2020 Chevrolet Blazer: The Complete Engine Lineup34
Chevrolet revived the Blazer nameplate just last year, offering the all-new midsize crossover utility vehicle with a choice of two engines. Now, with the 2020 Blazer, the Bow Tie brand is adding a fresh mid-range powerplant option in the form of the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder LSY to the Blazer options list. Here’s how the new boosted four-banger fits into the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer lineup.
Specs on the LSY include dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), Spark Ignited Direct Injection (SIDI), and an automatic engine Stop/Start feature – which will be defeatable on this motor, as well as all other engines in the 2020 Blazer. Equipped in the 2020 Blazer, output is rated at 230 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm.
In addition to the 2020 Blazer, the LSY engine can also be found across a wide variety of GM products, including 2019 and 2020 Cadillac XT4, 2020 GMC Acadia, 2020 Cadillac XT5 the Chinese-spec Cadillac XT6, as well as the new Cadillac CT4 and CT5. In each of these applications, power is rated between 230 and 235 horsepower at 5,000 rpm, and 258 pound-feet of torque at between 1,500 rpm and 4,000 rpm.
On the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer, the boosted four-banger is standard on the 2LT and 3LT mid-range trim levels, though both models can be upgraded to the naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX engine.
|Standard Engine:||2.5L I-4 LCV||2.5L I-4 LCV||Turbo 2.0L I-4 LSY||Turbo 2.0L I-4 LSY||3.6L V-6 LGX||3.6L V-6 LGX|
|Optional Engine:||None||None||3.6L V-6 LGX||3.6L V-6 LGX||None||None|
The rest of the 2020 Blazer engine lineup includes the 2.5L four-cylinder LCV and 3.6L V6 LGX, both of which also feature a DOHC configuration with VVT, SIDI, and an automatic engine Stop/Start feature. Output for the LCV is rated at 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque, while the LGX doles out 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. All three engines are mated to the new GM 9-speed automatic transmission.
|Displacement||Configuration & Cylinders||Aspiration||Ignition||Valvetrain||Engine Stop/Start||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)|
|LCV:||2.5L||inline four-cylinder||naturally aspirated||SIDI||DOHC with VVT||Standard||193 / 144 @ 6300||188 / 255 @ 4400|
|LSY:||2.0L||inline four-cylinder||turbocharged||SIDI||DOHC with VVT||Standard||230 / 172 @ 5000||258 / 349.8 @ 1500 – 4000|
|LGX:||3.6L||V6||naturally aspirated||SIDI||DOHC with VVT||Standard||308 / 230 @ 6600||270 / 365 @ 5000|
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Wake me when Chevy gets real and drops their 650 hp LT4 supercharged 6.2L V8 into the Blazer as it will then have an engine to match it’s looks.
You do realize that it needs a rear-drive platform for that, right?
A supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine would be extreme overkill for this vehicle segment. I’m sure the 3.6L V-6 engine has plenty of get up and go.
I had 2017 Cadillac XT5 with this engine and it’s pretty slow. And everytime you want to accelerate fast, it just spins front tires like crazy, but you not going anywhere. A TT 3.6 V6 would be better.
If you want to go crazy the best you can do for the amount of grip and weight of this vehicle is the 3.6tt from the ATS -V.
IF GM would at least OFFER it!
Exactly, GM is far to worried about building the exact same cars with different bodies. Who wouldn’t want yet another boring crossover with the 3.6?
Looking forward to the Blazer Carryall.
When are we getting that beautiful beast?
GM should seriously consider a high performance Blazer variant of the Blazer. Problem is too many people are expecting a supercharged 6.2L V8 power plant when a twin turbo 3.6L V6 is the most realistic option.
So as people already complain about price you want to add a much more expensive engine?
This is not a sports car.
Might note this engine is more powerful than the 5.3 V8 GXP Gran Prix. It is far from under powered.
Someone should hurry up and tell Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, and BMW that their CUV’s aren’t Sports cars LOL
They’re not. And they know that. The people that need reminded are their buyers.
GM is leaving so much money on the table not developing any performance variants of their CUV’s, I mean who isint excited about another CUV the the RS badges stuck on and the 3.6 under the hood?
