2004 Chevrolet Blazer

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2004 Chevrolet Blazer

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Proven powertrain
  • Manageable size
  • Easy to drive

The bad:

  • Aging design
  • Trucklike experience
  • Crash-test ratings
  • Low resale value

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Available Autotrac 4WD
  • Sporty Xtreme model
  • Six-passenger capacity
  • Optional ZR2 Off-Road Package

2004 Chevrolet Blazer review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Even after launching its new TrailBlazer midsize sport utility vehicle for the 2002 model year, Chevrolet chose to keep the smaller, prior-generation Blazer in its lineup. The TrailBlazer name was previously used on higher-end Blazers. When GMC introduced the midsize Envoy in 2002, it decided to drop the Jimmy, which was that company’s equivalent of the Blazer.

In size and price, the compact Chevrolet Blazer falls between the company’s subcompact Tracker and midsize TrailBlazer SUVs. Marketing Director Russ Clark acknowledged the Blazer’s revised role and noted that “we have repackaged option groups to provide Blazer buyers with everything they could want in a compact while also offering them a lower price range.”

The Blazer comes in two-door and four-door LS forms, as well as a two-door Xtreme model. A ZR2 Wide-Stance Offroad Performance Package for four-wheel-drive two-door models features a 3.9-inch wider track width, P265/75R15 on/offroad tires and Bilstein shock absorbers, as well as other heavy-duty components.

Four-door Blazers can have optional Autotrac four-wheel drive and optional steering-wheel radio controls. A deluxe overhead console features a HomeLink security system.

The four-door Blazer rides a 107-inch wheelbase and measures 183.3 inches long overall — that’s 6.5 inches longer in both dimensions than the two-door model. Each body style is available with either a swing-up liftgate or a drop-down tailgate. The rear window opens separately from the liftgate and flips up on all body styles.

Five-spoke 15-inch aluminum wheels are standard on the basic LS model, while the Xtreme gets 16-inch rubber on deep-dish alloy wheels. The sporty low-rider Xtreme features a lowered sport suspension and an aggressive exterior with flared fenders, lower bodyside cladding, deep-tinted windows, fog lamps and a body-colored grille.

Five or six people fit into the Blazer, which depends on the model. Four-door Blazers have split front and rear bench seats for a six-passenger capacity. Front buckets and a split, folding rear bench are standard in all two-door Blazers, including the Xtreme version. Four-door Blazers have a roomier rear seat and more cargo space than the two-door versions. A floor-mounted automatic-transmission gearshift lever is standard in two-door Blazers. Available audio systems include an in-dash six-CD changer.

Under the Hood
A 190-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 is the sole Blazer engine. A standard five-speed manual and optional four-speed-automatic transmission are available on two-door models; the automatic is standard on four-door models. Two four-wheel-drive systems are available. Pushing a dashboard button on the 4×4 LS engages the Insta-Trac four-wheel-drive system. The Autotrac system, which is now available on both two-door and four-door Blazers, automatically engages when additional traction is needed.

Antilock brakes are standard. An optional automatic door-lock feature allows the driver to set the locking and unlocking preferences.

Driving Impressions
Even if they couldn’t quite reach above the SUV pack, Blazers continue to deliver an appealing blend of comfort, performance and handling. Owners can expect a reasonably quiet ride, handling that at least matches most of its competitors and better-than-adequate acceleration. The Blazer is unabashedly trucklike, but that doesn’t seriously interfere with the compact SUV’s practical virtues and easygoing personality.


Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com;
Posted on 8/27/03

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews


Best Car Ever For Me

I have owned a 1997, 2001, and 2004 Chevy Blazer 4WD. For my size and driving style, this is the most perfect vehicle ever manufactured!


Very great.

Roomy back seat and great winter handling. Great on gas, i get 26 mpg on the highway in the summer. Has leather and/or cloth seats, both are great.


Best Summer and Snow vehicle

Four wheel drive gets you home safe when the snow falls. Room for shopping and traveling or camping trips. Comfortable and confident driving SUV, my teenage dream car.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
72 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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