The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer safety features – as safe as they come
Following the complete 2019 reboot, the Chevrolet Blazer shed its old clothes to become a completely different beast. Much better, much more luxurious and comfortable, this rendition of the Blazer is a true crossover.
And nowhere has the Blazer improved more than when it comes to safety features. But we'll get to that in a minute. First, let's take a look at what prospective buyers can expect from the newest rendition of the Chevrolet Blazer.
What’s considered by many to be one of the best-looking crossovers on the market, the Blazer fits right between the Traverse and the compact Equinox in Chevrolet’s lineup.
With a very sophisticated and modern air, the 2020 Blazer comes with three engine choices. The base model is a 2.5-liter inline-4 that will produce 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. The two available upgrades are the 2.0-liter turbo-4 at 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and the 3.6-liter V-6 at 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
Inside, the list of standard features is far longer than you’d expect with perks like an 8.0-inch color touch, Bluetooth audio streaming, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, keyless start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, heated front and rear seats, and LED headlamps fitted even on base models.
But when it comes to crossovers, safety is top of mind for most prospective buyers. So how does the 2020 Blaser fare in terms of safety features and scores?
Let’s find out.
First, the standard list of safety features includes anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control that senses when the vehicle's handling limits have been exceeded and reduces engine power plus applies select brakes to help prevent the driver from losing control. Then there are the active safety features like Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and the Advanced Safety Seat that sends haptic signals to the driver when the car's sensors detect an imminent threat.
All of these safety features contributed to the impeccable safety scores the Blazer received from the NHSTA – 5-star overall safety rating. The IIHS also gave the Blazer max rating pretty much on every category, except for rollover risk where it scored second highest, a huge achievement considering all crossovers struggle with this test and many score way below the second-best rating.
Finally, US News gave the 2020 Blazer a whopping 9.2 out of a maximum 10 in safety rating. That speaks volumes of how safe the newest Blazer model is and how much work Chevrolet invested into making it one of the safest crossovers on the road.
If you’re in the market for a crossover, the 2020 Blazer should be high on your shortlist. Visit us at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Torrington, CT and see the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer in all trim levels and most available colors already on our showroom floor. Our dedicated sales team will gladly show you all the options and then arrange for you to take the car out for a spin.
Visit us today or book an appointment.