A silver 2019 Chevy Blazer is driving down a city street.

Up Close and Personal with the 2019 Chevy Blazer

The sports utility vehicle or SUV could arguably be considered the most popular kind of vehicle on the market today. Of the top-selling vehicles on the market today, SUVs make up a majority. Recognized for their utility, power, and overall comfort, the SUV body type is popular for good reason. And as these vehicles transition to hybrid engines and manufacturers focus more on fuel efficiency, the popularity of the SUV is sure to grow. One of the latest SUVs that was recently introduced to the 2019 Chevy family lineup is the 2019 Chevy Blazer, and so far the rugged Chevy SUV is making quite an impression. Sleek, rugged, and edgy are just some of the words we could use to describe the Chevy Blazer, but in order to truly do the SUV justice, we got up close and personal with this remarkable Chevy SUV.

Breaking Away from the Past

One look at the 2019 Chevy Blazer, and you’ll find an SUV that is strikingly modern; it wasn’t always this way. Stack up the latest Chevy Blazer against an earlier model, and it’ll be hard to believe that they’re from the same manufacturer. The older models of the Chevy Blazer were boxy, uninspiring, and exactly what you’d expect from a 2005 SUV. For this reason, we’re happy to see that Chevy’s break from the Blazer model in 2005, allowed them to return to the drawing board and create something truly remarkable. Take, for instance, the styling of the headlights, and front grille. Angular edges and minimalism seemed to be on Chevy’s mind when they designed the 2019 Chevy Blazer, and that is hardly a problem.

The Power at the 2019 Chevy Blazer’s Disposal

A red 2019 Chevy Blazer is driving through a tunnel.

This mid-sized crossover can seat five passengers and leaves plenty of room left over for cargo. Drivers can find the 2019 Chevy Blazer in one of four trim options the L, LT, RS, and Premier. For its size, one would think the Chevy Blazer would be equipped with some power-house engine. In truth, the 2019 Chevy Blazer comes as standard with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, that offers up 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. While this may seem underpowered for some SUV lovers, they’ll be surprised to hear that the 2019 Chevy Blazer has a standard towing capacity of 1,500 pounds, which is quite impressive for an engine of this size.

Fortunately, though, you don’t have to settle with this punchy four-cylinder engine. Higher trim options of the 2019 Chevy Blazer come equipped with a substantial 3.6-liter V6 engine, which bumps things up a notch to 308 horsepower and 270 lb-ft worth of torque. Towing capacity in the V6 version of the Chevy Blazer gets a noticeable upgrade as well, boosting that 1,500 lbs to 4,500 lbs.

The fuel economy of the 2019 Chevy Blazer is also surprising. Earning an EPA-rated 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, its easy to see that the latest Chevy Blazer is taking notes from other SUVs on the market that have put an added focus on fuel economy above all things. We were also pleasantly surprised to find that the 2019 Chevy Blazer comes with an AWD option as well. The option of AWD expands on the versatility of the Chevy Blazer and is bound to satisfy outdoor enthusiasts and trail-junkies alike.

Interior Dressings

Sure, SUVs are popular because of the added utility they provide. However, another major factor in their rising trend is the comfort that they offer. From the extra legroom to the extra bells and whistles, comfort is essential to the makeup of a great SUV; and fortunately, Chevy pulled out all the stops on their 2019 Chevy Blazer.

In the front seat of the 2019 Chevy Blazer, you’ll find a pair of 6 or 4-way manually adjustable seats decked out with cloth upholstery. Higher trim options take comfort to the next level, adding 8-way adjustable power seats, that can be heated and covered in leather. When it comes to rear seating, the 2019 Chevy Blazer offers plenty of head and legroom. Behind the rear seats is 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space, and the rear seats can be folded perfectly flat to make a combined 64.2 cubic feet in total.

Technology is crucial to the interior comfort of a vehicle as well, and Chevy offers plenty of infotainment features across all of the trim options. Base models of the 2019 Chevy Blazer come with a dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, keyless ignition, in-car wireless internet, and infotainment software that is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. That is quite the package for a base model vehicle, and things can certainly be taken up a notch from there. Higher-end models of the 2019 Chevy Blazer add in Bose-audio system, a 120-volt outlet, temperature-controlled seating, a sunroof, rear camera mirrors, and rear parking sensors. Does that sound like a lot? Well, that’s because it is, and there is nothing wrong with that. It’s clear that Chevy has gone the extra mile to provide their latest mid-sized SUV with plenty of comfort technology, and the same can be said in the way of safety.

A dark colored 2019 Chevy Blazer is parked on a city street while a couple loads shopping bags.

The Safety Technology Behind the 2019 Chevy Blazer

The 2019 Chevy Blazer is designed to give drivers greater peace of mind behind the wheel. Sure, this Chevy SUV is tooled with all of the basic safety features that drivers have come to expect out of modern vehicles; however, that’s not what’s important here. The incredible safety behind the 2019 Chevy Blazer comes from the suite of technology that not only protects you in the event of a crash but takes action to help you avoid accidents completely. While this is far from a guarantee, these features provide drivers with greater awareness of the road.

Base models of the 2019 Chevy Blazer come with hill-start assist and a warning chime for rear seatbelts. Beyond the standard model, the safety technology packed within the Chevy Blazer is bumped up by plenty of significant notches. LT trim options of the 2019 Chevy Blazer come with a rear camera mirror, which is designed to give drivers a clear view of everything behind your vehicle. The LT trim can also be fitted with blind-spot monitors, which alert drivers when a vehicle is passing within their blind spot. The RS and Premier trim options can come with features like adaptive cruise control which automatically adjusts your speed based on the vehicles in front of you. Forward collision warnings can also be added onto the RS and Premier version of the 2019 Chevy Blazer, giving you alerts ahead of time when you threaten to hit the vehicle in front of you.

Our Verdict

The 2019 Chevy Blazer is quite the departure from the model that was discontinued in 2005. Sleeker, edgier, and far more modern, Chevy has done an excellent job at bringing this mid-sized SUV into the future. While the 2019 Chevy Blazer doesn’t stand apart from the pack of other top SUVs, it is certainly deserving of that top placement. Although, before you make a decision, we recommend that you schedule a test drive with your local dealer so that you can see for yourself what this Chevy SUV has to offer.