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2021 Chevrolet Blazer

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Chevrolet Blazer highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Infotainment system is easy to operate
  • Ride quality is good, and it's fun to drive

Cons

  • Entry-level engine is underpowered
  • You pay for that styling with a slightly less spacious cabin

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 25 highway, 21 combined

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2021 Chevrolet Blazer gains driver-assist features on the 2LT trim and up

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 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.

All Chevrolet Blazer years

What is new for the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer?

  • The Blazer is available in a variety of new trims, including the 2LT and 3LT.
  • Blazer trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning, Quad Seats, and Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment this year.
  • DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Premier trim now comes with Leather Seats as standard equipment.

2021 Chevrolet Blazer trims

Curious how Chevrolet Blazer trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

1. A good selection of engines

Chevrolet Blazer Review: Engine | CarMax

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

Chevrolet Blazer Review: Dashboard | CarMax

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. A minivan alternative

Chevrolet Blazer Review: Trunk | CarMax

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

Chevrolet Blazer Review: Frontseats | CarMax

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.

 This makes the Chevrolet Blazer particularly suited to vacations and those long drives out into the country.

5. Sporty look and feel

Chevrolet Blazer Review: Exterior | CarMax

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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The 2017-2019 Nissan Murano offers lots of V6 power, a refined interior, and a smooth ride. Surround yourself with luxurious features like natural wood trim, semi-aniline leather seats, quilted leather inserts, and a panoramic sunroof in the 2017-2019 Murano Platinum trim. Even the entry-level Murano is well equipped, with in-demand features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Standard features on the 2017-2019 Nissan Murano include:

  • Eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system

  • Push-button start

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.9 out of 5

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RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Blazer an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Chevrolet Blazer 3rd out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Chevrolet Blazer features and specs

Premier 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

227

Torque (ft-lbs)

258

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

19.4

Wheelbase

112.7"

Overall length

191.4"

Width

76.7"

Height

67"

Leg room

F 41"/R 39.6"

Head room

F 39.8"/R 38.6"

Front tires

P235/55R20

Rear tires

P235/55R20

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

2021 Chevrolet Blazer FAQ

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Interior details

  • 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

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer received an overall 5/5 rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out more about this rating and how NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

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