After so much expected last-year comeback, we are pretty sure that the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer won’t come with too many changes. The famous nameplate came after years of hiatus. However, it features a little bit of different design than before. It is a modern crossover, focused primarily on the on-road ride quality, which wasn’t the case with previous generations. There is a unibody platform, as well as a completely new, Camaro-inspired styling, while the engine lineup consists of two well-known GM units. The upcoming model will represent the second production year, so no one expects to see any notable change. The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer will continue in the same way, although a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment seems likely.
Some reports event suggest new, performance version, though we didn’t hear anything from the officials. In any case, the new model is expected to hit the market sometime late in the year.
2020 Chevrolet Blazer Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we definitely won’t see any notable change. The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is about to continue in the same way. It rides on a shorter wheelbase version of the familiar C1 platform. Such a design approach ensures pretty good handling, which along with powerful optional V6 engine ensures a pretty nice driving experience. The Blazer is a well-designed crossover, which also looks very nice. Not only that the Blazer came as a completely new model, but it also established the company’s new design language.
From the front side, you can clearly see a lot of influence from Camaro, particularly in terms of grille and headlight. The rest of the crossover follows that sharp lines, so it’s no wonder we are talking about one of the better-looking models in the class. The next year definitely won’t bring anything notable in this aspect, though we shouldn’t exclude the possibility to see a couple of new color options in the offer.
The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer interior also won’t come with notable changes, though it should, according to most reviewers. The main drawback of this SUV is a little bit disappointing interior quality. You can find a lot of low-rent materials inside this cabin. Even higher trims don’t look very opulent, so its value seems a little bit questionable. Simply, this combination of materials and aesthetics isn’t something Chevy should be proud of, so we expect to see notable improvements for the mid-cycle update, which should happen in a couple of years.
On the other side, no one can deny that the cabin is spacious and comfortable. Both rows are generous in terms of the legroom. Moreover, the second row is more spacious compared to most rivals. On the other side, cargo capacity isn’t that great, as you can count on about 30 cubic feet behind the second row.
In terms of standard equipment, we could see a couple of additions for the next year. Still, the core will remain the same. So, base models will come with cloth upholstery, as well as with manually-adjustable seats. Also, count on tech goodies like 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and four USB ports etc. Of course, you can get much more in higher trims, starting from leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats etc. Also, there are numerous tech upgrades. Some of the highlights are things like Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless charging, Bose audio system, navigation etc.
Unfortunately, things aren’t that good in terms of safety features. Base models come with a rearview camera only. Fortunately, higher trims are more generous, so you can get things like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection with automatic emergency braking, following distance indicator, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and many more.
2020 Chevrolet Blazer Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer will continue with two familiar gasoline engines in the offer. Base models will carry on with a 2.5-liter unit, which is good for about 193 horsepower. Of course, an optional 3.6-liter V6 is a much better deal, since it delivers 308 horsepower. Both engines come with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which ensures a pretty smooth ride, though downshifts aren’t as quick as you would probably expect.
When it comes to fuel economy, both engines are pretty decent fuel economy. Moreover, the base four-cylinder is pretty good, as it returns around 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. On the other side, the V6 is good for about 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Max towing capacity goes up to 4.500 pounds, which are pretty impressive ratings for a two-row SUV.
2020 Chevrolet Blazer Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer will hit the market sometime late in the year. Also, the price should remain pretty much the same, which would mean around 29.000 dollars for base versions.