2020 Chevrolet Blazer

Rating7.1

Ranked #13 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$33,495 - $46,795

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Key Spec of 2020 Chevrolet Blazer
fuel economy

22/24/27

fuel type

Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)

horsepower

308 hp @ 6600 rpm

basic warranty

-

2020 Chevrolet Blazer Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 22, 2022

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M. Hannigan 

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The new Chevrolet Blazer has a storied history but the 2020 model represents a modern iteration in the midsize SUV class better suited for daily driving than previous generations. This modern Chevy Blazer stands out in the market for its Camaro-inspired exterior and interior. It's not only the styling but Chevy makes sure the Blazer has the right power, thus features three engine options including a new turbo-four and a V6.

With six trims levels, the 2020 Blazer starts from $28,800 MSRP and is available with either front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive. Though it doesn't have the off-road prowess of older truck-inspired versions, the latest Blazer caters to the modern demands of the consumer in a field of bland crossovers. However, it's not as practical as rivals including Ford Edge, Toyota RAV4, or Hyundai Santa Fe.

2020 Chevrolet Blazer Latest Updates

  • Mar' 10, 2022 : Chevrolet Teases The Upcoming All-Electric Blazer SS Read More »
  • Feb' 21, 2022 : 2023 Chevrolet Blazer To Offer Adaptive Cruise Control To 2LT and 3LT trims Read More »
  • Feb' 10, 2022 : 2023 Chevrolet Blazer Released With A Refreshed Exterior, More Features, & Bigger Infotainment Unit Read More »

ProsConsWhat's New

Agile Handling

Sloping roof-line limits rear headroom

New turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine

Great fuel economy figures

Sub-par cargo space

Engine stop-start function can now be disabled

User-friendly infotainment system

Trailer hitch guidance now included with tow package

Strong optional V6 engine

Over All Rating

7.1

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Pricing and Feature6.00
Features8.20
Engine and Performance8.00
Fuel Economy5.00
Interior7.00
Exterior8.00
Safety6.00
Competition7.00
Notable Rankings

#13 in Compact Suv

#16 in Midsize Suv

#18 in Suv


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Trims

1LT$33,495 onwards

  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Satellite radio
  • Spare tire
  • Tinted glass

2LT$33,995 onwards

3LT$38,195 onwards

  • Black roof rails
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power liftgate
  • Rearview mirrors
  • Remote engine start

Premier$43,895 onwards

  • Chrome exterior accents
  • Driver-Seat memory settings
  • Faux suede cabin trim
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats


Colors and Styles

2020 Chevrolet Blazer in Black color
Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is a five-seater midsize SUV that ranks high in the class. The crossover SUV is credited for its user-friendly infotainment system and standard features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Across the powerful engine lineup including a V6, the Blazer delivers strong fuel economy estimates and agile handling.

The Camaro-inspired looks of the 2020 Blazer attract buyers as the crossover not only looks sporty but stands out for its agile handling. There are downsides as well, as the sporty styling makes it less practical because of a sloping roofline that limits rear headroom and cargo space.

2020 Chevrolet Blazer Front Three-quarter View
2020 Chevrolet Blazer Rear Three-quarter View

Features
8.2/10

The 2020 Chevy Blazer lineup starts from the front-drive L trim, which has an MSRP of $28,800, excluding a destination charge of $1,195, bringing the total price to $29,995. Next is the 1LT, priced from $33,495. The new engine for 2020 is available from the 2LT trim level, starting from $33,995 while the 3LT costs $38,195. The top-spec RS (reviewed separately) and Premier trim starts from $41,795 and $43,895 respectively.

Basically, the 2020 Blazer has four trim levels: L, LT, RS, and Premier. The entry-level Blazer L comes equipped with a generous amount of standard equipment. But you're going to find the next-level Blazer trim mostly on dealer lots, and it's divided into three sub-trims: 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. With each sub trim, you are going to get more safety equipment plus upgraded engines. The Premier is the most luxurious of the Blazers.

