The hotly anticipated 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is arriving in showrooms very soon, and judging from the buzz surrounding Chevy’s stylish new two-row SUV, a lot of people are interested. It does have a lot to offer — from its dramatic, Camaro-inspired styling inside and out to the spacious passenger cabin and sport-inspired RS version, the Blazer seems well-positioned to go up against mid-size SUVs like the Nissan Murano, Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Edge, Honda Passport and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Blazin’ a Trail (to Chicago, on I-94)
While Chevrolet tells us styling is the top consideration for people shopping such pricey two-row SUVs, gas mileage is still a consideration for just about any shopper these days, and the field varies greatly in that area. Why? The variety of drivetrains in this category is wide, from basic four-cylinder engines to twin-turbo V-6s. I recently evaluated a new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS for around a week, and I drove the sucker from Ann Arbor, Mich., to the Windy City and back for the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Equipped with the 308-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 that GM uses widely among its pricier models, it doesn’t lack for power. But what does this motor do over 600-plus miles in terms of efficiency?