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Full details on the Blazer Turbo will be released soon with some of them already available. Who's planning to get it?
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2020 Chevrolet Blazer Turbo Reportedly Starts At $33,995
For just $500 more you can get the V6 with considerably more power.
It an effort make its new Blazer more appealing to a range of buyers, Chevrolet announced earlier this year that the sporty soft-roader will gain a new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine option. It’s billed as a midrange choice between the base 2.5-liter mill making 193 horsepower (144 kilowatts), and the punchy 308-hp (227 kW) 3.6-liter V6. With an output of 230 hp (172 kW) it is indeed a middle-ground engine in terms of power, but according to Cars Direct, its pricing isn’t quite as neutral.

The report cites Chevrolet’s 2020 order guide as showing the turbo-equipped Blazer available at a starting price of $33,995, including destination charges. That doesn’t sound too bad, but the report also says upgrading to the V6 on the same model is only $500 more. For that small increase, you get an extra 78 hp (56 kW) and an engine that doesn’t require more expensive premium gasoline. Chevrolet doesn’t have official pricing for the 2020 Blazer available publically yet, so we’ve contacted the automaker to confirm these figures are accurate. If they are, we’re forced to agree with Cars Direct in questioning why buyers would choose the turbo over the V6.

One wildcard in this mix is fuel economy. Ratings for the small engine in the Blazer aren’t yet available, but 2019 stats show a combined MPG rating of 24 for the 2.5-liter engine and 22 for the V6, turning just the front wheels. Add all-wheel-drive to the V6 (it’s not available for the 2.5-liter) and the combined rating drops to 21 MPG. If we look to the Chevrolet Equinox, the 2.0-liter turbo shows 25 combined MPG for front-wheel-drive models and 24 with all-wheel-drive. The Blazer is a touch larger than the Equinox, but if MPG ratings are similar, that could be an incentive to nix the V6. That’s especially true if buyers want all-wheel drive, as Chevrolet will offer that option with the 2.0-liter engine.

We should have full disclosure on all the various trims, option packages, and pricing for the 2020 Blazer available soon. The new model is expected to reach dealerships next month.
 

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That's really tempting but I don't know if I'd make the switch yet. Maybe that will change once I see how it performs in the Blazer.

Chevy also announced that there will be a new Redline Edition for the Blazer

Here's some more information from GM Authority:
General Motors reintroduced the Chevrolet Blazer nameplate for the 2019 model year, dropping in a brand-new entry for the midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV) segment. Now, Chevrolet is gearing up to expand the lineup with the introduction of a new turbocharged engine option and a new Redline Edition. Official pricing for both are currently under wraps, but a recent report sheds some light on what to expect with regard to MSRP.

Let’s start with the new turbocharged engine option. As we’ve covered previously, the powerplant in question is the turbo 2.0L four-cylinder LSY, which will slot between the naturally aspirated 2.5L four-cylinder LCV and naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX. The new turbo ‘four produces 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and will be standard equipment for the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer 2LT and 3LT trim levels.

For reference, the atmospheric 2.5L four-cylinder LCV produces 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque, while the atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX produces 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque.

According to a recent report from Cars Direct, the new turbo engine option prices out at just $500 below the V6. That means that 2020 Chevrolet Blazer 2LT models start at $33,995 with destination, while adding the V6 ups that figure to $34,495.

Above the 2LT is the 3LT trim level, which starts at $38,195 when equipped with the turbo ‘four, and $38,695 when equipped with the V6.

Meanwhile, the Redline Edition is also new for the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer, adding a variety of styling updates, such as:
  • 20-inch wheels in gloss black with red accents
  • black badging with red outlines
  • black trim for the sideview mirror caps, door handles, and window surrounds (daylight opening, or DLO, surrounds)
The Redline Edition is also offered on 2LT and 3LT trim levels, and starts at $37,735 for 2LT models. Pricing on that breaks down to $1,895 for the Redline Edition package, and $1,845 for the required Convenience & Driver Confidence Package, making for a $3,740 up-charge over the non-Redline Edition 2LT. The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer 2LT Redline Edition with a V6 is $38,235.

Meanwhile, the 3LT Redline Edition adds $1,895 for a total of $40,090. Throw the V6 in the mix, and the 3LT Redline Edition starts at $40,590.

Finally, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer RS, which comes standard with the V6, starts at $41,795, matching the 2019 model year.

As the outlet points out, this pricing structure means buyers can get an extra 75 horses and 11 pound-feet of torque for just $500. That said, we’ll need additional info on things like fuel mileage to see how it all shakes down in terms of value.
 

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Mileage will likely be better than the base engine. The XT4 gets 22/29 or 24/30 and it weighs almost as much as the blazer. I'm sure initially the 2L will be low volume, but for real world driving it will probably be a acceptable option for many while getting 25% better mileage.
 

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Anyone want a hybrid version of the Blazer? If done right, as a sport-hybrid, Chevrolet can further raise the bar on mid-size SUV's.
 

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That would be cool to see but GM doesn't really have a strong track record for hybrids.
highly doubt you will see many more hybrids from GM. THey are going to offer electric or gas cars. They dropped the malibu hybrid.
 

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I just figured at some point Chevrolet will want to offer a more agile but still very practical hybrid SUV.
Maybe Traverse will get the hybrid treatment instead?
 

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I just figured at some point Chevrolet will want to offer a more agile but still very practical hybrid SUV.
Maybe Traverse will get the hybrid treatment instead?
It could be possible but I imagine GM is going to jump straight to EVs rather than making more hybrids.
 

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The 2020 build on the Chevy site is up. Some changes I quickly noticed between model years, the bronze and brown exterior colors seem to be replaced with a midnight blue and the metallic white color (+$1,000). Also, Cajun Red has been reduced by $100. The moonroof/wheels package has been dissolved making these features their own options. That's great news to me since I want the moonroof but not 21-inch wheels. I really like the 20-inch gloss black wheels (even though they are more than the 21-inch wheels), but I cannot seem to add both the 20s and the moonroof. Maybe a bug on the Chevy site?

Anyway, the point is, everyone can now check out the differences between the years.
 
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