Blazer is a crossover model from the house of Chevrolet that has earned worldwide accolades for being a vehicle that can manage every kind of road condition, with a poise. But its boundary of virtues doesn’t end there. It is a mid-size crossover that offers a cool interior atmosphere with some inspirational design touches.
Since its release, the 2020 edition of Chevrolet Blazer has been able to draw a decent crowd around its dynamic lineup, we’ve witnessed the Jacksonville Chevrolet dealership showroom, where we got to explore its entire lineup in details.
Trim Levels Lining up for 2020
The Chevrolet Blazer steps into its 2020 model year edition with some major changes. The most significant among them, is the introduction of a new 230-hp making 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine added to the lineup, that fits right between the base model carrying a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine under its hood for making 193-hp and the more powerful V-6 engine capable of delivering 308-hp.
This new engine shakes up the earlier lineup of Blazer converting into trims now lined up as L, LT, 2LT, 3LT, RS, and Premier.
The two base trim models of the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer, namely, the L and LT are given the 2.5-liter engine configured only as front-wheel-drive , while the higher trims 2LT and 3LT now drive with the standard turbo four engine with all-wheel drive configuration as standard while the V-6 engine powers the range topping trims RS and Premier with all-wheel drive set as the standard drivetrain. Among these engine options, the models with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine installed under its hood were quicker in raising the speed and were also more engaging to drive. Even its braking capability is better than the rest.
Both the pairs of engines are mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission as the sole option. Needless to say that, the more an engine builds up the power the more it becomes capable of delivering an impressive nature of acceleration giving the river a boost in confidence while passing through the open highways.
We chose the RS trim for the test drive at the Jacksonville Chevrolet dealership that picked up the speed from a dead zero to 60 mph in merely 6.3 seconds and accelerated to 70 mph in 4.6 seconds, making a speedier record for its class. The powertrain installed in the RS trim with front-drive setup was capable enough to tow up to 1500 pounds of bulk, while with the all-wheel-drive versions the weight can be increased up to 4500 pounds.
The RS trim of the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer was consistently steady with an accurate steering response, and we can safely tag it as the best-driving crossover from the 2020 lineup of Chevrolet that’s making rounds in the market. The rive composure it delivered was clearly a result of its intelligent driving mechanisms that installs a well-tuned suspension that was enough to soak up all the road imperfections while its noise cancellation technology gave the rest of the support to maintain the calm inside the comfort zone of its cabin.