Putting the sport into sport utility vehicle.

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Originally made from 1969 until 1994, the Chevrolet Blazer made its return for the 2019 model year. From the rear, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer strikes a familiar crossover SUV shape. Still, an aggressive front end and lower stance make it look and feel sporty. A comfortable interior that features modern design and technology has room for up to five. The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer has six model trims available, so you'll be able to find just the right Chevrolet Blazer for your needs.

If you're in the market for a crossover SUV, keep reading to find out more about the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer. While we currently don't have many 2021 Chevrolet Blazers on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2021 model, you should consider prior model years of the Chevrolet Blazer with similar features.

Here's what you'll learn in this 2021 Chevrolet Blazer review:

Key Features & Specs


  • The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer FWD and a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine get an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, for an estimated 25 mpg combined.1

Cargo Space

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  • The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer has 30.5 cu-ft of cargo volume behind the second row.
  • With all seats folded, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer has 64.2 cu-ft of cargo space.

Towing Capacity

  • With the 3.6L V6 engine, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer can tow up to an estimated 4,500 pounds (when properly equipped).2

Seating Capacity

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  • The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer has maximum seating for five.
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Engine Options

  • A turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that makes 227 hp
  • A 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 188 hp
  • A 3.6L V6 engine that makes 308 hp

Tech Features

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  • Forward collision automatic braking
  • A hands-free power liftgate
  • Bluetooth®
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity
  • A high-definition surround-view camera

5 Reasons to Buy

1. A good selection of engines

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Having a choice is a good thing, and the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer gives you several options for engines. Available standard on the L and LT trim, a 2.5L four-cylinder engine offers good all-around performance. At 188 hp, this four-cylinder isn't a slouch. If you're looking for an SUV that will pull your camper or boat, the available 3.6L V6 engine is what you need. For daily drivers who like a little zip, there's also a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that makes 227 hp. All engines in the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer lineup get paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

2. Wire-free technology

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Do you want to get rid of the bird's nest of cables in your center console? The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer features some of the latest wireless technology that should cut down on clutter. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are standard on all 2021 Chevrolet Blazer trims. Wireless charging is available as part of a package. An optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is standard on all trims.3

3. A minivan alternative

The crossover SUV has long been an excellent alternative to the minivan, and the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer does everything you expect a family hauler to do. At 30.5 cu-ft, the rear cargo area holds an impressive amount of stuff. If you need more space or something for occasional big moves, the second-row seats fold flat. With the second-row seats out of the way, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer has 64.2 cu-ft of cargo volume. If space is on your must-have list, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer should deliver.

4. Longer trips, less time at the pumps

Thanks to a wide selection of engines, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer has a road-trip-friendly EPA-estimated fuel economy. Pick the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, which gets paired with a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission, and you'll get an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined mileage.1 This makes the Chevrolet Blazer particularly suited to vacations and those long drives out into the country.

5. Sporty look and feel

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If a crossover SUV that breaks the styling mold is essential to you, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer does just that. All 2021 trims feature aggressive, angular styling, but look for the RS trim if you want to turn it up to 11. The RS trim adds a custom blacked-out grille and painted alloy wheels, a red-accented interior, and dual square-tipped exhaust pipes. The result is a sporty-looking crossover SUV with the power under the hood to match.

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What You Need to Know

Available Trims

  • L – LED running lights, an eight-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, cruise control, and more.
  • 1LT – Adds a power driver seat, deep-tinted rear windows, and satellite radio.
  • 2LT – Adds automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, forward pedestrian braking, and lane-keep assist.
  • 3LT – Adds a power liftgate, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic, remote start, heated front seats, and more.5
  • RS – Adds dual exhaust, black hexagon front grille, an eight-inch high-definition touchscreen, navigation, a high-definition rearview camera, and more.
  • Premier – Adds chrome trim, roof rails, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, an eight-speaker Bose® sound system, and more.


  • 30.5 cu-ft of cargo behind the second-row seats
  • Five passengers of seating capacity
  • Up to 64.2 cu-ft of cargo volume behind the front seats
  • USB-A and USB-C charge ports in the center console
  • An available eight-inch high-definition touchscreen

Average CarMax Prices

The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer is a newer model year, and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. See below for average CarMax Prices for previous model years of the Chevrolet Blazer.

  • 2019: Average price less than $32,5004

Similar Model Years

If you like the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, check out some of the previous model years of this vehicle with similar features:


The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer is rated overall 5/5 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

Similar Vehicles

If you're interested in the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, you should check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

Nissan Murano

A mainstay of the SUV market, the 2018–2019 Nissan Murano is a tech-filled five-passenger vehicle available in four trim levels: S, SV, SL, and Premium. Its stylish and dynamic exterior features vivid curves and sleek high lines, but that's only the beginning of the story. An available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system should help boost your confidence when the road conditions get tricky, and there's plenty of power for passing on the highway. All 2018–2019 Nissan Muranos feature as standard equipment:

  • 3.5L V6 engine with CVT
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Dual zone air conditioning

Chevrolet Traverse

Do you need an extra row of seating? Check out the 2018–2019 Chevrolet Traverse. A three-row SUV with the size and power suited to a busy lifestyle. There's available seating for up to eight, optional AWD, and two engine choices. The 2018–2019 Chevrolet Traverse with the 2.6L V6 engine can tow up to an estimated 5,000 pounds, when properly equipped.2 No matter what's on your list for your ideal people hauler, the Chevrolet Traverse most likely has it.

The base-model 2018–2019 Chevrolet Traverse L includes:

  • Six USB ports
  • Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot3
  • A seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth streaming
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • A rearview camera

Chevrolet Equinox

Featuring a ground-up redesign in 2018, the Chevrolet Equinox is a fresh look at what a family SUV can be. For 2018, there's an available turbo-diesel engine and a pair of turbocharged gas engine options. You'll get confident handling in bad weather with the available AWD, too. There's an impressive 63.5 cu-ft of cargo space behind the front seats and a kick-activated power tailgate when your hands are full.

Some of the standard features on a base model 2018–2019 Chevrolet Equinox include:

  • A seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth streaming
  • Power accessories
  • A rearview camera
  • A six-speaker sound system
  • Cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls

The Bottom Line

The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer gives you the same kind of sporty styling you expect from a car, with the engine options and performance to match. There's plenty of space for five passengers and room for cargo. Versatile fold-flat seating makes the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer as functional as it is fun. You'll want to check it out in your search for a crossover SUV.

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1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
3Wi-Fi hotspots require a data plan to activate and may also require a compatible device. See the owner's manual or manufacturer website for more information.
4Based on prices on carmax.com in February 1st, 2019, to June 4th, 2020. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
5Remote start functionality may require the purchase of a subscription plan and/or a compatible device like a smartphone. See the owner's manual or manufacturer website for more information.
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