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Chevrolet Announces the Return of the Trailblazer

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

The Chevy Blazer may have just been rebooted for the 2019 model year, but Chevrolet is already thinking ahead and has announced the return of the Trailblazer to its lineup for the 2021 model year. Just like the Blazer, the TrailBlazer will make its return as a crossover as Chevrolet is keen to cater to the current automotive market’s demands. Chevrolet stated that the small CUV will occupy the lineup space between the Trax and the Equinox once it hits showrooms in early 2020. Experts expect the Trailblazer to be similar in size to the Nissan Rogue Sport, while the new Blazer will remain a five-passenger CUV slotted above the Equinox.

Back in the day, the Trailblazer used to be a body-on-frame 4×4 SUV and was originally just a trim level of the Blazer until it spun off as its own model. Although the Trailblazer was discontinued more than a decade ago, Chevrolet still offers a Colorado platform-based SUV with the same namesake in foreign markets. Chevy hasn’t provided any technical specifications as of yet, including the kind of drivetrain the Trailblazer is destined to have.

Here’s what we do know so far: the Trailblazer will come standard with advanced safety features such as lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. There will also be a sporty RS trim available that’ll include unique styling and a two-tone paint job. Chevrolet did not disclose if the RS trim will also feature any performance upgrades, but it’s unlikely that it’ll only sport the RS badge without some performance perks.

Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing, said “The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization. Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

Since the Trailblazer is expected to slot between the Equinox and the Trax, experts believe that it’ll likely offer buyers a choice between Chevy’s 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the 2.0-liter turbo-four. Both engines are likely candidates for the new Trailblazer that’s sure to be offered with both a front-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive option. Others believe that at the very least the base trim of the upcoming Trailblazer could be powered by the same engine that’s under the hood of the Trax – a 1.4-liter turbo four-pot. The company’s nine-speed automatic transmission is expected to be used as well.

Chevrolet will announce pricing and full information closer to the Trailblazer’s on-sale date. Expect the Trailblazer to arrive in dealers early 2020 for the 2021 model year. Follow Miami Lakes Chevy on social media to stay up to date on the latest Chevy news.

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10 Things to Like From the Chevrolet Blazer

Monday, May 27th, 2019

2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer revives a name from the past and applies it to a modern crossover of the present. The new Blazer isn’t the rugged, go-anywhere model some off-road fans hoped it would be. What the resurrected Blazer does is go from a practical, family-friendly sports sedan to an equally capable, sporty SUV.

The Blazer appeals to SUV shoppers who value performance and technology over an all-terrain prowess. Available with a four-cylinder or optional V-6 engine, the acceleration is rapid with either engine. The ride and handling are more than a match for rivals of the like such as Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Passport, and Nissan Murano.

Things To Like

  1. It’s the Camaro of Crossovers

You don’t have to be a muscle car fan to see that the Blazer has similarities with the Chevrolet Camaro and it got transplanted to a mid-size two-row SUV. The Blazer is undeniably brash and bold; it even has a more hostile exterior style. “An RS trim in bright red is without a doubt the sportiest looking crossover SUV in the class,” says Bragman. “While other competitors go for the rugged off-roader look, the Blazer makes no apologies about being an on-road warrior.”

  1. Performance and Power

The Blazer has the entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder delivers 193 horsepower and 188 pounds-feet of torque. Despite not being available with all-wheel drive, the light weight of the four-cylinder model gives the Blazer “a nimble feel.” The 3.6-liter V-6 is optional and, like the four-cylinder, it comes paired with a nine-speed automatic.

The other engine available, the V-6, delivers a total of 308 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque. The generator supplies a “muted growl” and an “extra grunt.” Not to mention it also adds towing capacity and the option to add an all-wheel drive.

  1. Dashboard Design

If you think the exterior looks familiar, it resembles the Camaro, it does. The dashboard of the Blazer looks precisely like Chevy’s sports coupe. “The dash design is appealingly sporty from the placement of the multimedia screen to the round vent rings that also control temperature settings,” Bragman says.

