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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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2019 Chevy Blazer

It looks like the RDX will face a new rival to the segment, with the debut of the 2019 Blazer. It will also be offered with a 4 wheel drive system but it looks like that will have to be selected manually. In its highest spec, its packing an impressive powertrain, with the 3.6l V6 producing 305hp and 269lb-ft of torque. There has been no confirmation on its pricing or fuel economy just yet.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 10:23 AM
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I think the styling of the new Blazer will be hit or miss amongst consumers. Its unfortunate that Chevy opted to go with another run of the mill crossover, and personally I think they went a little overboard with the redesign. Fans of the previous gen models aren't going to go anywhere near the 2019.
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I think the styling of the new Blazer will be hit or miss amongst consumers. Its unfortunate that Chevy opted to go with another run of the mill crossover, and personally I think they went a little overboard with the redesign. Fans of the previous gen models aren't going to go anywhere near the 2019.
There is lots of buzz on the new Blazer. It will continue to have its followers.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 04:43 PM
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Its going to be tough for the Blazer to rival this Acura due to the fact they are in different segments, one is a luxury/sport product, the other will lack luxury entirely and that's completely fine.
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Yeah I shouldn't have said segment rival, but rather a comparable alternative in relation to power and performance specs. Early estimations are suggesting an entry price of $27,000 and up to 6 different trim levels.
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Yeah I shouldn't have said segment rival, but rather a comparable alternative in relation to power and performance specs. Early estimations are suggesting an entry price of $27,000 and up to 6 different trim levels.
Interesting logic. So you think even though there's a $8,000-10,000 (+30%) difference in starting MSRP between the two of these models and the fact they're in entirely different segments, that power and performance specifications is what makes them rivals?
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If people are in the market for a proper performance SUV, then yes I think they are going to consider all options across different segments. Why wouldn't you look at a vehicle that's $10k less but offers the same amount of power? People want the most value for their money, and the new Blazer seems to have found a good balance.
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If people are in the market for a proper performance SUV, then yes I think they are going to consider all options across different segments. Why wouldn't you look at a vehicle that's $10k less but offers the same amount of power? People want the most value for their money, and the new Blazer seems to have found a good balance.
To lose all that luxury and tech is a lot let alone the entirely different characteristics that come with both vehicles.
At best this thread represents less than 1% of potential RDX owners that would consider the Blazer. In all my years shopping in this segment I never seen someone make that move. It doesn't happen.
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I agree that its unlikely for anyone looking at the RDX to consider the Blazer as an alternative. That being said however, with the changes in vehicle pricing as a result of these new tariffs, people may be more open to exploring different segments. The Blazer is a well established nameplate, so its not confined to the same limitations that's found in a typical crossover.
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I agree that its unlikely for anyone looking at the RDX to consider the Blazer as an alternative. That being said however, with the changes in vehicle pricing as a result of these new tariffs, people may be more open to exploring different segments. The Blazer is a well established nameplate, so its not confined to the same limitations that's found in a typical crossover.
It still doesn't factor in how different each vehicle is when it comes to features being offered. One is a true luxury product, unlike anything offered from Chrysler or sub-entry level brands. I have yet to see someone willing to lose that.
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