When most crossover SUVs are defined by practicality, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer stands out due to its style. Chevrolet's designers successfully blended elements of the Camaro’s style into the midsize crossover SUV, but it results in slightly less space and less rear visibility than you'll find in more box-shaped rivals. Among them you can count the Ford Edge, Honda Passport, and Jeep Grand Cherokee, none of which boasts the head-turning looks of the Chevrolet. The Blazer drives well, too, so long as you avoid the underpowered 193-hp 2.5-liter entry-level engine. Chevrolet added a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine for 2020, and its 230 hp and significant boost in torque are very welcome indeed. There's also a 3.6-liter V6, which ups the power to 308 hp.
All Blazers feature an automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an option with both the 2.0-liter turbo and 3.6-liter V6 engines. Trim levels start with the L, which includes 18-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and keyless ignition and entry. One step up, the 1LT adds convenience with a power-adjustable driver's seat, while the 2LT is the first trim to use the 2.0-liter engine. The 3LT adds some luxury with leather upholstery, a power liftgate, and some driver-assist aids such as a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert. The RS and Premium come standard with the V6 and add some sporty and luxury elements, respectively. But most rivals come with more driver safety aids than any of these trims. The 2020 Blazer is a decent all-rounder, though, and it's worth putting on your short list for a family SUV.