2019 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2019 Chevy Blazer

The Toyota 4Runner is something of an outlier in the new vehicle inventory available at Colonial Toyota. Certainly, customers are very interested in spacious and capable crossover SUVs, the 4Runner has retained its rugged body-on-frame architecture. This method of building the 4Runner makes it perfect for drivers and their passengers who want to get off the road and into nature. A comparison of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2019 Chevy Blazer shows the Toyota vehicle will go largely unchallenged in its corner of the crossover SUV segment. The 2019 Toyota 4Runner is currently available at the Colonial Toyota showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive today when they make an appointment with a Colonial Toyota product expert by calling, 203-403-6890.

In the old days, the Toyota 4Runner and Chevy Blazer were natural rivals. That competition went away when Chevrolet decided to stop producing the Blazer. For the current model year, the Blazer returns with unibody construction. This certainly has some advantages, but not in the same manner as what is offered by the 2019 Toyota 4Runner. The current Toyota SUV has more interior space and can be equipped with three rows of seats, accommodating as many as seven passengers. Shoppers choosing the new Chevy Blazer will only have two rows of seats with space for five riders to work with. Additionally, the 2019 4Runner can offer up to 89.7 cubic-feet of cargo volume. The 2019 Blazer can only offer up to 64.2 cubic-feet.

 

2019 Toyota 4Runner

Vs.

2019 Chevy Blazer

4.0-L, V-6 Engine 3.6-L, V-6
Five-speed automatic Transmission Nine-speed automatic
89.7 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 64.2 cu.-ft.
5,000 lbs. Max. Towing 4,500 lbs.

 

Performance Specs

For yet another year of production, the Toyota is using the same tried-and-true powertrain for the latest 4Runner. Under the hood of all trim grades of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner available in the Colonial Toyota showroom is a 4.0-liter, V-6 engine that will be mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. It will produce up to 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. Potential owners will be able to choose among rear-wheel-drive as well as part- and full-time four-wheel-drive. Chevy Blazer owners will be getting a four-cylinder or V-6 engine. The new Chevy V-6 power plant does make a bit more power than the corresponding Toyota engine. However, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The 2019 Blazer falls short of this mark.

 

 

A photo of the back seat in the 2019 Toyota 4Runner.
A photo of one of the cargo configurations in the 2019 4Runner.
Another photo of a cargo configuration in the 2019 4Runner.
A photo of the maximum available cargo area in the rear of the 2019 4Runner.

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