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2020 Chevrolet Blazer RS 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A)
I chuckle while I write this, because it's a little deja-vu-ish. April, 2017 I was looking at mid-size SUVs. I didn't like any of the in-stock vehicles (Mercedes to Kia) enough to pay the asking prices, which most of the dealers were stuck on. So, I somehow ended up with a Camaro SS! That car turned out to be the sweetest daily driver I have ever owned (including the Infiniti coupe I … had just come from). Now here we are at 2020. I was looking at SUVs again, as my Camaro had shown me that with all of the SUVs and pickups (especially raised ones), trying to find a time and place to enjoy the Camaro was becoming very challenging. (Race tracks are a little too 'advanced' for my area.) So, tired of being frequently irritated, I decided, "If I can't beat them, join them." Long story short, I "ended up" at the SAME Chevy dealer where I had gotten the Camaro! They had a gob of Blazers that had been sitting on the lot awhile. After driving both a V6 and Turbo 4 Blazer, I was grinning from ear-to-ear, while the fact that the Blazer has basically an improved Camaro interior made me have an instant affinity. So, here's my actual review of the vehicle. I got a V6 RS FWD Blazer with many of the add-ons (I've GOT to have a sunroof and ventilated seats!) including the 21" wheels (meh). This thang is QUICK, even in "touring mode"! But it LUVS that fuel. Even though this 3.0L engine has the auto-off feature, and cylinder deactivation so that it can run as a V4, I am getting slightly WORSE gas mileage than the 6.2L V8 in the Camaro!! I do 90% city driving, which sees me averaging around 14mpg (and 13mph) overall. Fortunately, the rest of the vehicle makes the eyebrow-raising mileage easier to accept. It's VERY comfortable to drive, even with these bigass wheels, and even on our chock-a-block "roads" here. The handling is smile-inducing, and in "sport" mode, the control, feedback, balance, and the (finally!) smooth/decisive 9-spd AT mesh together to almost make me forget I'm in a Chevy SUV. The cargo area is big, and the overall layout and little details make it very usable. The rear seat is going to surprise some folks - lots of legroom, headroom, and sliding/tilting seats mean you can transport everyone without bumped heads and elbowed ribs. And the driver/passenger space is JUST like a Camaro's - with a couple of upgrades, and one goof. Now, the heating/ventilation on the seats retains the last setting, or will automatically adjust the seat temp along with the blower A/C settings. Also, there is an electric lockable (thru the valet setting) glove box. And they added a switch to turn off the engine's auto-off feature. Yes, there are some cons as well. If you get one of the higher trim levels, or order the drivers' assistance packages, there is a learning curve to know how to smoothly operate this vehicle. It seems Chevy has gone the cheap route and mounted the audio 'subwoofers' in the doors (even with the TotL 8-speaker Bose setup). This is great IF you luv a squeaking plastic accompaniment to the bass in your music! Another cost-cutting savings are the cheap, hard plastic surfaces throughout the passenger compartment. IMHO, I think a popular option would be for GM to offer a dash/door padding package. I would order it! I've had to forget about laying my forearm along the window openings. The rest of the plastic surfaces have proven to be dust magnets. One last penny-pinch - the passenger front window does NOT have Express Up. Other than that, the only thumbs-down comes from the placement of the electric parking brake control button. (I'll even take a foot brake over electric!) In the Camaro, the button was right near the tranny shifter. In the Blazer, the button is wayyyy over by the driver's door on the LOWER dash!! Since I can't see the button when I'm ready to go, I still sometimes have to look around for it. Here's my recommendations - FWIW. If you want the Turbo 4, get the 3LT. If you want the V6, get the RS. Those 2 trims will give you most of the goodies that make this an easy, fun vehicle to drive around all the time. I would highly recommend getting whatever trim level is needed to get the 360° HD cameras (unless you live somewhere that has sensibly-sized road lanes and parking spots.) I also recommend getting the "Cargo Management System" (GM dealer add-on) option. It's a clever device that has banished almost all of my complaints about open cargo areas. I turned OFF the "Safety Alert Seat" very quickly! This is a questionable "feature" that vibrates the driver's seat bottom cushion INSTEAD of beeping when ANY of the drivers' assistance warnings go off. The side of the seat that is vibrating is supposed to indicate the direction the 'danger' is coming from. However, my butt hasn't learned directions yet. And, even though I don't need them, I was surprised to find that rain-sensing wipers and a heads-up display (luv'em!) are NOT available at all, and wireless phone charging is only on the Premiere trim.
What is a good price for a used 2020 Chevrolet Blazer?
- According to Edmunds.com's True Market Value calculations, the retail price of a used 2020 Chevrolet Blazer's most popular trim, the 1LT, in great condition with 36,000 miles on its odometer, is $27,308. Prices vary by trim, region and options included. Learn more
What type of engine is available in the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer?
- The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is available with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Learn more
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