Trims

L

1LT

2LT

3LT

Premier

Price (FWD)

$29,995

$33,495

$32,800

$37,000

$42,700

Price (AWD) - - $37,145 $41,345 $46,795

Key Features

Daytime running lights

Adds to L- 

Adds to 1LT - 

Adds to 2LT- 

Adds to 3LT - 

 

Post-collision safety system

Dual illuminated vanity mirrors

Front, rear, and 3rd-row cupholders

Height adjustable front passenger seat

8 Speaker Bose premium audio

 

Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamp

Temporary spare tire

Cylinder deactivation

Turn signal mirrors

Heated rear seats

 

Front and rear head airbags

Satellite radio

Front, rear, and third-row head airbags

Blindspot warning accident avoidance system

Heated steering wheel

 

6 total speakers

Universal Tablet Holder

2.0-liter engine

Rear parking sensors

Cargo Flex Divider

 

USB connection

Tinted glass  

Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Ventilated front seats

 

Cruise and climate control

Power-adjustable driver's seat  

Front, side, and rear view camera

 
 

Rear view camera

   

Leather upholstery

 
 

6-way manual driver and 4-way manual passenger seat adjustment

   

Panoramic Sunroof

 

For satisfying the sporty enthusiastic range of customers, the RS trim does its best to present a sporty ride and handling to the driver and massive fun while driving hard. All trims get an 8” Touchscreen Infotainment System and LED Headlights and Taillights as standard.

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For most shoppers, the base L trim is a good choice since it has a decent amount of standard tech and features including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, Its engine isn’t the most powerful in the lineup, so, anyone looking for more power and all-wheel drive should jump to the 2LT trim. It comes standard with the new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and the 3.6-liter V6 is optional.

Engine and Performance
8.0/10

It’s gutsy, makes better noises, rides quite firmly, and has connective steering that swings fluidly through esses–and tracks very well on interstates- TheCarConnection.com

2020 Blazer Engine and Transmission

The 2020 Blazer range is available with 3 engine options, starting with the standard 193-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The base engine is more than reasonable and offers a decent amount of muscle, but it is slightly underpowered for smooth merging and passing on the highway. You'll find this engine in the base trim as well as the 1LT sub-trim. The base engine propels the Blazer from zero to sixty in 7.9 seconds, which is average in the class.

New for 2020 is the 230-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine standard in the 2LT and 3LT trims with either front-wheel drive or an available all-wheel drive (AWD). The top-spec Premier trims enjoy the muscular 3.6-liter V6, which is an available option on 2LT and 3LT models. The midlevel turbocharged engine is more potent than the base and has similar fuel economy ratings. The naturally-aspirated V6 offers a strong punch and still is able to deliver good fuel economy estimates. With the V6 engine, the 2020 Blazer AWD takes 6.1 seconds to reach 60 mph from a dead stop.

Models

Chevrolet Blazer

Ford Edge

Hyundai Santa Fe

Nissan Murano

Toyota RAV4

MSRP

$28,800

$31,100

$34,500

$31,530

$25,850

Engine

2.5L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

3.5L Regular V6

2.5L Inline-4

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Continuously variable-speed automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power

193 hp@6,300 RPM

245 hp@5,500 RPM

235 hp@6,000 RPM

260 hp@6,000 RPM

203 hp@6,600 RPM

Torque

188 lb-ft @4,400 RPM

275 lb-ft @3,000 RPM

260 lb-ft @1,450 RPM

240 lb-ft @4,400 RPM

184 lb-ft @5,000 RPM

0-60 MPH 

7.9 sec

6.8 sec

7.3 sec

8.2 sec

8.0 sec

Quarter Mile

16.1 sec

15.1 sec

15.5 sec

16.4 sec

16.0 (est) sec

Top Speed 120 MPH 130 MPH 125 MPH 120 MPH 130 MPH

60-0 MPH

126 ft

129 ft

116 ft

120 ft

131 ft

All versions of the 2020 Chevy Blazer come standard with a competent 9-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet adds a fuel-saving engine stop/start function with every engine that can be deactivated. Active grille shutters for aerodynamic and thermal efficiency are also standard.

In the braking department, Chevy equips the Blazer SUV with standard ventilated discs (front:12.6"/Rear:12.0") with ABS in all four corners. The brake pedal feels firm and actively responds to driver inputs. In the emergency braking test, the midsize crossover stopped from 60-0 in 126 feet.

2020 Blazer Ride and Handling

In lieu of the sporty characteristics, the Chevrolet Blazer has a relatively firmer ride as compared to its rivals and that translates to its precise handling manners. The new 2020 Blazer isn’t based out on a Big Chevy truck and is based on a modern SUV platform. The Chevy Blazer uses independent suspension and this allows the blazer to handle small bumps and cracks on the road quite easily. In terms of Enthusiastic driving though, it’s the Blazer RS that steals the show with its sports-tuned suspension and steering that takes the driving experience to a whole new level.

