Overview

2020 Chevy Blazer is a powerful luxury crossover that looks damn good-looking. It is part of the first generation of the 2019 model Blazer. It not only features an aggressive muscle car look but also offers agile handling. Its exemplary design looks outstanding and sportier than most Boxy SUVs. In 1969, the K5 Blazer kicked off as an SUV version of its pickup trucks. Its second-generation came in 1973 with an optional removable convertible top. The S-10 Blazer, the smaller version of the K5 debuted in 1983. The third iteration of the K5 Blazer, known as the Tahoe came with special features in 1994. The 1995 Blazer featured a rounded body with more interior storage, however, Chevy discontinued it in 2005. The U.S News and World Report ranked the 2019 Chevy Blazer in the 15th position in the Midsize SUV segment. There’s no doubt about the modern Chevy Blazer being one of the most distinctive SUVs in the segment. Its Camaro-inspired design stands out among the other boxy, utilitarian rivals. The Balzer truly feels like an expanded Camaro with its muscular aesthetics

The 2020 Chevy Blazer comes in six trims: L, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, RS, and Premier. The 2.5 liter Ecotec engine powers the L and LT trims. The 2LT and 3LT trims offer a 2.0L turbocharged engine that generates 230 horsepower and a massive torque of 258 lb.-ft. The 3.6L V6 engine of the RS and Premier generate 308 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft of torque. Chevy claims an MPG of 26, which makes it one of the best SUVs for long drives.

2020 Chevy Blazer Side View
2020 Chevy Blazer RS
2020 Chevy Blazer Ratings
Overall
7.3/10
7.3/10
  • Features - 8.2/10
    8.2/10
  • Interior - 7/10
    7/10
  • Exterior - 7.1/10
    7.1/10
  • Fuel Economy - 7.7/10
    7.7/10
  • Safety - 7/10
    7/10
  • Engine & Performance - 6.8/10
    6.8/10

Pros and cons

The 2020 Chevy Blazer is a unique and powerful SUV that has an aggressive and outstanding design. However, every car has its flaws, so it’s obvious for the Blazer to have some as well.

Pros

  • Stunning Camaro-inspired design
  • Numerous available convenience features
  • Diverse engine lineup with optional powerful V6
  • Intuitive infotainment
  • Strong acceleration
  • Crisp and agile handling
  • Improved ride quality

Cons

  • Base engine lacks power
  • Impaired rear visibility
  • Lesser Maximum Cargo Volume than rivals
  • Availability of advanced driver safety aids is limited

What’s new in 2020 Chevy Blazer?

The 2020 Chevy Blazer features the biggest update – the turbocharged 2.0L engine option that adds more power at an affordable price. With the small but welcome change in the software, you can deactivate the engine start/stop function, if that kind of thing irritates you. The other updates include the trailer hitch guidance with the tow package. Apart from the 2019 model’s trim levels: Premier and RS, there are three additional trims for 2020: L, 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. Chevy has dropped three colors and replaced them with two new shades.

Read the 2019 Chevy Blazer Review

Trims and features

L1LT2LT3LTRS                                 Premier
2.5L Ecotec engine



FWD9-speed automatic transmission18’’ Aluminum wheels
Chevy’s 8’’ touchscreen Infotainment system

Starting at $28,800
2.5L Ecotec engineFWDAvailable advanced safety features
Available heated front seats
Cloth seating surface

Starting at $32,300
2.0L Turbocharged engine/ available 3.6L V6 engine
Available AWDUp to 4,500 lbs of traileringAvailable heated front seatsCloth seating surface

Starting at $32,800
2.0L Turbocharged engine/ available 3.6L V6 engine
Available AWDStandard advanced safety features
Standard heated front seats
Perforated leather seats


Starting at $37,000
Standard 3.6L V6 engine
Available advanced Twin-clutch AWDBlack exterior accents with Black Chevy Bowtie and grilleStandard 20’’ wheels & available 21’’ wheels
Black perforated leather seats with red accents

Starting at $40,600
Standard 3.6L V6 engine
Available advanced Twin-clutch AWDChrome horizontal grille with roof rails and chrome accentsStandard 20’’ wheels & available 21’’ wheels
Jet Black or Maple sugar Perforated leather seats

Starting at $42,700

Which 2020 Chevy Blazer We Recommend?

