Chevrolet’s new Blazer SUV goes on sale in early January 2019, and now we finally know its starting price: For $29,995, including destination fee, you’ll get a Blazer L, the lowest trim. If you don’t feel like taking an L, there are also Blazer, RS and Premier trim levels.
The new Blazer will compete against strong-selling SUVs like the Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Murano. That $29,995 gives the Chevrolet a competitive starting price; including each manufacturer’s destination charge, the Ford starts at $30,990; the Jeep at $33,190; and the Nissan at $31,795. Compare them here.
Blazer L and Blazer models are powered by a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, while RS and Premier models get a 3.6-liter V-6 and a nine-speed. The V-6, also available on the Blazer trim, makes a claimed 305 horsepower, while the four-cylinder is good for 193 horses, according to Chevrolet.
Standard features on the Blazer include an 8-inch multimedia screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, keyless entry, Chevrolet’s Teen Driver safety and monitoring system, a rear-seat reminder system and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Looking for a little more content? The Blazer can be equipped with a panoramic sunroof, all-wheel drive, automatic heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats, a rear camera mirror, adaptive cruise control and other advanced safety features. Tech fans will like the available wireless charging, as well as up to six USB ports.
We’ve already had a lot of thoughts regarding the Blazer, and we haven’t even driven it yet. Once we get behind the wheel, we’ll let you know what we think.
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