The Chevrolet Blazer 2020 is not a burly 4×4 designed to chase Jeeps in the desert, instead it is a slippery, decidedly street-oriented crossing, bristling with cool designer touches inspired by Camaro. The medium-sized two-row Blazer thus falls on the elegant end of the segment that includes the Ford Edge and the Nissan Murano. It is distinguished in addition to boring and everyday crossings by its sports driving characteristics. Do you want to stand out while still transporting your family in a useful and airy vehicle? The Blazer is worth taking a look.
A new model for 2019, the Blazer catches fire in 2020 with few major changes. Chevrolet Blazer 2020 has added a new turbocharged 230-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to the line, which fits between the entry level of 193 hp 2.5-liter (non-turbo) four-cylinder and the available V-6 of 308 hp. The new engine forces a shakeup of adjustment level of the L, 2.5L, 3.6L, 3.6L leather, RS and Premier finishes last year to the L, LT, 2LT, 3LT, RS and Premier settings. The L and LT now use the 2.5-liter engine, which means they are only front-wheel drive; the 2LT and 3LT come standard with the new turbo four and offer four-wheel drive and V-6 options; and, as before, the RS and the Premier have the standard four-wheel drive, as well as the V-6.
Chevrolet Blazer 2020 Prices:
L: $ 29,995
LT: $ 33,495
2LT: $ 33,995
3LT: $ 38,195
RS: $ 42,500
Premier: $ 43,895
Official prices for the 2020 model year are coming, but hopefully Chevrolet’s addition of the turbocharged engine will give shoppers a less expensive way on a more powerful engine than last year’s V-6 option, which pushed the Blazer’s price in the mid-range of $ 30,000. Assuming that the Chevrolet Blazer 2020 prices mimics the 2019 model, expect to pay a premium on many of Chevy’s main medium competitors. But hey, if you are already in the Blazer and are willing to pay extra for it, we suggest you go with a model with V-6 technology, which supports the striking form of the design with a minimum of functionality, namely a trailer rating highest.
Interior, Infotainment and Cargo
Likes: Spacious rear seat, fully stocked infotainment system, abundant indoor storage cubby.
Dislikes: Some poor interior materials, superior features reserved for the most elegant models, front seats without support.
Inside, the Blazer design is heavily inspired by the Camaro, with an intuitive climate control system that features round vents under the center stack. These vents can be twisted to adjust the temperature settings. Visual flourishes include soft-touch plastics and a two-tone color scheme. While the most elegant models receive more striking leather surfaces and materials, our mid-level test car had several cheap parts and mostly grayscale colors. The Blazer also ofers desirable content, such as ambient interior lighting, heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. The front seats of our test vehicle had small cushions that lack support, but the rear seat had a lot of stretching space that should comfort everyone on long trips.
With 31 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 64 with the seats folded, we were able to mount 11 and 26 hand luggage, respectively. There are several storage solutions for small items, including shelves on the front door panels that are perfect for smartphones. There is a decent sized puppy in the front of the center console, too, and the container has good space, although without organization. The rear seat is less noticeable, with a bucket on the back of the center console and small door pockets.
Each Blazer comes with a 8.0-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. The system interface is attractive and easy to operate, but a rotary controller would be useful to reduce distractions. A pair of USB ports located at the front and at the back of the center console are standard; A 120 volt power outlet is also available on certain models. The Blazer can also be equipped with a 4G LTE mobile access point, eight-speaker Bose audio system, integrated navigation and wireless charging for phones.
Engine, Transmission, Performance and Trailer
Likes: Fast with the V-6, really attractive to drive, impressive braking ability.
He doesn’t like it: The smallest engine is just front-wheel drive, the bigger wheels disrupt driving quality, lazy transmission reactions.
The Chevrolet Blazer 2020 features a standard 193 hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or an optional 3.6-liter 308 hp V-6. Both are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, but only the V-6 is available with four-wheel drive. The front unit version has enough power to move around the city and the road service. However, the most powerful engine offers impressive acceleration and provides greater confidence when passing the road. The Blazer RS we tested accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and bridged the gap between 50 and 70 mph in 4.6 seconds, which is fast for this class. As fast as it is, the automatic transmission was slow to downshift. Front-wheel drive models can tow up to 1500 pounds, while all-wheel drive versions can handle up to 4500 pounds.
With constant composure and precise direction, the Blazer is easily the best driving crossover for using the Chevrolet bow tie. It was safe and sensitive on twisted road sections, especially the RS model, which has an exclusive steering and suspension adjustment. Even so, even the four-cylinder version we were driving was more attractive than many competitors. Its 18-inch wheels provided a smoother and quieter ride than the RS model that carried large 21 inches, which shuddered on bumpy roads. Fortunately, both models remained silent on uniform surfaces and at highway speeds. The precise feedback of the address was satisfactory during the animated sessions, but fluid at low speed. The firm brake pedal responded immediately to our inputs, and the brakes took our Blazer RS test vehicle to a 70 mph stop at an impressive 165 feet.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
The EPA estimates that the four-cylinder Blazer will gain 22 mpg city and 27 highway. The six-cylinder front-wheel drive version is slightly more thirsty, 20 mpg from the city and 26 from the highway. Both engines use stop-start technology to improve fuel efficiency, but the system cannot be deactivated. While the four-wheel drive model gets 1 mpg less on the road, its city rating of 18 mpg is on par with the Hyundai Santa Fe and lower than a similarly equipped Honda Passport. The four-cylinder Blazer gained 26 mpg on our 200-mile road fuel saving test route. We have not tested the fuel economy of the V-6 version road.
Safety features and driver assistance
The Blazer has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but we hope that will change as it is a completely new vehicle. While the base models do not participate in driver assistance, the other models are available with blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and rear parking sensors. Unfortunately, only RS and Premier offer the most advanced driver assistance technology. Key security features include:
> Front colision warning available and automated emergency braking
> Lane maintenance assistance available and lane departure warning
> Adaptive Cruise Control Available
Warranty and maintenance coverage
The Blazer has the typical Chevrolet warranty plan that includes limited and competitive powertrain coverage, as well as a complimentary scheduled maintenance visit and have five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance.
> The limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
> The powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
> Free maintenance covers a visit in the first year