Now more than ever, people seem to be looking for more than a mode of transportation out of their everyday vehicle. Four wheels and an engine to get you from point A to point B just doesn’t cut it. We need to pack everything from groceries to hockey pads while still being able to get to and from the office five-plus days a week without visiting the gas pump every other day. And, yeah, we want our cars to look good while we’re doing it. As if right on cue, the answer has presented itself. Hot off the line from Chevrolet is the 2019 Chevy Blazer. Sporting an intense design invoking sleek lines and edges with a touch of muscle, Chevy has birthed a new entry into the popular crossover SUV class. It has all the features and comforts needed and wanted in a modern vehicle and enough available power to get you around with purpose.
Riding in Style and Comfort
The new Chevy Blazer is a statement in style and versatility and an instant standout in the increasingly overcrowded arena of mid-sized SUVs. The exterior is nothing short of astonishing. Chiseled edges pop out of the otherwise beefy bodywork giving it the gravitas of a comic book superhero. Bruce Wayne could roll up in a black Blazer wearing either his tux or his Bat Suit, and no one would think twice about it. The grill and headlights come together to give the face of the car a look that can only be interpreted as “all-business,” which in itself sparks the idea of having a little fun with it. The RS model will look especially at home in the fast lane with its streetcar inspired styling, with the racing pedigree to back it up.
The interior is a beautiful balance of luxury, sportiness, and technological sophistication. The leather seating is flawless, with Black and Maple-Sugar leather appointments available in the Premier Edition that add a stunning level of detail. Not often do air vents make much of an impression on the overall interior design of a car, but the Blazer’s vents appear to be taken straight out of a movie-caliber race car. Every detail in this car appears to have been aimed at giving the driver some much-deserved street-cred. After all, the real star in a great car is the person behind the wheel.
The Blazer comfortably seats five passengers while also having a whopping 64.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. You can take the whole crew for a summer cruise or save your buddy from renting a moving truck. The incredible storage space is bolstered by an innovative new cargo management system. The floor-mounted adjustable rail, a first for Chevy, allows you to limit and manipulate your load to prevent excessive movement or spillage while driving. There’s no load too large for this ride.
Gadgets and Features
Chevy has packed the Blazer with all the features you’d expect in a 2019 vehicle and more. Most notable when you first get behind the wheel is the eight-inch-diagonal touch screen mounted in the dash. The screen, home of the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, is Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatible, allowing you to utilize your favorite navigational apps and gives you easy access to your music, podcasts, and audiobooks. The Infotainment system also provides rear vision camera, teen driver technology, available 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot, voice command pass-through for your smartphone, and Bluetooth connectivity for two active devices.
Safety is on everyone’s mind these days as they take to the road, and the Blazer is packed with modern aides to give you peace of mind while you drive. The Adaptive Cruise Control system simultaneously regulates your speed as well as your distance to the vehicle in front of you, preventing anyone from getting uncomfortably close. The Lane Keep Assist helps the driver stay between the lines while the departure warning lets you know if you’ve drifted over. The blazer also offers Rear Cross Traffic Alert to prevent you from backing into an unsafe situation (very helpful in parking lots) and Forward Collision Alert with Auto Breaking to help in any emergency stop situations.
With all the storage space, you’ll likely find yourself walking up to your Blazer without a hand to spare. Luckily, you’ll be able to get that trunk open using the Hands-Free Gesture Power Lift Gate. Simply wave a foot underneath the car and watch as the task is performed for you. Convenience is key with the styling of this vehicle, with everything you need at your disposal.
In an increasingly eco-conscious world, a vehicle’s gas mileage is a top concern for any car buyer. Luckily, innovations in technology have allowed the SUV class to catch up to their smaller cousins. The 2019 Chevy Blazer gets a respectable 22/27 (city/highway) average miles per gallon respectively. This gives any commuter a great range between fill-ups without sacrificing the convenience and versatility provided by the Blazer.
For some of us, it’s still all about the power, and the Blazer does not disappoint. Chevy’s 2019 SUV comes with an available 308 maximum horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Considering it also has a Maximum Conventional Trailering capacity of 1500 pounds with the standard engine in FWD and 4500 pounds with AWD and the 3.6L engine, this thing can haul both literally and figuratively. Enjoyability and practicality go hand in hand in each of the available trims.
Those looking for a ride best suited in snowy weather or more primitive roadways will want to look to the All-Wheel Drive option available in the Premier Blazer. The Standard and RS come equipped with a Front-Wheel Drivetrain, perfect for day-to-day driving. All versions come with a direct injection gas engine and a 9-Speed Automatic electronically controlled transmission. Seven airbags, Hill Start Assist, and StabiliTrak with traction control are standard in all options.
Putting it All Together
There’s no question that we expect a lot out of our vehicles, and part of that expectation is to get more than we know to expect. In that vein, Chevy’s 2019 Blazer is equal parts requirement and wish fulfillment. A dream car. It begs you to pack it with every piece of gear, luggage, or miscellaneous stuff you can muster. Chevy has gone out of its way to give you all the space you need and then some. They also refused to forfeit any style points with one of the more chic bodies and interiors available in an SUV today. Pull up to any soccer field or soiree knowing full well you’re turning heads and inspiring envy. If you need your ride to be decked out in tech, the Blazer has it. Your phone becomes one with your Infotainment system keeping you in the loop, available, and entertained. Each model offers you your own level power, style, and safety with all the horsepower and torque you could ask for accompanied by a series of warning systems designed to prevent accidents well before they can happen. Put it all together, and you have the 2019 Chevy Blazer, the perfect mid-sized SUV for all occasions.