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I see that dealers are starting to get Blazers on their lots. And since my next purchase will likely be either an Acadia or Blazer, I stopped by my local dealer to check out the RS they had in stock.

Wow! Nice-looking vehicle. I think it's gonna hurt Acadia sales by stripping off buyers like me who really don't care about the third row seating, and who are just luke-warm about the Acadia body style.

But we'll see how the pricing goes. I'm thinking if I want a similarly-equipped Blazer to what I've been looking at in an Acadia, it's gonna cost me *at least* $4k more (and likely *more* than that) .. unless they throw some 'kickoff' rebates out there to get the ball rolling.
 

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It's is in kind of a weird niche. From a size and functional standpoint it looks to complete with the Equinox market, but it's priced almost where the Traverse/Acadia is. It tends to be in the tiny area between sporty Equinox and smaller Traverse. Is there that much market share there? I guess we will see. If not, you'll soon be able to get that Blazer without playing the sizable price tag they currently want for it.
 

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It's is in kind of a weird niche. From a size and functional standpoint it looks to complete with the Equinox market, but it's priced almost where the Traverse/Acadia is. It tends to be in the tiny area between sporty Equinox and smaller Traverse. Is there that much market share there? I guess we will see. If not, you'll soon be able to get that Blazer without playing the sizable price tag they currently want for it.
Maybe what they're saying is (to Equinox buyers): "you still want your N/A V6 Equinox we took away from you ... well ... here it is in the base model Blazer ... for $5,000 more".
 

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A lot of people including me did not like that GM decided to build the Blazer in Mexico instead of in the states.

I love the old Blazer and S10 Blazer. I was hoping the new Blazer would be RWD on a truck frame to compete with the new Bronco. I honestly don’t see where the Blazer fits in Chevy’s lineup.
 

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I was hoping the new Blazer would be RWD on a truck frame to compete with the new Bronco. I honestly don’t see where the Blazer fits in Chevy’s lineup.

The Blazer will be the same size as the Highlander, Durango, Grand Cherokee and Acadia so they can compete better in that class cuv. That is a popular size and some of those brands sell over 15,000 units a month.
 

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The Blazer will be the same size as the Highlander, Durango, Grand Cherokee and Acadia so they can compete better in that class cuv. That is a popular size and some of those brands sell over 15,000 units a month.
I think it will be viewed as a lower-priced alternative to the Lexus RX-350 or Infinity QX-50. The look is similar.
 

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In my opinion the new Blazer is a far cry from previous models. The new one is designed to appeal to a group of buyers more concerned with fancy styling. The rear of the roof looks like a customizer did a bad chop job. My '08' TrailBlazer had a solid frame under it and even though a 2WD was competent in all kings of weather. I was hoping the new one would be larger, it's just a Terrain in different sheet metal.
 

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In my opinion the new Blazer is a far cry from previous models. The new one is designed to appeal to a group of buyers more concerned with fancy styling. The rear of the roof looks like a customizer did a bad chop job. I was hoping the new one would be larger, it's just a Terrain in different sheet metal.
I do agree . . . very different than the previous Blazers.
The new Blazer appeals to a different demographic than the Acadia. As someone else mentioned, the styling and limited seating, interior and features of Blazer are more for the cafe shop crowd strolling down a closed off metro street plaza, sipping a Starbuck's and carrying bags of stuff from the boutiques.
The Blazer is a good alternative to the current Terrain and Equinox for those who want a bit more sporty and Japanese/Euro styling. But, yeah . . for more $$$$. And, @Colt Hero, Blazer should be much cheaper being smaller, made in Mexico when Acadia is made in Spring Hill, TN. BTW. . . a very good GM plant and I spent some time there when it was still Saturn.
The Acadia and Denali Acadia are more conservative and upscale in appearance and feel, plus appeal to those who want both more passenger and versatile cargo areas. Even Cadillac has stepped up with the bit larger XT6 built on the same platform.
I looked at Blazer some 2 months ago and there were deals on them even then with fairly good incentives and dealer discounts. But not as good as GMC had on Acadia. The best I could find was $3K to $4K more compared to a similarly equipped Acadia. Even then, it was not an exact match.
I feel we got more for our money in Acadia and suits our needs better. I am also amazed that, so far, we are getting +2 to +3 MPG better than our 2015 Equinox LTZ with the 3.6L LFX V6 engine.
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Blazer should be much cheaper being smaller, made in Mexico when Acadia is made in Spring Hill, TN.
Yeah ... it should be, but since it's the 'new kid on the block', they're gonna ride it for probably the first two years, anyway with lesser price cuts than the Acadia.

The Acadia and Denali Acadia are more conservative and upscale in appearance and feel, plus appeal to those who want both more passenger and versatile cargo areas.
Yup! Maybe the Blazer is GM's 'Acadia Coup', or 'racier' Acadia? LOL!

