Our Opinion - 2024 Chevy Blazer Review The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer fights in an interesting mid-size SUV class that is at the center of everything. It looks aggressive and sporty, and it handles quickly. Inside, it’s roomy, with two rows of seats and a large trunk area. The Blazer’s top trim levels may be quite pricey, and the materials inside could be better, but there are a lot of extras that make life easier. The base engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Front-wheel drive is normal, and all-wheel drive can be added as an option. The optional V-6 engine sounds good and has a good amount of speed. However, the Blazer is not quite the Camaro of SUVs, and its unique personality can only partially make up for its lack of polish when compared to cars like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Honda Passport. What's New? For 2024, the only change is a new color called Riptide Blue Metallic. This comes after a refresh last year that made the style better. Pros and Cons Pros Athletic style. Standard technology that is kind. Interesting changes in the area. Cons There is less room for cargo than in some of its competitors. Changing the quality of the stuff. No choice for a mix. Engine, Transmission and Performance A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 228 hp comes standard with the Blazer. However, a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 308 hp can be ordered as an extra. In both, there is either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and the transmission has nine speeds. The front-drive turbo-four model has enough power for both city and highway driving. The V-6, on the other hand, speeds up quickly and gives you more confidence when passing on the highway. The most current Blazer RS we tested was great at passing other cars quickly, which is useful when getting on a busy highway or going around slower-moving traffic. It took 6.6 seconds to reach 60 mph. The V-6 model can pull up to 4,500 pounds, but the four-cylinder model can only pull up to 1,500 pounds. The Chevrolet Blazer is the best crossover to drive because it is easy to control and stays calm when things get tough. The RS type is especially fast and sure of itself on winding roads because of the way its suspension and steering are set up. Driving the Blazer, on the other hand, is less fun than it might look. The normal 18-inch wheels and tires make the ride smoother and quieter than the RS model’s big 21-inch wheels, which make noise when going over rough ground. Both types are quiet on flat ground and at high speeds on the highway. The strong brake pedal on our Blazer RS test car responded right away, and it took an amazing 165 feet for the brakes to stop the car going 70 mph. Safety Automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, and forward collision warning are just a few of the driver-assistance features that come standard on every Chevy Blazer. The most basic equipment is in the higher trim levels, and you can add more driver assistance systems if you want to. Visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) webpages to learn more about the Blazer’s crash test scores. Some important safety factors are: Regular help staying in your lane and a warning when you leave your lane. You can choose not to have blind-spot detection and back cross-traffic alerts. You can get adaptive speed control. Internal and External Cargo Capacity The Chevy Camaro had a big impact on the Blazer’s interior. The Camaro has a simple temperature control system with round air vents under the center stack. By turning these vents, you can change the temperature. Two-tone color schemes and soft-touch plastics are examples of visual enhancements. When it comes to trim, the more expensive models have flashier materials and leather surfaces, while the mid-range models are mostly grayscale and have a lot of bad trim pieces. The Blazer has features that people want, like heated and ventilated front seats, ambient lighting inside, and heated back seats. The back seat of our test car had a lot of room to stretch out, which made long trips more comfortable for everyone. However, the front seats only had small cushions that didn’t offer much support. With 31 cubic feet of space behind the back seats and 64 cubic feet of space when the seats are folded down, we were able to fit 11 and 26 carry-on bags, respectively. There are many places to store small things, such as ledges on the front door panels that are perfect for smartphones. Besides that, the center desk has a big storage space in the front and a messy big bin. The back seat could be nicer, but it does have small door pockets and a storage space hidden under the center console. Fuel economy and Actual MPG At its best, the Blazer’s turbo four can get up to 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The slightly thirstier V-6 version should get up to 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel-drive V-6 Blazer got 24 mpg in real life, but we didn’t try the four-cylinder version on our 75 mph highway fuel-economy route because that’s not how we do our tests. The Hyundai Santa Fe and the Honda Passport both got 27 mpg in the same test. Infotainment and Connectivity Every Blazer has a 10.2-inch tablet that works with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless charging for compatible phones. The user interface of the system is friendly and easy to use, but adding a rotary joystick might help to cut down on distractions. Two USB ports are built into the center panel on the front and back, and some models also have a 120-volt outlet. The Blazer also has a Wi-Fi hotspot, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, and a built-in GPS. Pricing and Which One to Buy We suggest the 3LT trim level because it lets you choose the V-6 engine, which raises the maximum towing capacity from 3,500 pounds to 4,500 pounds (with trailering gear, of course). For all-wheel drive, you need to pay an extra $2,700. We suggest the Sound and Technology package, which has Bose sound, more USB ports, a 360-degree video system, and a rearview camera mirror, along with the towing package and the V-6.