2021 Chevrolet Blazer Changes Announced
Chevrolet's Mid-Size Crossover SUV (CUV) Receives Minor Changes for the 2021 Model Year.
Chevrolet's (Chevy's) mid-size crossover SUV (CUV), the Blazer, has now been on the market for two years, and for 2021, Chevy is introducing some changes to the Blazer. In this article, we'll go over all of those changes. NOTE: Any and all pricing discussed in this article includes a mandatory destination fee, but does NOT include any applicable taxes or other fees.
First, on the exterior, the 2021 Chevy Blazer loses three of its exterior paint color options, but gains four new ones. Nightfall Gray Metallic has been replaced with Pewter Metallic and Iron Gray Metallic, and Cajun Red Tint Coat Metallic has been replaced with Cayenne Orange Metallic and Cherry Red Tint Coat Metallic. The RS (1RS) trim level gets a newly-standard eighteen-inch (18") compact spare tire and aluminum-alloy spare wheel. Packaging options also change, with the Trailering Package, previously only available on all Blazers equipped with the 3.6L naturally-aspirated V6 gasoline engine and All Wheel Drive (AWD), is now available on all Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Blazers equipped with that engine. A new Chevy Safety Assist Package, which includes advanced driver assistance technologies such as autonomous emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane keep assist and lane departure warning, a following distance indicator, forward collision alert, and IntelliBeam front headlamps, is now standard on all Blazer models aside from the base L (1L0) and LT (1LT) trim levels. Next, the Enhanced Convenience and Driver Confidence II Package, available on the RS (1RS) and Premier (0HD) trim levels, has been repackaged, and now includes an eight-speaker Bose premium amplified audio system (on RS (1RS) models), heated and ventilated dual front bucket seats, heated seats for the outboard rear bench seating positions, a driver's memory system (for RS (1RS) models), and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column. Also, the Driver Confidence II Package, available on the RS (1RS) trim level of the Blazer, now includes Qi-compatible wireless device charging, the HD Surround Vision System, an inside rearview mirror with an integrated camera display, an adaptive cruise control system, enhanced autonomous emergency braking, the Safety Alert Seat (which vibrates the front driver's seat in coordination with alerts from the vehicle's various advanced driver assistance systems), and LED front headlamps.
Moving onto the interior of the 2021 Chevy Blazer, base models (the L (1L0), LT (1LT), and LT (2LT)) no longer feature a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and instead receive a vinyl/urethane-wrapped steering wheel this year. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System with GPS Navigation is no longer available, and has been replaced by the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with Connected GPS Navigation (for LT (3LT), RS (1RS), and Premier (0HD) models). Finally, the "Twin-Clutch" All Wheel Drive (AWD) system is no longer included as standard equipment on the range-topping Premier (0HD) trim level of the 2021 Blazer. The 2021 Chevy Blazer is powered by one of three gasoline engine options: either a standard 2.5L naturally-aspirated Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine with 193 horsepower and 188 lb. ft. of torque (for Front Wheel Drive (FWD) L (1L0) and LT (1LT) modes only), a 2.0L turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine with 230 horsepower and 258 lb. ft. of torque (standard on Front Wheel Drive (FWD) or All Wheel Drive (AWD) LT (2LT) and LT (3LT) models only), or a 3.6L naturally-aspirated V6 engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and 308 horsepower and 270 lb. ft. of torque (available on all Blazer trim levels aside from the base L (1L0) and LT (1LT) models, and standard equipment on the sporty RS (1RS) and range-topping Premier (0HD) trim levels). All three of these gasoline engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front Wheel Drive (FWD) is standard on all 2021 Blazer models, while All Wheel Drive (AWD) is available on all 2021 Blazer trim levels, save for the base L (1L0) and LT (1LT) trims.
Exterior paint color options on the 2021 Chevy Blazer include Iridescent Pearl Tri-Coat Metallic (Pearl White, n/a on L (1L0), and an extra-cost option), Red Hot Clear Coat (Gloss Bright Red, n/a on L (1L0) or Premier (0HD)), Silver Ice Metallic (Metallic Silver, available on all trim levels), Summit White Clear Coat (Gloss White, n/a on RS (1RS) or Premier (0HD)), Black Clear Coat (Gloss Black, available on all trim levels), Pewter Metallic (Metallic Gray, n/a on L (1L0)), Iron Gray Metallic (another shade of Metallic Gray, n/a on L (1L0)), Cayenne Orange Metallic (Metallic Orange, n/a on L (1L0)), Bright Blue Metallic (Metallic Bright Blue, only available on RS (1RS), and an extra-cost option), Midnight Blue Metallic (Metallic Dark Blue, n/a on L (1L0)), and Cherry Red Tint Coat Metallic (Metallic Red, n/a on L (1L0), and an extra-cost option). Seats in the Blazer are upholstered in premium cloth for L (1L0), LT (1LT), and 2LT (2LT) models (in either Jet Black (Monotone Black) or Dark Galvanized/Light Galvanized (Dark Gray/Light Gray, for LT (1LT) and LT (2LT) models only), are perforated leather-trimmed in 3LT (3LT) and RS (1RS) models, in either Jet Black (Monotone Black) or Dark Galvanized/Light Galvanized (Dark Gray/Light Gray, for 3LT (3LT) models only), or perforated leather-trimmed with sueded microfiber accents in the range-topping Premier (0HD) model, only available in Jet Black/Maple Sugar (Black/Dark Beige).
The 2021 Chevy Blazer lineup includes the following trim levels: L (1L0), LT (1LT), LT (2LT), LT (3LT), RS (1RS), and Premier (0HD). All Blazers are produced at General Motors' (GM's) Ramos Arizpe, Mexico Assembly Plant. The Blazer competes in the very competitive mid-size, five-passenger Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) market, which includes other vehicles from General Motors (GM), such as the Buick Envision and some models of the GMC Acadia, as well as vehicles from other manufacturers, such as the Ford Edge, the Honda Passport, the Hyundai Santa Fe, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Nissan Murano, the Toyota 4Runner, and the all-new Volkswagen (VW) Atlas Cross Sport. While 2021 Chevy Blazer pricing hasn't yet been released, 2020 Chevy Blazer pricing, without options, ranges from $28,800 for a base-model L (1L0) Front Wheel Drive (FWD) model with the naturally-aspirated 2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine, and climbs to $45,600 for a range-topping Premier (0HD) All Wheel Drive (AWD) model with the naturally-aspirated 3.6L VVT V6 gasoline engine (all Blazer models feature a nine-speed automatic transmission). What do you think of all of the changes announced for the 2021 Chevy Blazer? Let us know in the comments down below, and stay tuned for 2021 Chevy Blazer pricing information when it becomes available!