The L trim s almost not at available everywhere, since most dealers don’t stock this trim. The 1LT is too pricey for the few added features. The 2LT may not be up to the mark, but the turbocharged engine is worth the upgrade and the optional Convenience and Driver Confidence Package offers most of the 3LT’s features. The RS is our favorite from last year’s offerings and that remains the case for 2020, too. The well-equipped interior looks stunning with its generous red accents and perforated leather. Moreover, you get the powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine and better suspension and steering for an enhanced ride quality that makes it fun to drive. Lots of additional convenience features are standard, such as navigation, a hands-free liftgate, heated steering wheel, and many more that make it more comfortable and well-equipped as an everyday commuter.

2020 Chevy Blazer Performance

Engine

The Blazer’s nine-speed automatic transmission is standard for all trims, but you do get options for engines. The 3.6-liter V6 engine of the Blazer generates 308 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The base model front-wheel-drive 2.5L four-cylinder Ecotec engine generates a reasonable power of 193 horsepower and a torque of 188 lb-ft. However, concerning the vehicle’s weight, this isn’t a mighty engine. The mid-range models with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produce a generous 230 horsepower and a torque of 258 lb-ft. This is a much more amusing powertrain that is not having you on edge every time you attempt to overtake a slow-moving truck. For the best performance, opt for the 3.6L V6 standard on the RS and Premier models. A lively, responsive, and powerful engine with an output of 308 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, enough to outrun most middle-of-the-road SUVs in this segment.

2020 Chevrolet Blazer RS Engine
2020 Chevrolet Blazer RS Engine

Acceleration

The Blazer is well known for its strong acceleration and crisp handling. The Blazer is powered by the V6-engine that goes from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds, which is good for an SUV. It is quicker than rivals — the Honda Passport and the turbocharged Ford Edge. The Blazer’s engine produces a smooth and constant wave of power that provides for an effortless overtaking and good pickup. The top speed of the Blazer is restricted to 130 mph. The maximum towing capacity of the Blazer is 4,500 lbs, but this rating depends on the powertrain, drivetrain, and other options of the trim level. Blazer’s rival – the Ford Edge ST is a much sportier crossover than the Blazer. However, the Blazer is more than enough considering the offerings of regular crossovers.

Ride and Handling

The Blazer provides the on-road comfort that you expect from a modern SUV. It offers a stable and controlled ride without getting too harsh. It also offers agile handling in curves, with well-suppressed body roll. The Traction Select feature is available, which helps to distribute power more efficiently depending on several variables. Tour mode lets you switch to front-wheel-drive for better fuel economy. Towing/Hauling is obviously what the Blazer is for. Off-Road mode lets you adjust the chassis control systems and throttle for better handling in rough roads. Snowy or slippery conditions – the All-Wheel-Drive is best suited for. Sport mode beefs up the throttle response for the ultimate performance. Well, we haven’t mentioned earlier that this is not an off-roading machine and the four-wheel-drive adds more traction in adverse weather.

The unique trim among the other variants is the RS, which is already more sporty before you even switch to the sports mode. Its steering and suspension are well-tuned for a sharper and firmer ride. Body roll is minimum on this model and the RS is not just a pretty trim, but it is genuinely amusing to drive. The strong braking is predictable and the ride remains composed while gliding over bumps. Front-wheel-drive models are prone to torque steer, though. Hang on to the steering wheel firmly if accelerating hard out of turns is your way.

2020 Chevy Blazer Fuel Economy

The Blazer’s base 2.5-liter Ecotec engine is paired with a 19.4-gallon fuel tank that provides a mileage of 21/27/23 mpg on the combined cycles of the EPA. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is paired with the same size fuel tank on front-wheel-drive models. All-wheel-drive versions are fitted with a 21.7-gallon tank and the same applies to the V6. The mid-range turbo engine of front-wheel-drive models returns an estimated 20/26/23 mpg and all-wheel-drive models return 18/25/21 mpg. The all-wheel-drive V6 engine returns 18/25/21 mpg as well. The V6’s with larger fuel tanks achieve the highest range, with a total estimated range of 455.7 miles. The Front Wheel Drive turbo manages an estimated range of around 446.2 miles per fillup. Chevy did not include the option of disabling the engine start/stop function, nor did they automate switching between Front Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive. Both these decisions were made to attain the maximum possible fuel economy, but still, it’s fuel economy is average compared to its competitors.

