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CATEGORIES (articles) > Donor Car Information > Chevy donors > Chevy S-10 Blazer and Jimmy

Chevy S-10 Blazer and Jimmy

See also Chevrolet Blazer (disambiguation)
2004 Chevrolet Blazer 4-door and 2001 GMC Jimmy 2-door
Chevrolet S-Blazer
Manufacturer: General Motors
Production: 1983–2005
Class: mid-size SUV
Body Styles: 2-door SUV
4-door SUV
Successor: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Chevrolet Equinox
GMC Envoy
first generation S-10 Blazer 2-door
Generation 1
Chevrolet S-10 Blazer
GMC S-15 Jimmy
Production: 1983–1994 (Blazer/Jimmy)
Platform: FR/4WD GMT330
Related: Chevrolet S-10
GMC Sonoma
GMC Typhoon
Oldsmobile Bravada
Engines: 2.0 L OHV I4
1.9 L Isuzu I4
2.2 L Diesel I4
2.2 L L43 I4
2.8 L LR2 V6
2.5 L Tech IV I4
2.8 L LL1 V6
4.3 L Vortec 4300 V6
Generation II
Chevrolet Blazer
GMC Jimmy
Production: 1995–2005 (Blazer)
1995–2001 (Jimmy)
Platform: FR/4WD GMT330
Body Styles: 2-door SUV
4-door SUV
Related: GMC Envoy
Oldsmobile Bravada
Chevrolet S-10
GMC Sonoma
Engines: 2.2 L L43 I4
4.3 L Vortec 4300 V6

The Chevrolet S-10 Blazer and the similar GMC S-15 Jimmy were mid-size SUVs from General Motors. Production began alongside the larger K5 Blazer and Jimmy in 1983 and lasted through 2001 for most models. The Jimmy was replaced by the upscale GMC Envoy in the United States, but the Jimmy name was retained for the Canadian market. The Chevrolet Blazer remained in production, with 2-door models offered to the public and for 2005, 4 door models were sold only to the fleet market, until April 20, 2005.


1988 S10 Blazer
1988 S10 Blazer
See also GMC Typhoon and Oldsmobile Bravada.

Upon the introduction of the S-10 pickup in 1982 to replace the Isuzu-based Chevrolet LUV, the S-10 Blazer was introduced for the 1983 model year, along with the GMC S-15 Jimmy.

Styling cues were based on the first generation K5 Blazer and Jimmy (preferably the angled c-pillars and lift glass panel); the S-series Blazer and Jimmy did not feature removable hardtops like their full-size counterparts.

The early years of the S-10 Blazer (between 1983 to 1987) used the 2.8 L V6 as the base engine (this powerplant was also used in archrival Jeep's Cherokee until 1987). 1988 and later models had the 4.3 L Vortec V6 based on the Small Block Chevrolet V8.

1993 GMC Jimmy (seen with a 2/3 drop)
1993 GMC Jimmy (seen with a 2/3 drop)

In March 1990, a 4-door version of the S-10 Blazer and Jimmy were introduced; the 4-door had a 6.5" longer wheelbase (2-doors had a 100.5 inch wheelbase - six inches longer than the Ford Bronco II) and a one-piece front grille (1990 2-door S-10 Blazers and Jimmies had the 3-piece grille). This came just months ahead of the introduction of the Ford Explorer. At the time, Jeep was the market leader with its Cherokee 2 and 4-door SUVs.

The upscale Oldsmobile Bravada appeared the next year. Although the first generation S-series Blazer and Jimmy were initially sold as 2-doors upon its original introduction, an episode of Motor Trend TV (c. 1991) stated that the thumbs up was for the introduction of the new bodystyle, and the thumbs down was that the 4-door bodystyle was based on the first generation model, which was in the process of a makeover.


  • 1983-1984 - 2.0 L OHV I4, 2 barrel, 83 hp (62 kW)/108 ft.lbf (146 Nm)
  • 1983-1985 - 1.9 L Isuzu I4, 2 barrel, 84 hp (63 kW)/101 ft.lbf (137 Nm) (California)
  • 1983-1985 - 2.2 L Diesel I4, 58 hp (43 kW)/93 ft.lbf (126 Nm)
  • 1983-1985 - 2.8 L LR2 V6, 2 barrel, 110 hp (82 kW)/148 ft.lbf (201 Nm) (VIN B)
  • 1985-1989 - 2.5 L Tech IV I4, TBI, 92 hp (69 kW)/132 ft.lbf (179 Nm) (VIN E)
  • 1986-1993 - 2.8 L LL1 V6, TBI, 125 hp (93 kW)/150 ft.lbf (203 Nm) (VIN R)
  • 1988 - 4.3 L Vortec 4300 V6, TBI, 150 hp (112 kW)/230 ft.lbf (312 Nm) (VIN Z)
  • 1989-1992 - 4.3 L Vortec 4300 V6, TBI, 160 hp (119 kW)/230 ft.lbf (312 Nm) (VIN Z)
  • 1990-1993 - 2.5 L Tech IV I4, TBI, 105 hp (78 kW)/135 ft.lbf (183 Nm) (VIN A)
  • 1992-1993 - 4.3 L Vortec 4300 V6, CPFI, 195 hp (145 kW)/260 ft.lbf (353 Nm) (VIN Z)
  • 1994 - 2.2 L L43 I4, MPFI, 118 hp (88 kW)/130 ft.lbf (176 Nm) (VIN 4)
  • 1994 - 4.3 L Vortec 4300 V6, CMFI, 195 hp (145 kW)/260 ft.lbf (353 Nm) (VIN W/Z)


See also GMC Envoy and Oldsmobile Bravada

1995 was the introduction of an all-new Blazer. This time, it lost the S-10 prefix and became its own model based on the second generation S-10/Sonoma pickups introduced a year earlier (the K1500 Blazer was rebadged as the Chevrolet Tahoe. Upon introduction of the 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer and the GMC Envoy, production continued after their successors came to the market, with the Jimmy only being sold in Canada.

The Blazer was Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year for 1995.

Another upscale model was the 1998 GMC Envoy. It used the same engines and had many of the same upgrades as the Bravada.

A Blazer Xtreme (only on the 2-door model) was added to the lineup in 2000, based on the S10 Xtreme pickup.

This generation was phased out in 2001 to make way for the new GMT360 models such as the Chevrolet TrailBlazer and the GMC Envoy. However, production of the Blazer and Jimmy continued until April 20, 2005, in Linden, New Jersey. A white Chevrolet Blazer became the last of the series, and the last vehicle produced in New Jersey.


  • 1995-1998 - 2.2 L L43 I4, MPFI, 118 hp (88 kW)/130 ft.lbf (176 Nm) (VIN 4)
  • 1995 - 4.3 L LB4 V6, TBI, 155 hp (116 kW)/235 ft.lbf (319 Nm) (VIN Z)
  • 1995 - 4.3 L L35 V6, CMFI, 191 hp (142 kW)/260 ft.lbf (353 Nm) (VIN W)
  • 1996-1998 - 4.3 L Vortec 4300 V6, CSFI, 175 hp (130 kW)/240 ft.lbf (325 Nm) (VIN W)
  • 1996-1999 - 4.3 L Vortec 4300 V6, CSFI, 180 hp (134 kW)/245 ft.lbf (332 Nm) (VIN X)
  • 1999 - 2.2 L L43 I4, SFI, 120 hp (89 kW)/140 ft.lbf (190 Nm) (VIN 4)

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  • Emotional day for GM workers in New Jersey as last vehicle rolls off line

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