The Blazer is available in four distinct trim levels, LT, RS and Premier, with several different equipment packages available on the LT trim. Power for the base model is provided by a turbo-charged 2.0L 4-cylinder producing 228hp. An optional 3.6L V6 provides 308 hp and comes standard on the Premium and RS models, though it's also optional on the base model, provided the buyer springs for the correct option package. With each engine choice, power is sent to the wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission. Front wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available and comes standard on any Blazer also equipped with the turbo 4 cylinder and the bigger V6.
The Blazer is available with a ton of options, but even the most basic Blazer comes pretty-well equipped. Standard infotainment features include a 6-speaker stereo with an 8-inch color touchscreen, Bluetooth audio streaming, voice commands, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM satellite radio, 4 USB charging points and 4.2-inch screen for the driver. Additional standard features include an electronic locking glovebox, keyless entry with push button start, a rearview camera, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and HID headlights.
The Blazer RS gives buyers a bunch of other features, headlined by an improved infotainment system that adds navigation, an audio input jack, 6 USB ports and an SD card reader. Also standard on the RS include a bigger 8-inch screen in the driver's instrument panel, nicer interior ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 120-volt power outlet, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a built-in garage door opener, a powered rear liftgate, 20-inch wheels, as well as a suite of driver assistance and safety programs, such as a blind spot monitoring system and a rear cross traffic alert system.
Practical Interior Dimensions
Available All-wheel Drive
Interesting New Technology
For 2022, the Chevrolet Blazer gets a few minor changes, the L and 1LT trims are no longer available, the 2.5L engine has been discontinued and the AWD drive model gets an increase in towing capacity.
The Blazer is Chevrolet's answer for the competitive mid-sized SUV segment, but with a lower-than-average starting price. SUVs are by definition expected to be versatile and offer owners with a myriad of uses hauling stuff, getting to work every day and driving through the woods on a weekend excursion. The Blazer has put an emphasis on this versatility with a clever interior that can be reconfigured, along with a ton of technology aimed at both making occupants more comfortable and at helping owners use the various utility features of the vehicle.