If an SUV has the nerve to go by the name of Blazer, it had better live up to that name in word and deed. Why? America and the Blazer go way back. It’s a nameplate that conjures fun off-roading capability and best-in-class SUV utility. Luckily Chevrolet knows this, and the company has designed a showstopper in this newest 2021 Chevy Blazer.
It all started back in 1969 when Chevy introduced the Blazer to go head-to-head with the popular Ford Bronco. It was bigger and roomier, although maybe not quite so accomplished on the trail, but buyers loved it, and sales numbers reflected that. So began a long love affair with this iconic SUV.
The Blazer left the scene for a while (in 2007, to be exact), but it’s back now, and some say it’s even better than before. Reintroduced in 2019 as an all-new crossover, the Blazer took its place in Chevy’s extensive SUV lineup. This is not your garden variety Blazer; it’s a newer, better, more fuel-efficient, and more capable SUV that looks as good as it drives.
If you’re ready to purchase a brand new 2021 Chevy Blazer, there are just a few easy steps to take from deciding to pulling it into your garage. We’ll review how to choose the best Blazer for you by running through all the available trims and options. Once you get to know the Blazer lineup, you’ll be ready to choose. Next, we’ll help you understand the purchase process. Finally, we’ll take a look at the warranty, routine maintenance, and the best plan for the first few months after you take delivery of your new Blazer.
The fastest path to your new Blazer is spelled out here. Take a look at our advice and our comprehensive review of the 2021 Blazer. Hopefully, your Blazer is just a few paragraphs away!
Step One: Pick A Trim
The 2021 Chevy Blazer starts at an MSRP of $28,800, and every Blazer offers 64.2 cubic feet of available cargo space and seating for five. When properly equipped, Max towing capacity is a respectable 4,500 lbs, easily allowing you to tow a small boat or RV. Before we go too much deeper into capabilities and features, though, let’s take a minute to admire the Blazer’s exterior styling. Chevrolet describes the Blazer’s exterior as ‘bold’ and ‘sophisticated,’ and we agree. It strikes a balance between sportiness and beauty, and its lines hint at a serious amount of interior comfort and luxury.
Which trims can you choose from? The base Blazer L, starting at $28,800, offers a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission. An 8-inch infotainment touchscreen is also standard, along with a variety of features that you might not expect in a base model. The Blazer L is a high-value choice for budget buyers that love the Blazer’s styling and capability.
Next up, the Blazer 1LT starts at $32,300 and offers several of Chevy’s driver-assist systems. Rear cross traffic alert, rear park assist, and a lane change alert with side blind zone alert all work together to keep occupants safe. There are also plenty of options, such as the choice to upgrade from 18-inch wheels to 20-inch wheels.
The 2LT trim starts at $33,100 and comes standard with a more powerful and more efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. However, it can also be optioned with a 3.6-liter V6 engine. Additional safety systems come standard, including automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, a following distance indicator, forward collision alert, and IntelliBeam headlights. The 3LT has the same mechanical options but adds perforated leather seats and heated front seats for a starting price of $37,300.
The RS is the sporty trim on the 2021 Blazer. It comes in at $40,800 and includes special black exterior accents that distinguish it from the other Blazer trims. These include black Chevy bowtie logos on an entirely black grille. Black leather seats include red stitching to carry the theme into the interior. 20-inch wheels come standard, and 21-inch wheels are available as an upgrade. Most importantly, the RS comes standard with the V6 engine and offers Chevy’s advanced Twin-Clutch all-wheel drive system.
At the top of the family of Blazers is the gorgeous Premier. With a starting price of $43,000, this Blazer is totally loaded with some of the best luxury and convenience features Chevy has to offer. From the special chrome grille to the jet black and maple sugar leather seating, the Premier takes luxury to a higher level. The Premier even comes standard with the Sound and Technology Package, which includes high-end tech features like navigation.
Step Two: Buy
Does one of these trims sound right for you, both price-wise and with the list of standard features? Next, it’s time to let your Chevy dealer help you find the perfect match. From color to trim – even aftermarket accessories! – your Chevy dealer is a one-stop-shop for all things Blazer. One helpful tip: even though you’ve chosen the trim you want, keep an open mind! You never know if a different Blazer will pique your interest. Whenever there is a large inventory to choose from, it’s possible your needs will shift.
Be sure to take some time to test drive the car. Even though you’re set on buying it, taking it for a spin may give you a different impression and will start the getting-to-know-you process. Also, during the test drive, you’ll figure out if you miss any equipment that might not be included, such as navigation, power seats, or leather upholstery.
Your dealer will work with you to settle on a fair and reasonable price for your new Blazer. From there, the finance experts will help find the most competitive finance and lease rates available. They’ll take into consideration the trade-in value of your current vehicle, your desired monthly payments, and your credit score when determining the financing amount and rate. They can even walk you through any extra protection or aftermarket accessories that you might want for your new Blazer.
Next comes the fun part! It’s time to take delivery of your brand new 2021 Chevy Blazer! The dealer will completely detail and prepare your vehicle, then take you through all the systems and equipment to ensure you understand how it works. From connecting your smartphone to adjusting the seats, your sales consultant will explain everything. Before you know it, you’ll be pulling out of the dealer’s lot in your new Blazer.
Step Three: Maintain
After the sale, it’s important to remember that regular maintenance will keep your investment in great working condition. Technicians will perform routine maintenance, like oil changes and tire rotations, but they’ll also top off fluids and check the vehicle diagnostics to ensure no other issues are present. It’s a bit like having an annual physical – your car gets a check-up and a clean bill of health at every visit.
We also believe it’s important to keep your Blazer clean on the inside and the outside. Not only does it show pride of ownership, but keeping salt and dirt and debris off your vehicle’s exterior will protect the paint and exterior accents. Leaving dirt and grit in the floor mats and on seats will cause them to wear faster. It’s worth a weekly trip to the car wash, especially in the winter. The added benefit is that windows and mirrors will always be clean for optimum visibility.
The process of selecting, buying, and maintaining your new 2021 Chevy Blazer doesn’t have to be difficult. Simply break the process down into small steps, get help where you need it, and most important of all – have fun! At the end of it all, you’ll have a brand new Blazer parked in your driveway, ready to bring years of driving enjoyment.