The Chevy Blazer is back. It’s a big SUV with a few unexpected design twists that make mounting a phone, tablet or GPS a bit of a challenge. Fortunately there are a still a few good mounting spots that we will discuss.
Our typical interior cockpit view of a Chevy Blazer accompanies this article. Easy to access the windshield and that’s always welcome news. The dash is nice and wide and will make a good spot for mounting a phone or GPS.
The center vents are located in a very strange place all the way down by the center console. Adding the round shape of the vents means this is out of contention for a mounting location.
Next, there is no CD player. This is becoming a common trend in new vehicles and the majority of GM vehicles do not include one. So no CD mount for this vehicle.
There are a pair of cup holders in the middle console. This is a large vehicle so these cup holders can be used for a device as large as a tablet but only if running apps that don’t need to be referenced while driving. Think apps like Pandora.
Let’s get to some mount recommendations for a Chevy Blazer.
Windshield and Dash Mounts for a Chevy Blazer
It looks like the easiest place to mount a smartphone or GPS is going to be the windshield. The reach to the windshield is a bit longer than what you might find in a car, so a mount that is somewhat extendable is a good idea. A tablet will not fit well on the windshield as it will block too much of your view of the road.
Consider the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount for SmartPhones. The mount features an extendable rigid base combined with an expandable cradle. Unlike many similar mounts, the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 has a two-inch extension. This extension is a welcome feature for the larger Chevy Blazer interior. The included cradle expands to 3.2 inches by pressing buttons on each side. This is large enough to hold most phones. For example, the Apple iPhone 11 is 3 inches wide so this cradle will fit assuming there is no thick case or skin.
To turn the above mount into a dash variety, look at the iOttie Sticky Gel Dashboard Pad for iOttie Car Mounts. This accessory adheres in a non-permanent fashion to your dash. The suction cup mount attaches to the surface of the dashboard pad just like it would on a windshield. This dash pad is a little different from others as it can be easily removed and reused versus others that use adhesive. A nice add-on.
For adding a Garmin GPS to a Chevy Blazer, consider the Arkon Windshield Dash Garmin Nuvi Suction Mount. These continue to be a favorite of ours. It’s a great inexpensive mount that we have years of experience with. It’s more rugged and longer than the Garmin mount you received in the box. Comes with an adhesive dash disk if you wish to use this on your dashboard. The dash disk is especially useful in states where windshield mounting is against the law. A 2-year warranty is included from the manufacturer.
Cup Holder Mounts for the Chevy Blazer
Last place to consider is the middle console cup holder. This is probably the best place to mount a tablet in a Chevy Blazer. The cup holder will also work well for a smartphone. The caveat on the cup holder is that it’s a poor location for referencing an app while driving. So if your plan is to use Waze with a cup holder mount, it’s a poor choice and we recommend the windshield or dash instead.
Consider the iKross Cup Holder Mount for Tablets and Phones. These mounts serve a dual purpose as cradles for a phone and tablet are included. The mount is adjustable and solidly made. You will see a lot of mounts on the market for tablets or cell phones. This is the only car mount kit that we know of that includes two different cradles, one for the phone, the other for the tablet. The phone cradle opens to 3.7 inches so most phones will fit fine. The tablet cradle will hold devices from 7 to 10.2 inches. Large enough almost all tablets except the largest ones such as the Apple iPad Pro – however we don’t recommend using it for anything larger than an Apple iPad Mini. A larger tablet will begin to get in the way of the passenger and may not fit well.