The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer isn’t a big 4×4 made to go after Jeeps into the wild– it is instead a slick, decidedly street-oriented crossover bristling with great, Camaro-inspired layout touches. The two-row, mid-size Chevy Blazer thus falls on the stylish end of the segment that consists of the Ford Edge and the Nissan Murano. It is more differentiated from boring, day-to-day crossovers by its flashy driving characteristics. Intend to stand apart while still hauling your family around in a roomy, helpful car? The Blazer deserves a look.
What’s New for 2020 Chevrolet Blazer?
A brand new version for 2019, the Blazer blazes into 2020 with couple of significant changes. Chevrolet has added a brand-new 230-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to the schedule, where it fits between-the entry-level 193-hp 2.5-liter (non-turbo) 4-cylinder & the offered 308-hp V-6. The brand-new engine compels a trim-level overhaul from in 2014’s L, 2.5 L, 3.6 L cloth, 3.6 L natural leather, RS, and also Premier trims to L, LT, 2LT, 3LT, RS, and Premier.
The L and also LT now use the 2.5-liter engine, implying they’re front-wheel-drive only; the 2LT as well as 3LT come basic with the new turbo 4 and also offer as options all-wheel drive as well as the V-6; as well as, as in the past, the RS as well as Premier have all-wheel drive requirement, along with the V-6.
Prices of 2020 Chevrolet Blazer
- Chevrolet Blazer L. $ 29,995.
- Chevrolet Blazer LT. $ 33,495.
- Chevrolet Blazer 2LT. $ 33,995.
- Chevrolet Blazer 3LT. $ 38,195.
- Chevrolet Blazer RS. $ 41,695.
- Chevrolet Blazer Premier. $ 43,895.
While we delight in the RS design’s enhanced handling characteristics and also even more hostile exterior designing, it’s not the greatest worth. As a matter of fact, the Blazer is much more expensive than most rivals, especially when optioned with the most effective functions that are just offered on the top-tier RS and also Premier. Rather, we would certainly advise the 2LT trim level.
Not just does this unlock the much more effective V-6 as well as all-wheel-drive alternatives, but this mix can tow 4500 pounds. We would certainly additionally include the Convenience and also Vehicle driver Self-confidence bundle that consists of heated pole positions, remote start, power liftgate, and driver-assistance technology (blind-spot display, rear cross-traffic alert, back parking sensors).
Engine, Transmission, Efficiency.
The Blazer features a conventional 193-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a 230-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine an optional 308-hp 3.6-liter V-6. All three pair with a nine-speed transmission, yet just the turbo-four and also the V-6 are available with four-wheel drive. The front-drive version has enough power for getting around community and highway obligation. Nonetheless, the V-6 delivers outstanding velocity and also gives included self-confidence when passing on the highway.
Quick as the last Blazer RS we examined was, the transmission was slow-moving to downshift. Front-drive and also four-cylinder designs can tow as much as 1500 extra pounds, while the all-wheel-drive V-6 variation can take care of up to 4500 extra pounds. With steady composure as well as exact steering, the Blazer is conveniently the best-driving crossover to put on the Chevrolet bow tie. It was confident & responsive on twisty sections of road, particularly the RS model, which has special guiding as well as suspension tuning.
Still, even the four-cylinder variation we drove was more appealing than numerous rivals. Its 18-inch wheels gave a smoother as well as quieter flight than the RS model that wore huge 21-inchers, which thudded over bumpy roads. Thankfully, both models continued to be hushed on even surface areas and at highway speed. The steering’s specific comments was satisfying throughout spirited sessions yet fluid at low rate. The company brake pedal instantly reacted to our inputs, as well as the brakes brought our Blazer RS examination vehicle to a stop from 70 mph in an excellent 165 feet.
Gas Economy and also Real-World MPG.
The EPA approximates that the 2.5-liter four-cylinder Blazer will gain as much as 21 mpg city as well as 27 highway. The turbo-four is ranked at approximately 21 mpg city and also 28 freeway, and the V-6 variation is the thirstiest at 19 mpg city and 26 highway.
The Chevy Blazer we tested with the front-drive, 2.5-liter four-cylinder earned 26 mpg and the all-wheel-drive, V-6 variation earned 24 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy path, which simulates real-world mpg and also belongs to our comprehensive testing program. Nonetheless, we haven’t checked the freeway fuel economic situation of the turbo-four.
Interior, Infomercial, and Freight.
Inside, the Blazer layout is heavily influenced by the Camaro, with an instinctive climate-control system that includes round air vents below the facility stack. These vents can be twisted to change the temperature level settings. The visual flourishes include soft-touch plastics and also a two-tone color scheme.
While the fancier designs receive leather surfaces and also flashier products, our mid-level examination auto had several affordable items and mainly grayscale shades. The Blazer also provides desirable web content, such as ambient interior lighting, heated and also aerated front seats, as well as warmed rear seats. The pole positions on our test car had tiny paddings that did not have support, but the rear had lots of stretch-out space that ought to comfort everybody on lengthy trips.
With 31 cubic feet-behind the rear seats & 64 with the seats folded, we were able to fit 11 & 26 carry-on traveling bags, respectively. There are a number of storage space remedies for tiny products, consisting of ledges on the front-door panels that are best for smart devices. There’s a decent-size cubby at the-front of the center console, too, as well as the container has great room, albeit without organization. The rear is much less impressive, with a container at the rear of the center console and little door pockets.
Infotainment and also Connection.
Every Blazer features an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto capability. The system’s interface is appealing as well as easy to run, but a rotary controller would certainly be useful to minimize interruptions. A pair of USB ports-located at the front & on the back of the center console are typical; a 120-volt outlet is likewise available on specific models. The Blazer also can be furnished with a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, eight-speaker Bose audio system, integrated navigating, and also cordless charging for phones.
Safety And Security as well as Driver-Assistance Characteristics.
The 2020 Blazer gained a five-star crash-test ranking from the National Freeway Website Traffic Security Management (NHTSA), but it wasn’t called a Leading Security Pick by the Insurance Institute for Freeway Safety And Security (IIHS). While base versions lose out on chauffeur assists, the various other designs are available with blind-spot surveillance, back cross-traffic-alert, as well as rear auto parking sensing units. Sadly, just the RS and also Premier provide the most advanced driver-assistance innovation. Trick safety attributes include:.
- Available forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking.
- Available lane-departure warning as well as lane-keeping aid.
- Available flexible cruise ship control.
Guarantee and Upkeep Insurance Coverage.
The Blazer has the regular Chevrolet service warranty strategy that consists of competitive restricted as well as powertrain coverage in addition to one complimentary set up maintenance browse through. It additionally has five years or 60,000 miles of roadside aid.
- Minimal warranty covers 3 years or 36k miles.
- Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60k miles.
- Free maintenance covers one browse through in the initial year.