WHO CARES! I want a V8, or at the very least a performance variant!
This is an area where cost cutting can be appropriate for Chevy. If they’re not going for top end hp, go to 3 valve heads. Go to iron blocks for 4 bangers. Atkinson has to be cheaper than turbo. It also might help more choose a 6.
It’s a shame they never found a way to put the 5.3 as featured engine in anything smaller than the trucks.
Just call it anything but blazer, it will end up with another under powered GM V6 .
Assuming the 2.7T is not available forFWD duty either?
While I’m glad that the 2.0T was added to the Blazer as I said from Day one that it was needed, I wish GM would’ve just dropped the 2.5L altogether. Actually I hope GM Drops the 2.5 from every engine Bay.
But I do have one complaint. Why does GM never allow a customer to get a fully loaded car with the base or mid-level engine?
Why won’t they offer the 2.0T on RS or Premier Models? Not everyone wants or needs the V6.
I’ll give you an example. My brothers wife was waiting for the 2.0T on this Blazer as I told her about it a while back. But now that she sees she cannot get the 2.0T Premiere she is switching to another vehicle again. She drives about 60/70 miles per day and does not want a V6.
She wants all the Bells and Whistles (Technology wise) though.
A missed opportunity by GM.
But at least a more affordable AWD Model will be on offer for others interested in this car.
This is silly, are the gas cost savings even substantive by going to a 2.0T anyways? Just get the V6, nicer engine anyhow! *rolls eyes*
It’s not silly. It’s similar to arguing for a 3LT. I don’t understand wanting the 2.5 dropped; low price trims are it’s reason to exist;; bump it to 2.7 or 2.9.
I should learn to read. There is 3LT here. I should check out the differences between it and Premiere.
Well, maybe the 650 horses might be a bit much; but how about the smaller Chevy V8 that they offer in the Silverado 1500s?
No V8 is going into the C1 platform. The most it can fit is a boosted six cylinder.
WHY is there not a SINGLE V8 option, or AT THE LEAST a turbo V6 option?!
Because of the woman running GM is more interested in her fantasyland future and performance isn’t in her vocabulary unless your talking the default Camaro or Corvette and even the Camaro is suspect of leaving on a hiatus under this clown.
I test drove one of these and must say it is the best handling “truck” I’ve ever driven. Well done, GM.
I’ll never buy one because for the price I expect at least a twin turbo six, but for most consumers the 3.6 LGX will be more than enough power. The FWD platform enables better packaging for more interior space which is what most Americans want in an SUV. I still think it’s overpriced so it won’t sell well, but that’s the GM we’re comfortable with: sell de-contented vehicles at premium prices and then blame the consumers when sales decline.
how did you test drive it and not buy it and not have salesmen hounding you like hyenas on a zebra carcass?
300 hp v6, nothing Blazing about that. We don’t need another mid size station wagon,!!!
lol all y’all are pressed about there being no V8 or anything, its not like y’all were gonna buy it in the first place
I own the blazer RS; however, it’s for the wife. It’s quicker then you think. Plus, the AWD feature is awesome and the different modes. I won’t be using it for towing so that doesn’t matter to me. I needed a CUV with power that has a real AWD system. This has more power then most in its class. The blazer isn’t for truck guys. But its camaro based design in a CUV is pretty awesome especially if you love the camaro (I also own a camaro). It’s still a fun vehicle.
Lol as an owner of a 2020 Blazer with the 3.6 in it. I have to say all the Debbie downers here need to drive one before flapping their gums. She spanks v8s all day long. It might not be what yall expected but that engine is much much more powerful in this platform than any of you are giving it credit for.
That LGX is a great engine but low end torque is no match for a V8. That’s kind of a big deal in a lumbering SUV weighing in at nearly 4300 lbs.
GM has a 3.0TT V6 that puts out 400hp/400lb-ft torque. Why don’t they use it? Ford’s Edge ST has a twin turbo V6 and will walk the LGX Blazer.
I just spoke with Lingenfelter and they expect the Blazer supercharger kit to be out in the next three months or so! Woohoo!