|Midsize SUV; Built in USA|
|Good condition price range: $1,000 – $2,000*|
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer LT 4-door wagon
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 2-door wagon
1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4-door wagon
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer interior
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer V-6 engine
By 1993, when Jeep launched its Grand Cherokee with a driver-side airbag and available V8, the Blazer was showing its age. Grand Cherokee and Explorers beat the Blazer in refinement, but the S10 Blazer still is a good choice in a smaller sport utility.
Launched way back in 1983, the S10 Blazer and its GMC S15 Jimmy counterparts were two of the first compact carlike sport-utility vehicles. Engines were underpowered in the 1980s. That changed for the better by 1988, when Chevy offered its potent 4.3-liter V6 as an option. That engine has been standard since 1990. Initially, only a 2-door model was available, with either 2- or 4-wheel drive (the latter GM’s Insta-Trac part-time system) and manual or automatic transmission. Base models came with a full-size spare tire, dual outside mirrors, and halogen headlamps. 2WD models added fog lamps; 4WD, front tow hooks. Antilock braking operated only on rear wheels.
|1991 S10 Blazer
Early in the 1991 model year came 4-door versions on a longer wheelbase. The 4.3-liter engine and 4-door body finally made Blazer competitive with the wildly successful Jeep Cherokee. A Sport trim option (including 2-tone paint and alloy wheels) became available for 4-doors as well as 2-doors, but other changes were few. Antilock braking operated on all wheels on 4-doors, but only at the rear on 2-doors.
|1992 S10 Blazer
Four-wheel-drive Blazers could now be ordered with an electronic-shift transfer case, which engaged or disengaged 4WD via a dashboard button instead of a floor lever. Antilock brakes now operated on all four wheels, in 2- and 4WD, on all models.
|1993 S10 Blazer
Two-door S10s could get Tahoe LT trim this year. All models adopted a new chrome grille. Standard engines gained five horsepower when equipped with manual shift. A new “enhanced” version put out 200 horsepower. That one worked only with an automatic transmission. Both V6s gained an internal balance shaft to reduce vibration.
|1994 S10 Blazer
New safety features included side door-guard beams and a center high-mounted stoplamp. A 60/40 split front bench seat became standard on 5-doors. A redesigned Blazer was ready to debut, as a ’95 model.