Chevrolet Blazer rebooted as crossover SUV

The Chevrolet Blazer is coming back, and boy has it changed.

Instead of a truck-based SUV, the 2019 Blazer is a crossover. The five-passenger SUV is closely related to the current GMC Acadia and matches up against popular midsize models like the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano.

It’s a stark contrast compared to the reborn Ford Bronco that’s also on the way soon, which will be a rugged, off-road 4x4 truck.

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Its standout feature is a daring design compared to the brand’s other utilities, with a floating roof, sculpted sides, bulging fenders, razor-thin headlights and a large grille clearly inspired by the Chevy Camaro’s.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS: An attention-grabbing midsize SUV offering style and versatility

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When it goes on sale early next year, the Blazer will be available with either a 193 hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or 305 hp 3.6-liter V6, both paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions will be offered, the latter aimed at providing all-weather more than all-terrain capability.

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Adaptive cruise control and a rear-view-mirror equipped with a video screen are among the high tech options available, while Chevrolet says that additional electronic safety features will be announced at a later date.

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS interior features a driver-centric interior along with red accents and trim.

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The top spec Blazer will have a tow rating of 4,500 pounds, and you’ll be able to order it with a camera-based system to help with hitching up a trailer.

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer offers a Chevrolet-first Cargo Management System which helps drivers secure smaller items by dividing the cargo area.

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Pricing for the Blazer will be announced closer to its on sale date, but it should fall between the $24,000 Equinox and $30,000 Traverse in the Chevy’s lineup.
 

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