If today’s crossovers elicit a yawn, allow us to acquaint you with the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer. This two-row midsize SUV leads the pack, thanks to its sporty driving dynamics and design elements inspired by the Chevy Camaro. When you see the Blazer at a dealership like the Phoenix Chevrolet dealer, you’ll notice the resemblance to the Camaro doesn’t stop on the outside. Step inside, and you’ll feel like you’re in a larger version of the Camaro. Buyers looking for a midsize SUV that delivers plenty of power along with sporty styling should place the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer at the top of their shopping list.
According to the Phoenix Chevrolet dealership, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer seats five and comes in four trim levels: L, LT, RS and Premier. The LT model is split into three subtrims: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT.
Powering the L and 1LT trims is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 193 horses and 188 lb-ft of torque. The 2LT and 3LT are equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that puts out 230 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. At the upper end of the trim-level spectrum, the RS and Premier get a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 308 hp and 270 lb-ft. This powerplant is available on the 2LT and 3LT models. All models are teamed to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on the all trims other than the RS and Premier, which get all-wheel drive standard. The 2LT and 3LT get optional all-wheel drive.
EPA-estimated fuel economy is up to 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway for models with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive.*
The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer has its share of fans. Car and Driver wrote: “The two-row, mid-size Blazer thus falls on the stylish end of the segment that includes the Ford Edge and the Nissan Murano. It is further distinguished from boring, everyday crossovers by its sporty driving characteristics. Want to stand out while still hauling your family around in a roomy, useful vehicle? The Blazer is worth a look.”
The cabin features an uncluttered dash with a high-resolution 8-inch touchscreen. The infotainment interface features easy-to-read icons, a thoughtfully designed interface, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Center vents with Camaro-inspired styling cues can be rotated to regulate the temperature. There are lots of places to stow smaller items, including an electronically locking glovebox, a passenger-side map slot, and door and seatback pockets.
There’s ample passenger space in the rear to keep back-seat occupants relaxed throughout the ride. The 2020 Blazer has lots of room for cargo, with 31 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 64 cubic feet with the seats folded.
Safety is an important consideration for anyone considering buying a new vehicle. The NHTSA gave the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer its top rating of five stars for overall safety in its crash tests. As of this writing, the IIHS hasn’t completed testing the 2020 Blazer.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.