It's not a case of style over practicality with the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, but there's no denying the Blazer's bold styling affects interior space. Start measuring and you'll find rivals like the Honda Pilot or Hyundai Santa Fe are significantly more able to handle five people and their luggage. But practicality isn't a high priority for everyone, and the Blazer definitely has its appeal. Inside and out, the Blazer forgoes the usual boxy crossover design for an interesting and bold look. The touchscreen is easy to use, and the infotainment system features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration in all models.
The range is made up of three engine choices: a 2.5-liter base engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter, and a 3.0-liter V6. The base engine feels a bit overwhelmed, especially if you want to enjoy the Blazer's sharp handling. It rides well yet is also crisp and agile in turns. Front-wheel drive and an automatic transmission are standard, but all-wheel drive is an option. The base L trim covers the basics in standard equipment, and it's followed by the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. The 2LT and 3LT gain the more powerful 2.0-liter turbo engine and a suite of advanced driver safety and convenience aids that extend to the trim levels above. Those trims, the RS and Premier, are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 and offer significantly more equipment, though Chevrolet offers option packages to add even more luxury or convenience. A 2LT would be our pick of the bunch because of its more powerful engine and its compelling mix of standard features.