The Steering also adds to the driving character of the Blazer and the strong handling characteristics are aided by the light steering at city speeds. However, once you climb to Highway speeds, the steering weighs in a lot heavier than most people would expect it to and tends to be less pleasing to drive on the same. However, this isn’t exactly a deal-breaker as the centering force of the Blazer has been programmed well and helps the SUV, maintain a straight line with great poise and composure.

Fuel Economy
5.0/10

The Blazer's base 2.5-liter engine gets excellent fuel economy estimates, the front-wheel-drive model delivers 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The midlevel turbocharged four-cylinder gains 1 mpg on the highway while the V6 powered Blazer only drops 1 mpg in the city and on the highway. This is possible because all Blazer trims come with Active Grille Shutters and a Start/Stop System with a deactivation feature that helps in conserving fuel when the engine isn’t being used fully.

Models

Chevrolet Blazer

Ford Edge

Hyundai Santa Fe

Nissan Murano

Toyota RAV4

MPG (City)

21

22

20

20

27

MPG (Highway)

27

29

27

28

35

MPG (Combined)

23

25

23

23

30

Fuel Capacity (Gallons) 19.4 18.5 18.8 19.0 14.5
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) 407/524/446 407/537/470 376 / 508/432 380/532/437 377/508/435 

The Chevy Blazer has a massive 19.4-gallon fuel tank which takes the driving range to at least 446 miles in mixed driving situations. If you are looking for the most frugal SUV in the segment then the Toyota RAV4 is the one that should suit you well. The Hyundai Santa Fe XL is the least frugal of the lot thanks to its high-performance figures and heavyweight.

Interior
7.0/10

The Blazer's front and rear legroom are competitive for the class, but it falls behind class leaders when it comes to overall cargo space- Edmunds.com

2020 Blazer Interior and Comfort

Passengers inside the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer won’t complain about the amount of space as GM engineers have carved out plenty of head- and legroom up front, but the rear seats are a mixed bag. Their front seats are supportive so is the rear. However, the legroom is unquestionable at the back but Blazer's sloping roofline limits the headroom for tall adults. The cabin has active noise cancellation on offer in all trims but the Engine noise may still creep in when revving the motor hard.

The Blazer's cabin showcases a cool Camaro-inspired design and a modern outlook. The streamlined dash houses the 8-inch touchscreen display infotainment system, circular air vents allow temperature adjustment while there are available red accents. The interior quality is decent as most of the surfaces are soft to the touch, but there are some hard plastics, even in upper trim levels.

Models

Chevrolet Blazer

Ford Edge

Hyundai Santa Fe

Nissan Murano

Toyota RAV4

Seating Capacity 5 5 5 5 5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.8/59.1/41.0

40.2/60.3/42.6

41.2/59.1/44.1

39.9/59.5/40.5

39.5/57.8/41.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.6/58.6/39.6

40.3/60.5/40.6

39.2/58.3/40.9

39.8/58.9/38.7

39.5/56.4/37.8

Cargo Capacity behind 2nd Row

30.5 ft3

39.2 ft3

35.9 ft3

32.1 ft3

37.6 ft3

Total Cargo Capacity

64.2 ft3

73.4 ft3

71.3 ft3

67.0 ft3

69.8 ft3

Chevy adds convenience features for the rear-seat passengers as well, not only giving them ample space, but climate-control vents, and convenient slide/recline seats. The Blazer’s cargo capacity is rated at 30.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats, which is smaller than the Ford Edge and Toyota RAV4. The space is decent in an absolute manner and to load more bulk you can easily release levers located in the cargo area to create a flat load floor.

Interior small storage items will find places in a passenger-side map slot, door and seatback pockets, plus an electronically locking glove box. Below is the list of infotainment features available on the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer:

  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play Compatibility
  • 4 USB Ports
  • 8” Touchscreen with Navigation
  • HD Rear View Camera
  • Bose Audio with 8 speakers
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot and Internet
  • AM/FM/SiriusXM Radio and Bluetooth
Exterior
8.0/10

While some design elements such as the grille and taillights come across as overwrought, we do like the Blazer's athletic stance on the road-CarandDriver.com

2020 Blazer Design and Dimensions

The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer draws no inspiration from the Old Blazer and tends to take a more modern approach to the design. The Blazer looks premium from all angles, be it from the sides, front, or rear. There is a floating roofline to the Blazer’s design that seems inspired by the Camaro and the side sculpting and curves give the same impressions.

