Chevy Blazer is the Best Mid-Size SUV in J.D. Power APEAL Study
Back in the spring, Good Housekeeping Institute named the 2020 Chevy Blazer “Best New Midsize SUV.” Now, J.D. Power echoes this sentiment by giving this model the Best Mid-Size SUV title in this year’s APEAL Study.
Enchanting and Athletic: Find a new Blazer to bring home here
Deserving of praise
J.D. Power’s APEAL Study stands for automotive performance, execution, and layout. Similar to the Initial Quality Study, it evaluates vehicles based on consumer satisfaction during the first 90 days of ownership. For this year’s study, the judges evaluated consumer feedback from 87,282 owners of new 2020 model-year vehicles.
From an industry standpoint, the APEAL Study is an important one for automakers to rank high on because it indicates how much their vehicles delight (or fail to delight) the individuals who buy them. The fact that the Chevy Blazer gained a model-level award in this study implies that consumers find it to be one of the brand’s best SUV options.
It’s also worth noting that the Blazer beat out rival models like the Nissan Murano and Hyundai Santa Fe (which ranked second and third for the segment, respectively). This segment-specific accolade is just one more quality to lure prospective buyers toward the Chevy model and away from these two competitors.
The appealing qualities of the 2020 Chevy Blazer
The J.D. Power APEAL Study award isn’t the only reason to bring home a 2020 Blazer, however. Here are some more of this model’s strengths that make it a charming choice for a two-row SUV.
- A chiseled, Camaro-like exterior and comfortable interior that boasts leather-appointed and sueded microfiber seating.
- A dramatic RS trim that features black and red accents and an aggressive mesh grille for a bolder first impression.
- The ability to tow up to 4,500 pounds to expand your options on outdoor adventures and weekend trips.
- A versatile seating layout with a maximum cargo volume of 64.2 cubic feet when you need it.
- An adjustable cargo fence, floor-mounted rail system, and horizontal cargo net to help you stay organized on each journey.
Joy Rides in Your Blazer: Check out these scenic drives in Texas
Whitney Russell is a current resident of Dayton, though her spirit can be found beach-bumming in Puerto Rico (the land of her half-Puerto Rican heritage). When not adventuring through the exciting world of car news, she can be found hiking with her husband and their two dogs, motorcycling, visiting nephews and nieces, discovering new memes, thrifting, decorating, crafting, woodburning, researching random things, and escaping into a great movie. See more articles by Whitney.