The Blazer's brakes were inferior and the body leaned a lot in hard cornering in CR testing.
The 1998 models received better brakes, but still had cumbersome handling, a so-so ride, and sloppy fit and finish.
The Blazer also received a "Poor" rating in an IIHS offset-frontal crash test.
The 4.3-liter-V6 engine feels lively, but fuel economy is poor even by the paltry standards of the class.
The newer TrailBlazer, which essentially replaced the Blazer, arrived in 2001.
More recent Blazers were mostly in rental fleets.