  1. Upgraded AWD

When choosing the V-6 engine, you also have the choice of two all-wheel-drive systems. The version that is an option is the dual-clutch AWD system which can transfer power between the front and rear wheels and side to side. These can be added to the Premier and RS trims.

  1. Ride Control and Comfort

Chevy engineers deserve all of the credit for hitting a sweet spot when it comes to the riding and handling. “The steering has weight to it and body control is excellent,” Bragman says. The V-6 vehicles are about 400 pounds heavier than the four-cylinder FWD Blazer, it adds to this SUV’s solid feel and plants stance.

  1. Sport-Tuned Handling

Desire sharper steering in your SUV? The Blazer RS comes with a quicker steering ratio which provides more immediate responses. Bragman states the difference when it comes to the way it feels between the two steering systems is “barely noticeable.” Although the sporting character of the RS is still entertaining and impressive.

  1. Flashy RS Trim

Maybe the RS trim won’t attract all of the admirers’ attention. Credit this SUV’s look-at-me exterior, which includes unique trim and wheels that range up to 21 inches in diameter. It looks like a Camaro on stilts — and we mean that as a compliment.

  1. Interior Room

The front seats have enough room, and the rear seats can slide front and back for free extra legroom. It can also provide a little more cargo space if needed. Technically, there is room for five on the Blazer, but Bragman says three in the backseat “might be a pinch.”

  1. Cabin Tech

Chevy has good track records for offering easy-to-use infotainment systems, and the Blazer is no exception. Features also included are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which is also standard. Its add-ons include a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless charging for smartphones, and a powerful Bose audio system.

  1. Towing Capacity

When it’s adequately equipped, the Blazer gives the towing capacity of 4,500 pounds. That’s not class-leading, but it places this Chevy right in the competition.

You can search the inventory of Blazers at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Chevrolet Blazer Returns!

Friday, May 17th, 2019
2019 Blazer Miami Lakes Automall

2019 Blazer Miami Lakes Automall

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When someone goes to buy a new vehicle, they hope to drive away in something sharp and distinctive. For those that are looking for a crossover SUV that will get a reaction, the return of the Chevrolet Blazer is ideal for drivers to make an impression. Not seen since 2008, the Chevy Blazer, this new Blazer does not quite resemble the prior Blazer. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is the fourth SUV in the Chevy line-up, including the modest-sized Chevy Trax, Chevy Equinox, slightly smaller than the Blazer, and the largest entry, is the bold Chevrolet Traverse. So, among the latest Chevrolet line-up, what helps the Blazer stand out?

“The Blazer has attitude,” says John Cafaro, executive director of global Chevrolet design.

Attitude With a Capital A

Thanks to a potent 2.5-Liter Ecotec inline-four powertrain with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Chevrolet Blazer reminds drivers every day what a crossover SUV is capable of. Should that 193 horsepower, 188 lb-ft of torque engine not satisfy, owners can opt for the larger 3.6-Liter V6 Pentastar. The V6 is included in the Premier trim boasting 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The V6 engine is the standard powertrain with the RS and Premier trim and is available as an option for the Base and L trim. Owners gain a combined 29 mpg, which helps make the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer a good choice for owners who are wary of fuel economy.

Other Perks of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

With the all-new 2019 Blazer, gain the latest MyLink system with an infotainment system. This system comprises of an 8-inch touchscreen, high-quality Bose audio with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is an option with up to six USB ports for guests to use. Gain advanced safety technologies like adaptive cruise control and rear camera mirror to help guide drivers. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer contains front and all-wheel-drive versions. This is a strong vehicle that carries a maximum towing rating of 4,500-pounds with the V6 engine. Drivers will love the sleek look and power. The Chevrolet Camaro helped create what Chevrolet presented in this all-new creation of the Blazer. Best of all, it isn’t that expensive!

Pricing For the Blazer

Want to add a little more of a sleek look? Opt for the “Hit The Road” package to provide crossbars for the roof rack and black assist steps, as well as gain important safety items like emergency braking, forward collision alert and lane-keep-assist for just an additional $1,050. Also available is a Rear seat infotainment system with a DVD player that cost$1,995. The all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer will only cost drivers $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Come In For A Test-Drive Today!

