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GM Authority has revealed that Chevrolet will offer a new towing package for the 2021 Blazer FWD that will increase its towing capacity.

The " VR2 Trailering Package" will only be available for front-wheel-drive Blazers with the 3.6L V6 LGX engine. It will come with the same cooling system as the V92 package available on AWD models. The package will increase the maximum 2021 Blazer towing capacity of front-drive models to 4500 pounds – the same as on the AWD model.

GM Authority has learned that Chevrolet will add a new towing package specifically for front-wheel-drive 2021 Blazer models that will increase its towing capacity.

The new towing package will be called VR2 Trailering Package. It will be available only on 2021 Blazer models equipped with front-wheel-drive and the 3.6L V6 LGX engine. The optional package will include the same robust cooling system as the aforementioned V92 package available on AWD models. Opting for the package will increase the maximum 2021 Blazer towing capacity of front-drive models to 4500 pounds – the same as on the AWD model.

The existing V92 and the new VR2 towing packages are essentially the same, though the former is offered exclusively on all-wheel-drive models while the latter offered only on front-wheel-drive models. Both require the 3.6L V6 LGX engine and are only available on 2LT, 3LT, RS and Premier trim levels. Besides the more potent engine cooling system, the packages also include Hitch Guidance on 2LT and 3LT models, along with Hitch Guidance with Hitch Viewon RS and Premier models.

Meanwhile, the towing capacity for other Blazer models – those equipped with the base 2.5L I4 LCV and mid-level turbo-charged 2.0L I4 LSY – is 1500 pounds. That’s because those the optional V92 and VR2 towing packages are not offered in conjunction with those engines. The tow rating is the same for Blazers with the 3.6L V6 LGX engine but without the optional towing packs.


2021 Chevrolet Blazer Towing Capacities - Pounds
2.5L I-4 LCVTurbo 2.0L I-4 LSY3.6L V-6 LGX

Trim LevelDrive WheelsModel CodeAxle RatioMaximum Trailer WeightAxle RatioMaximum Trailer WeightAxle RatioMaximum Trailer Weight
LFWD1NH263.801500
LTFWD1NK263.801500
LTFWD1NK263.471500
LTAWD1NR263.471500
LTFWD1NK263.491500
RSFWD1NL263.491500
PremierFWD1NM263.491500
LT with VR2FWD1NK263.494500
RS with VR2FWD1NL263.494500
Premier with VR2FWD1NM263.494500
LT with V92AWD1NR263.494500
RS with V92AWD1NS263.494500
Premier with V92AWD1NT263.494500


V92 Trailering Package
VR2 Trailering Package
Model year availability2019, 2020, 20212021
Engine availabilityRequires 3.6L V6 LGXRequires 3.6L V6 LGX
Drivetrain availabilityRequires AWDRequires FWD
Trim level availabilityOnly available on 2LT, 3LT, RS and Premier
Content – 2LT, 3LTHeavy Duty Cooling System, Hitch Guidance
Content – RS, PremierHeavy Duty Cooling System, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View
 

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I wish they offered that package for the 2.0l equipped Blazer. I'm limited to a 1500lbs towing capacity with my Blazer. The equinox towing capacity with the 2.0l is 3500 when equipped with the towing package.
 

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I wonder how that's really going to handle. Assuming the tongue weight is about 10% of the trailer weight, putting that much behind the rear axles is going to change the balance, and I can't help but wonder how it's going to affect the traction up front. I'd always assumed that the reason you have to have the AWD to get the 4500 pound trailer rating was that you're putting weight on the back wheels which would be powered too.
 
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