I looked at Blazer some 2 months ago and there were deals on them even then with fairly good incentives and dealer discounts. But not as good as GMC had on Acadia. The best I could find was $3K to $4K more compared to a similarly equipped Acadia. Even then, it was not an exact match.
I feel we got more for our money in Acadia and suits our needs better. I am also amazed that, so far, we are getting +2 to +3 MPG better than our 2015 Equinox LTZ with the 3.6L LFX V6 engine.
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Yeah, I'm not seeing any great deals on Blazers, either. As you know, "vmaxed" on the Equinox forum just traded in his 2019 Equinox AWD Redline for a 2019 Blazer RS. Says he got $8500 off on the $51,450 Blazer ($2500 Cash Allowance + $6000 Dealer discount), or 16.5%. I'm not seeing discounts like that. And he also said he got all but $1000 back on the 2019 Equinox at trade-in (that he'd bought back in November for $28,046 ... which was $8300 off that MSRP at the time). So he ostensibly drove the Nox for 8-9 months for $1000.
 

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Yeah, I'm not seeing any great deals on Blazers, either. As you know, "vmaxed" on the Equinox forum just traded in his 2019 Equinox AWD Redline for a 2019 Blazer RS. Says he got $8500 off on the $51,450 Blazer ($2500 Cash Allowance + $6000 Dealer discount), or 16.5%. I'm not seeing discounts like that. And he also said he got all but $1000 back on the 2019 Equinox at trade-in (that he'd bought back in November for $28,046 ... which was $8300 off that MSRP at the time). So he ostensibly drove the Nox for 8-9 months for $1000.
Yeah, I saw that deal he posted. $51,450 is too much in my book for a Blazer RS. Our 2019 Acadia SLT-1 was $40,785 MSRP . . ! I don't care how much they gussied up a Blazer it isn't worth over $10,000 more than the Acadia. The RS is on the Blazer is more cosmetic than anything and little there at all. And if it has +20" wheels . .. not what I want.
Below is what the sale price was on one of two Acadai SLT-1 that I looked at.
And. . . there was also an $816 loyalty bonus plus my measly $123.17 GM Card money. So . . $30,779 was my price plus $189 fees.
In fact, the one shown below ( still unsold) is now about $1,300 more because the loyalty cash went away and dealer discounts were lessened.
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Below is what the sale price was on one of two Acadai SLT-1 that I looked at.
And. . . there was also an $816 loyalty bonus plus my measly $123.17 GM Card money. So . . $30,779 was my price plus $189 fees.
In fact, the one shown below ( still unsold) is now about $1,300 more because the loyalty cash went away and dealer discounts were lessened.
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Looks like you bought at the right time. The only way you could've done any better would've been to buy white and save on the paint charge (~$500) ... which is a racket. Maybe the cost of paint varies a little from color to color ... but a $500 per car charge???
 

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In my opinion the new Blazer is a far cry from previous models. The new one is designed to appeal to a group of buyers more concerned with fancy styling. The rear of the roof looks like a customizer did a bad chop job. My '08' TrailBlazer had a solid frame under it and even though a 2WD was competent in all kings of weather. I was hoping the new one would be larger, it's just a Terrain in different sheet metal.
I tend to agree with this. If anything the new Blazer will more likely compete against the Terrain when comparing size, features, etc. (Cost once the 'new' factor wears off will be less of an issue.)

The Blazer is short on cargo space compared to the Acadia so people looking at the Acadia for that reason will loose interest pretty quick.
 

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Looks like you bought at the right time. The only way you could've done any better would've been to buy white and save on the paint charge (~$500) ... which is a racket. Maybe the cost of paint varies a little from color to color ... but a $500 per car charge???
Doesn't matter.For Chevy and Buick the paint color is buried into the MSRP.With GMC, the colors are separated out as a marketing thing, plus some actually are tri coats and deep metallics.
 

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I do agree . . . very different than the previous Blazers.
The new Blazer appeals to a different demographic than the Acadia. As someone else mentioned, the styling and limited seating, interior and features of Blazer are more for the cafe shop crowd strolling down a closed off metro street plaza, sipping a Starbuck's and carrying bags of stuff from the boutiques.
Exactly. The new Blazer is meant to appeal to the Lexus RS 350 crowd. I've seen a couple in the 40k range but most are in the 50k plus range. I personally like them. Have sat in a couple but have yet to take one for a test drive.
 

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Exactly. The new Blazer is meant to appeal to the Lexus RS 350 crowd. I've seen a couple in the 40k range but most are in the 50k plus range. I personally like them. Have sat in a couple but have yet to take one for a test drive.
I like them alright for what they are. If I was in the market for a 5 seat CUV with Camaro like looks it would be ok, but still too pricey. IMO. We came from a 2015 Equinox LTZ and we wanted a bit more room. The Blazer was not much of a contender. The Acadia offers the rear 3rd row which we can use occasionally. And with the 3rd row folded down. . 41 cu.ft of space is very convenient.
And then. . . there still is the price Chevy wants for the Blazer.
 
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