The latest 2021 Chevrolet Blazer arrives as the third model year of the all-new Blazer crossover, bringing with it a few small changes and updates. Among these is a revision to the 2021i (2021 interim) Blazer Premier’s engine lineup, which now offers the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gas unit as standard.
Up until recently, the top-trim Blazer Premier came equipped with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gas engine as standard. The V6 LGX is now offered as an available option on the Premier trim.
Customers can opt into AWD with either engine. Front-wheel drive is standard.
To note, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY produces 227 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, connecting to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX produces 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, and also connects to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Notably, the turbo 2.0L I4 LSY offers higher fuel economy ratings in the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer as compared to the preceding 2020 model year, with 22 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg combined when equipped with FWD. In the outgoing 2020 Blazer, the LSY is rated at 21 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined when equipped with FWD.
The latest 2021 Chevrolet Blazer also comes with a new exterior paint option lineup, deleting Nightfall Gray Metallic, Graphite Metallic, and Cajun Red Tintcoat, while adding Pewter Metallic, Iron Gray, Cayenne Orange, and Cherry Red Tintcoat.
What’s more, a leather-wrapped steering wheel is no longer offered as standard across the line. Instead, the L, 1LT, and 2LT trim levels are equipped with a urethane steering wheel as standard.
What’s more, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer also gains a number of active safety features as standard equipment via the new Chevy Safety Assist package, which includes features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and IntelliBeam headlights.