The Chevrolet Blazer is very comfortable to drive, dependable, and powerful enough to get you where you need to go. Available in two-door and four-door models, with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, the Blazer is able to fit up to four passengers comfortably. It was first produced in 1969 as the Chevrolet K5 Blazer. Through the years the Blazer received some name changes, including the S10 Blazer, S15 Jimmy, and K1500. The Chevrolet K1500 Blazer stayed on the market until 2005 and then was discontinued.
There are three different trim lines to choose from: the base model, the Blazer LS, and the Blazer LT. The base model came with standard features, such as air-conditioning, anti-lock brakes, and a radio. If you purchase the Blazer LS you will find more features in the interior, including a tilt steering wheel, power windows and locks, cruise control, and a folding rear seat. The Chevrolet Blazer LT had more luxurious features, including leather seats, deluxe stereo, overhead console, and a power driver's seat. The second row bench seats fold down to allow for double the cargo size (from 30 cubic feet to 60 cubic feet).
If you start searching for the Chevrolet Blazer, you may want to start with 1998 and above. This was the year when the exterior body was changed, the interior was redesigned, and airbags were added to the passenger side. In addition, those on the hunt will more than likely find more of the second generation Blazers, produced from 1995 to 2005, on the used car market. Second generation Blazers were larger than the previous generation, but still smaller than a full-sized SUV.
The Chevrolet Blazer has stood the test of time, and is a classic and beloved truck by many enthusiasts.
The Chevrolet Blazer's safety features include daytime running lights, anti-lock brakes, driver airbag, passenger airbag, rear seat head restraints, and adjustable seat belts. The 2005 two-door Blazer received a three-star rating for front driver safety, four stars for front passenger, and five-stars for driver side and rear passenger safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE CHEVROLET BLAZER
- Consumer Guide named the Chevrolet Blazer a Recommended Buy in 2000.
- Motor Trend reported that the Chevrolet Blazer's low prices makes it a very strong value.
- If you need a vehicle that you can use to haul different things, such as a trailer, boat, etc., the Chevrolet Blazer can tow up to 4,000 pounds if the proper trailer hitch is installed.