Slotting between the smaller Equinox and larger Traverse in the Chevrolet SUV line-up, the five-seat Blazer resurrects a badge that hasn't been seen since 2005, and will take on the likes of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Edge (Endura).


The Blazer offers different looks depending on the model, headlined by the Camaro-like aesthetic offered in sporty RS trim.




Available features include a sliding rear seat, a Hitch Guidance system for those who tow, heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, adaptive cruise control, a rear-view camera mirror, automatic tailgate, wireless phone charging, and up to six USB ports.




All models offer selectable driving modes, and there are two flavors of all-wheel drive available. The RS and Premier trim levels get a more sophisticated, higher-performance twin-clutch AWD system. The Blazer can two up to 4,500 pounds with the V-6 and offers a hitch-view camera feature that helps in aligning the hitch with the trailer.




The Blazer's base engine is a 193-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder that puts out 188 pounds-feet of torque. Optional is a 305-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 that puts out 269 pounds-feet of torque. Both pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission and have stop-start systems at idle.


Tuesday, 26 June 2018 09:22