The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has made its debut, marking the return of the iconic General Motors nameplate after a 24-year hiatus.
Taking after the Chevrolet FNR-X concept, the 2019 Blazer has a sporty outward appearance with narrow LED headlights, a large black grille and a couple-like silhouette. It will slot in between the Equinox and Traverse in Chevrolet’s lineup, filling a space in its portfolio that has long gone unoccupied. It also shares the C1XX platform with the Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia.
Under the hood of the new mid-size crossover is General Motors’ 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which is making 193 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. There’s also an optional 3.6-liter V6 engine, which produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Both of the engines are paired with GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5-liter and 3.6-liter engines can be paired with either FWD or AWD, however AWD is standard on upper-end RS and Premier trim levels.