Economic, efficient, and spacious. The 2021 Chevy Blazer fulfills the role of a mid-sized crossover SUV with ease. The 2021 model year brings with it a slate of new color options, including Cherry Red Tintcoat, Cayenne Orange, Iron Gray, and Pewter Metallic. These new colors help highlight the stylish lines and contemporary look of the Blazer for the new model year. Additionally, the new colors are just part of the new features added to the Chevy Blazer's model year offerings, giving SUV enthusiasts plenty to look forward to from the crossover SUV.
The 2021 Chevy Blazer is available in six different trim formats. The trims include the base L trim, the 1LT, the 2LT, 3LT, the RS, and the luxury-oriented Premier trim. There are two different drivetrain configurations available as well, including front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Plenty of standard safety features have been added to the model year line-up, along with the new trailering equipment, so the 2021 Blazer is ready for whatever you throw its way.
The 2021 Chevy Blazer offers SUV shoppers three different powertrain options, perfect for those who want different levels of performance and fuel economy out of their midsize crossover. The 2.5 liter 4-cylinder is the standard powertrain that comes with the Chevy Blazer, producing 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. The inclusion of smart Stop/Start technology and variable valve timing help improve the overall fuel economy and the optimization of travel distance. It’s a perfect option for those who want a functional, economic setup for their SUV.
If you need more power and performance out of the Blazer, an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is available that produces 227 horsepower with 258 pound-feet of torque. Much like the 2.5-liter, there are cost-saving measures in place to help with performance and fuel economy. This ensures that you not only have more horsepower to boot but also get the most out of the fuel economy as well.
For maximum performance, an optional 3.6 liter V6 is available for the various model year trims and also comes standard on the RS trim. The 3.6-liter features 308 horsepower and up to 270 pound-feet of torque. With the inclusion of Start/Stop technology, variable valve timing, and dual overhead camshafts, the engine is designed to be both efficient and performance-driven. So if you wanted the best off-the-line performance from the 2021 Chevy Blazer, the V6 is the premier choice. All the engines are accompanied by a 9-speed automatic transmission that comes with built-in support for overdrive and driver shift control.
The fuel economy you get with the Chevy Blazer heavily depends upon the engine you select. With the 2.5 liter, only available in front-wheel drive, you can expect to get around 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. While this is excellent, it's not the best that the Blazer has to offer.
The 3.6 liter V6 gets less fuel economy than the 2.5-liter, with around 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. If you want the best fuel economy possible, you need to get the Blazer with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. This engine gets 22 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway with front-wheel drive, which is the best of the three options. The economy does drop minimally when you have all-wheel drive, but the difference is negligible. This is one of the benefits of the Blazer, offering potential shoppers powertrain options and varying degrees of performance capabilities.
For the 2021 model year of the Chevy Blazer, there are plenty of safety features you can add to your vehicle. As a mid-sized crossover SUV, it's important to know that you and your family and friends can safely travel to and from your destination in the vehicle without worrying about the vehicle failing to protect or provide adequate collision prevention measures when and where possible. Thankfully, Chevy has an amazing array of available safety features and offers great aids and assistance to prevent or mitigate collisions.
With the Blazer, you can get amazing features such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Front Pedestrian Braking. You can also get excellent features like the Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. Round out the feature packages with a Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam Auto High Beam Assist. Additionally, the OnStar and Chevrolet Connected Services suite featuring alerts and crash assistance is standard on every trim level.
The StabiliTrak system is still in place for the 2021 model year, which is an electronic system that helps maintain stability and traction control. This system is especially useful on wet or slippery surfaces. Additional alerts such as tire fill and tire pressure monitoring are also standard across all trims, as well as rear child security door locks. And speaking of locks, both power windows and power door locks come standard on every 2021 model year of the Chevy Blazer.
The Teen Driver mode also returns as a standard for every trim so that parents can keep track of their teen's driving habits. The configurable feature allows parents to maintain a report card of their teen's driving habits. You can also customize certain settings based on specific safety protocols, giving you complete control over your teen’s driving experience. This has been a popular feature among many Chevy vehicles and adds to the reasons why the Blazer would be a top safety pick among shoppers.
The 5-passenger SUV comes equipped with a number of interior convenience, comfort, and infotainment features. With up to an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat and available 6-way power front passenger seat with memory settings, there is a lot of comfort and customization available for those who ride in the Blazer. Manual tilt and telescoping steering column with a leather-wrapped steering wheel also ensure that drivers get to their destination in style and with a measure of luxury. For those who want to relax on their way to work, school, or to pick up the kids, Adaptive Cruise Control is also available.
When it comes to comfort and interior space, the 2021 Chevy Blazer can give you up to 64.2 cubic feet of cargo space for storage, while the passenger volume clocks in at 107.8 cubic feet. This equates to 39.8 inches of headroom, 41 inches of legroom, 59.1 inches of shoulder room, and 55.60 inches of hip room in the front of the cabin. So there's plenty of room for both the driver and passengers to stretch arms and legs alike. If passengers in the rear need room to nap, there's space for that, too.
Additionally, anyone who wants to listen to their favorite tunes from their smartphone or access multimedia, the Blazer is fully equipped for such endeavors. The 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot support means you have connectivity wherever you go, along with Bluetooth wireless support. You can connect multiple devices to the Blazer using the Chevrolet Infotainment System, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. You can listen to your favorite podcasts, stream your favorite playlists, or access apps and services using hands-free voice activation. The standard inclusion of an 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen with cloud-connected personalization and driver profiles means you have complete control over the vehicle's software and vehicle health displays, in addition to the entertainment factors.
For those who are audio connoisseurs, the availability of a Bose premium 8-speaker audio system can help elevate the interior cabin experience of the 2021 Chevy Blazer. You can also put the premium audio system to use with the standard inclusion of SiriusXM with 360L across select trims. You can keep your smart devices charged in the Blazer via a number of different methods, too, including multiple USB ports or the available wireless charging slot as part of the front console. With the 2021 Chevy Blazer, it's all about options and availability to create the kind of vehicle-driver synergy that suits the tastes of a wide range of different SUV shoppers.