2019 Chevrolet Blazer - Driven

2019 Chevrolet Blazer - Driven
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The Lexus RX alternative

The Chevy Blazer name dates back to 1969 when Chevy introduced the K5 Balzer, a large, rugged SUV with some serious utility and off-road chops. The Blazer name remained in use for this specific model until 1994 when GM decided the Tahoe name was a better fit. In 1983, 11 years before the K5 Blazer was discontinued, Chevy slapped the Blazer name on a smaller SUV known as the S-10 Blazer. From 1990 to 2000, there was a rebadged Tahoe sold in certain markets as the “Grand Blazer.” Despite the different shapes and sizes and designs over the years, there’s one thing all of these models stayed true to, and that was their beastly nature and ability to go anywhere while taking one hell of a beating. This trend continued all the way until 2005 when Chevy discontinued the S10 Blazer and shelved the name for what we thought would be forever. Then, 2019 came, and here were are looking at the Blazer name all over again.

The problem with the new, 2019 Chevy Blazer is that it has attracted polarizing opinions. For some, the new Blazer is too much of a family hauler with little ability to go off-road and, thus, just doesn’t live up to the Blazer name – especially when you consider Ford’s bringing back a boxy Bronco and Ram is bring back the RamCharger. Others, however, seem to like the design of the new Blazer – it’s sporty thanks to its Camaro design cues, has decent interior space, and may even be a good family vehicle. This second group of opinion makers are, obviously, the ones that didn’t look at the old Blazer as a part of Chevy heritage. But this is where we are now, and when we got the opportunity to try out the new Blazer to see how it holds up in the real world, we couldn’t turn down the opportunity. Does it oppose a true threat to the segment, or did Chevy drop the ball? Join us as we explore the all-new Chevy Blazer and how it holds up against the competition.

 

Latest Chevrolet Blazer news and reviews:

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Wallpaper of the Day: K5 Chevy Blazer Restomod by RingBrothers

It doesn’t get better than this!
2021 Chevrolet Blazer XL

2021 Chevrolet Blazer XL

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer - Driven

2019 Chevrolet Blazer - Driven

The Lexus RX alternative
2019 Chevrolet Blazer Driven

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Driven

The Camaro of midsize crossovers...kind of
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8 SUVs That Went From Being Tough as Nails to Lightweight Family Haulers

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This RC Chevy Blazer From Traxxas Is a Gift We’d Make To Ourselves

Calling it flawless would be an understatement
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We are getting a little tired of the recycling design process that’s happening within the company
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The 2018 Chevy FNR Carry-All Concept Will Come to Life as a Three-Row Chevy Blazer XL

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2018 K5 Chevy Blazer Restomod by Ringbrothers

2018 K5 Chevy Blazer Restomod by Ringbrothers

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5 Ways the Blazer Competes Outside Its Class

It has the chops to take on the big boys
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Comparing The Chevy Blazer, the Ford Edge, and the Jeep Cherokee

Love It or Leave It - The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Love It or Leave It - The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

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There’s so much that could happen but there’s no telling what will happen
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5 Iconic Names That Are Coming Back in All the Wrong Ways

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Five Reasons Why You Will Love The New Chevy Blazer If You Have A Family

Pops' Rants: Your complaints about the new Chevrolet Blazer are invalid

Pops’ Rants: Your complaints about the new Chevrolet Blazer are invalid

Evolution is a pain in the arse
2019 Chevrolet Blazer

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

The iconic SUV returns after 13 years!
Five Surprising Facts About The New Chevrolet Blazer

Five Surprising Facts About The New Chevrolet Blazer

Unlike its predecessor, it won’t wear a "Made in USA" sticker
The New Chevrolet Blazer is Here and it Looks Like an Oversized Camaro

The New Chevrolet Blazer is Here and it Looks Like an Oversized Camaro

The aggressive design should give the competition a run for their money
Chevy Rumored To Revive Blazer name on 2019 Crossover

Chevy Rumored To Revive Blazer name on 2019 Crossover

Too bad Chevy isn’t making a Ford Bronco competitor…
Could Chevy Bring Back the Blazer?

Could Chevy Bring Back the Blazer?

Mystery SUV spotted wearing Chevy grille
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Classic Dealership Training Video Showcases 1981 K10 Blazer: Video

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