What do you think of the 3.6L Chevrolet Blazer?
Is it a good buy?
The Chevrolet Blazer is a product that is often forgotten, especially because of a price that sometimes puts it on par with luxury vehicles that are only slightly more expensive. For example, for the price of a Blazer Premier, you could get an Acura RDX or an Audi Q5, which retain much better value in the market.
Now, if you opt for an LT, True North or RS trim without too many options, the Blazer can actually be attractive. Nice, it turns out to be very comfortable and certainly more convincing than the Ford Edge or the Nissan Murano. In addition, its reliability record is very satisfactory and long-term operating costs are lower than several of its competitors.
Engine wise, the 3.6-litre V6 option is viable and consumes little more than the turbocharged 2-litre, especially on the motorway. Expect a combined average of around 11L/100km, but a yield of just under 9L/100km on the road.
However, its main handicap remains the all-wheel drive, which has to be engaged manually and proves to be less efficient than that of some competing vehicles. Sure you can get by with it in most situations, but it’s clear that it doesn’t contribute to a better drive or handling like it does with, for example, the Honda Passport or Subaru Outback.
Finally, know that Chevrolet is currently offering the Blazer with an attractive financing rate: 3.49% for a term of 60 months. A factor that must also be taken into account when financing.