Blog #20 2024 Chevrolet Blazer
2024 CHEVROLET BLAZER
Test Drive the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer
Gregg Devillers here from Tom Smith Chevrolet in Midland, Ontario. I’m here to discuss the new 2024 Chevrolet Blazer for you. In this post, I will talk about the RS trim of the Blazer that I drove last week and talk about some of the key features of the exterior, interior and the vehicle itself. Let’s start by closing our eyes so we can imagine the look of the vehicle. Oh wait, you can’t close your eyes, you need to read the descriptions. Let’s use that deep dark part of our brain for the imagination to help visualize this beautiful vehicle.
First, when you walk out to the vehicle you will notice that it has a powerful presence with a bold look. The front end has a nice lean, muscular profile and the grille has that distinctive sporty look that will catch your eye. The two small LED daytime running lights next to the grille look like small eyes that have a constant glow to them. The next thing that will catch your eye is the great-looking wheels and rims continue with the sportiness feel of the vehicle.
Next, we need to get inside and look at the impressive interior on the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer. The first thing I notice when I get in, is the round air vents that have a stitched colour around them. The vehicle I’m in now has a red stitched line around the black tube. The middle console air vents also rotate for the temperature giving it a futuristic feel to the vehicle. Also, when you want to close the blades on the fans, it reminds me of something I would find on the Batmobile, not something I would find on a vehicle in Midland, Ontario. The way the inside blades close reminds me of the doors to the bat cave. While we are inside the vehicle, you will notice the heated fronts seats and heated steering wheel. From RS trims and up, you can get the ventilated seats for those long summer drives, which will be a common theme with this nice vehicle.
The next thing to look at will be the infotainment and safety features that come with the vehicle. The infotainment screen is 10.2” diagonal and lets you stay connected with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The RS and Premier trims also have enhanced voice recognition to help avoid looking at your phone when you are trying to make a call or sending a text message. Some of the safety features use the infotainment screen such as the HD Surround Vision, which gives you a “birds-eye” overhead view of the vehicle. This will help with parking as you can avoid objects during low-speed manoeuvring. For example, if you are not very good at parallel parking or are worried about parking close to a building or deck on your property, then this view will help you. Another safety and futuristic feature is the rear camera mirror. When you push the switch on the rearview mirror, it will change the mirror and display a wider, less obstructed camera view, rather than the traditional inside rear-view mirror. This camera view will remind you of your phone screen or a computer screen, similar to that of a driving game. As for other safety features, the Blazer comes standard with automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane keep assist and blind spot warning and Intellibeam for those late-night drives. All these great options plus more to keep you and your new vehicle safe and damage free.
Now on to the final part, the drive. When you press the ignition button and hear that roar of the engine, you know you are not in a Trax or Terrain. This is a Blazer and is sporty. Driving down the road you can notice the Active noise cancellation which uses sound waves to help counteract unwanted engine noise. This feature is wonderful, so you can enjoy the drive without having to yell at your passengers over the engine, but you might still be yelling as you drive faster and enjoy the heck out of the vehicle. I test drove one of the Blazers in our dealership and that first acceleration, you can hear and feel the vehicle going from first to second gear and the pickup of the engine was nice and not overbearing as other vehicles and was not jerky like other sporty vehicles.
Overall, the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer is a nice, smooth ride that has all the features of a sporty vehicle but is also a great family vehicle. If you are in the Midland area and would like to test drive one, please give me a call or send an email, and lets go for a drive.