The 2020 Chevrоlet Blazer isn’t a burly 4×4 designed tо chase Jeeps intо the wilderness. It is instead a slick, decidedly street-оriented crоssоver bristling with cооl. 2020 Chevy Blazer – Is it worth it?
Assuming the 2020 Blazer’s pricing mimics the 2019 model’s. Expect to pay a premium over many of the Chevy’s mainstream midsize competitors, i.e., around 30,000$ or more.
The Blazer features a standard 193-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or an optional 308-hp 3.6-liter V-6. Both pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission. However, only the V-6 is available with all-wheel drive. The front-drive version has sufficient power for getting around town and highway duty.
The car hustled from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. It bridged the gap between 50 and 70 mph in 4.6 seconds, which is speedy for this class.
Quick as that may be, the automatic transmission was slow to downshift. Front-drive models can tow up to 1500 pounds, while all-wheel-drive versions can handle up to 4500 pounds.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA evaluates that the fоur-cylinder Blazer will earn 22 mpg city and 27 highway. The frоnt-drive, six-cylinder versiоn is slightly thirstier, at 20 mpg city and 26 highway.
Firstly, the Blazer design is heavily inspired by the Camaro, with an intuitive climate-control system that features round air vents below the center stack. Secondly, these vents can be twisted to adjust the temperature settings. Thirdly, the visual flourishes include soft-touch plastics and a two-tone color scheme.
Lastly, while the fancier models receive leather surfaces and flashier material, this mid-level test car had several cheap pieces and mostly grayscale colors.
Every Blazer comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The system’s interface is attractive and easy to operate, but a rotary controller would help reduce distractions.
Key safety features include:
- Available forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Adaptive cruise control
The 2020 Chevy Blazer has an engaging ride, sporty styling, and easy-to-use infotainment controls. However, several midsize SUV rivals offer more passenger and cargo space than the Blazer. Its infotainment system is a breeze to use and features standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Blazer’s base engine delivers some of the best fuel economies in the class, and a more powerful V6 is available.