2021 Chevrolet Blazer Overview
The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer is a trendy companion for commutes and road trips. It has a slightly lower price as well as subtle updates for the model year while offering the same Camaro-inspired style, prompt acceleration, towing ability, and advanced technologies available on the 2020 model.
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Similar to the 2020 Blazer, the 2021 Blazer is available in the following trims: L, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, RS, and Premier. Though Chevy has retired three exterior paint colors — Cajun Red Tintcoat, Nightfall Gray Metallic, and Graphite Metallic — it has added four new ones — Cherry Red Tintcoat, Iron Gray, Pewter Metallic, and Cayenne Orange.
Whether you prefer the dark accents and blacked-out grille of the sporty RS trim or the chrome-accented exterior of the Premier, it’s easy to find a new Blazer to suit your lifestyle — and make a statement wherever you go.
You can also add on roof rack cross rails or silver roof-mounted side rails for an athletic vibe and greater functionality. It gives you the option to secure extra gear to the top of the SUV in case the cargo area is getting cramped when packing for a trip.
Inside the 2021 Blazer, a versatile cabin incorporates 60/40 split-folding second-row seats. When you fold the backseat flat, you can use up to 64.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. And it’s easy to stay more organized on journeys when you add on the available horizontal cargo net, flexible cargo partition, and floor-mounted rail system.
Chevy has outfitted the Blazer with a plethora of tech goodies to keep you connected and entertained whether you’re stuck in traffic or traveling to a getaway location. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System has navigation and voice-command technology, as well as an easy-to-read 8-inch HD color touch-screen. It comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility for expanded multimedia options.
The manufacturer provides a spectrum of options to upgrade the 2021 Blazer’s cabin. These available add-ons include a rear-seat infotainment system with DVD player, Bose premium audio system, heated seating functions, and leather seating surfaces.
With three different engine options, you can customize the 2021 Blazer’s performance to match your preferences for energy and efficiency. The 193-horsepower ECOTEC 2.5-liter engine is the most eco-friendly mill on the L and 1 LT trims. It achieves 27 mpg on the highway when equipped with front-wheel drive.
Higher trim levels are available with a 2.0-liter turbo engine that achieves 227 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. With a front-wheel drive configuration, it also gets 2 more MPG on the highway than the ECOTEC.
Go with the available 3.6-liter V6 engine for a more exciting response behind the wheel. It comes standard on the RS and is available on the 2LT, 3LT, and Premier. This powertrain churns out 308 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque while getting the same highway efficiency rating as the ECOTEC engine. Add on the available Trailering Package to take advantage of a 4,500-pound max towing capacity.
The 2021 Blazer has a wider availability of safety technologies than the outgoing 2020 model. The brand-exclusive Chevy Safety Assist package now comes standard on four of the six trim levels — the 2LT, 3LT, RS, and Premier.
This suite includes six different technologies that give the crossover a solid core of protective systems, including Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam headlights, Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. You can also add on a few other available driver-assist tools to boost your confidence, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and OnStar.
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