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Let’s Put Together the Perfect Chevy Blazer

Car shopping has changed quite a bit since the days when your only choice was to make several trips to a dealership, review the booklets they gave you, and figure out whether the sales representative was telling you the truth or not. These days you have many more tools at your disposal to make the whole process much more enjoyable. Let’s say, for example, you’re looking to buy a 2024 Chevy Blazer. Nowadays, you can start by doing research online to figure out exactly what you want, then email multiple dealers in your area to see if they have it and who will sell it to you at the best price. The process can end up taking days rather than hours, but you handle it all from the comfort of your home. That first bit, research to figure out what you want, is the most important because everything else cascades from there. Let’s have a look at the Chevy Blazer’s options to figure out which combination of features is best for you.

Engines and Drive Types

There are two engines and two drive types available for the 2024 Chevy Blazer. Since most other decisions depend on what you want here, this is a great place to start. The standard engine for the Blazer is a 2.0L Turbo I-4 that offers 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, giving you plenty of power for your daily commute, running errands, or simply hitting the road to go for a drive and relax. If you want more oomph in your midsize SUV, then there’s an available 3.6L V6 engine that boosts those numbers up to 308 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

No matter which engine you choose, front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard on the 2024 Blazer, but all-wheel drive (AWD) is available. You can get AWD with either engine, so you don’t have to sacrifice performance for it, and AWD is a great choice if you live somewhere with a fair amount of rain or snow. For a midsize SUV like this, I’d go with an AWD model and preferably the more powerful engine to make your daily drive a bit more enjoyable.

If fuel economy is more important to you, then you’ll probably want to stick with the standard engine. The standard 2.0L Turbo gets an estimated 22 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway with FWD, and 22 MPG city and 27 MPG highway with AWD. The available 3.6L V6 gets an estimated 19 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway with FWD, and 18 MPG city and 26 MPG highway with AWD. That’s not a huge difference, but it adds up over time. There are some limitations on engine and trim combinations, however.

Trim Levels

There are four trim levels available on the 2024 Chevy Blazer, with some notable differences between them. The standard trim for the Blazer is the 2LT, which is only offered with the standard 2.0L Turbo engine. This model comes with 18-inch aluminum wheels, LED headlamps and tail lamps, heated power outside mirrors, and a manual rear liftgate. Inside the 2LT, you’ll find a 10.2-inch infotainment display, a six-speaker sound system, heated cloth front seats, and a 4.2-inch Driver Information Center display.

If you want more options and features, then consider the 3LT trim, which comes with the standard engine but has the 3.6L V6 available as an option. The 3LT comes with everything included in the 2LT, plus auto-dimming outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators and a power-programmable rear liftgate. Looking inside we find several upgrades, including perforated leather seating, power driver and front passenger seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Moving up to the sporty RS trim, you get gorgeous styling inside and out, with the 3.6L V6 engine as your only option for the powertrain. The RS has 20-inch wheels that give the Blazer a bolder, more aggressive look, with a signature RS grille and a hands-free gesture liftgate. Inside, you’ll find an eight-speaker Bose premium sound system, perforated leather seats, a heated and wrapped steering wheel, a wireless charging pad, and an 8.0-inch Driver Information Center.

Finally, the Premier trim gives you an incredible selection of features and options, letting you choose from both engines to get what you want. You’ll find 20-inch wheels on the Premier, a signature Premier front grille, and gorgeous chrome details. The Premier has a lot of the same great tech features and upgrades inside as the RS, along with perforated leather seats with suede microfiber accents and bright front sill plates for an added touch of style. While the RS focuses on performance, the Premier’s goal is to wrap you in luxury.

The black dashboard of a 2024 Chevy Blazer is shown.

Available Packages

Choosing your trim is a big decision, but it’s important to look beyond that and also consider the different packages available for each one. For example, the 2LT has standard 18-inch wheels, but you can choose a Black Sport Package that includes unique decals and 20-inch wheels. Similarly, the Redline Edition for the 2LT gives you front and rear Black bowtie emblems and 20-inch wheels, providing you with appearance upgrades similar to the RS or Premier, but without the cost of going all the way up to a higher trim. Keep in mind that some packages aren’t as popular as others, so finding a Blazer with extra options might take more work or limit your options as you shop. Convenience packages that offer great upgrades inside, as well as things like the Redline Edition or Midnight Edition, are pretty popular, so you have a good chance of finding them.

Other Considerations

Looking at what Chevy offers for the 2024 Blazer, you still have some additional options to consider, such as the exterior color you want, interior color and upholstery on some models, and more. Beyond the packages, you can also find some upgrades and options available piecemeal or individually, such as exterior decals, roof racks, cross rails, and assist steps, as well as heated rear seats, different floor mats, and a rear camera mirror.

These kinds of features are all great and can make driving your car more fun, but they can also affect your options as you shop. If you have your heart set on the available panoramic sunroof, for example, then you have fewer models to choose from at dealers near you. Similarly, certain exterior colors are more popular than others, like Red Hot, Black, and Sterling Gray Metallic, making them easier to find. If you have a specific vision in mind and insist on getting your next Chevy Blazer with a Nitro Yellow Metallic exterior, then you have fewer options for negotiating the price. You might even have to custom order what you want.

A black 2024 Chevy Blazer is shown driving through a suburb.

Get Your Perfect Chevy Blazer

At this point, you should have a pretty good sense of what you’re looking for in a 2024 Blazer. It’s a good idea to know specific things you insist on, as well as what you’re flexible about. The more flexibility you have in what you’re looking for, the easier it will be to find it at multiple dealerships and get the best price possible. I suggest you focus on the engine and drive type you want, along with some interior features like the type of seating you prefer. Everything beyond that should be something you’d like, but not necessarily a deal-breaker if it’s missing or not exactly what you prefer. This will make it much easier to have more options available, compared to putting your foot down and insisting on getting the new Riptide Blue Metallic exterior color, which looks great but could result in waiting for a special order to come in compared to driving a new car today.