Back after a long hiatus and first unveiled several months ago, the new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is on display at the Montreal Auto Show this week, and we now know the different versions that will be offered to Canadian consumers. Starting price for the midsize two-row SUV will be $35,200 CAD.
The Blazer will available in four distinct versions – the Blazer 2.5, Blazer 3.6, RS and Premier – each with a unique appearance and distinct visual cues.
“The Blazer’s design offers customers a crossover that can exceed their needs, matching their unique personality. Blazer sets a new design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”
- Steve Majoros, Chevrolet marketing director for Cars and Crossovers
The new Blazer is characterized by its wide stance, tight proportions and dramatic sculpting, and the diversity between trims aims to make the SUV appealing to consumers with varied lifestyles and personal preferences.
The RS model emits a sporty, street-inspired vibe, while the Premier is decked in chrome elements for a more upscale appearance.
Standard features out of the box in all versions include heated front seats, remote starter, 8-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, rear seat reminder, dual-zone climate control, heated exterior mirrors, adjustable rear sliding seats, a 60/40 split second row, 18-inch wheels and up to 1,818 litres of cargo space with the back row of seats folded down.
The standard engine for the new Blazer 2.5 trim is a 2.5L inline-4 with stop-start function, delivering 193 hp in conjunction with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The Blazer 3.6, RS and Premier variants get a 3.6L V6 engine with the same transmission, and this powertrain’ output is 305 hp.
AWD, but as an option
Among the options that will be available to buyers are a panoramic dual-pane sunroof, twin-clutch AWD, 4,500-lb towing capacity (in versions with the V6 and AWD), a hitch-view camera, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outside rear seats, a rear camera mirror, heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise, several active safety systems, wireless charging, up to 6 USB ports, hands-free power liftgate and a cargo management system, new to Chevrolet.
Chevrolet has not announced detailed pricing for each trim, or much about what each of the higher trims offer that the base model doesn’t, that don’t have to do with looks. We do know the RS and the Premier models switch out the 18-inch wheels for 20-inch wheels or available 21-inch gloss black wheels.