The 2021 Chevy Blazer is Chevy's largest and most powerful two-row SUV, and it has a lot going for it. The Blazer is a midsize SUV with excellent performance - it is a vehicle that can be enjoyed every time you get behind the wheel. But not only does the newest Blazer continue to offer the great driving experience of previous model years, for 2021, it has been updated with new color options, improved towing, and more standard safety features. With its bold yet sophisticated design, the 2021 Blazer offers stand-out functionality.
The Blazer comes in four main trim levels. You have the base L, the LT, the Premier, and the sporty RS. Don't think it will be easy deciding which trim level to choose as they all have great features and good looks. The Blazer also offers three different engine options, including a turbocharged four-cylinder and a powerful V6 that provides exceptional towing capability. With all of these choices, there is a Blazer to match your personality and lifestyle.
The Chevy Blazer L and 1LT trims come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. However, the higher trims offer two more powerful engines. The 2LT and 3LT trims come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the RS and Premier trims have a 3.6 V6 with 308 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. However, you don't need to upgrade to the top trims to get the V6, as that engine is also an option on the 2LT and 3LT trims.
Combined gas mileage for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is 23 MPG, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine gets 25 MPG, and the 3.6-liter V6 gets 22 MPG. The ability to get both more power and greater fuel economy makes the 2.0-liter probably the best all-around choice. However, if you want maximum performance and towing, then the V6 tops the list.
All trims of 2021 Blazer come standard with front-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission, but all-wheel drive is available on the 2LT trim and above. On the RS and Premier trims, an even more capable twin-clutch all-wheel drive system is available that can split torque between the rear wheels. This gives you even better traction in slippery winter situations.
One of the top reasons to buy the Blazer has been its impressive towing capability, and for the 2021 model year, this aspect of the design has been made even better. The tow rating for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder and the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is a fairly average 1,500 lbs. However, if you opt for the V6 engine and the available Trailering Package, then you will be all set to tow up to 4,500 lbs. For previous iterations of the Blazer, the Trailering Package was only available with all-wheel drive, but for 2021, the Trailering Package is now offered with front-wheel drive as well.
Drivers can expect all of the most modern conveniences in the 2021 Chevy Blazer. Slide into the front seat of the new Blazer, and you will find Chevy's Infotainment 3 system and an 8-inch color touchscreen display standard. This system seamlessly connects with your smartphone through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, allowing you to access all of your phone's features through the Blazer's infotainment system.
There are also other tech goodies for your enjoyment. For example, you can play your favorite music or podcasts through an available 8-speaker Bose premium audio system. Even if you stick with the base sound system, you will enjoy standard active noise cancellation that reduces background sounds, making the Blazer quieter inside. With muffled tire, wind, and road noise, your music and conversations are crisp and clear.
Other tech highlights featured in the new Blazer include a standard 8-point digital compass, standard 4G LTE WiFi hotspot capability, and an optional 8-inch digital Driver Information Center in the instrument cluster that is reconfigurable to match your preferences. With all these tech features, the 2021 Chevy Blazer is a cutting edge vehicle that will keep you entertained on the road.
The 2021 Chevy Blazer is quite roomy, offering all the space you need for passengers and cargo. Behind the rear seats, there are 30.5 cubic feet of space for your camping equipment or groceries. Fold the back seats down, and that space swells to a massive 64.2 cubic feet of space. There is even an available cargo management system that features a floor-mounted rail and a sliding fence to help keep your cargo secure and organized through acceleration and braking.
When it comes to passengers, the 2021 Chevy Blazer seats five on standard cloth upholstery. Available upgrades include leather seating, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and even heated rear outboard seats. If you need to use a child seat, the Blazer features two sets of LATCH connectors.
There are also plenty of interior comforts to ensure an enjoyable ride. The Blazer offers dual-zone climate control standard, allowing you to maintain a constant interior temperature without taking your eyes off the road. Going up the trims adds even more features. These include everything from ambient interior lighting to a power-adjustable and heated steering wheel.
For the 2021 model year, the Chevy Safety Assist package is now standard on most Blazer trim levels. Chevy Safety Assist includes automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, and a following distance indicator. Chevy Safety Assist even includes IntelliBeam automatic headlights, which detect oncoming traffic and automatically switch to low-beams. With all of these systems, the Blazer will help keep you and your family safe on the road.
The 2021 Chevy Blazer features a bold look reminiscent of the Chevy Camaro sports car. The signature stacked grille is aesthetically pleasing and gives the Blazer an aggressive look. From the side, the new Blazer looks sleek with its taut body, floating roof, and modern angular design. These looks can be further enhanced depending on the trim and packages chosen, with options including LED lighting, 21-inch alloy wheels, and blacked-out emblems.
Regardless of the trim level, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, with its sporty styling, technical refinements, and aggressive looks, is ready to impress. The Blazer may be built for utility, but it remains sleek, classy, and modern. With a comfortable and roomy interior and updated technologies, the Blazer is set to meet and exceed expectations. If you've always wanted a sporty Chevy, but the Camaro didn't have enough utility for your lifestyle, then the Blazer was meant for you.
For 2021, the sharp looks of the Chevy Blazer can be further enhanced with the selection of four new paint colors. While Pewter Metallic and Iron Gray provide a subtle class to the vehicle, Cayenne Orange and Cherry Red Tintcoat will make your Blazer stand out in the crowd. However, those are far from the only options, and the 2021 Blazer offers a total of eleven different colors to choose from.
The Blazer is offered in six trim levels, starting with the L. The mid trims include the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT, while the top trims are the RS and the Premier. The 2LT is arguably the best value trim, as this is the lowest trim that unlocks the available all-wheel drive system as well as both of the more powerful engine options. However, the L provides a remarkably affordable midsize SUV, and the top trims are filled with luxury features, so which trim is best will depend on your personal needs.
The RS is the sportiest trim of the 2021 Chevy Blazer and comes standard with a unique grille, blacked-out exterior accents, and 20-inch alloy wheels. However, this trim also offers the performance to back up its sporty looks - under the hood, you will find a standard V6 engine as well as an available twin-clutch all-wheel drive system.
The top Premier trim also comes with a unique look and the V6 engine - but this trim is aimed at luxury rather than performance. Unlike the RS, the Premier comes standard with vented seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and driver memory settings. If you want the most comfortable two-row SUV that Chevy offers, then this is it.