At DePaula Chevy, you'll find one of the largest selections of the latest Chevrolet vehicles in the state. This includes the all-new 2020 Chevy Blazer. Whether you were a fan of the original Blazer (or the old GMC Jimmy) or you've been looking around for a new crossover SUV and have come across this new release from Chevy, you'll discover there are all kinds of features and trim options to choose from. The vehicle has come a long way since its origin as a trim on the Chevrolet K5, and you'll love what GM has done with the new model and the features it offers.
The origins of the Chevy Blazer date back to the full-size Chevrolet K5. This SUV was built using the same chassis as the Chevrolet C/K pickup; only it came with a covered rear. The Chevrolet K5 Blazer started off in 1969 and came with several unique features at the time. It even had a special trim known as the Trailblazer, which eventually went on to become its own model line due to popularity, though, Chevy replaced the Blazer with the Chevy Tahoe and stopped production of the Blazer with the 1994 model year.
Chevy did produce an S-10 Blazer between 1983 and 2005, which was based on the smaller S-10 pickup line. This particular Blazer variation did exist along the K5 Blazer for several years, offering a smaller rendition of the SUV for interested buyers. However, that version hasn't been in production since 2005. However, after nearly 15 years off of the market, Chevy decided to bring the Blazer back this year with the 2019 Chevy Blazer.
The 2020 Chevy Blazer is the second model year release of the all-new crossover SUV. There are a number of trims, packages, and drivetrains available, which make it possible to find the exact crossover that works for you and your budget.
The base L trim with front-wheel drive has an entry MSRP of $28,800. The 1LT trim, which comes with the same transmission and base engine, sees an increase to $32,300 as an entry-level MSRP. The 2LT does comes with an upgraded engine option and has an MSRP of $32,800 when including a 2.0L Turbo I4. Going with the optional 3.6L V6 boosts the base MSRP up a bit. The 3LT comes with the same engine options, with the I4 MSRP starting at $37,000 and the 3.6L V6 starting at $40,600. The RS trim only comes with a V6 and has an entry MSRP of $42,700, while the Premier also only comes with a V6 and an MSRP of $42,700.
The 2020 Chevy Blazer comes with three engine options. These are a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, a 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine, and a 3.6L V6 engine. The 2.5L engine offers 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque while using a 9-speed automatic transmission. This particular engine option also offers a fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.
The 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine produces 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It also uses a 9-speed automatic transmission. It has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway.
With the 3.6L V6 engine, you'll receive 308 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque as well as a 9-speed automatic transmission. This particular engine option offers a fuel economy of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway in FWD. The fuel economy will differ slightly if you go switch to all-wheel drive but not enough to be all that noticeable. The AWD fuel economy will only dip about a mile per gallon.
The 2020 Chevy Blazer comes with several standard safety features, not only on the Premier trim but on the base L as well. On the L trim the crossover SUV comes with seven airbags, including front airbags for the driver and passenger, a knee airbag for the driver, side-mounted side-impact airbags for both driver and passenger, a head-curtain airbag for both front and rear outboard seats, plus an outboard passenger sensing system for the front passenger which indicates if the airbag is currently on or off.
The L trim also comes with an HD rear vision camera, a LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) system, which is designed for child safety seats, daytime running lamps, stability control system, traction control, child safety locks, and OnStar.
The Premier comes with the same standard features as the base model. However, it also comes with a lane change alert, side blind zone alert, and rear park assist (with an audible warning). The upper-tier trim models also come with an optional rear camera built into the mirror. This way, you can see what's going on around you easily.
All of the 2020 Chevy Blazers come packed with several standard and optional entertainment features. On the L model, the SUV comes with a Chevy Infotainment 3 System that features an 8-inch color touchscreen. The system offers Bluetooth, voice command pass-through to phone, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has a 6-speaker audio system, 4G LTE WiFi hotspot (with a data plan), noise-canceling to help block out exterior cabin noise, two USB ports built into the instrument panel and two USB ports built into the rear of the center console and a 4.2-inch color driver information center. The driver information center can be personalized to showcase the information you are most in need of while driving.
On the Premier model, the system comes again with the Chevy Infotainment 3 Premium System and an 8-inch HD color touchscreen. It allows you to connect two phones to the system via Bluetooth at once, in addition to a cloud-connected feature, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also available. The speaker system does see an upgrade to a Bose premium 8-speaker audio system and 4G LTE WiFi hotspot.
You will receive a SiriusXM satellite radio trial subscription with the purchase of the vehicle. In addition to the four USB ports listed on the L trim, there is a USB data port and AUX input jack with an SD card reader located in the storage bin. This way, you can connect external devices that use a 3.5mm headphone jack or insert an SD card with stored audio. Additionally, there is a 120-volt power outlet, so you can plug regular electronics into the vehicle. The driver information center is upgraded to 8-inches (over the 4.2 on the L trim), and it can be reconfigured and personalized based on the driver.
If you are interested in towing any kind of gear, the different engine types do make a difference in potential towing.
On the L model using the standard 2.5L engine, the Blazer comes with 64.2 cubic feet of cargo space when the second row is folded down. When all seats are in the up position, the rear cargo space is 30.5 cubic feet. It also has a maximum towing capability of 1,500 pounds. The 2020 Chevy Blazer does offer hitch guidance with a hitch view feature. This activates the rear camera and provides some alignment diagrams, which makes backing up to a trailer far easier than attempting to do it by eyesight alone.
When going with either the 2.0L turbocharged engine or the V6 option, the towing capacity does boost up to 4,500 pounds with the proper trailering equipment added (this feature is optional). The cargo space on all of the models is the same, so regardless of which is selected the SUV comes with 64.2 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seat is folded down and 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space when all of the seats are upright.