1988 Chevrolet Blazer

1988 Chevrolet Blazer

The second generation of the full-size K5 Blazer was produced from 1973 through 1991. For 1988, four new colors became available including forest green metallic, light mesa brown metallic, dark mesa brown metallic, and bright blue metallic. The 1988 Blazer also received a fixed mast antenna which replaced the prior windshield antenna. It also received a trip odometer as part of the gauge package cluster, new door handle seal, and an improved pulse windshield wiper control.

GM temporarily changed the usual 'C/K' designation to 'R' and 'V' for the 1987 through 1991 model years. This had been done to avoid confusion with the GMT400-based Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks, which were introduced in 1988, during the overlap period.

Throttle-body injection had been introduced in 1987 in the truck engines, and the 350 was made the standard power plant.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2016

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Debuting in 1969, the K5 Chevrolet Blazer carried the distinction of being the smallest full-size SUV version of the GM CK Trucks family. The Blazer was produced until 1994 when it was replaced by the Chevy Tahoe. GMC introduced their own model of the truck in 1970 dubbed the Jimmy, which continued in production until the 1992 GMC Yukon. The Blazer and the Jimmy were offered with either four-wheel....
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Model Year Production

#1#2#3Chevrolet
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)692,116
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)647,227
1991Honda (659,659)Oldsmobile (474,837)Nissan (405,147)
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)785,918
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)1,275,498
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)1,236,316
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)1,384,214
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)1,368,837
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)1,418,098
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)1,655,151
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)1,175,200

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