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2019 Chevrolet Blazer Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Abhinandan Banerjee Senior Correspondent Updated on: November 22, 2019


With the constantly booming SUV segment, GM wanted to present a new one to the market, to inject fresh life into the segment. They hence decided to reintroduce the Blazer name in the market, a name which was last seen in the old Truck like SUV. Sharing its underpinnings with the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is the exact opposite of its forefather that bore this nametag first.

Customers get 2 Engine options in the 2020 Blazer that includes a 193hp Inline-4 motor and a mighty powerful V6 that belts out 305hp. What is even impressive is the fact that Chevrolet is offering the Blazer in an RS trim for people inclining towards more sportiness.

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Pros

Strong performance from the V6

Inspiring handling

2 Engine options available

Best-in-class ride quality

4500 lbs. Towing capacity

Cons

Underpowered base engine

Lack of features on middle trims

Sub-par standard safety features

What's New?

The car is all new for 2020


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28800

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

93 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

150 cu.in.

horsepower

193 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

188 lbs.-ft @ 4400 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

66.4/66.2

dimensions

wheelbase

112.7 in.

length

191.4 in.

width

76.7 in.

height

67 in.

curb weight

3782 lbs.

ground clearance

7.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

107.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

64.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

13.2 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

6.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

181 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/24/27 mpg

highway range

523.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Interior

7.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chevrolet Blazer L

L

power
193 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
24 combined

$28,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
L 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $28,800 MSRP (22/24/27) 193 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, flex-fuel
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Chevrolet Blazer LT

LT

power
308 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$32,300 - $40,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LT V6 Leather 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $40,200 MSRP (18/21/25) 308 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
LT V6 Leather 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $37,500 MSRP (20/22/26) 308 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
LT V6 Cloth 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $33,300 MSRP (20/22/26) 308 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
LT V6 Cloth 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $36,000 MSRP (18/21/25) 308 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
LT Cloth 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $32,300 MSRP (22/24/27) 193 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, flex-fuel
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS

RS

power
308 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$40,600 - $43,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
RS 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $40,600 MSRP (20/22/26) 308 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
RS 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $43,500 MSRP (18/21/25) 308 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Premier

Premier

power
308 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$42,700 - $45,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $45,600 MSRP (18/21/25) 308 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
Premier 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $42,700 MSRP (20/22/26) 308 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.4

Overall Rating


While the Base L and 2.5L come only in FWD, all others in the family come with the option of an AWD setup as well. Prices start from $29,995 for the base FWD Blazer and go over $46,795 for the top of the line Premier trim. With a slew of features and updated styling, this "young" SUV is all set to take on the likes of Nissan Murano, Honda Passport, Hyundai Santa Fe XL and the Ford Edge. Its fuel-guzzling nature is something that doesn't work in its favor, but it has a lot of other things to compensate for it. Let's move ahead and uncover them.

2020 Chevrolet Blazer Front Three-quarter View
2020 Chevrolet Blazer Front Three-quarter View
2020 Chevrolet Blazer Rear Three-quarter View
2020 Chevrolet Blazer Rear Three-quarter View

8.0/10
Features

 
 
 

7.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Features

8.0/10

The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer doesn’t showcase any resemblance from its forefathers and shares a lot of styling cues from modern-age. The New blazer comes in a total of 6 trims namely the L, 2,5L, 3.6L Cloth, 3.6L Leather, RS, and the Premier and all of them except the first 2 get the option of an AWD system as well. For satisfying the sporty enthusiastic range of customers, the RS trim does its best to present a sporty ride and handling to the driver and massive fun while driving hard. All trims get an 8” Touchscreen Infotainment System and LED Headlights and Taillights as standard while the breakup of other features have been tabularized below.

