The All New Blazer
The 2021 model year finds the Chevy Blazer, a midsize crossover from Chevrolet, in its third straight year. A lively and fuel-efficient vehicle, this vehicle is available in the following trim levels:
L: At the L trim level, the 2021 Blazer is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. Stop/start technology—which is on all available engine configurations—shuts down the engine when at a complete stop to prevent unnecessary consumption of fuel. The 2.5-liter engine is pinned to a nine-speed automatic transmission, which provides smooth shifts; this powertrain configuration provides the vehicle’s peak fuel economy: at 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The L provides two rows of premium cloth-trimmed seats, with the rear ones having the ability to fold down to expand cargo space. For infotainment, the L gets the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, which uses an 8-inch touchscreen to integrate elements such as the following:
• Six speakers
• AM/FM radio
• Bluetooth for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming
• Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
• 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
• Four USB ports for playing content from and charging mobile devices
The L comes with a dual-zone automatic climate control system, which means that both the driver and front passenger can configure their heating and cooling preferences. For driver safety aid, the vehicle has a high-definition rearview camera to produce a sharp and clear image of what’s behind you when backing out of somewhere. For crash protection, there are seven airbags, which consist of a driver’s knee airbag, two frontal impact airbags, two side impact airbags, and two side curtain airbags. Other standard safety features include the following:
• Teen Driver mode to help encourage better driving behavior
• LED daytime running lamps to increase conspicuity on the road and help prevent unnecessary collisions
• StabiliTrak, which combines electronic stability control to help keep you on your intended path and traction control to help prevent wheel slippage
1LT: Although the 1LT has the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder as the L, it gets additional eight-way power on the driver’s seat. (The L has a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat.) Also added on the 1LT are three months of SiriusXM satellite radio.
2LT: As opposed to the L and 1LT, the 2LT gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 227 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque for better acceleration. While the L and 1LT are only available as front-wheel-drive models, the 2LT (and higher) offers the option of going with an all-wheel-drive system to provide better traction on slippery roads.
3LT: The 3LT has more of a luxurious orientation: with leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, six-way power on the front passenger seat, and front-seat heating. With remote start, you can start the engine before you even get to the car, and the liftgate can be opened and closed with power. The 3LT is where Chevrolet debuts its Chevy Safety Assist suite of technologies, which consists of the following:
• Automatic high beams for automatically turning on the high beams on the headlights to better illuminate low-visibility paths and surroundings
• Forward collision alert to warn you of a potential front-end collision
• Automatic emergency braking, which works with forward collision alert to help avoid or reduce the impact of a front-end collision
• Pedestrian detection for helping to avoid or reduce the impact of a front-end collision with a pedestrian
• Following distance indicator for displaying the gap time in seconds between your vehicle and the one you’re following
• Lane change alert with side blind zone alert to provide side-mirror visual alerts for helping to avoid side collisions
• Lane keep assist with lane departure warning to detect drifting out of your intended lane of travel without signaling and use gentle steering to return the vehicle to said lane
Chevrolet adds rear parking sensors to improve the HD rearview camera’s functionality by providing audible alerts when getting too close to something (or someone).
RS: At the RS trim level, Chevrolet replaces the four-cylinder engine configuration with a 3.6-liter V6, which produces 308 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque for the best acceleration on the Blazer. The steering wheel gains heating ability, and the liftgate is upgraded to hands-free operation. For infotainment, the 8-inch touchscreen is boosted with navigation.
PREMIER: The range-topping Premier is the only trim level with the following features:
• Rear-seat heating
• Front-seat cooling
• Eight-speaker Bose stereo system
• Cargo management system
• Power-adjustable steering wheel
At Chevy of Gadsden in Gadsden, Alabama, we provide a bevy of Chevy vehicles to choose from. Call us at Chevy of Gadsden today to set up an appointment to test-drive the latest iteration of the Chevy Blazer with one of our Gadsden Chevy Blazer specialists.