The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer is a sporty, spacious, and fun-to-drive two-row midsize SUV.

To be clear, it’s more on-road crossover than an off-road sport utility vehicle.  But it’s just as off-road capable as nearly all vehicles in its segment.

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2021 Chevy Blazer Top-3:

  1. Styling
  2. Interior
  3. Capability

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2021 Chevy Blazer cockpit from passenger rear

Red dial controls ventilation

What’s New For The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

So, Blazer is in its third model year for this current generation.  While 2021 isn’t a refresh there are some added niceties Chevy has added to the mix.

For instance, Chevrolet’s Safety Assist package is now standard on upper trims.  Plus there are added exterior color options.  And front-wheel-drive models, equipped with the V6 engine now have the trailering package available.

Trims And Prices

For 2021 Chevy offers Blazer in six different trims.  And those are as follows:

’21 Chevy Blazer Trims & Starting MSRPs:

  • $28,000
  • 1LT $32,300
  • 2LT $33,100
  • 3LT $37,300
  • RS $40,800
  • Premier $42,500

Of course, these are all starting MSRPs.  And I share these for reference.  Because you need to get your Blazer equipped to your liking.

Also, I endorse Martin Chevrolet in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance California.  Run by my dear friend Lewis Cook, that’s the Southern California Chevy Dealer I know and trust.

Additionally, as Chevy so often includes, you can select a few different ‘Editions’ of Blazer.  It depends on the trim you select, but there are some cool options – the Midnight, Sport or Redline Editions.

Engines, Transmissions, And Fuel Economy

Three engine options are under the hood of the 2021 Blazer.  And there’s one transmission across all trims.

But with the different engines as well as all-wheel or front-wheel drive, the fuel economy varies a bit.  Although surprisingly not much.

Engines

The first is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder.  It puts out 193-horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque.

Then there’s a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder, with dual overhead cams.  And it delivers 227 HP with 258 lb-ft of torque.

Finally, Chevy Blazer offers a 3.6L V6, also with dual overhead cams.  This one delivers 308 HP with 270 lb-ft of torque.

Transmissions

Regardless of the engine, ’21 Blazer comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission.  And when you look at the stats overall, that transmission is impressively versatile.

Because with the V6 the midsize sport-ute has a towing capacity of up to 4,500 lbs.

2021 Chevy Blazer wheel

20″ Dark Android Machine-Faced Aluminum Wheels

MPG

Considering the three different engine options, the 2021 Blazer’s fuel economy is similar.

2021 Chevy Blazer MPG:

  • 2.5L 21/27
  • 2.0L turbo:
    • FWD 22/29
    • AWD 22/27
  • 3.6L V6
    • FWD 20/27
    • AWD 19/26

*All city/highway

Finally, with all the various trims, engines and front or all-wheel-drive configurations, curbweight varies.  On the low-end that’s 3,782 lbs and up to 4,287 lbs.

What’s the 2021 Chevy Blazer Look Like?

Taking it’s styling cues from the Chevrolet Camaro, the 2021 Chevy Blazer is a great looking SUV.  Including all trims, but especially the upper-tier trims, Blazer offers the looks of a vehicle that should cost 25 or 30% more than it does.

2021 Chevy Blazer driver profile and sky

2021 Chevrolet Blazer RS AWD

The downward slopping roofline in the rear, large wheels and sleek likes create a very sporty stance and appearance.

Exterior Dimensions:

  • Wheelbase 112.7
  • Length 191.4
  • Width 76.7
  • Height 67.0
  • Track:
    • Front 66.4
    • Rear 66.2

*All inches

Inside The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

The interior of Chevy Blazer is as sporty as the outside.  I especially like an optional Maple Sugar (tan) leather interior – sharp!

But it also provides a comfortable and fun drive.  Specifically I like the upright seating position of an SUV but the handling and performance that more closely resembles a car’s comfort.

2021 Chevy Blazer cockpit

Spacious and sporty interior

And the ’21 midsize is spacious.  For instance, backseat passengers have nearly as much legroom as the driver and front seat passenger.

Additionally, there’s ample headroom.  This might seem trivial.  But at 5’10”, and perhaps due to my advanced age :0), headroom is becoming more of a factor to me.  Both so that I don’t whack my head getting into the vehicle.  And so I don’t feel cramped once inside.

Interior Specs:

  • Legroom 41.0/ 39.6
  • Shoulder room 59.1/58.6
  • Hip room 55.6/54.2
  • Headroom
    • Without sunroof 39.8/38.6
    • With sunroof 38/36.8

*All inches

2021 Chevy Blazer backseat

Backseat legroom 39.6″

And not only is there ample room for passengers in the 2021 Blazer.  But plenty of cargo space too.

Because with the backseats up Blazer delivers 30.5 cubic feet of cargo area.  And when you fold the backseats down that space is more than doubled for a total of 64.2 cu-ft.

Infotainment Technology And Safety

Chevrolet infotainment configuration and technology has a big fan in me.  Because the layout is intuitive.  It’s very easy to hop in, without being familiar, and navigate your way through the system – the first time.  And as vehicles get more complex – that’s a factor of growing importance.

And as simplistic as Blazer’s infotainment system is to use – it’s also packed with tech features.

center stack 8-inch touchscreen

Intuitive 8″ touchscreen

So the 8-inch touchscreen in combination with just the right amount of buttons and a knob mades navigating the infotainment system effortless.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa are all available.  In addition to connected services like remote start, having Amazon deliveries to your Blazer and more.

Plus all the safety tech features are either standard or available.   And we can’t leave out GM’s Onstar safety and security which adds value to all it’s brands.

2021 Chevy Blazer driver rear

Athletic by day – handsome by night

2021 Chevrolet Blazer Top-3

Finally, that brings us back to my Top-3 favorites about the 2021 Chevy Blazer.

  1. Styling – The styling cues from Camaro cannot be overstated.  For sure Blazer is a Chevy and SUV, but a very sporty and attractive looking one.
  2. Interior – Blazer is a midsize two-row that other brands might be tempted to make a 3-row with so much space.  But it’s great as is – very spacious and handsome inside.
  3. Capability – Proudly pull up to the fancy restaurant valet.  Or take surf boards to the beach and snowboards to the mountins.  Plus pull up to 4,500 lbs.  Blazer can-do all that.