The 2020 Blazer might be the second model year of Chevrolet’s midsize SUV, but the name has a history that goes back several decades. The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer assures that the Blazer name will remain an important marque in the automaker’s roster. The Blazer was popular at dealers like the Chevrolet dealer in Asheville during its inaugural 2019 model year, and all indications are that the 2020 Blazer will continue to be one of Chevy’s most noteworthy SUVs.
The Chevrolet Blazer is still relatively new, so there are only a few changes for 2020. The Blazer features the same attractive, sporty exterior and interior styling. According to the Chevrolet dealership in Asheville, one significant change is the Blazer’s new optional turbo engine, which proves buyers with even more choice. If you have been searching for a stylish midsize SUV that provides plenty of power, you should take a good look at the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer.
The automotive media gives the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer kudos, with Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com writing: “Looking to compete with rides like the Ford Edge, Honda Passport and Nissan Murano, the 2020 Blazer is a 5-seater midsize-crossover SUV with talents better suited to tarmac than tricky terrain. That’s not a criticism, however. After all, suburban speed humps are usually the toughest obstacles most crossover SUVs ever face. To consolidate the new Blazer’s appeal, the amount of standard equipment is generous.”
The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer seats five passengers. There are four trim levels on offer, listed as L, LT, RS and Premier. Offering even more choice, the LT trim is divided into three subtrims, called 1 LT, 2LT and 3LT.
Here are what the engine options look like:
The L and 1LT are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque.
The 2LT and 3LT trims get a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that makes 230 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
The RS and Premier employ a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 308 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This unit is optional on the 2LT and 3LT.
A nine-speed automatic gearbox is standard across the range. Front-wheel drive is standard on all models and all engines except the 2.5-liter four-cylinder can get all-wheel drive.
The L trim may be the base model, but buyers still get a wealth of standard features, including keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and four USB ports.
Move up to the 1LT and you’ll get the ability to add optional safety features such as rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-change alert. The 2LT adds even more features and options. The RS and Premier can add options such as adaptive cruise control, 21-inch alloy wheels, a 360-degree camera and forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking. Buyers can also select the available Safety Alert Seat, which vibrates on the left or right side when it senses impending danger.
Other options include Wi-Fi, a panoramic sunroof, a wireless charging system, automatic high beams and additional USB ports.