The Chevrolet Blazer has remained a mainstay of the midsize SUV market by providing durability, utility and, especially last year with the newly introduced Trailblazer, a touch of luxury appointments. Its traditional contours are overdue for reshaping. Indeed, a Blazer new from the ground up is not far away, but the Blazer's classic rectilinear shape appeals to those who like a truck that's shaped like a truck and not something squeezed out of a toothpaste tube.
The model line was streamlined for 2000. The old base Blazer has been dropped and two-door models are available in LS trim only ($19,995 with 2WD, $22,495 with 4WD). The top-of-the-line Trailblazer ($29,995 with 2WD) is offered as a four-door only. Four-door models are available with LS ($24,995-$26,995) or LT trim ($26,795-$28,995), while the 4x4 two-door comes in LS ($22,495) or in rugged off-road-ready ZR2 trim ($26,695).