The Chevrolet Blazer RS 2020 is great in terms of style and some technical specs, but it has drawbacks that are difficult to ignore. Let’s briefly review the pros and cons of this interesting crossover.
The Chevrolet Blazer 2020 is not exactly the embodiment of charisma and drive that Chevy represents: the final product with its high cost and cheap finishing materials for this segment is quite unsuccessfully complemented by an unimpressive transmission.
Pros of the Blazer 2020
Style. The Chevy Blazer is visually similar to the Camaro. The front panel with thin headlights, a bulging hood and a massive black grille only enhance the family features. The black accents of the RS package further accentuate the exterior, and the optional 21-inch glossy black wheels are a major visual upgrade over the standard 20-inch ones. And, of course, like most modern crossovers, the Blazer has a sloping roof line.
Power of the engine: the 3.6-liter V6 engine (standard for RS and Premier, but optional for all others) is just great. With 270 lb-ft of torque, the Blazer is perfect on the straight, and its 308 horses allow for relatively dynamic driving of the heavy car. The SUV accelerates to 100 in a respectable 6.8 seconds in the all-wheel-drive version.
Ease of use of the multimedia system. The 8.0-inch touch screen is good, the interface is simple and clear; quick keys make it easier to navigate while driving; the screen responds clearly and quickly to touch. Having Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is a good alternative if you don’t like GM’s operating system, and a Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE is another plus.
Cons of the Chevrolet Blazer RS 2020:
Cheap interior. The interior of the Blazer suffers from the problems inherent in many modern Chevy products, whose name is cheap materials. There’s a bit of good leather, especially on the passenger side and on the upper door panels, and Camaro-inspired, installed A/C ventilation controls are a nice and upscale solution. But the excess hard plastic around the center console and the faux metal trim around the multimedia screen look cheap. The screen itself, although functional, looks flimsy.
The “braking” transmission. Almost everyone likes the affordable V6, but the lagging 9-speed transmission spoils all good impressions. This transmission is always looking for the right gear, slowly switches to a lower gear, and when it finally finds it, it continues to respond to the driver’s actions with some delay.
High price. the Chevy Blazer in the RS configuration will cost more than 50 thousand dollars. For example, a package with a new rear-view mirror, an updated infotainment system, and an expanded set of security options is available for $ 3,500. For a sunroof and 21-inch wheels, the surcharge is $2,500. This is despite the fact that the average price for the base model starts at $28,800, and the RS configuration is available from $43,500. Needless to say, for this money, competitors are available in much more attractive options.
|EPA Classification||Sport Utility Vehicles|
|MPG/MPGe||26 Highway / 19 City|
|Engine||Gas V6 3.6L/- TBD –|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
Starting MSRP $40,500.00
Destination Charge $1,195.00
Dealer Suggested Retail $41,795.00
High price. the Chevy Blazer in the RS configuration will cost more than 50 thousand dollars.