Chevrolet has been in the industry for over a century, providing drivers with vehicles that have exceeded expectations and existed as reliable forms of transportation for nearly as long as the automaker’s lifespan. Chevrolet has spearheaded the sports utility vehicle body styling since the early days, and today continue to be leaders in the auto-world in partial thanks to these same vehicles. Chevrolet doesn’t design vehicles that get the job done; they create vehicles that drivers simply couldn’t live without. This same fact could be said of the new 2020 Chevy Blazer, which hit dealership showrooms and highways everywhere earlier this year.
The 2020 Chevy Blazer bridges the gap between the new and trending compact SUV and the full-sized classics that continue to impress drivers everywhere. That said, this iteration, as well as previous models, push the envelope in terms of what you can expect from an SUV. Rugged, powerful, stylish, and nearly in competition with luxury SUVs that are twice the price, the Chevy Blazer is a true crowd-pleaser. The 2020 model had big shoes to fill when it rolled off of the factory floor and into dealerships and driveways. Over the many months, we’ve become quite familiar with the latest Chevy Blazer and have come to learn that it has not only lived up to the expectations that previous models have set, but exceeded them by leaps and bounds. The 2020 Chevy Blazer is an incredible vehicle, and if you’re at all a fan of the SUV, we recommend that you visit our dealership to check it out in person and potentially take it on a comprehensive test drive.
At first glance, the 2020 Chevy Blazer simply looks like an off-road exclusive SUV, that caters to only a single type of driver. However, the 2020 Chevy Blazer isn’t some underpowered pavement-only-dweller either. The truth of this statement is clear enough in the wide range of configurations that Chevrolet has implemented into their flagship SUV. When you visit our showroom to check out the brand new Chevy Blazer, you’ll find the L, LT, 2LT, 3LT, RS, and Premier trim levels, all of which serve up plenty of value that makes it worth the sticker price.
Before we move into the interior amenities, or the safety package that the 2020 Chevy Blazer comes with, we’ll focus instead on the engine build. Powering every standard model of the new Blazer is a 193 horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that can provide up to 188 lb-ft of torque, so hardly underpowered by any means. This direct-injection engine comes standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission as well as a front-wheel drivetrain that allows the 2020 Chevy Blazer to haul up to 1,500 pounds.
The powertrain ceiling is high for the 2020 Chevy Blazer with some models sporting a 308 horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 engine that isn’t shy about the 270 lb-ft of torque that it puts out. This engine build is also saddled with a 9-speed automatic transmission and with the assistance of an AWD drivetrain, can tow about 4,500 pounds without breaking a sweat. Although, if you’re not looking for top-ranking power, you can instead alter course for the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which sends 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque to the wheels. Under the support of an AWD drivetrain and 9-speed automatic transmission, this turbocharged alternative is a great fit for any rugged adventurer.
So, as you can tell, the powertrain options for the 2020 Chevy Blazer are quite diverse. Built to satisfy both the environmentally conscious commuter with an affinity for utility, and the power-centric off-roader with a desire for sheer performance, the 2020 Chevy Blazer can be customized to fit almost any kind of drive style or lifestyle.
Driving a great SUV means more than just having a great spread of powertrains. Drivers should expect a comfortable interior that lends for a seamless driving experience through and through. The 2020 Chevy Blazer satisfies this need, thanks to the sprawling interior cargo spacing, variety of interior amenities, and plenty of well placed soft-touch high-quality materials.
The ‘U’ in SUV stands for utility, and the 2020 Chevy Blazer manages to pull off some pretty incredible utility. When the rear seats are propped up, drivers can fit about 31 cubic feet of luggage in the back. If that isn’t enough ‘utility’ for you, you can fold those same rear seats and expand your cargo capacity to a staggering 64.2 cubic feet of cargo space. On top of this grand cargo storage space, is a slew of pockets and panels in the front and rear doors, as well as behind the front seats. A bin in the backseat compounds this level of container space, making the 2020 Chevy Blazer the kind of utility.
Interior comforts don’t stop at cargo space. While base models are dressed in soft-touch plastics, and a simple two-tone styling, higher trims add in leather upholstered surfaces and ambient interior lighting. Higher trims also feature heated and ventilated front and rear seats, treating both types of passengers equally. The 2020 Chevy Blazer also treats all trim options equally when it comes to infotainment, as every model sports an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are also plenty of USB ports in both the front and the back, and the option of a 120-volt outlet adds to the level of utility and practicality that the 2020 Chevy Blazer comes packed with. Upgrade your interior system's package, and you can get a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, as well as an eight-speaker audio system courtesy of Bose audio, a built-in navigations system, and a wireless charging dock for smartphones.
Auto buyers nowadays put an increased focus on safety, and for good reason. Technology has advanced to the point where driving has become partially automated, truly showcasing the ‘auto’ in automotive. The 2020 Chevy Blazer fills this need incredibly well, offering a fully-fledged active safety feature package as optional across nearly all models.
On base models, you can expect all of the basic safety features such as seatbelts, a wide array of airbags, and a high-definition rearview camera. When you upgrade all the way up to the RS and Premier trim, you can expect to find a true variety of active safety features available, including things like enhanced automatic emergency braking, forward collision alerts, HD Surround vision cameras, a following distance indicator, and even a highway safety kit.
The 2020 Chevy Blazer is a looker, taking everything that is great about modern SUVs while holding onto to the rugged and somewhat boxy design that have made SUVs so popular in the first place. The two-row, five-seater SUV pulls inspiration from the Chevy Camaro, what with its angular headlights, and charming front grille. The 2020 Chevy Blazer sits plenty high off the ground, and while not exactly designed for rigorous trail running, it can get the job done on lighter trails. Measuring in at 191.4 inches long, and sporting a wheelbase of around 112.7 inches, the 2020 Chevy Blazer is the best example of a mid-sized SUV. All of the exterior style choices compile together to make for a vehicle that stands out from a crowded highway, yet doesn’t do so to the point of polarizing drivers. One part rugged adventurer, and two parts street and city driving centric SUV, the 2020 Chevy Blazer is sure to satisfy the stylistic expectation from drivers across the spectrum of tastes.