Inside the Surprisingly Sporty 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

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Cars reviews new Blazer’s features from the floor of the North American International Auto Show. 

When last we saw the Chevy Blazer in 2005, it was an SUV that seemed to be getting lost in the market. It needed some Chevy edge, it needed a refresh. Well, Chevy has done just that. The new 2019 Blazer made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in DetroitThis new Blazer is more crossover and more sporty than we expected. And we’re definitely digging it.

Cars.com did a quick walk-through of the 2019 Blazer. Host Brian Wong finds that this crossover SUV has a lot to offer, including some clever design elements and cool features.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

The Blazer comes with two engine options: A 2.5L 4-cylinder, and a 3.6L V6. The RS trim that Wong is reviewing has the 305 hp 3.6l engine, and it’s a very nice option. This comes standard on the RS or Premier trims. The RS also has the AWD system, which comes with V6.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Looking at the Blazer’s more aggressive stance, blacked out front grille, and overall design, we think this is a cooler, tougher take on a crossover. It offers flexibility, and it looks like it has a little attitude.

One feature that Wong is really impressed by is the cargo space. The 30.5 cu-ft. offers a lot of room, but it is how the Blazer does so that is unique.

“How the Blazer uses the cargo space really makes it stand out,” says Wong. This is due to the floor mounted rail system. Something you’d normally find in the bed of a pickup. It gives more flexibility with space, and is a genius design.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

The interior continues with the sporty feel. Seats boast two-tone stitching, a great touch. It is well appointed, with an infotainment system that has a user-friendly interface, and plenty of options. There are many USB ports and power outlets, as well.

Space was a consideration in the design, especially for the second row seating. It can fit five people that wouldn’t feel like sardines in a can.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

“The Blazer has a lot going for it,” says Wong. “I like the styling, the technology inside, and the flexibility of the cargo area.” His only complaint is that some of the real goodies are only offered on the RS and Premier trim.

Overall, we’re impressed with the Blazer. It’s got a lot going for it. We’ll look forward to testing this on the road.

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive while riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected].

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