If you're of a certain age, you're probably already familiar with the Chevy Blazer and what it has offered for many generations. The Blazer provided the ruggedness for adventure, while still being considered as the family vehicle for plenty of transports to and from soccer games. The Blazer was first introduced in 1969 as the K5 and its history has become iconic.

In June, General Motors announced that the Blazer will be reintroduced to buyers as a crossover. It's been a highly anticipated announcement since the last Blazer was sold in 2005. With the newly redesigned 2019 Blazer, a completely different generation can make new history. The 14-year span of time has allowed the automaker to refine the iconic Blazer and bring all the changes that meet with the lifestyle of a new generation of crossover buyers. The redesigned five-passenger Blazer is available in three different trim levels; the RS, the RS Sport, and the Premier. Chevrolet did an exceptional job with the design to give each trim level distinctive-looking appearances, especially with the changes made to the grilles. Each trim level also has available 21-inch wheels, as opposed to the traditional 18-inch option.

The engines for the Blazer are a 2.5-liter and 3.6-liter. The 2.5-liter engine has 193 horsepower, and the 3.6-liter engine has 305 horsepower. Both engines are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and both engines are direct fuel injected. Although the EPA-ratings have not been disclosed by Chevrolet at this time, the ratings are expected to be similar to the GMC Acadia, when considering the Acadia's drivetrain is similar. The 2019 Blazer is not a body-on-frame type of SUV. The C1 architecture of the Blazer is comparative to the Acadia as well as the Cadillac XT5, with the exception of the wider track in order to provide much more girth and character to the crossover. More than 90 percent of mid-size SUV's manufactured today are unibody, which is preferred by buyers. The Blazer has a maximum towing capacity of 4,000 pounds.

2019 Chevy Blazer

There really isn't much correlation between the Blazers of old and the new crossover model. The noticeable differences are that the crossover's beltline is much higher and it has a bolder front. Additionally, the dual exhaust outlets are completely new from its predecessors. The Blazer is equipped with an integrated tailgate spoiler, which creates the illusion of a roof that looks like it’s floating.

The technology of the 2019 Blazer is impressive. The 8-inch touchscreen and the available 4G LTE WiFi bring exceptional connectivity for a wide spectrum of uses, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is even an electronic-locking glove box. The new cargo management system is a standard feature for the RS and the Premier. The key fob can be used to roll the windows down and let out the heat before even stepping into the crossover. The Blazer also has a hands-free liftgate.

Stop by Kenny Kent Chevy to find out more about the 2019 Blazer. If you prefer, you can also contact our staff directly from our website, for any questions that you may have. For more than 67 years, our dealership has been proudly committed to the Evansville community, for helping buyers choose the right vehicle. Our professional sales staff believes in providing the type of customer service that ensures complete respect and exceptional satisfaction. We would love the opportunity to help you, and we look forward to your visit!

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