The reincarnation of the Chevy Blazer will arrive in dealerships in early 2019. The Blazer has been around since the 1980’s, and will be no stranger to enthusiasts. It will be a 5 passenger midsize crossover fitting in between the Equinox and the Traverse. The Blazer will have six trim levels: L, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, RS and Premier. Pricing for the L (starting at $29,995) is exclusively front-wheel drive with availability in white, black and silver only. The 1LT (starting at $33,495) gets a few extra features and color options. The 2LT (starting at $34,495) adds the V6 engine and the first trim level to have all-wheel drive. The 3LT (starting at $38,695) adds leather seating. The RS (starting at $41,795) gets 20-inch wheels plus integrated navigation, a cargo management system, upgraded instrument panel and heated steering wheel. The Blazer Premier reaches the base pricing of $43,895. The Premier trim adds a Bose sound system, heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats with its Enhanced Convenience and Driver Confidence II Package.
The Blazer will have a couple of engine options. The standard engine will be the 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 193 horsepower and 188 pound per feet of torque. The second option being the 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower and 269 pound per feet of torque. Either engine comes standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive. The V6 has the option of two all-wheel-drive systems, depending on trim level. One option allows drivers to disconnect the rear axle for better fuel economy. The RS and Premier models have a twin-clutch AWD system. This system sends power automatically to the front and rear, and to the wheels to give the benefits of control in low-traction situations and dry-road handling. It will have 64.2 cubic-feet of cargo space when the back seats are down.
The Chevy Blazer will be in the same class as the Honda Passport, Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Santa Fe and Nissan Murano. Look for the new Blazer at the auto shows, before it hits local dealerships.
Written by: Andee Oehm
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