New Chevrolet 2021 Chevrolet Blazer for Sale in Springfield, MA
When Chevrolet brought back the Blazer nameplate for the 2019 model year, it revived some nostalgic feelings for one of the true old-school sport-utility vehicles. The original version, the two-door K5 Blazer, came out as a 1969 model and eventually evolved to a four-door version based on the S10 pickup platform. These days, in the age of the crossover, the Blazer badge sits on a unibody platform, with front-wheel and all-wheel drive instead of rear-wheel/4WD. It’s a more carlike and practical vehicle that suits a wider range of drivers, yet it’s still versatile for work and play, with an available towing capacity of 4,500 pounds. The 2021 model year brings some new standard and available equipment, plus and expanded palette of exterior colors.
Powertrains and Capabilities
The six trim levels of the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer are the L, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, RS, and Premier. The base engine, a 193-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder, is issued for the L and 1LT. The 2LT, 3LT, and Premier move up to a turbocharged 227 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The RS gets a 3.6-liter V6 making 308 hp, which is optional on the 2LT, 3LT, and Premier. A nine-speed automatic transmission is found on all of the above. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is optional on the 2LT and higher.
With FWD models and the 2.5-liter engine, the EPA estimates fuel economy of 21 mpg around town and 27 mpg on the highway. The turbocharged versions with FWD are rated for 22 city/29 highway, and the combination of FWD and the V6 achieves 20 city/27 highway. The turbocharged four-cylinder Blazer with AWD returns 22 city/27 highway, and the V6 with AWD gets 19 city/26 highway. With the trifecta of FWD, the V6, and the available factory trailering package, a 2021 Blazer can tow as much as 4,500 pounds.
Standard and Optional Features
As the entry-level trim, the L still gets some upscale features, namely dual-zone auto climate control, heated exterior mirrors, LED taillights, a tire pressure monitor, and keyless entry and ignition. It also has 18-inch wheels, auto on/off headlights, and a high-definition rearview camera. A power driver’s seat and deep-tinted windows are added to the 1LT and 2LT. The 3LT loads on the standard features with leather seats (heated in the front row), a power front passenger’s seat, auto-dimming side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, and a power programmable liftgate.
The RS is treated with some appearance upgrades – a trim-specific grille and 20-inch wheels – and it gets a heated steering wheel and a 120V power outlet. RS buyers can also add the Enhanced Convenience Package (ventilated front seats, position memory for the driver’s seat and side mirrors, heated rear outboard seats, and a tilt/telescopic steering wheel). The Premier includes those premium features as standard fare; it also gets some chrome-look exterior details. The Driver Confidence II Package is offered for both the RS and Premier to add wireless smartphone charging, LED headlights, and a rear camera mirror.
Safety and Technology
The HD rearview camera and a full array of airbags are found in every ’21 Blazer, but a standard bundle of driver-assist technology (containing automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and lane departure warning) is added starting at the 2LT level. The 3LT’s package is expanded with a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert; the Sound and Technology Package will add a surround-view monitor. The RS and Premier are eligible for the Driver Confidence II Package (surround-view monitor, adaptive cruise control, enhanced automatic emergency braking for high-speed driving, and a rear-occupant reminder so that children and pets aren’t accidentally left behind).
Each Chevy Blazer is set up for communication and entertainment with an infotainment system that can be controlled by voice or the 8-inch touchscreen. At the base level, there’s a sound system with six speakers, Bluetooth for hands-free phone use and audio streaming, smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), and multiple USB ports. The 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT add SiriusXM satellite radio, and the RS gets navigation (which the 3LT can get as part of the Sound and Technology Package). The Premier maximizes musical enjoyment with a high-end Bose sound system with an additional pair of speakers; this upgrade is also part of the 3LT’s Sound and Technology Package and the RS’s Enhanced Convenience Package.