Trim

L

2.5L

3.6L Cloth

Price(FWD)

$29,995

$33,495

$34,495

Price(AWD)

-

-

$37,195

Features

18” Aluminum Alloys

Adds/Replaces to “L”

Adds/Replaces to “2.5L”

 

Auto On/Off Headlamps

18” Spare Tire

3.5L V6 Motor

 

HID Headlights, LED DRLs

Deep Tinted Glass

18” Spare Tire

 

Heated ORVM’s

18” Spare Wheel

Deep Tinted Glass

 

LED Taillights

Sirius XM Radio

18” Spare Wheel

 

Leather Wrapped Steering with manual tilt and telescopic column

8 Way Powered Driver’s seat

Driver and Front Passenger Visors with Illuminated Mirrors

 

HD Rear Camera

Driver and Front Passenger Visors with Illuminated Mirrors

8 Way Powered Driver’s seat

 

Dual Zone Climate Control

   
 

8” Touchscreen infotainment system with charging only USB

   

Trim

3.6L Leather

RS

Premier

Price(FWD)

$38,695

$41,795

$43,895

Price(AWD)

$41,395

$44,695

$46,795

Features

Adds/Replaces to “2.5L”

Adds/Replaces to “3.6L” Leather

Adds/Replaces to “RS”

 

Heated Front passenger seats

20” Aluminum Alloys

Heated and Ventilated Front Seat

 

Rear Park Assist

RS Signature Grill

Premier Signature Grill

 

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

120V Power Outlet

Heated Rear Outboard Seats

 

Roof Mounted Side Rails

Auto Heated Steering Wheel

Silver Roof Mounted Side Rails

 

Power Programmable Liftgate

Gesture Liftgate

Memory Settings

 

6 Way Power Front Seats

Ambient Interior Lighting

Bose 8 Speaker Audio System

 

Heated Auto Dimming ORVM with Integrated Turn Signals 

8” Color Driver Information Display

Power Tilt and telescopic steering

 

Inside Rearview Auto-Dimming Mirror

Cargo management System

Body Colored Door Handles with Chrome

 

Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert

8” Touchscreen Color Infotainment System with navigation

8” Premium Touchscreen Color System

 

Remote Start, Universal Home Remote

   

We Recommend

3.6L Leather trim offers a lot of equipment for the price it is being offered at and hence is the trim to choose as per us.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Engine and Performance

It’s gutsy, makes better noises, rides quite firmly, and has connective steering that swings fluidly through esses–and tracks very well on interstates- TheCarConnection.com

Engine and Transmission

The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer comes in 2 Engine options. The Base L trims have to live with a naturally aspirated 193hp, 4 Cylinder Motor that is good for daily commutes and a good FWD setup. On the other hand, people who want a more enthusiastic ride on their way to office or on the motorway, should definitely upgrade to the 3.6L V6 Motor.

Not only the V6 performs better than the Inline 4 but sounds far better than the same. With a massive 305hp on tap, the Blazer is one of the most powerful SUV’s in its class. The massive 269ft-lbs of Torque makes pulling through traffic easy and performing the odd overtaking maneuver, a lot easier than ever.

Models

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Nissan Murano S

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

MSRP

$34,495

$32,315

$33,035

$31,995

Engine

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

3.5L V 6

3.3L V6

Transmission

9 Speed automatic

CVT

9 Speed automatic

6 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

305hp@ 6600rpm

260hp@ 6000rpm

280hp@ 6000rpm

290hp@ 6400rpm

Torque

269ft-lbs@ 5000rpm

240ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

262ft-lbs@ 4700 rpm

252ft-lbs@ 5200rpm

For the Transmission part, GM has opted for a 9 Speed Unit which, isn’t the fastest to respond but not dull to drive with either. We do however like the prompt response of the transmission from standstill but we don’t particularly like the (+/-) buttons on the gear lever to change gears manually.

Acceleration

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox’s acceleration from the 3.6L is one of the best in the segment and with a 6.3 second time to do the 60mph dash from standstill, the Blazer has its head held high against the competition.

Models

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Nissan Murano S

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

0-60 MPH

6.3

7.5

6.1

7.2

Quarter mile

N/A

15.6

N/A

15.8

Engine

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

3.5L V 6

3.3L V6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4007

3823

3959

4026

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.6

7.7

7.3

8.9

In terms of the competition, the newly launched Honda Passport is the fastest of the lot, thanks to its lower curb weight and powerful motor. The Nissan Murano and the Hyundai Santa Fe XL are the slowest of all the cars with a time of more than 7 seconds to do the dash to 60.

Ride and Handling

In lieu of the Sporty characteristics, the Chevrolet Blazer has a relatively firmer ride as compared to its rivals and that translates to its precise handling manners. The New Blazer isn’t based out of a Big Chevy truck and is based on a modern SUV platform. The Chevy Blazer uses independent suspension and this allows the blazer to handle small bumps and cracks on the road quite easily. In terms of Enthusiastic driving though, it’s the Blazer RS that steals the show with its sports-tuned suspension and steering that takes the driving experience to a whole new level.

