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New details released on trim levels

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The folks over at GM Authority have gotten their hands on some early details on the different trim levels that will be available on the 2019 Blazer. According to the site, the Blazer will be offered in four different versions including: the L base model, the second level trim called the Blazer, the sporty RS and the top end Premier.

The L will be powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and be available only with front-wheel drive.

The second-tier Blazer can be had with that same engine, which delivers 193 hp, or with a 3.6L V6 generating 305 hp. Buyers can also choose between the front-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive system.

As for the sportier, more dynamic RS trim, it is offered only with the V6, while offering the same choice of FWD or AWD drivetrain. For this version leather seats will be included standard.

Lastly, the top-end Premier variant will be powered by the V6 engine, and offer the same FWD/AWD choice to buyers. Leather seats will also be standard on this trim.

Take note that Chevrolet says the Blazer will have a maximum towing capacity of 2,040 kg, when equipped with the V6 engine.
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So far I don't see information suggesting they did increase power and for such a big vehicle I can see why. Any increases in power might not be too effective given its weight.
Chevy can win this game by keeping it to mostly aesthetics for now.
There are plenty of SUV's which utilize 4 cylinders effectively. Probably the best example of this is the X1, with its 2.0l turbocharged engine kicking out 228hp.
But the X1 is in a segment that is more closer to the size of the chevy trax than the Blazer.
Here, offering a I4 vs V6 is massively debated because by offering a 4 cylinder they're redefining whats expected of this segment.
if its really going to rival the Wrangler and a future Toyota FJ successor then they need to target the 270-300 horsepower range
Actually you're right, its more along the lines of a Tahoe rival but even then the Tahoe has preceded the Wrangler into more luxurious territory. Older generations came in closer or at least it did once they hit the used market in greater numbers compared to new.
What should be giving Ford even more of an advantage is how much capital they're freeing up by moving more towards utility vehicles and not diversifying as much.
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