As the Blazer is new for 2019, it hasn't been put through any crash tests yet by either the NHTSA or IIHS. Chevy has placed some great drivers aids and safety technology, however, which will help to keep owners protected on the roadways. We do not expect its distinct exterior design to have any implications on its crash test scores.
Every Blazer comes standard with hill start assist and a warning chime that will alert drivers to check the back seats for infants and children in car seats. All-wheel drive is also available for more confidence in rough weather, but it's restricted to the higher trim levels and only with the V6 engine.
The Blazer also comes standard with a Teen Driver feature that will allow parents to set parameters on the vehicle for new drivers in the household. This technology will send out notifications if the car exceeds a predetermined speed and you can also set volume limits on the stereo.
The LT trim can be equipped with a rear camera mirror, which makes reversing and checking your surroundings more convenient. If you've never had a car with this feature, it may take some time to get used to. On this model, you can also add blind spot mirrors and rear parking sensors.
Most of the advanced driver's aids are available solely on the RS and Premier trims. Here you can fit the Blazer with trailer sway control, active lane control, adaptive cruise, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. We should mention that these features come at a premium and are found within Chevy's 'Driver Confidence' packages.
The 2019 Chevy Blazer maps out similar to that of its key rivals both with pricing and features. Safety technology like automatic emergency braking should be a standard fare and restricting it to the top trim levels seems like an oversight.