The Front design looks futuristic with the Sleek LED DRL’s on the top and the Headlights placed where you usually see Fog Lamps in other cars. The front grill changes from variant to a variant where the sports-oriented RS gets a glossy and athletic look while the top-range Premier trim gets a more chrome-laden design.

Models

Chevrolet Blazer

Ford Edge

Hyundai Santa Fe

Nissan Murano

Toyota Rav4

Curb Weight (lbs)

3782

3959

3920

3823

3370

Length (in)

191.4

188.8

187.8

192.8

180.9

Width (in)

76.7

75.9

74.4

75.4

73.0

Height (in)

67.0

68.3

67.1

67.8

67.0

Ground Clearance (in)

7.4

8.0

7.3

6.9

8.4

Wheelbase (in)

112.7

112.2

108.9

111.2

105.9

The Rear End of the Blazer clearly seems inspired by the Camaro and the High taillights give an impression of the same. There is a lot of sculpting thrown all throughout the body of the Blazer and the High ground clearance, gives the Blazer a clear edge over the rivals. In terms of the other dimensions as well, the Blazer is similarly poised against the rivals and there is not much to differentiate among the same.

Exterior Features

The new Blazer is an absolute looker from the inside, courtesy of its big set of features present in it. Some of those features include

  • 20” Alloy Wheels
  • Body-Colored Antenna
  • Auto On/Off HID Projector Headlamps with LED DRL’s
  • LED Taillights
  • Intermittent Front and Rear Wipers
  • Hands-Free Gesture Liftgate
  • Heated powered auto-dimming ORVM’s with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Roof Rails
  • Upper Active Aero Stutters
Safety
6.0/10

The NHTSA gave the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer an overall safety rating of five out of five stars, despite a four-star rollover rating. The IIHS gave the 2020 Blazer a top rating of Good in the only two tests, other test data is missing.

Chevy offers limited standard advanced safety features on the 2020 Blazer including a rearview camera and a rear-seat reminder. The higher trim levels get more advanced driver assistance features such as lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and the following distance indicator. 

Some of the Safety Features present in the Blazer includes

  • 7 Airbags
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • LATCH system
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone alert
  • On-Star and Chevrolet Connected Services
  • ESC with Traction Control
  • Teen Driver Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Alert
Competition
7.0/10

2020 Chevrolet Blazer vs 2020 Nissan Murano

The Nissan Murano has been the segment stalwart in the SUV space because of its Well Built cabin, good refinement levels, and Tank-like build quality. The Nissan’s design however feels a bit dated as compared to other SUVs in the segment and the Blazer is a stark example. The Chevy Blazer looks like it is 10 years ahead of its class in terms of both the exteriors and the interiors. The Blazer also packs in more punch with its V6 and offers a better MPG figure as well.

2020 Chevrolet Blazer vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa FE XL is a new entrant to the segment as well and Hyundai has done everything it could, to present a segment-worthy offering. The Santa Fe outshines the Blazer with its comfort and convenience features on offer and packs in a lot of tech equipment as well. The Blazer, on the other hand, looks futuristic and leagues ahead of the competition in terms of styling. For people looking for a more driver-focused SUV, the Blazer is the one with its firmer suspension tune and a powerful V 6 motor as well.

Final Verdict

With the all New 2020 Blazer, Chevrolet has a lot going in its way. With superb handling, a good infotainment system, great looks, and a sporty engine lineup, the Chevy Blazer is certainly a well-rounded SUV. It may not be as cushy to ride as the Santa Fe or as spacious as the RAV4 but it does everything. With a relatively lesser asking price of $29,995 (including destination charges) and striking Camaro-like exteriors, the Chevy Blazer is surely one of the most formidable midsize SUV in the segment.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$38195

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

230 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

9-Speed Automatic w/Overdrive

dimensions
length

191.4 in

wheelbase

112.7 in

width

76.7 in

curb weight

3920 lbs

Height

67 in

Ground Clearance

7.4 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

107.8 cu ft

cargo volume

64.2 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/24/27 mpg

highway range

523.8 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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