2020 Chevy Blazer Interior

You get a wonderful experience while stepping into the Blazer, with an array of instruments and design cues taken from the Camaro. The clean layout with the center console has some of the controls similar to that of recent year BMWs, which is, of course, a good thing. The Blazer offers a great build quality with solid panels all over. The Blazer is set apart from most other crossovers with the soft-touch plastics and leather trimming. Base models come standard with cloth upholstery, though. As a whole, it is a well-equipped and good-looking cabin. Though the looks are stunning, it’s not as refined as the rivals in terms of the layout, storage, and rear headroom. Getting in and out of the cabin is easy, but the sloping roofline limits rear headroom for taller passengers. Two passengers can comfortably sit in the second row. There’s more space up front and a range of adjustments for the seats and the steering wheel are available to fit drivers of all sizes at the perfect position.

A crossover is usually a car chosen by prospects for its practicality, so a decent trunk of 30.5 cubic feet is a good move for the Blazer. It isn’t exactly poor, but rivals offer more. With narrow door sleeves and average center console bin and glovebox, the interior storage cubbies are not quite so useful, though. A pair of medium-sized cup holders each in the front and rear are included.

Passenger Capacity5 Passengers
Passenger Volume 107.8 cubic feet
Front Head Room39.8 inches
Front Leg Room41.0 inches
Front Shoulder Room59.1 inches
Front Hip Room55.6 inches
Second Head Room38.6 inches
Second Leg Room39.6 inches
Second Shoulder Room58.6 inches
Second Hip Room 54.2 inches

Just like the Camaro sports, the Blazer shares a similar design, where the outward visibility is limited and you can’t see much in the rear quarters. The blind-spot monitoring feature helps you with limited outward visibility.

How are those seats like?

The lower half of the range trims – the L, 1LT, and 2LT offer textured fabric upholstery dominantly. If you upgrade to the 3LT, you get an enhanced seating, leather upholstery. With the top-trim Premier model, you also get faux suede trim and the option of brown perforated leather. The RS is a distinct trim with perforated leather, red accent stitching, and red air vent accents. Some of the aluminum trims also get chrome accents here, and you’ll get the impression of sportiness. The front driver and passenger seats are well-bolstered and remain supportive for long stretches. The rear seats are quite flat but are in a good position with a comfortable angle and height.

Infotainment

With Chevy’s latest Infotainment 3 system, you get an intuitive and easy to use eight-inch touchscreen display with OnStar Wifi connectivity for all models. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are included. The native software for smartphone integration itself is fine, though. Satellite radio navigation is also available. The Bose audio system offers six speakers throughout the cabin. Only the top range Premier trim gets an upgraded audio system, which offers a horde of eight Bose speakers. Connecting your smartphone to the infotainment is simple with the regular USB plus a USB-C port, one each in the front and rear. The highly-chosen RS model doubles the connecting ports for both sections of the cabin, with the more costlier Premier also featuring the additional ports. You can also get rear screens with DVD players. The quick app functions and cloud connectivity defeat rival systems. You also get a horde of USB ports available for the front and rear occupants.
Voice command feature is included, but you’ll often have to repeat conversational speech. Driver aids work well but, `unfortunately, almost all of them are optional. You have to upgrade to an expensive trim just to buy those driver aids.

Other tech features include features like a wireless charging pad for smartphones, a 360-degree “Surround View” camera, and GM’s trick Rear Camera Mirror that can replace your rearview mirror’s reflection with a video feed of what’s behind you. There is also a hands-free functionality for opening the trunk. A light beneath the bumper projects a Chevy logo on the ground, and the cool feature is when you kick your foot over the logo, the hatch opens.

2020 Chevy Blazer Interior Pictures

2020 Chevy Blazer Exterior

The 2020 Chevrolet Blaze comes in 9 exterior colors: Black, Cajun Red Tri-coat, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Red Hot, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Bright Blue Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Graphite Metallic.

Exterior height67.0 inches
Towing capacity1,500 lbs.
Turning radius19.4 inches
Load floor height30.4 inches
Wheelbase112.7 inches
Curb weight4,123 lbs.
Engine bore x stroke3.3 x 3.6 inches
Exterior body width76.7 inches
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating6,001 lbs.
Exterior length191.4 inches
Ground clearance (min)7.4 inches
Cargo Volume to Seat 164.2 cubic feet
Cargo Volume to Seat 230.5 cubic feet
Front Track Width66.4 inches
Rear Track Width66.2 inches

The Chevy Blazer has an aggressive muscular exterior, which is the Blazer’s greatest merit. With the exterior inspired by the Bowtie brand’s legendary Camaro, it is comparably shorter and wider than most SUVs, which further improves its muscle car persona.

2020 Chevy Blazer Exterior Pictures

How much will the 2020 Chevy Blazer Cost?

