Vehicle Profile: 2021 Chevrolet Blazer
The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer is not just really stylish
The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer is a midsize SUV with exceptional style and capability to match. It’s the SUV that proves function doesn’t have to come at the cost of form, and that you can haul around a whole family without compromising athleticism.
The Blazer is one of the best-looking SUVs you can buy today. Blacked-out A- and C-pillars do wonders for its visual appeal, and the thin daytime running lights are cleverly positioned and stylish. The actual headlights are located much lower, on the flanks of the large grille.
Inside, the Blazer is equally charming. The center stack is simply but intuitively designed, and red accents tastefully peppered throughout the cabin do a lot to enhance the presentation. The air vents are taken straight out of the Camaro, lending the Blazer some of its brethren’s sporty personality. There’s plenty of space too: 64.2 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded flat. The Cargo Management System and available accessories make it quite easy to arrange your stuff quickly and conveniently.
Under the hood, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer packs a 2.5-liter EcoTec® four-cylinder engine rated at 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. That’s for FWD models only. New for 2021 is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that packs a nice punch, cranking out 227 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque while still delivering up to 29 mpg on the highway.* It’s offered on all models that come with AWD as an option. Finally, the Blazer RS and Blazer Premiere get a 3.6-liter V6 rated at 308 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. It brings 0-60 mph times under the six-second mark, making the Blazer one of the quickest crossovers you can buy.
All engines feature a fuel-saving stop/start function, active grille shutters for improved aerodynamic and thermal efficiency, and a capable nine-speed automatic transmission. On the RS trim, the Blazer features a more advanced AWD system with torque vectoring.
For the 2021 model year, the Chevrolet Blazer features more standard safety technologies, including forward collision warning, an automatic emergency braking system capable of detecting pedestrians, automatic high beams and lane keeping assistance.
Every model also gets a high-resolution, 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. For the first time, the Blazer even features Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant, so it’s easier than ever to use voice commands to get things done. Four USB ports — two regular and two Type-C — ensure those smartphones stay charged at all times.
One of the Blazer’s coolest features is the optional 360-degree camera system, which takes a lot of the guesswork out of parking or hitching up a trailer. And like most Chevrolet models, the Blazer is offered with an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, which enables up to seven devices to connect to the internet as far as 50 feet away from the SUV.
If you’re in the market for a new SUV of any kind, the Blazer is certainly notable. With its exceptional style, cool features and fun performance, it proves itself worthy of anyone’s consideration.
*EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.
This article is presented by Jennings Chevrolet.