Exploring the Reimagined Chevy Blazer

January 26th, 2024 by

A blue 2024 Chevy Blazer is shown driving after a 2024 Chevy Blazer vs 2024 Nissan Murano comparison.

Over the course of production, it’s common for the exterior and interior of vehicles to change in an effort to appeal to a wider audience. Still, not many make wide-sweeping changes, such as going from a full-size SUV to a midsize SUV and then recreating themselves after a hiatus as a midsize crossover. For that to happen, each iteration of the vehicle would need to check all the boxes for drivers, creating a loyal fanbase that simply won’t die down.

However, that’s exactly what the 2024 Chevy Blazer has done. This nameplate returned to dealerships in 2019 after more than ten years away with a leaner, streamlined look that continues to turn heads five years later. We get many questions about the evolution of the Blazer, including how the 2024 Chevy Blazer vs 2024 Nissan Murano battle plays out and how it stacks up against other crossovers in its class. The truth is that the two are rather similar, but there are several factors that make the Blazer the better option overall.

The History of the Chevy Blazer

Originally a rough-and-tumble full-size SUV, the Chevrolet Blazer has evolved into a refined and adaptable crossover over the years. When Chevy initially introduced the Blazer in 1969, it was an answer to Ford’s Bronco and the Jeep CJ.

The first-generation Blazer was boxy with a removable fiberglass top, allowing drivers to feel the wind in their hair as they drove. It was available in both two- and four-wheel drive with off-road capabilities that gave drivers another viable option when seeking adventure. Plus, its big frame and 104-inch wheelbase added stability, providing increased confidence on and off the road.

When the second generation arrived in 1973, it was even bigger than the first, increasing the wheelbase by 2.5 inches and the overall length by seven inches. Drivers could also take advantage of a full-time four-wheel drive system. There were also changes to the removable fiberglass top, which was replaced in 1976 with a removable roof cap only in the rear. This generation continued for several years, adding changes to accommodate drivers’ needs, like the optional diesel engine in 1981 and a redesigned front in 1989 that resembled Chevy’s truck lineup at the time.

In 1983, the Blazer picked up a little sibling, the S-10 Blazer. This option was based on the popular S-10 pickup and was almost 15 inches shorter and narrower than the full-size Blazer at the time. While smaller, it provided drivers with many of the same off-road capabilities and other amenities they’d come to enjoy in the original Blazer.

Further changes came in 1991, when Chevrolet answered demands for a four-door version of the S-10 Blazer, giving it more of a family vibe while still offering rugged durability. Following that, it introduced a four-door version of the larger Blazer as well.

It was in 1995 that Chevy made the move from full-size to midsize, introducing a vehicle that shared the same platform as the GMC Jimmy and Oldsmobile Bravada. This version included a new, modern look and better safety features—and while drivers took to this new and improved version quickly, ten years later, the Blazer name was retired, and the Trailblazer was born.

When Chevrolet announced it was bringing back the Blazer in 2019, drivers and auto enthusiasts alike weren’t sure what to expect. However, the midsize crossover that shares a platform with the GMC Acadia and the Cadillac XT5 quickly won the hearts of those wanting style, comfort, and practicality, along with the backing of the Chevrolet name.

A white 2024 Nissan Murano is shown driving.

2024 Chevy Blazer vs 2024 Nissan Murano

Today, the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer is still going strong, especially against contenders like the 2024 Nissan Murano, besting it with a wider stance, stronger powertrain, and more legroom and headroom. The Blazer also provides drivers with the option of two powerful engines (while the Murano only offers one) as well as slightly better fuel efficiency.

A Closer Look at the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer

The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer is the complete package, with sleek lines that balance rugged capability with an aerodynamic design. It offers tri-state drivers four distinct trim levels, dynamic safety features, and some of the latest innovations in the industry. These include…

Cabin Tech

Starting with technology, the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer has the means to keep you and your passengers connected throughout the drive. First, you’ll love the seamless connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as the easy-to-use 10.2-inch color touchscreen. This connection can assist you in finding the best route to Paycor Stadium or get you motivated for the commute as you navigate the cut-in-the-hill.

You’ll also enjoy the available Wi-Fi hotspot that can accommodate up to seven devices simultaneously and the voice commands that help you keep your eyes on the road. Other handy tech features include a standard Remote Start for chilly mornings and the available wireless charging pad and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Safety Tech

Chevrolet has long been dedicated to the safety of its drivers and their passengers. This can be seen throughout its lineup and in the collection of driver assistance features in Chevy Safety Assist. Some of the most common features you’ll find within this collection are Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, and more. These driver assistance features help you get from the East Side to the West Side with ease.

Other available features for the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer include systems like Rear-Park Assist and Rear Camera Mirror. Our team can help you explore each option to ensure you get the safety features you need to keep yourself and your passengers safe during the drive.

Cargo Space

The 2024 Chevy Blazer offers more than just safety and technology. You’ll also enjoy a spacious cargo area with up to 64.2 cu.ft., which is more than enough to pack for the day at the zoo or to load up the goodies you find at Trader Joe’s. To get the maximum cargo space, you simply need to fold down the 60/40 second-row split-folding seat with the touch of a button. You can also talk to our team about accessorizing your cargo space with options like an integrated cargo liner, a cargo organizer, or a sidekick cargo box for even more room.

A red 2024 Chevy Blazer EV SS is shown parked outside a building.

Check Out the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer Today

To see the vehicle that’s reinvented itself time after time and still holds its own against others in its class, stop by our showroom today. We have a wide selection of Blazers in stock, so you can choose which trim level meets your needs best.

As one of the tri-state’s oldest and largest dealerships, we also offer one of the area’s only Exclusive Limited Mechanical Protection programs. Plus, we work hard to ensure that all tri-state drivers get a fair assessment via our Buy-Here-Pay-Here options and others when credit might be an issue.

We know you’ll see a difference the minute you walk into our showroom—and that’s not just for show. We truly value our community and its residents, and we do our best to make sure you have a safe and reliable vehicle to get you to your next destination and beyond.