After more than 10 years General Motors brought back the Blazer. But, the vehicle is downsized and placed into a mid-size crossover segment. It used to be a larger model. The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer will bring the first updates for the lineup. Since the vehicle is still fresh, we won’t see any cosmetic updates. At least not for base models. The SS and a hybrid variant of the crossover are about to appear, and that will be the major change for this model.
The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is a sporty crossover. It takes a position between compact Chevy Equinox and a three-row Traverse. Although it is a mid-size vehicle, Blazer is more a crossover than SUV. Sporty appearance, with obvious similarities with Camaro muscle car. Well, its closest siblings, Equinox and Traverse entered new generations lately, so some design solutions are the same for all models.
2020 Chevrolet Blazer Styling
We used to see Blazer as a boxy SUV. It was a trademark for this nameplate. Well, it survived many forms before the company decided to discontinue it in 2005. Now, when it came back, only the name is the same. The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is a sporty crossover based on Chevy Camaro sport car. It uses a unibody platform. Safety and handling are better, but Blazer loses its rigidity and toughness. Do not expect big towing capacity or great off-road skills from the new model.
A huge grille with slim headlights is proof that designers used the same layout as for the new Camaro. We can say this is one of the most aggressive front fascia GM has ever used for any Chevrolet crossover or SUV. Well, the styling should attract younger buyers, that is for sure. On the other hand, the profile is more unique. There, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer picked up more SUV elements. Floating roof and 18-inch wheels are highlights of the profile design. Well, upper trim levels will bring larger wheels and buyers can pick up to 21-inchers. The rear end is not so aggressive, but it keeps a dose of sportiness. License plate position and LED lights will draw your attention at the back.
2020 Chevy Blazer Powertrains
A standard offer for the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer will include a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A mid-size crossover is not getting too much power of it. With only 193 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque, it will lack energy compared to the competition. Still, the fuel economy could be a reason to choose this vehicle over Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, or all-new Honda Passport. Front-wheel drive is standard and AWD optional. All Blazers are getting smart Traction Control system, that can distribute power to front wheels if all-wheel drive is not required on some terrains.
More power comes from a V6 engine. A 3.6-liter unit is available on other GM’s SUVs and trucks. It is ready to burst 305 hp and 270 lb-ft of twist. Compared to the smaller unit, a V6 can tow more. Also, the top speed and acceleration times are better. On the other hand, fuel economy drops to 20/26 mpg for FWD and 19/25 mpg for AWD. A nine-speed automatic transmission is a power router. All 2020 Chevy Blazer crossovers will use the start/stop system, while the upper trim levels are getting a special AWD setup.
The new 2020 Chevrolet Blazer could bring the hybrid drivetrain. These kinds of engines are already available in the mid-size crossover segment. General Motors must keep touch with rivals. The competition is too tough, so frequent innovations are required in all fields. But, the situation seems to change fastest in the mid-size segment. By adding a hybrid unit, Blazer would become more versatile and greener.
2020 Chevrolet Blazer Trim Levels, Features
For the next edition of the crossover, the company will revisit its trim levels and packages of equipment. The most interesting features are coming with RS and Premier edition. Well, the SS model is still an option. Experts believe it is hard to happen. But, being based on the only vehicle that carries this badge is giving a hope fans can eventually see it. Until then, top of the class remains the Premier model with 20- or 21-inch wheels and power liftgate upgrades.
Inside, we can find perforated leather and a lot of chrome details. The RS model comes with different drivetrain setup. Still, it will show off with unique details around the body and interior offer.
2020 Chevrolet Blazer Price
The price of the new 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is not going to change. The base crossover is available for $30,000. Still, an entry-level model is too plain. If you are about to get some kind of good equipment, you will need to spend at least $3,500 more for the next package. A V6 engine will add around $1,000 and it seems like a great offer. Leather interior increases the price to $39,000 and RS starts at $42,000. Add two more grands and you can purchase the top of the class Premier model.