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Overall Safety Rating of 5-Stars could happen for the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer once crash testing is done by the IIHS and NHTSA.

Although its hard to say with 100% confidence right now, I have looked at all new Chevrolet products that went through the typical rounds of safety testing and auditing. Even in the most challenging situations (ex. frontal overlap test) vehicles like the Equinox and Traverse that sit above and below the Blazer, either get good or excellent ratings.

The 2019 Blazer is also part of a whole new wave of Chevy products that have been getting advanced safety technology like:
  • Adaptive Cruise Control - Advanced
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Forward Automatic Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Safety Alert Seat
As someone who has tested GM products with similar tech like the Acadia, Yukon and even Cadillac's on visits to dealers near me, I can say these pre-collision systems make a big difference. If you're reading this and haven't tested them for yourself with pylons in an empty parking lot, you should. NHTSA and IIHSA will be factoring them into the Blazers safety rating.

Once those crash test videos and rating roll out, the Blazers unibody frame and body construction that sits on the C1XX platform (like GM products I noted above) should technically hold up well in keeping us safe.

A common negative in these reports have been harder to reach child seat latches and fragile headlights. Basically nothing to worry about.

Once the tests happen, here's some of what we should look out for:
  • Small overlap front: driver-side
  • Small overlap front: passenger-side
  • Moderate overlap front
  • Side
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints & seats
  • Headlights (varies by trim/option)
  • Front crash prevention
  • LATCH ease of use
 

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Safety is the least of my concern in the Blazer as all vehicles have to live up to a certain industry standard and the Blazer is no exception.
 

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Safety is the least of my concern in the Blazer as all vehicles have to live up to a certain industry standard and the Blazer is no exception.
While that is true, sometimes there are surprises even from automakers you don't expect it from. We haven't seen the Blazer in a crash test yet nor any industry assessment. I plan on hauling my family around in it so any assurance it'll hold up in the worst situations keeps me at ease. :smile
 
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