroom goes slightly low due to the sloping roofline and six-footers might have a problem with that.
Ingress and egress is a no brainer except for the six-footers who try to get into the rear cabin as the low roofline near the rear makes them stoop a bit to get inside. The driver’s seat, being 8-way power-adjustable along with the telescopic steering, gives enough freedom to the driver to find the perfect driving position.
The dashboard in overall looks quite clean and tidy with a futuristic and modern take. The center infotainment screen is vibrant and displays crisp graphics. Also, the controls are placed brilliantly and are easy to reach.
Chevrolet has a never-ending list of latest technology features which it embeds in every car it makes. The same goes for the 2019 Blazer. It comes loaded with enough features and gizmos to keep the occupants updated and entertained at all times.
It features the latest Infotainment-3 system which is intuitive, fluid and highly responsive and packs a ton of features in it. The standard 8-inch touchscreen which comes embedded with the latest infotainment system is crisp and colorful. It supports Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay but the infotainment system’s smartphone integration feature works flawlessly. Along with these, you get Bluetooth connectivity, 4 USB ports, satellite radio, and an onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot right from the base trim. A six-speaker stereo audio unit as standard, which can be upgraded to a premium 8-speaker Bose audio system in the upper trims.
Other than that, the voice control feature is also available which can be used for a hands-free experience. The most striking feature of the interior is its updated interface, which gives the whole system a refined feel. Various features of the 2019 Blazer are as follows –
- 8-inch touchscreen display
- Latest Infotainment System
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay supported.
- Onboard 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- 4 USB ports
- Satellite Radio
- Optional Premium Bose Audio
- Voice Control
This SUV also comes with numerous driver safety features too. Some of them are blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, lane change alert, and a rear-cross traffic alert feature. These features are available as standard in the advanced trims and can be added to the basic trims with the help of optional packages.
How much will the 2019 Chevy Blazer cost?
The 2019 Chevy Blazer is nicely priced among the rivals and gives you enough freedom to choose the one best suited, based on your budget.
The MSRP of the Blazer varies from $28,800 to $45,600 depending on the trim and the optional packages selected. The most basic L trim costs for $28,800 which has all the standard features and an I-4 engine. Next up is the LT trim which costs $32,300 adding a V-6 engine to the lineup. The latter RS and Premier have their starting prices marked at $43,500 and $45,600 respectively.
Cost of Ownership
While going for a mid-size crossover like 2019 Chevy Blazer, it is necessary to consider the cost of ownership of that vehicle. The Chevy Blazer might cost you about $28,800 for the base trim, but along with that comes other expenses such as maintenance, fuel costs, insurance, etc. Having sorted out all of these, you would probably spend $40,658 owning the 2019 Chevy Blazer L trim for five years. Below is a table showing a 5-year cost of ownership calculated for your Chevy Blazer L trim.
The above table shows all the charges you’ll bear for five years. In addition to that, the total depreciation of the vehicle after five years is $18,228. So, summing all up, you pay a total of $40,658 for owning the 2019 Chevy Blazer L trim.
The cost of ownership varies with states. The 5-year cost of ownership in the top five US states where Chevy Blazer is dominant is given as follows:
- Indiana – $40,658
- Texas – $40,281
- Michigan – $42,388
- Ohio – $40,361
- Nevada – $41,114
Considering the above Chevy Blazer can be owned for as cheap as $40,281 in Texas because of fewer state fees and fuel cost. Owning one in Michigan is the costliest, $42,388 in particular due to corresponding to relatively higher insurance and state fees.
2019 Chevy Blazer Competition
2019 Chevy Blazer VS 2019 Subaru Outback
The Subaru Outback resembles more of a wagon structure but still gives a tough competition to the Blazer. While the new Blazer offers the V-6 with all-wheel drive as an option, this combination comes standard with the Outback. The Outback offers more advanced features as standard and offers options for a four-cylinder or a six-cylinder motor.
2019 Chevy Blazer VS 2019 Toyota 4Runner
The Toyota 4Runner is a true off-roader and brings with it immense towing and hauling capabilities. The new Blazer, o the other hand, comes as a completely redesigned vehicle for smoother performance and comfort, unlike its predecessors. So if you are looking for a comfortable SUV, then the Blazer is a perfect car for you.
2019 Chevy Blazer VS 2019 Honda Passport
The 2019 Chevy Blazer and Honda Passport, both are quite old and have evolved over the years into better versions. Both of them are redesigned for 2019. Unlike their predecessors, the redesigned variants add in more modern attributes to their character. If you are looking for a car with a refined character, then the Passport is a great vehicle to go with.
|Model||2019 Chevy Blazer||Subaru Outback||Toyota 4Runner||Honda Passport|
|Engine Power||308hp @6600rpm||175hp @5800rpm||270hp @5600rpm||280hp @6000rpm|
|Torque||270 ft-lbs. @ 5000 rpm||174 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm||278 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm||262 ft-lbs. @ 4700 rpm|
|Transmission||9-speed shiftable automatic||Continuously variable-speed automatic||5-speed shiftable automatic||9-speed shiftable automatic|
|Fuel Economy||18 / 25 / 21 mpg||25 / 32 / 28 mpg||17 / 21 / 18 mpg||20 / 25 / 22 mpg|
|Cargo||30.5 cu. ft.||35.5 cu. ft.||47.2 cu. ft.||41.2 cu. ft.|
What we think about the all new Chevy Blazer?
The 2019 Chevy Blazer is an excellent iteration of its long-gone predecessor, with old looks. With its updated looks and a refreshing character, it brings a sweet combination of style and capability on the table. To top it all up, it has got a great array of latest tech combined with a comfortable cabin for five. To sum up, it is a smart pick in its segment.
Keshav Katyal is a person who is an admirer of everything with an engine, and especially when it comes to the American muscle and Japanese imports. He drives his ’10 Chevrolet Cobalt SS. During his leisure time, he loves playing with Legos or just reading about upcoming cars and bikes or just working on his ride in the garage.