2020 Blazer Gets New Feature To Make Towing Easier13
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.
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Live to dream.. that the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer gets a 5.3 Liter V8 EcoTec3 L83 Engine with 380 / 283 @ 5600 (E85 – SAE certified) and 416 / 564 @ 4100 (E85 – SAE certified) which would make it truly capable of hauling heavy cargo.
Nevermind the unibody frame, wheels, suspension, cooling, and literally every driveline component
So… a reversing camera? My Kia has one of those.
Ok great, so add this as a firmware/SW update to ’19 Blazers!
Anyone know if the GM LGX 3.6 is more reliable than previous iterations of the gm 3.6 v6 that many mechanics advise to run away from?
The new engine so far has been trouble free other than an odd issue.
They are fitted with a oils trap system that addresses the carbon issues soon more catch can additions needed.
Not seen a timing chain issue
The couple issues I have seen were odd things like a rod bolt and oil pump.
I have two of the new HV second gens and both are good to this point,
Unless one of the new features is “made in the USA” I couldn’t care less……….
Unless they make a rwd body on frame one I will not buy one I think Ford Bronco will outsell this in fact the Chevy dealer said the only good thing is that is tows more then the other FWD crossovers and the engines good but nothing else is good
build the damn vehicle in America of not interested I’m not going to support a Korean worker over a laid off American
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How did they get up to the 4500# tow rating? Seems to be same vehicle as my XT5 although it has a GM 9 speed rather than my Aisan 8 speed. My XT5 is rated at 3500#s, although I will tow 4500 with surge brakes on all 4 trailer wheels. My Torque app monitors tranny temp and so far so good with the Cadillac factory hitch option. The rating exceeds the weight of the tow vehicle! Got to have AWD to get it up the slippery boat ramp and that usually derates it. The 3.6 is all torque.
I have the RS sporty model. I love LOVE it. Most of the time I feel like I’m driving a sleek sports car with incredible giddyup.
Yes I do too, but there is some lag sometimes when you punch it which sucks. I do really want to see performance options for this vehicle. Aftermarket is ok too. How about all the time AWD for instance in sport mode! Simple thing GM could do…