If an all-new crossover SUV is what you are looking for, we know you’ll enjoy a test-drive with the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Miami Lakes Automall provides customers with the newest Chevrolet vehicles and we carry a large quality pre-owned variety that is ready to go.

Stop by even if you didn’t buy from us if you need to repair your current vehicle. With a simple online service appointment we can get started. Find us at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week. Visit Miami Lakes Automall now for all things automotive!

New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Has Impressive Debut

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

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The arrival of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is fast approaching and we’re beyond excited to share the news. The latest crossover SUV made by Chevrolet is constructed on a unibody platform and has a design influenced by the Chevrolet Camaro with its large grille, sculpted sheet metal, skinny headlights and raised hood. The latest MyLink system comes with an impressive interior and available safety features, including adaptive cruise control and a rearview camera mirror that help make the latest Blazer a fundamentally sound and enjoyable choice for drivers. General Motors has held the name “Blazer” before, but that vehicle was known as the “K5 Blazer” and ended its production run in 1991 as it became what is today known as the Chevrolet Tahoe. The new Chevrolet Blazer is set to make its debut in fall 2018.

Chevrolet Blazer Basics

The 2019 Chevy Blazer seats five and comes in four trims with the base, L trim, beginning at $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee). The Blazer (cloth or leather), RS and Premier trims round out the remaining trims and all come standard with front-wheel-drive and LED taillamps. More standard features that makeup a large part of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer include keyless entry and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that make using a smartphone while driving a thing of the past. The Chevrolet infotainment system is easy to use and accessible with an 8-inch color touchscreen standard. An HD rear vision camera, six-way adjustable driver’s seat, 18-inch wheels and a large electronic locking glove box to store personal belongings are also some of the standard features provided by Chevy.

So, What Can the Chevrolet Blazer Offer?

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer includes two powertrain options. A 2.5-Liter inline-four engine provides drivers with 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque is standard for L and Blazer trim. The trusted and award-winning 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 engine produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, comes standard with the RS and Premier trim, but is an available option the L and Blazer (cloth/leather) trims. Both are more than suitable to help owners enjoy the drive to anywhere they need to go.

Optional features that help make the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer a more incredible ride for owners include wonderful additional available features like all-wheel drive, a dual-pane power sunroof, a twin-clutch AWD system, heated steering wheel, six USB ports, and heated and ventilated front seats. Not only is the 2019 Blazer packed with ways to keep guests entertained, but the comfortable seating and interior help make the owner just as happy. To experience what the Chevrolet Blazer is all about, rush over to Miami Lakes Automall.

Let Chevrolet Show You The Way

Visit us at Miami Lakes Automall to experience with your own eyes and ears the remarkable lineup of the latest Chevrolet vehicles. We are ready to help you with any purchase for this or any of our crossover vehicles. Come on in to have a different customer experience. Our professional sales staff can assist with buying, leasing, trade-ins or selling. Our friendly team is ready to make your shopping experience wonderful.

Need help with your current vehicle? We want to make sure you’re back on the road fast with our experienced servicing staff. Make a service appointment with us and we’ll attend to your vehicle. We handle everything from oil changes, exhaust repairs, and tire balances to coolant flushes, vehicle inspections, and tire rotations. We hope to see you soon!

 

Chevy is Bringing Back the Blazer Name in 2019

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
2019 chevy blazer miami lakes automall

 2019 chevy blazer miami lakes automall

There has been plenty of news in the automotive world surrounding automakers bringing back old names. For example, it looks like Dodge is bringing back the Barracuda name and Ford may be bringing back the Bronco and Ranger and now it looks like Chevy may do the same!

In 2019, Chevy has plans to bring the Blazer name for a new midsize SUV and there are spied shots of the SUV on the internet. Based on the photos and industry rumors it appears this SUV will be built off the C1XX platform, the same as GM’s Cadillac XT5, Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia. Spied shots show the Chevy Blazer looking like a two-row, five-seater SUV perfect for small families. (more…)