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I just traded in my 2011 Traverse for a 2021. I don’t really need all of the seating anymore as the kids are grown, but the Equinox is just too small. Now I’m wondering if I should have looked at a Blazer. Anyone who went from a Traverse to a Blazer, can you tell me what you like or don’t like in comparing the two? Thank you!
 

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I have a 2018 Premier Traverse and a 2022 RS blazer. I prefer the Blazer overall and it is my daily driver. I like that it is smaller in size and more sporty to drive. I don’t need the extra seating and still have plenty of room. One thing I wish my Blazer had that my Traverse does is the tri zone climate control. Rear passengers are unable to control their climate. A lot of the other features are very similar.
 

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I personally have not owned a traverse, but the salesman who sold me my 2021 Blazer mentioned that he recently switched over to a Blazer from the Traverse and he loved it. Now granted, he could've been just saying this to close on the sale, but he seemed like the type of person who is very laidback and indifferent to if I bought the car from him or not (one of the reasons I actually liked working with him specifically). I remember him especially pointing out that his kids' cars seats fit comfortably in the backseat and he still had lots of cargo space for whatever he was throwing back there.
 

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We have a 20' Traverse for the wife and primary family hauler since we have 2 kiddos. I traded our Colorado in on the Blazer instead of getting a 2nd Traverse because it gave me the room I need in it for both carseats and the driver/passenger seats to still be in a comfortable seating position without needing to go larger with a 2nd vehicle with a 3rd row. I enjoy driving the Blazer more; it more sporty, handles better, gets slightly better mileage and it overall more fun to drive and be in. That said, the Traverse is still really nice as well and, unless something changes, we'll end up with another one at some point in the future as well; it's too practical not to have one car in that size category, honestly.
 

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I had the '19 Traverse 3LT... But we decided to downsize slightly. My wife has the '21 Trailblazer, which I didn't like. Neither one of us liked the Equinox. SO we got the '21 Blazer RS, just before the market got nuts. I LOVE it! ! ! But everyones opinion on here I feel. But I don't need the 3rd row anymore, but I miss the bigger back end for hauling stuff, which isn't that often. Miss the 2nd row climate controls too, for people sitting back there. But I do love how the Blazer handles and its "get up and go"... I like the rolling seats and heated steering wheel. In the end, I LOVE my blazer. So I would say the Traverse is 1 and Blazer 1A. Yes I would buy the blazer again today. But I still like the bigger Traverse. Oh and I got that great BLUE. I get so many compliments on its look. I even had people take its picture. :cool::sneaky:
 

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I had a 2014 Traverse and traded it for a 2019 Blazer when the kids got older. I wanted to downsize and also thought the Equinox was too small and felt cramped when I test drove one. The Blazer is definitely a bit sportier and handles better. Gas mileage is also better than the Traverse. Cargo space is plenty adequate, but there's been a few times that I do miss the cargo space of the Traverse. The engine shut down feature at stops took some time to get used to and you can't turn that feature off on the 19s...no idea if that's on the Traverse or can be turned off on the newer Blazers. I don't really notice it anymore. Overall, very happy with the Blazer purchase and glad I downsized.
 
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