This post is in partnership with Chevrolet. I was loaned the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer to review in exchange for my honest opinions.
There are some pop culture trends of the 90’s that truly defined that decade: the movie Clueless, wearing grudge jeans with flannel, listening to boy bands and every cool kid owning a Chevrolet Blazer. Of all those trends, our family is guilty of a few we’d rather forget, but the Chevrolet Blazer was my Husband’s first car. You always hold a soft spot in your heart for your first car.
While memories of the 90’s are quickly fading as we juggle raising two kids and life in our thirties, we jumped on the opportunity to test drive the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS. Getting behind the wheel of the Blazer instantly brought all of the feelings of nostalgia. Like everything that survives the test of time, it’s had a “glow up” which makes it a great fit for our family – but I’m positive it’ll catch the eyes of Gen Z next.
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2019 Chevrolet Blazer Review: Not The SUV You Grew Up With
Stay Connected With Options
As soon as the Chevrolet hit our driveway, it was begging for a trip. It’s a great daily driver, but we wanted to put it to the test in the north Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. The sporty exterior details are matched by above-average interior features.
Chevrolet does a fantastic job with connectivity options. Passengers are not only more entertained because of the connectivity features, but you’re also safer. The Blazer has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable for easy hands-free access, you’re connected to OnStar services and the infotainment system’s navigation constantly updates with the most up-to-date maps.
What parents can really appreciate is the 4G LTE Wi-fi Hotspot connection, which opens a window of possibilities. I can work online while my Husband drives and the kids can stream their shows on tablets. I don’t want to remember what driving without Wi-fi was like!
Marketplace Makes Life Easier
Leading the industry, Chevrolet has made life even easier with the invention of Marketplace. It’s a commerce option that you can locate on the vehicle’s infotainment system. It allows you to interact and transact with select merchants. You can order your favorite Dunkin Donuts order before you arrive or make reservations for that new restaurant you always wanted to try. This is the feature you never knew you needed and can’t live without.
Safety Features That Protect
My Husband won’t admit to any wild racing memories, in his Blazer he owned as a teenager, but he can certainly speak to the impressive updated safety features. It’s great when you can keep the traditional body of a vehicle that everyone loves, but update it to the latest technology that’s available. That’s exactly what Chevy did with the 2019 Blazer.
It’s designed with the best safety features on the market, to assist drivers and keep passengers safe. You’re constantly connected to the road.
These are my top three safety picks that I love when I’m driving:
- Rear Park Assist
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Change Alert With Side Blind Zone Alert
When you drive, as a parent with *little* distractions in the rear seat, it’s easy to lose focus. I like that Chevrolet gives me the extra support I need when driving. It’s almost like an extra set of eyes when I need it most.
Teen Driver & Rear Seat Reminders
When your Chevrolet Blazer does catch the eye of the younger generation in your family, you can rest assured that Chevy has family in mind. Family safety seems to be at the forefront of their technology advancements and it’s one of the many reasons I love the brand.
Teen Driver is a built-in program designed to help you coach a new driver – even when you aren’t there. You can be in control of potential distractions, like the stereo volume. Or you can set up a speed alert. Think of it as a report card that let’s you know what is really happening when you can’t be in the car.
If you don’t have a teen driver (yet), Chevrolet is even thinking of the backseat passengers. Every time you turn off the vehicle, the driver is alerted with a Rear Seat Reminder Notification. It’s an extra safety measure that helps you remember any precious cargo in the back – whether it’s your kids or your kid’s science project.
From front to rear bumper, Chevrolet has your family covered.
2019 Chevrolet Blazer Pricing + Fuel Economy
The standard Blazer price is $43.5k. In my opinion, I think Chevrolet really packs a lot of great standard features to accompany the price tag and it’s a SUV that you’ll want to keep in the family for the next generation.
The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS edition (photographed in this review) is $51.2k. This edition packs even more exterior aluminum additions, safety features and luxe options – like a sunroof.
Fuel Economy for the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is 21 MPG for combined city/highway.
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