Chevrolet's midsized SUV seats five passengers but is focused more on styling and luxury and less on utility.
The base 193-hp four-cylinder engine comes only on front-wheel-drive versions.
The all-wheel-drive ones get a 305-hp V6.
The Blazer rides and handles well, it's quiet, and the V6's power delivery is smooth.
Controls are easy to use, but the low dash vents direct air to front occupants' elbows.
For advanced safety features beyond blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning, buyers have to pick an expensive option package that's available only on the high-end versions.
Getting automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assistance bumps the price up considerably.
For 2020, a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is available.