Finally, after decades, the Chevy Blazer is back! However, unlike the return of other classics such as the Ford Bronco, the new Chevy Blazer is a letdown. It has a variety of issues that are disappointing fans. Check out a few of the most prevalent complaints.
Disappointing Chevy Blazer problems
One of the most significant disappointments is the fact that the Chevy Blazer didn’t remain true to its roots. It used to be a rugged off-roading beast, but now it’s just a pretty pavement princess.
Instead of building a new Blazer on a truck frame, it was redesigned to have a beautiful look. Chevy wanted to craft a crossover with two rows that had a modern look to attract more buyers.
We understand that the compact SUV market is a large growing segment in the auto industry, but why does this crossover get to wear the honorable Blazer badge? Why didn’t they just craft a new SUV under a different name?
Its Look Is Boring
The Old Blazer had an iconic boxy design with a removable roof. The new Blazer has a top that stays on to ruin all the fun.
Plus, it’s look isn’t anything special. The Chevy Blazer is often confused with the similar-looking Equinox and other curvey little SUVs like the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano.
For having the unique ‘Blazer’ name, this new SUV doesn’t stand apart from the rest of to crowd. We were hoping for a look that set it apart.
The AWD Option Is Limited
The Chevy Blazer lost its 4×4 capabilities with its redesign and only paired all-wheel-drive capabilities with the V6 engine option.
That means the standard engine doesn’t come with an AWD option. To gain the AWD feature, you will have to spend a little more for a higher trim option.
But because this lackluster SUV already starts around $28k, its a pain to pay for the AWD drive upgrade.
The Interior Feels Cheap
On the outside of the Blazer, you see a sleek, sporty design that is similar to the Camero, so you should expect Camero-like luxury on the inside, right? Wrong.
The dashboard of the Chevy Blazer is outfitted with cheap-feeling plastic that’s rough and shiny. The back row is even worse with harder plastic materials.
If you spend $30 on an SUV, then you want to feel like you spent that much. The interior doesn’t deliver that exceptional new car feel at all.
Plus, it falls behind in terms of cargo space. There is only 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and 62.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded down flat. This is less space than the Ford Edge, and other competitors have to offer.
It Feels Like A Car
The Chevy Blazer sits low to the ground, giving it the feel of a sedan. This choice was made to try and attract people who want a sporty daily driver.
However, Blazer fans want the feel of a taller SUV. Or at least a luxurious one. The Blazer fails to provide a smooth and comfortable ride for its price.
Also, the off-road mode doesn’t promote confidence. Sure, the Blazer can go down a dirt road to some campsites, but it shouldn’t be pushed much farther than that.