We’ve been hearing that Chevy had plans to bring back one of the coolest trucks in company’s history: the Blazer, cleverly teasing fans by showing them a guy wearing a blazer jacket. Now, the long-awaited SUV is finally here. So where does the new Blazer fit in? Chevy says it will sit between the Equinox and Traverse, and offer unique design elements for customers seeking a combination of style and utility.
The blazer looks aggressive, a bit like a Camaro at the front. Chevy has styled this new SUV with a wide stance, tight proportions, and a high beltline to help give it an athletic appearance. Each trim level will offer a unique look. The Premier trim features bright chrome while the Blazer RS sports a more sinister blacked-out appearance. No matter the trim, the Blazer will be a unique SUV.
Two engines will be offered, a 2.5-liter inline-four rated at 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque and a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission with FWD. On RS and Premier trims a twin-clutch AWD system will be offered that optimizes traction in poor weather and can decouple the rear wheels to operate as FWD for better fuel economy.