Chevy’s 2020 Blazer will be backing its claims to utility and cargo-moving prowess by introducing a new feature to make towing easier: Hitch Guidance with Hitch View.
These features are the same technology offered on the latest 2019 model year and newer Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, and its operation is identical as well. Essentially, the system integrates with the rear backup camera to output two views on the central infotainment screen.
The first, Hitch Guidance is a view of what’s directly behind the 2020 Blazer. It provides dynamic guidelines for the Blazer and for the trailer hitch as well.
The second, Hitch View, enables the driver to view and zoom in on the hitch from a top-down perspective. Hitch View can also be briefly accessed while on the move to make sure the trailer is properly connected. Both, Hitch Guidance and Hitch View make the process of attaching the hitch to the trailer significantly easier.
The 2020 Blazer will offer these new trailering features via the optional V92 Trailering Equipment Package, which also includes heavy-duty cooling gear. The V92 Package is only offered on 2020 Blazer models equipped with the 3.6L V6 LGX engine, which is available on 2LT, 3LT, RS and Premier trim levels. However, the RS and Premier trims are the only ones that offer the Hitch Guidance with Hitch View features as part of the package, while the 2LT and 3LT models feature the heavy-duty cooling gear but do not offer Hitch Guidance and Hitch View.
For reference, the LGX GM’s naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 engine with spark-ignited direct fuel injection (SIDI), dual overhead cams (OHC), Variable Valve Timing (VVT), and Active Fuel Management with Start/Stop capabilities. Output in the Blazer is rated at 308 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 270 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm, while towing capacity is pegged at 4,500 pounds.
These new trailering features on the 2020 Blazer make it easy to hitch up without a second person camped out towards the rear of the vehicle, which is a welcome improvement to an already-attractive midsize crossover SUV.
Other major changes to the 2020 Chevy Blazer – the second model year of the all-new model – include the addition of the turbocharged 2.0L LSY engine for 2LT and 3LT models, a Blazer Redline Edition, and an engine start-stop override switch, among other things.