The Steering also adds to the driving character of the Blazer and the strong handling characteristics are aided by the light steering in city speeds. However, once you climb to Highway speeds, the steering weighs in a lot heavily than most people would expect it to and tends to be less pleasing to drive on the same. However, this isn’t exactly a deal breaker as the centering force of the Blazer has been programmed well and helps the SUV, maintain a straight line with great poise and composure.

Braking

We don’t have the 60-0 figures for the Blazer for now but considering the big brake rotors and super grippy tires, we expect the Blazer’s braking performance to be similar to the other SUV’s in the segment.

Model

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Nissan Murano S

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

Brake Front (in.)

12.64

12.6

12.8

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

12.40

12.1

12.8

11.9

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

119

126

116

In terms of the competition, the Hyundai Santa FE XL is the best of the lost while the all new Honda Passport, struggles to keep pace with the rest.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Fuel Economy

Chevrolet claim that the Blazer not only blazes the others with its performance but also with its MPG figures as well. As per company claims, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer returns a superb 22MPG as an overall figure while the massive 19.4 gallon fuel tank takes the driving range to at least 388 miles. To add to the MPG figures, all trims of the Blazer come with Active Grill Shutters and Start/Stop System that helps in conserving fuel when the engine isn’t being used fully.

Model

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Nissan Murano S

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

MPG (city)

20

20

20

18

MPG (highway)

26

28

25

25

MPG (combined)

22

23

22

21

Range (city/highway)

(miles)

388 / 504

380/532

390 / 488

338 / 470

Tank Capacity (gal)

19.4

19.0

19.5

18.8

If you are looking for the most frugal SUV in the segment then the Honda Passport is the one that should suit you well. The Honda edges out the Chevy by the whisker of a Cat while the Murano comes a close third. The Hyundai Santa Fe XL is the least frugal of the lot thanks to it big performance and heavy weight.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Interior

7.0/10

The Blazer's front and rear legroom are competitive for the class, but it falls behind class leaders when it comes to overall cargo space- Edmunds.com

Ergonomics and Comfort

Passengers inside the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer, won’t complain for the amount of space inside as GM engineers have carved out a lot of space in the cabin. There isn’t extensive levels of bolstering in the seats that adds to the movement of the body in the SUV while reducing tiredness. For long distances however, the Seats are a bit too stiffer than the competition and may seem unpleasing while doing long stints in the same.

Model

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Nissan Murano S

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.8/59.1/41.0

39.9/59.5/40.5

40.1/62.0/40.9

39.9/59.4/41.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.6/58.6/39.6

39.8/58.9/38.7

40.1/61.9/39.6

39.4/58.3/40.4

There are plenty of adjustments available for the front seats while the rear seats can be folded to add space inside the cabin. The cabin has active noise cancellation on offer in all trims but the Engine noise may still creep in when revving the motor hard. What will please the rear passengers are the rear reclining seatbacks, which reduces strain on the back on long trips and adds to the comfort.

Infotainment

Chevrolet decks out some good set of features in its infotainment systems of all its cars and the new Blazer, is no different. The Blazer packs in all modern features, expected of a SUV of this class while doesn’t skip on the same even on the base trims, which get a Touchscreen Infotainment System as well.

These are the list of Features available from the infotainment system of the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer

  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play Compatibility
  • 4 USB Ports
  • 8” Touchscreen with Navigation
  • HD Rear View Camera
  • Bose Audio with 8 speakers
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot and Internet
  • AM/FM/SriusXM Radio and Bluetooth

Interior Features

As with the Infotainment, the Blazer comes loaded with a terrific set of features on the inside, some of which includes

  • Dual Zone Auto Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • 8 way power adjust front seats
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Blind Spot Monitors
  • Cargo Management System
  • Heated and Ventilated Leather Front Seats
  • Heated Leather wrapped Steering with Controls
  • Sunroof
  • Reclining Rear Seats
  • Heated Leather Rear Seats

Cargo Capacity

Being a 5 Seater, the Equinox doesn’t disappoint with its Cargo Capacity as it manages to offer 30.5cu.ft of the same. For added capacity, the rear seats can be flat folded for even higher space.

