Re: 2018 Chevy Blazer
With the exception of the look-at-me grille, the Blazer is handsome enough I guess. It's not in the least bit original, however. Lexus and Hyundai styling features abound, and I see a fair amount of the new RDX in there, too, although to be fair that must be largely the result of them both following similar industry trends. The RDX is too new for it to have been intentionally copied.
There's nothing special about the powertrains, either. It would have been nice to see the twin turbo 3.6L make an appearance in the RS trim. Is this Chevy being too conservative, or more evidence that their 9-speed has torque limitations? I guess it doesn't matter the reason, it's a missed opportunity any way you look at it.
Regarding the Blazer name, I don't get it. It's not a bad name at all, but it's a name that historically was applied to a very different type of utility vehicle. Ironically, it's the Chevy loyalists who are most likely to be most upset at the use of the name here. I don't think most non-Bowtie fans will mind at all.
2017 MKX 2.7T Black Label