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Chevy Blazer: Should You Lease or Buy?

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Did you get a good deal on the all-new Blazer? Poor sales have lead to $6000-6,500 back in some cases.

For a sporty mid-size SUV, the Blazer has enough going for it. Performance is where it should be and features enough to keep complaints at bay. Pricing is a different story.

Paying up to $50,000 out the door for the Blazer RS can be steep whether leasing or buying. On the lower end, Blazer L and LS start within the $30k range. Slash off 20% and you can get a similarly configured Equinox. Yes, shopping for a Blazer comes at a premium. If you're willing to accept that fact among the lower trims, the question to lease or buy comes up.

Coming across an actual deal can take work as some Blazer owner and those still shopping have proven. Though, incentives up to $6,500 (RS) in cash have been seen in some cases (at the dealer level). In other situations, the opposite is found - no lease incentives. Poor sales could help see more of the former. Chevy is offering a $2,000 cash allowance that applies to every Blazer trim. Beyond that better deals are likely offered at the dealer level as pressure to move Blazers heat up.

Only 3,023 Blazer's sold in the U.S. from January to March 2019. Meanwhile, Traverse and Equinox still pulled strong and are expected to throughout 2019. Not so much for the Blazer.

Deals beyond what can be found now, which already meet and exceed industry norms, probably won't happen. Even with a poor sales outlook.

Right now couldn't be a better time for those that love the Blazer.

Incentives of $6,500 back on a Blazer RS and $6,000 on an LT as we've seen amounts to a lease deals not commonly found.
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People saying the Blazer is overpriced must be coming from a limited car buying experience. With the incentives I was able to price a Blazer at sub-$50k

Similar to this person:

Sales should pick up as the vehicle is more available at dealers. Even though I was hit by initial sticker shock being as how the Blazer could cost up to $50k, I have to say when I did my own comparisons and built a Blazer I wanted it didnt go over $45k.

We the buying public and especially fans of GM are being done a disservice by the so called auto journalists who have gone out of their way to blare the mantra of how the Blazer is expensive like a public service announcement.

You can get a 308HP V6 Blazer without destroying your budget! Who’s gonna pay $50k for a Blazer anyway? Come on people, get off these nonsensical auto journalists jock and do your own research.
@chevyguy do you think poor sales might push Chevrolet to launch the 3-row version that China is confirmed to get, as a final attempt?
Strong arguments can be made for only going Traverse but maybe there's space for something sportier like the Blazer?
FYI, discounts are doubling for memorial day, increasing from $500 to $1000. Take advantage of it while you can if you qualify.

This weekend in the United States, we observe Memorial Day to honor those who’ve died while serving the country. While we don’t forget the real reason for the three-day weekend, it’s also often a good time to score deals on numerous items. That includes shiny-new cars.

Numerous automakers have deals running this weekend and General Motors is one of them. For U.S. Military veterans and active-duty military personnel, GM always hands out a $500 discount. For Memorial Day, GM has doubled the incentive.

Current and former military members can now take $1,000 off a new GM vehicle from any brand: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac. The deal even applies to new models like the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Both new full-size pickups don’t carry many incentives right now.

The automaker won’t cut the deal come this Tuesday, though. Those who’ve served and serve presently have until the end of May to take advantage of the $1,000 off.

GM’s rivals are running similar promotions. Specifically, Ford will take up to $1,500 off certain models like the Expedition. Hyundai will also up its discount to $1,000 through June 3.

From everyone at GM Authority, enjoy a safe holiday this Memorial Day and we thank current and former military members for their service.
the overpricing was always overhyped. It's a little more expensive than it should be, but not by $10k. The Edge Titanium tops out around $48k- not much less than the more powerful and far newer Blazer. Passport tops out around $45k but good luck with any rebates on that. I looked at the lease estimates on Honda's site and the passport is over $600/month in top trim.
Has anyone been seeing EOY deals? By now they should be around or soon to roll out. If not, start inquiring to better the buy in price.
Has anyone been seeing EOY deals? By now they should be around or soon to roll out. If not, start inquiring to better the buy in price.
I haven't seen any end of year deals yet, but there's some interesting lease information here: https://www.carsdirect.com/2019/chevrolet/blazer
The incentives are typically issued on a monthly basis. I doubt you will see end of year deals before November. Current incentives expire monday
Based on what Cars Direct has on their site, there's some interesting offers still available for October. But it's also a good sign for what's to come in November and December.


For the second month, every 2019 Blazer comes with a $2,750 rebate for all buyers.

The initial rebate on incoming 2020 Blazer is $1,500 — more than we expected at this early stage.


Once again, you can lease a 2019 Blazer 1LT (with 2.5-liter engine and cloth interior) from $289 for 36 months (10,000 miles a year) with $3,629 due at signing.

The effective monthly cost of this lease is $390, a good value for this price class.

Current GM lessees can do even better. The available $750 loyalty bonus lowers the effective monthly cost to $369.

There are no lease specials yet on the 2020 Blazer.


Instead of the standard rebate on a 2019 Blazer, Chevy is offering 1.9% financing for 60 months, or 2.9% for 72 months.

We expect APR promos on the 2020 Blazer to start this winter.
they need to sweeten the deal on the leasing. the MF is still high.
I purchased. Discounts are pretty good right now and the lease on my 17 Equinox was ending. I don't fit in the new Equinox all that well so I went with the 19 Blazer. I saved just about 19% off MSRP pre taxes, fees & registration. Discounts included Costco pricing, customer cash, bonus cash, lease loyalty discount, sign up for a GM card rebate & Costco gift card. There are deals to be had if you are willing to get a leftover. Not quite the 20% they offer on other vehicles at clearance time but I got close...
Just like in September and October, you can still get $2,750 off you Blazer.

Chevrolet discount offers for the all-new Blazer at the retail level have been relatively conservative compared to other vehicles in the lineup. The first incentive Chevy rolled out for the crossover SUV was a $2,000 discount back in April. The Bow Tie brand has since increased its offerings for the Blazer, including the $2,750 discount in September. For the month of November 2019, an identical Chevrolet discount offers $2,750 off all 2019 Blazers except for L models. As such, it remains the most generous Chevrolet discount offer since the model’s launch in late 2018.

The nationwide Chevrolet discount offer on the all-new Blazer in November 2019 is as follows:

  • 2019 Blazer (excludes base L models): $2,000 Customer Cash + $750 Purchase Bonus Cash = $2,750 Total Cash Allowance
    • Not available with special financing, lease and some other offers.
For reference, here are the applicable 2019 Blazer trim levels and their corresponding starting MSRPs, $1,195 destination freight charge included:
  • Blazer 1LT – $33,495
  • Blazer 2LT – $34,495
  • Blazer 3LT – $38,695
  • Blazer RS – $41,795
  • Blazer Premier – $43,895
As such, the $2,750 Chevrolet discount reduces the starting price of the 2019 Blazer RS to $39,045, while that of the Blazer 1LT is reduced to $30,745.

  • Must take delivery by December 2nd, 2019.
  • See dealer for details.
  • Incentive for the United States of America, unless otherwise specified.
  • Some customers may not qualify for this offer.
  • Offer not available with special finance, lease, and some other offers.
I leased one last week. They really wanted to unload a 2019 RS that has been on the lot for months.
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