If you have a kid in school, it’s likely that every once in a while you’re the one on carpool duty. And if you have multiple kids, well… you’re always on carpool duty!
We’re all seeking out more family time. We tend to prioritize the big stuff – family weekends away, holiday vacations – but in truth, much of the time we spend with our kids occurs with us in the driver’s seat and little ones in tow.
Daily drop-offs and pick-ups from school, dance, and soccer practice might seem mundane, but really, it’s an opportunity. In the midst of our hectic lives, these moments between the “main events” allow us the opportunity to connect with our kids on a real level – discover who they are, how they think, and what matters most to them. When you add up all the time you spend transporting them to and from their various activities, it becomes clear: car time is family time.
That’s why choosing the right vehicle for your family is more important than ever. With the right vehicle, your means of transportation transforms into a home on wheels. And no vehicle gets that quite like the Chevy Blazer.
With state-of-the-art entertainment technology, spacious comfort for everyone on board (plus everything they bring along for the ride), and safety features that ensure your peace of mind from departure to arrival, Blazer is the ultimate carpool machine.
What kind of music are your kids listening to these days? With available 4G LTE WI-FI1 connectivity and wireless Apple CarPlay2 compatibility, it’s easy to find out. Now, passengers in the second row can control music selection straight from their linked devices. Of course, as a parent, it is your responsibility to share the 90s hits that defined your own childhood. With premium audio from an available Bose 7-speaker surround sound system3, your music has never sounded better.
Music is just the beginning of Blazer’s tech integration. Your kids will certainly appreciate the ability to stream videos and play games on their tablets, but you’ll be thankful that they can knock out homework assignments between school and extracurricular activities. With front and rear USB outputs3, their devices will stay powered up no matter how long the drive.
You no longer have to sacrifice sleek looks for space efficiency. From the outside, Blazer’s sleek lines emit an air of athleticism we often associate with luxury sport sedans. But inside, with second-row seats folded flat, its 64.2 cubic feet of available cargo space (cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution) stands up to larger vehicles. With flat-folding, 60/40 split rear seats, Blazer can be configured to accommodate a myriad of passenger-cargo combinations. You easily fit two passengers in the second row all while storing luggage and longer items that could not fit in the trunk alone. So caravan road trips with the travel team are no problem. And yes, their teammate can join for the ride.
If the kids are younger and still using a car seat, you know that clearance is essential. Blazer provides ample room to safely and efficiently install multiple car seats without cutting into your legroom in the first row. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for security.
Kids are messy. Your car doesn’t have to be. While Blazer can’t stop your kids from tracking mud, spilling soft drinks, and letting a few Cheetos fall to the floor, it provides the means to make cleanup a breeze, all while protecting the interior surfaces of your vehicle. With available all-weather floormats and cargo liners, a simple wipe-down accomplishes what used to take a full interior vacuum and wash. So go ahead and hit the drive-thru. Blazer’s got your back.
Perhaps the reason parents often dread carpool duty is the responsibility that comes with it. Blazer is here to put your mind at ease. With revolutionary safety features that recognize dangerous situations before you do, you can hit the road with confidence.
With Automatic Emergency Braking4, Blazer is able to stop when an unexpected obstacle crosses its path. Follow Distance Indicator adds an additional level of protection on the freeway, notifying you – right on your screen – how much space you have behind the vehicle you’re trailing.
When it comes to changing lanes, parents will take all the reassurance they can get. With Lane Change Alert (w/ Side Blind Zone Assist)4, you can easily view your blind spot directly on the Infotainment5 screen, and with Lane Keep Assist (w/ Lane Departure Warning)4, you get automatic warnings if you’re unintentionally drifting – key for those late-night drives after a long day with the family.
Thanks to Blazer’s split-screen backup camera, you can keep your eyes forward while backing out. One camera indicates what’s behind you while the other shows your vehicle from above, providing you with a full understanding of your vehicle in relation to your surroundings.
Finally, you can say goodbye to the stress of parallel parking. With available Rear Park Assist4, Blazer handles the tight squeeze for you. We’ve all experienced the anxiety of knowing parking will be a challenge. Thanks to this breakthrough technology, those fears are a thing of the past.
Maybe nothing provides parents with more anxiety than when it’s finally time for their teen to get behind the wheel. While it’s often helpful that your oldest can assist in daily pick-ups and drop-offs, the transfer of responsibility is generally marked by constant concern for the well-being of a new driver on the road. With Teen Driver Technology4, Blazer comes equipped with a built-in coach, ready and able to help your young driver develop safe habits from the get-go.
You might not be there to remind your kid to buckle up, but Blazer will. With industry-first Buckle to Drive4, you’re guaranteed they think safety first… because they won’t be able to shift gears until they do! For an additional reminder, all audio will be muted until their passengers do the same. You can be thankful Blazer is looking out for your teen and their friends when studies show only 61% of high school students wear seatbelts while riding with someone else.
Additionally, Teen Driver Technology allows you to set volume limits on audio, speed alerts, and provides the industry’s first and only in-vehicle report card, allowing you to easily track your teen’s performance behind the wheel.
It’s time to embrace carpool duty once more. Whether you’re a new parent taking on the responsibility for the first time, or sending your teen off to take over the job, Blazer is there to make the road more fun, more comfortable, and safer at every turn. Now get going! Cheerleading practice ends in eight minutes!
1 Service varies with conditions and location. Requires active service and paid AT&T data plan. Visit onstar.com for details and limitations. Service varies with conditions and location. Requires active service and paid AT&T data plan. Visit onstar.com for details and limitations.
2Apple®, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple Music and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.
3 Not compatible with all devices.
4 Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important feature limitations and information.
5Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.