General Motors reintroduced the Chevrolet Blazer nameplate for the 2019 model year, dropping in a brand-new entry for the midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV) segment. Now, Chevrolet is gearing up to expand the lineup with the introduction of a new turbocharged engine option and a new Redline Edition. Official pricing for both are currently under wraps, but a recent report sheds some light on what to expect with regard to MSRP.
Let’s start with the new turbocharged engine option. As we’ve covered previously, the powerplant in question is the turbo 2.0L four-cylinder LSY, which will slot between the naturally aspirated 2.5L four-cylinder LCV and naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX. The new turbo ‘four produces 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and will be standard equipment for the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer 2LT and 3LT trim levels.
For reference, the atmospheric 2.5L four-cylinder LCV produces 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque, while the atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX produces 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque.
According to a recent report from Cars Direct, the new turbo engine option prices out at just $500 below the V6. That means that 2020 Chevrolet Blazer 2LT models start at $33,995 with destination, while adding the V6 ups that figure to $34,495.
Above the 2LT is the 3LT trim level, which starts at $38,195 when equipped with the turbo ‘four, and $38,695 when equipped with the V6.
Meanwhile, the Redline Edition is also new for the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer, adding a variety of styling updates, such as:
- 20-inch wheels in gloss black with red accents
- black badging with red outlines
- black trim for the sideview mirror caps, door handles, and window surrounds (daylight opening, or DLO, surrounds)
The Redline Edition is also offered on 2LT and 3LT trim levels, and starts at $37,735 for 2LT models. Pricing on that breaks down to $1,895 for the Redline Edition package, and $1,845 for the required Convenience & Driver Confidence Package, making for a $3,740 up-charge over the non-Redline Edition 2LT. The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer 2LT Redline Edition with a V6 is $38,235.
Meanwhile, the 3LT Redline Edition adds $1,895 for a total of $40,090. Throw the V6 in the mix, and the 3LT Redline Edition starts at $40,590.
Finally, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer RS, which comes standard with the V6, starts at $41,795, matching the 2019 model year.
|Trim Level||Engine||Starting MSRP|
|2LT||turbo 2.0L four-cylinder LSY||$33,995|
|2LT||atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX||$34,495|
|3LT||turbo 2.0L four-cylinder LSY||$38,195|
|3LT||atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX||$38,695|
|2LT Redline Edition||turbo 2.0L four-cylinder LSY||$37,735|
|2LT Redline Edition||atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX||$38,235|
|3LT Redline Edition||turbo 2.0L four-cylinder LSY||$40,090|
|3LT Redline Edition||atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX||$40,590|
|RS||atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX||$41,795|
As the outlet points out, this pricing structure means buyers can get an extra 75 horses and 11 pound-feet of torque for just $500. That said, we’ll need additional info on things like fuel mileage to see how it all shakes down in terms of value.
Source: Cars Direct