When you hear the words “midsize SUV,” it may evoke images of another capable, yet boring vehicle with styling that fails to inspire. The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is the exception to the rule that says midsize SUVs aren’t exciting to look at or drive. With design cues borrowed from the Chevrolet Camaro, the Blazer is sure to turn heads wherever it goes. And the Blazer delivers sporty handling that makes it a delight to drive. According to the Winslow Chevrolet dealer, the Blazer’s standard powerplant provides owners with some of the best fuel-efficiency figures in its class.
Blazer Trim Levels The 2020 Blazer seats five and comes in four trim levels, listed as L, LT, RS, and Premier. The LT trim is divided into three subtrims: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. We’ll look at the different Blazer trims and see what they offer buyers at dealers like Chevrolet Winslow.
Blazer L Under the hood of the Blazer L trim is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque, connected to a nine-speed automatic gearbox that’s standard across the lineup. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, 18-inch wheels, rear air vents, keyless ignition and entry, xenon headlights, heated mirrors, an audio setup with six speakers, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, two USB ports and two USB-C ports.
Blazer LT The Blazer 1LT gets the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit as the L. This model gets the L trim’s standard features plus a driver’s seat that’s power-adjustable, tinted windows, satellite radio and a spare tire.
The 2LT and 3LT subtrims are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant that makes 230 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is available in the 2LT.
The 3LT comes with leather upholstery, auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, a power liftgate, black roof rails, heated front seats, remote engine start, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors.
Blazer RS The RS and Premier trims employ a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 308 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This engine is available in the 2LT and 3LT models. The RS features exclusive styling, along with ambient lighting, a blacked-out front grille, dual exhaust tips, 20-inch wheels, a hands-free liftgate, a heated steering wheel, an upgraded driver information display, a navigation system, a cargo management system, an extra set of USB-C and USB ports, and an AC power outlet.
Blazer Premier The range-topping Premier trim starts with the features of the RS and adds ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, heated rear seats, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, chrome exterior accents, simulated suede cabin trim and an eight-speaker Bose stereo system.
Several option packages are available that add many of the features found in the upper trim levels. Standalone options include a 360-degree parking camera, forward collision alert with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and mitigation, a wireless charging pad and a vibrating Safety Alert Seat.