The new Blazer enters the market with the LT starting at $28,800, exclusive of the $1,195 destination charge and other fees. The 1LT starts at $32,300 while the 2LT is $32,800. Next up is the 3LT and that starts at a nice round $37,000. Fitting the 2LT or 3LT with the V6 will add just $500. Four-wheel-drive costs $2,000. The RS is standard with the larger motor and costs $40,600 while the top-level Premier sets you back $42,700. Four-wheel-drive costs $2,000 and is available from the 2LT up. A fully-loaded Premier with all the best packages and options will put a $55,565 dent into your savings, before fees, taxes, and other charges. Check with your dealer, though, as numerous incentives are available.

2020 Chevy Blazer Competition

2020 Chevy Blazer vs 2020 Ford Edge

The perpetual rivalry between Ford and Chevy burns on here, with both offering ultra-modern SUVs. The Blazer looks more fascinating, but if you prefer a slightly moderate look, the Edge is better. The Ford ST is a real McCoy crossover in terms of explicit performance. The Edge outperforms the Blazer a bit in terms of economy. The Blazer RS is more comfortable and capable of handling aggressive off-roading. However, crossovers are better known for practicality and everyday comfort, and the Edge is well-laid out and refined. Moreover, it is more spacious and comfortable for rear passengers than the Blazer. Even if it is a little out-dated, the Edge is still an all-rounder SUV.

2020 Chevy Blazer Vs 2020 Ford Edge
2020 Chevy Blazer Vs 2020 Ford Edge

Chevrolet Blazer vs Honda Passport

Also being a relatively newer iteration of an older version, the Honda Passport’s performance is not far behind the Blazer. Compared to the new turbo engine of the Blazer, the Honda will make more power but lose out in terms of economy. The Passport is a bigger SUV, so it can carry more people and stuff. If you fold the seats, you get over a hundred cubic feet of cargo volume to haul things of almost any size. The Chevy doesn’t offer that much cargo space. Concerning its superior cargo-carrying capabilities, the Passport’s average gas mileage must be excused. Being a better and more practical crossover having out-and-out style and new-age street craze, the Blazer has outperformed the Honda.

2020 Chevy Blazer Vs 2020 Honda Passport
2020 Chevy Blazer Vs 2020 Honda Passport
Model NameChevy BlazerHonda PassportFord Edge
Passenger volume107.8 cubic feet114.9 cubic feet113.9 cubic feet
Headroom (front/rear)39.8/38.6 inches39.5/40.0 inches40.2/40.3 cubic feet
Legroom (front/rear)41.0/39.6 inches40.9/39.6 inches42.6/40.6 cubic feet
Shoulder room (front/rear)59.1/58.6 inches62.0/61.9 inches60.3/60.5 cubic feet
Hip room (front/rear)55.6/54.2 inches59.1/57.3 inches55.9/57.5 cubic feet
Cargo volume to seat 164.2 cubic feet100.7 cubic feet73.4 cubic feet
Cargo volume to seat 230.5 cubic feet50.5 cubic feet39.2 cubic feet
Engine3.6 liter Gas V63.5 liter regular unleaded V62.0-liter inter-cooled turbo premium unleaded l-4
DrivetrainFront-Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront-Wheel Drive
Transmission9-speed automatic9-speed automatic8-speed automatic
Horsepower308 @ 6600 RPM280 @ 6000 RPM250 @5500 RPM
Torque270 @ 5000 RPM262 @ 4700 RPM[email protected] 3000 RPM
Fuel economy21 MPG22 MPG24 MPG
Fuel tank capacity19.4 gal19.5 gal18.4 gal
0-60 mph6.5-6.8 seconds6.2-6.5 seconds6.1-7.6 seconds
Maximum trailering capacityN/A3500 lbs1500 lbs

Our Verdict

The 2020 Chevy Blazer looks terrific, which itself gives a reason good enough to make you the hot topic, but the Blazer offers more than just design to gather everybody’s attention. It is more comfortable than the Ford Edge, comes hoarded with tons of tech and safety features, and has a beautiful looking interior. The infotainment system is easy to use and the cleverly designed AC vents work fairly well. It offers a competitive fuel economy and with the optional V6 engine, this is one smart move for an SUV with impressive handling for a vehicle of this size. The trunk area is also smartly designed and the transmission is smooth. These days, you want more than just something to lure people around in. If you want a stylish all-rounder that will look good on the seaside as well as the red carpet, while still delivering practicality, the Blazer is your perfect pick. For a crossover, the Blazer offers more than enough features. The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer may divert slightly from its heritage, but it blazes its trail brilliantly.

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