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1999 Chevrolet T10 Review

Well-suited for practical everyday driving.

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The 1999 Chevrolet T10 Blazer is a brilliantly-styled SUV with a powerful drivetrain and a reasonable price. The model is available as either a four-door or a two-door. The four-door is the most popular and is capable of accommodating as many as six passengers.

The T10 is the four-wheel-drive version of both the Chevy S10 pickup truck and the S10 Blazer SUV. The S10 helped define the modern compact SUV market when it was first introduced in 1982. Its four-wheel drive sibling the T10 has similarly impressed over the years, establishing itself as one of the most popular compact 4WD models on the market for more than a decade. The T10, like its two-wheel-drive sibling the S10, offers performance and drivability that is car-like when compared to similar models. These car-like qualities make the T10 not only suitable for rugged off-road duty, but it’s also great for routine everyday driving.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engine: 4.3-liter V-6, 4.3-liter V-6
Transmission: five-speed manual with overdrive, four-speed automatic with overdrive
Models: Chevrolet T10, Chevrolet T10 LS, Chevrolet T10 LT

What's New

New additions to the T10 line for 1999 include improvements to the Blazer SUV’s automatic transmission, larger exterior mirrors, new color choices and the addition of GM’s optional AutoTrac active transfer case. Interior revisions include an upgraded sound system, new power-seating features, and optional steering-wheel mounted audio controls. New safety features include a vehicle content theft alarm, flash-to-pass headlights, and a liftgate ajar warning light.


Although relatively compact, the T10 features masculine and attractive style cues. Exterior features include body-colored bumpers with two front tow hooks, a rear step bumper, black grille moldings, and dual exterior mirrors.

The 1999 Chevrolet T10 also includes variable intermittent windshield wipers and 15-inch wheels. There is also an available ZR2 super-duty suspension package available that adds four inches in width, 31-inch tires, Bilstein 46mm shocks, drivetrain refinements, and an underbody shield package.


The 1999 Chevrolet T10’s interior comes with standard bucket seats and has an available 60/40-split bench seat. Four-way controls for both driver and front passenger seat are standard and the front center armrest has a storage compartment. Seats and doors both feature cloth trim while the floor is trimmed with carpet. There are also rubber floor mats available for both the front and rear.

An AM/FM radio with a clock and seek-scan is also standard. However, there is an available option for a CD player as well as one for air-conditioning. Four speakers are standard, but there is an option for improved performance speakers and six speakers are available for certain models. Additional available options include power windows, radio theft deterrent, cruise control, power door locks, and keyless entry.

Performance & Handling

While it may not be the most capable 4WD model in terms of off-road ability, the T10’s car-like handling makes it an excellent vehicle for day-to-day driving. Steering is responsive enough, the array of V-6 engines provides adequate power and GM’s Insta-Trac shift-on-the-fly 4WD system helps facilitates a smooth and easy ride. Engine choices for the T10 consist of a robust 4.3-liter V-6 rated at 180 horsepower and a slightly more powerful 4.3-liter V-6 that’s rated at 190 horses.


Among the standard safety features for the 1999 Chevrolet T10 are four-wheel anti-lock brakes, daytime running lights, driver and passenger side front-impact airbags, center high mounted stop lights, ignition immobilizer, and an available panic alarm.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet T10: 17/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Attractive masculine styling
  • Wide array of features and available options
  • Capable drivetrain

You Won't Like

  • Build quality could be better
  • Low-grade interior parts and materials
  • Rear seating is uncomfortable
  • No V-8 option

Sum Up

Well-suited for practical everyday driving.

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