The Environmental Protection Agency has released its fuel economy estimates for the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer.
One of the bigger changes applied to the Blazer for the 2020 model year was the addition of the 2.0L LSY four-cylinder engine to the crossover’s powertrain lineup. According to the EPA, the Blazer with the 2.0L engine and front-wheel drive will achieve 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway for a combined rating of 24 mpg. When equipped with all-wheel drive, Blazers with the 2.0L engine are estimated to get 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway for a combined total of 23 mpg. The 2.0L LSY engine is good for 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque in the crossover.
The 3.6L LFX V6 engine returns for 2020 and makes the same 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque as it did in the 2019 model year Blazer. Blazers with the V6 engine and FWD are rated at 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway for a combined total of 21 mpg, while AWD models get 18 mpg city, 25 highway and 21 mpg combined. Oddly, the FWD V6 has dropped a single mileage point from last year, with the EPA rating the 2019 model year at 20 mpg city and giving it a combined rating of 22 mpg.
Entry-level versions of the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer keep the 2.5L LCV four-cylinder, which is rated at 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. The base engine gets 21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and has a combined rating of 23 mpg. This engine cannot be paired with all-wheel drive in the crossover. All three engines are paired with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission.
In addition to the new 2.0L engine, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is also available in three new exterior colors: Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Bright Blue Metallic and Midnight Blue Metallic. A new Redline appearance package is available for this year, as well, as we noted in a previous post outlining the various changes made to the model for 2020.