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Hey everyone, new guys here from northern alberta. Just got myself a new 2019 red blazer rs with the 21" wheel option about 4 days ago.

first impressions, love it. Traded my 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE for it. In comparison, believe I made a good choice. Never used the truck as a truck anyway, and besides, the wife hated it and it lacked storage.
Got to keep the wife happy right? Well, she very much is. she has her much missed heated seats back, and a whole bunch of little small features to play and annoy the hell out of me with. but again, got to keep the wife happy.

Anyway, back to impressions. Like the way it drives, it's comfortable. Even with the snow were getting, haven't had the need to put it into AWD yet. FWD working just fine, even with the technically all season tires, though they are rated for M&S. Sunroof, been 10 yrs since I had a vehicle with a sunroof, and honestly, was probably one of the main selling points with me. All the features, lights etc on the dash are pretty sharp and clean I find. The lower buttons are a little small, but I usually only keep them on one or two settings all year around, so no big deal.
The sound system, wish it had the premium system, but it works, and not all that bad after you play with the sound settings. love the fact you can connect the app from the phone and do a bunch of stuff, that's cool. All and all, interior is very clean I think, if a bit flimsy in some area's, but clean and it works for me.

Exterior, well this is where things get interesting. Had it for a day before I realized the lights on top are just DTR lights and the headlights are on the bottom. Bit weird and different. Think I would of preferred the traditional designs, with fog lights on the bottom. But, it's different and maybe chevy wanted to get away from traditions. who knows! But in terms of style, i think they nailed it. It's clean, fresh, and has a bit of a look of a sports car feel to it. Which, makes since if anyone read the write up on the styling. The rims and tires. I am dreading replacing the tires. Best quote I got was $600 a winter tire, and back ordered, so several weeks away. Turned that down, decided for this first winter, i'll stick it out with the stock tires and rims. But next year, I will definitely get a second set of rims and actual winter tires. Don't want to wreck the stock rims. As it happens, you can put 18" steel wheels and tires on the blazer rs, which is great, because that's about a quarter of the cost to replace the stock rims and tires.if you wrech them over the winter months. Paint is a highlight, love it, not too bright, but not too dark, and it works with the rest of the blacked out pieces. Even the tail gate got some cool contours that really makes the blazer it's own.

Driveability, as mentioned, awesome. It's smooth compared to the truck. Teeth are not rattling, and I could take corners like a sports car, or sporty type car. Can't complain.

Now, the big question everyone seems to talk about lately, mpg. Well, in canada we go by kms, so to give you all a rough idea. My truck, during the SUMMER time averaged about 750kms to a tank, 96L tank. That was mostly highway driving.
The blazer, filled the tank twice, mixing town and highway, I was averaging the SAME km's per tank, and it has a smaller tank 84L. Average savings is about $30 compared to the truck, 87 octane at $1.15 per L. HOWEVER, this is while it's in FWD and until it's broken in, somewhat been babying it. But slowly breaking it in to my driving style. And like any vehicle, mpg gets better in time as the vehicle gets broken in and everything gets seated properly etc. Also get a K&N or of like engine filter, does make a huge difference, but enough of a small one. Been putting these filters in every one of my vehicles for the last 15yrs, the blazer is no exception. ALSO, using AWD regularly, will effect mpg. If you don't need it, don't use it. FWD works just fine.

So, don't know how much more I can say. Price was a bit steep, but the fact it was 1 of 4 left in canada in this colour, couldn't pass it up. And they took a few $$$$ off the price anyway to get me into it. so it all works out. 10 free oil changes, and extended warranty, i won't have to worry much for the next 5+ years at the very least.
 

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Welcome, and thank you for the good writeup. I have about 1200 miles on mine and have already seen the mileage improve a bit (if I can keep my foot out of it, that is!). I would imagine there will be a hit to the mileage if AWD is needed. I have been tracking every tank with the Fuelly app, and sitting at 25MPG at the moment.
 

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Yea the AWD drive will definitely effect mpg. And it has been hard to keep the foot out of it, lol. Though the engine looks small, it's got a kick to it. And lots of potential if your into upgrades etc. That in mind, it is still an SUV, but with a sporty touch, lol.
 

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Glad to have you on the forum @MACLBLAZ19 and great review. What are the features that your wife annoys you with? haha
Mostly the seats. We never had power passenger seats before.
Then there's the climate control, the butt warmer, the lock/unlock features on door handles, then the sun shade.
then she created a user profile for herself with her phone, and lets just say we have very different opinions on music. haha.
 
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