Model

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Nissan Murano S

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

30.5

32.1

41.2

13.5

Ranking the competition, it’s the Honda Passport that takes a comprehensive lead with its 41cu.ft of space while the 7 seater Hyundai, houses the least space.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Exterior

While some design elements such as the grille and taillights come across as overwrought, we do like the Blazer's athletic stance on the road-CarandDriver.com

Design and Dimensions

The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer draws no inspiration from the Old Blazer and tends to take a more modern approach to the design. The Blazer looks premium from all angles, be it from the sides, front or the rear. There is a floating roofline to the Blazer’s design that seems inspired from the Camaro and the side sculpting and curves gives the same impressions.

The Front design looks futuristic with the Sleek LED DRL’s on the top and the Headlights placed where you usually see Fog Lamps in other cars. The Grill changes from variant to variant where the RS gets a glossy and sporty look while the premium trim gets a more chrome laden design.

Model

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Nissan Murano S

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

Length(in)

191.4

192.8

190.5

193.1

Width(in)

76.7

75.4

78.6

74.2

Height(in)

67.0

67.8

71.6

66.9

Ground clearance (in)

7.4

6.9

7.5

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

112.7

111.2

111.0

110.2

The Rear End of the Blazer, clearly seems inspired from the Camaro and the High taillights give an impression of the same. There is a lot of sculpting thrown all throughout the body of the Blazer and the High ground clearance, gives the Blazer a clear edge over the rivals. In terms of the other dimensions as well, the Blazer is similarly poised against the rivals and there is not much to differentiate among the same.

Exterior Features

The new Blazer is an absolute looker from the inside, courtesy of its big set of features present in it. Some of those features include

  • 20” Alloy Wheels
  • Body Colored Antenna
  • Auto On/Off HID Projector Headlamps with LED DRL’s
  • LED Taillights
  • Intermittent Front and Rear Wipers
  • Hands Free Gesture Lift gate
  • Heated powered auto-dimming ORVM’s with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Roof Rails
  • Upper Active Aero Stutters

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Safety

One of the Areas where GM engineers seem to have skipped on is the Safety of the Blazer. You get the basic ABS and Multiple Airbags on offer and some more features but we do miss other features that we see on the competition as standard on the lower trims.

Some of the Safety Features present in the Blazer includes

  • 7 Airbags
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • LATCH system
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone alert
  • On-Star and Chevrolet Connected Services
  • ESC with Traction Control
  • Teen Driver Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Alert

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Competition

Chevrolet Blazer vs Nissan Murano

The Nissan Murano has been the segment stalwart in the SUV space because of its Well Built cabin, good refinement levels and Tank like build quality. The Nissan’s design however feels a bit dated as compared to other SUV’s in the segment and the Blazer is a stark example. The Chevy Blazer looks like it is 10 years ahead of its class in terms of both the exteriors and the interiors. The Blazer, also packs in more punch with its V6 and offers a better MPG figure as well.

Chevrolet Blazer vs Honda Passport

The Honda Passport is a newbie in the segment like the Blazer. The Passport tons of space on the inside and packs in a lot of safety features as well as standard. What makes the Honda stand out is its good balance between MPG figures and performance. The Chevy on the other hand look more striking than the Honda and offers a more thrilling performance behind the wheels. The RS Trim in the Blazer allows people to go all out when they want to and the sporty tuning to the chassis and suspension, adds to the occasion.

Chevrolet Blazer vs Hyundai Santa Fe XL

The Hyundai Santa FE XL is a new entrant to the segment as well and Hyundai has done everything it could, to present a segment worthy offering. The Santa Fe outshines the Blazer with its comfort and convenience features on offer and packs in a lot of tech equipment as well. The Blazer on the other hand, looks futuristic and leagues ahead of the competition in terms of styling. For people looking for a more driver focused SUV, the Blazer is the one with its firmer suspension tune and a powerful V 6 motor as well.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Final Verdict

With the All New 2020 Blazer, Chevrolet has a lot going in its way. With a superb ride quality, good infotainment system, great looks and a Sporty Engine, the Chevy Blazer is certainly a well-rounded SUV. It may not be as cushy to ride as the Santa Fe or as Spacious to be in as The Honda but it does everything what you ask it to do. With a relatively lesser asking price of $29,995 and striking exteriors, the Chevy Blazer is surely one of the most formidable SUV’s in the segment and definitely asks to be checked out.