The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is a stylish and fun to drive crossover SUV.

Most of us recall the Blazer name.  Because Chevy has used it in a couple of previous versions.  There was the compact S-10 Blazer and then going way back there was the full-sized K-5 Blazer.

The all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer is more of a crossover.  Whereas its predecessors were definitely more of SUVs.  But, that’s really only in the more serious off-road department.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Top-3
1. Styling
2. Tech
3. Power

My friends at Martin Chevrolet in Torrance, CA recently gave me a 2019 Blazer for a day of fun-driving around Southern California.  Continue reading below or click play to listen to my review while scrolling through my ’19 Chevy Blazer photo shoot.

2019 Chevy Blazer driver profile banner

All-New 2019 Chevy Blazer

The rebooted 2019 Chevrolet Blazer comes in three primary trim options.  There’s the base, the RS and the Premier.  If you go with the base then you have a few additional, call them sub-trim, options to chose from.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Trims & MSRPs:

As always, don’t worry about MSRP.  The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is only that.  The two things that are important.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer front

Bold all-new Blazer

First, be sure to get your ’19 Blazer equipped the way you want.  We spend way too much time in our cars here in Southern California to not love what we drive!

Where to Buy – 2019 Chevy Blazer

And second, go to Martin Chevrolet.  Hands down, this is the best place to buy a Chevy.  Of course, your price will be the best.  But Martin Chevy is led by my friend Lewis Cook.

Tom Smith talks with Lewis Cook of Martin Chevrolet

Talking w/ Lewis Cook, GM, Martin Chevy

And I love his no-nonsense straightforwardness.  The first thing Lewis suggests when helping customers buy or lease cars is to get what you want!  (Of course, we all have a budget we need to work within.)  But getting the features you want is key to automotive happiness!

Blazer Powertrains & MPG

The all-new 2019 Blazer comes with two different engine options.  There’s a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that produces 193-horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque.  And the bigger 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 308-hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.

Black 2019 Chevrolet Blazer passenger front

All-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer passenger front

Going with the 4-cylinder will require you to stick to a version of the base model ’19 Blazer.  But you can get the base model with the V6 as well.  And when you step up to the RS and or the Premier your only option is the V6.

Black 2019 Chevrolet Blazer passenger rear

2019 Chevrolet Blazer passenger rear

Another key difference between the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer and Blazers of the past is standard front-wheel drive.  Previous Blazers were rear-wheel drive.

Gray 2019 Chevy Blazer center stack & console

Center stack & console

But like previous Blazers, the ’19 Blazer offers all-wheel drive.  And of course, this is expected in any crossover SUV.

“…the bigger 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 308-hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.”

Whatever your overall configuration, the 2019 Chevy Blazer’s fuel economy is rated respectably.  The base Blazer with only front-wheel drive and the 4-cylinder will give you 22 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer instrument cluster

Blazer Instrument cluster

And a load-up Premier with all-wheel drive and the bigger V6 will deliver only slightly different numbers with 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway.

Black 2019 Chevrolet Blazer driver rear

All-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer driver rear

And the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer’s towing capacity is also respectable.  Up to 4,500 pounds with the V6 and AWD.

2019 Chevy Blazer Exterior

Because Chevrolet has used the ‘Blazer’ name in the past it’s natural to expect the vehicle will look a certain way.  And I don’t think I’m alone in saying it’s not what I expected.  But it’s very, very good looking.

 

Black 2019 Chevy Blazer driver profile

2019 Chevy Blazer driver profile

This all-new Chevy Blazer is sexy, bold and stylish looking in every trim level.  Because it’s sweeping lines and bold stance seem to take its cues from the Camaro – surprisingly.

Black 2019 Chevrolet Blazer driver front

2019 Chevrolet Blazer driver front

My test driver was the base model and it looks great.  But when you add the sporty accents of the RS and or the more upscale accents of the Premier the result is eye-popping.

“…when you add the sporty accents of the RS and or the more upscale accents of the Premier the result is eye-popping.” 

Because you wind up with what looks, feels and drives like a luxury vehicle.

Inside the ’19 Chevrolet Blazer

The interior of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is spacious and modern.  There’s plenty of room throughout for both people and our stuff.

Gray 2019 Chevrolet Blazer cockpit

All-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer cockpit

There are lots of storage nooks to keep all the various items that might interest would be thieves out of sight.

Gray 2019 Chevrolet Blazer cargo area w. backseat down

2019 Chevrolet Blazer cargo area w. backseat down

Even my test driver, again base model, had heated front seats.  And ventilated front seats are also an option when you jump up to the RS trim.  Heat and ventilated front seats are standard on the Premier trim.

“…the outside dial of the vent turns to either increase or decrease the cabin temperature.”

And speaking of heating and ventilation the circular vents both look cool and are functional.  Because the outside dial of the vent turns to either increase or decrease the cabin temperature.  Great design!

Gray 2019 Chevy Blazer circular vents

2019 Chevy Blazer circular vents

The 2019 Blazer seats up to 5 adults.   Plus, if you’re in the backseat and in the middle, you still get to enjoy a flat floor!

Gray 2019 Chevy Blazer backseat

All-new 2019 Chevy Blazer backseat

And with the backseat up you have an ample 30.5 cubic-feet of cargo space.  Drop the backseats down and you wind up with a generous 64.2 cu-ft.

Technology & Safety

The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is packed with technology features.  For instance, the 8-inch touchscreen is standard across all trim levels.

Gray 2019 Chevy Blazer dash

2019 Chevy Blazer dash

And that touchscreen, along with the rest of the ’19 Blazer controls are all well laid out and highly functional.  The intuitive and user-friendly design makes all the features, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a cinch to master.

2019 Chevy Blazer 8.inch touch screen

8-inch touchscreen

And the 2019 Chevy Blazer offers all the driver assisted safety technology that we’ve come to expect.

’19 Chevrolet Blazer Safety Technology:

    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • Lane Keep Assist
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Forward Collision Alert
    • Automatic Braking

The Drive

Being more crossover than SUV, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is smooth.  But it’s also powerful and fun.  I love the upright seating position giving you a great view and command for the road.

“I love the upright seating position giving you a great view and command for the road.” 

Confidence behind the wheel is a key factor.  Especially when you’re dealing with the insane traffic we live with here in Southern California!

Black 2019 Chevrolet Blazer rear

All-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer rear

Stepping on the Blazer’s accelerator enhances that confidence through both the torque and even the sound.  But the Blazer’s cabin is still quiet and refined – even while driving a bit more aggressively than normal.

All-New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer | Top-3

  1. Exterior Styling – This Blazer is sharp, it looks great in every trim level.  The RS gives you the sportiness.  The Premier delivers the more refine and even the base Blazer looks great pulling up to a valet stand.
  2. Technology – The 2019 Blazer can be loaded up like a luxury vehicle.  In fact, when you buy a fully loaded version, the only thing you’re missing is a luxury badge.
  3. Power – The 2019 Blazer’s 308-horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque instill a sense of confidence and control.  I love a vehicle that has more than I need under the hood… cause you never know when you might want just a sample of the goods. 🙂

Martin Chevrolet – Southern California’s Chevy Dealer

My thanks again to our Chevy partner, Martin Chevrolet.  For all-things Chevy, Martin Chevrolet is Southern California’s Chevy Dealer.  Stop in and say hi to my friend, general manager, Lewis Cook.  Also, his general sales manager, Ronnie Blomquist.

 

Martin Chevrolet is on Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance, California and at MartinChevrolet.com.  Chevrolet, Find New Roads!