“Street-inspired.” That’s the first word from Chevrolet on the new Blazer, a sport-utility vehicle that slots between the bow-tie brand’s compact Equinox and midsize Traverse. Unlike the early Blazers, known for ruggedness and utility, the new Blazer is all about style and sophistication. Yet it’s still an SUV, so it can be equipped to tow up to 4,500 pounds, and all-wheel-drive models have an off-road setting that’s a snap to engage.
Base-priced at $28,800, the Blazer has three engine choices and several trim alternatives. Our Midnight Blue Metallic test car was a Blazer Premier with all-wheel drive, the high-end version. Its sticker price was $49,060 with just one option, the Driver Confidence II package ($2,265).