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 used 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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