First Video Look At 2019 Chevrolet Blazer: What Do You Think?

On Thursday, Chevrolet revealed an all-new (in more ways than one) Blazer, marking the return of a nostalgic nameplate and today, we can show you the mid-size crossover on video.

According to the automaker, the 2019 Blazer is aimed at rivals such as the Ford Edge, making it more of a crossover than an SUV, if you understand that distinction. One thing’s for certain though – it looks as aggressive on video as it did in those official images released during launch.

For starters, the fact that its styling heavily borrows from the upgraded 2019 Camaro helps make it one of the sportier looking crossovers in its segment. At the same time, design elements such as the floating roof line, while nice, aren’t all that original – Nissan Murano anybody?

As for the interior, according to the guys from The Fast Lane Car, who got to play with the Blazer’s 8-inch infotainment system (4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), it’s a pretty modern place to sit, especially once you take active safety into consideration, with systems like collision avoidance, lane departure warning and so on.

Of course, fans of the iconic Blazer nameplate might have trouble understanding why Chevrolet decided to bring it back for a mid-size crossover, and not for something more utilitarian (i.e. what Ford plans to do with the resurrected 2020 Bronco). Then again, a model such as this 2019 Blazer has indeed been missing from Chevy’s people-hauling lineup.

Future buyers will need to wait until 2019 in order to get their all-new Blazer, with a choice of either a 193 HP 2.5-liter four-pot or a 305 HP 3.6-liter V6. The latter can tow up to 4,500 lbs (2,040), which isn’t exactly a best-in-class rating, but it’s decent.

 

  • Harry Nimmergut

    I was selling 2007 Trailblazers in 2007, so I think your math is a bit off. It was effectively replaced by the 2009 Traverse and 2010 Equinox.

    • pxsupply

      Chevy Blazer, not trailblazer…

  • ZYGIUS

    Jeep Cherokee had to look like like this….

  • Spideymanz

    This has great potential – especially if they make a high performance model to out perform the Dodge Durango SRT.

    • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

      good luck

    • Nick099

      I agree….let me know when it has at least 400 horses.

      To beat the Durango, it’s gonna need a stronger platform.

  • clueless economist

    I like what I see. Very sporty looking.

  • BlackPegasus

    Well executed design. I like it 👌🏽

  • FlameWater

    The Blazer has always been a bad ass ride

  • Harry_Wild

    Very Japanese inspired exterior design with the front end looking like a Toyota. Inside look like it got lifted from the current Camaro model. It is Chevrolet version of the GMC Acadia/Cadillac XT5 platform. Same V6 engine of the Acadia but with 9 speeds instead of 6. It is a CUV for the middle class soccer mom or the young guy that what to have a sporty looking CUV in inspired Blazer RS trim. It okay, have to wait if Chevrolet makes a performance version Blazer with motor from the V8 Camaro.

  • iea96

    Never realized how Hyundai-ish it looks until I saw them next to eachother here

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/20e040bd27ffc7f7ea709acaf51a3bbd515f3340d187c303f7ef6b73a76adcfd.png

    • Finkployd

      Idk, I just love the red scribble

    • Ron

      You know it really doesn’t but nice try. The grill is straight from Chevys family design that has been around for some time.

  • rodriguez256

    Chevy has a fair amount of CUVs but how many SUVs with body on frame does it currently have? Just the Tahoe? This would’ve been a good chance for Chevy to build a body on frame SUV like the Tahoe but in a smaller package, ideal for trails and off-roading. Now it’s just another crossover in their line up, just now with a Camaro look. That’s just my opinion, maybe I’m wrong, not seeing what you guys are seeing and it sells good.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I agree. But with the demise of the Xterra and the FJ Cruiser, I think that segment is lost to the Wrangler. Also, not sure the outdoor lifestyle is still booming. Either way, Chevy missed a chance here more so because of the name than anything else. If they called it a Camaro Cross I think it would have been more apt.
      Imagine a 2 door Tahoe-esque to tackle the upcoming Bronco…unless Ford decide to make the Bronco a high-riding Mustang like this Blazer is to the Camaro.

      • rodriguez256

        I agree however, they did make the Colorado ZR2 which was an area mostly dominated by the Tacoma. The fact that’s there’s not much competition in the small suv segment also means Chevy could’ve made a compelling competitor. I’m curious as to what Ford does, I do have faith in them to get it correct with the Bronco. The silhouette alone looks promising. I’m sure they can take what they’ve learned with the raptor siblings and apply them accordingly. I think the Mach 1 CUV will be more like the Mustang Cross.

    • Andrew Riles

      Here in Australia at least, we get a wagon version of the Colorado pickup called the Trailblazer…..as far as I can tell, it should compare reasonably well to the 4Runner if it was sold in the US….

    • Six Thousand Times

      The 4Runner doesn’t sell a lot and crossovers have pretty much replaced the old-style SUVs.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    i gotta say…they nailed it

  • john1168

    I like it. I think it looks pretty good and I like the interior too. The front of this looks a lot better than the Camaro, even though this is kind of based on the Camaro. And even though the front of the new Camaro looks terrible… It will have the very good 3.6 V6, a new 9 speed auto and a very good twin clutch AWD system. It’s a good size and if the price is right, I think they will sell a lot of them.

  • DMax

    How the F can GM design this car to look pretty good, but mess up the Camaro so badly?

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    I still don’t like it. The front end reminds me too much of the face lifted Camaro and that thing is ugly. If it had a different face I would be okay with it.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    very cool looking suv.thumbs up

  • Brent Morrison

    It is a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe built in Mexico

  • Six_Tymes

    I like it a lot. it looks very good

  • Thunderbolt

    It looks like the front end of this car and the Camaro are based on the Chevy Code 130R concept.

  • Robert Eller

    Give it an off road package and call it the TrailBlazer.

  • Ron

    Thank God it will have a true V6! Love the looks.

  • Ron

    You’re joking right? Or do you think if you say it some idiot will actually believe its true? Ridiculous.

  • Research Janitor

    Building it in Mexico, GM’s way of saying thanks for the bailout.

  • Six Thousand Times

    It’s OK. Not any better or worse than the field. Chevy are right to do a crossover rather than a ladder-frame SUV. That’s where the market is.

  • john1168

    uuhhh… no.

  • Matthew Boyd

    I almost feel like the “Blazer” name creates a shadow over a exciting new product that looks good. Either way I hope it’s priced and sells well, but most importantly doesn’t get a black eye from JD Power or Consumer reports for reliability.

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