In the Driver’s Seat: Finding the Perfect Used Chevy Blazer

March 15th, 2024 by

A black 2020 Chevy Blazer is shown driving on a highway after visiting a used Chevy dealer.

Since its launch, the Chevy Blazer—which represents toughness, adaptability, and American ingenuity—has established a legendary reputation in the automotive world. It’s also evidence that a vehicle can be reborn in such a way that drivers wonder why it was ever shelved in the first place. Regardless, the fighting spirit of the Blazer and its history of dependability make it a great option for you when searching for a used SUV, and with the help of our team at Vermilion Chevrolet GMC, you’ll find the right model year for you.

As the used Chevy dealer of choice for countless drivers in our area, we know what you need in a preowned Blazer and what model years give you the best value. We also know our inventory inside and out and can help you narrow down what you’re searching for, providing you with a stress-free shopping experience. Perhaps the most important thing to know when working with our team, however, is the dedication we have to ensure you’re supported long after the sale. Continue reading to learn more about the Chevy Blazer, including detailed information on some of the best years to consider, then stop by and talk with our team to see the Blazer up close. We’ll take the time to answer any questions you have to make sure you find the right car for your needs.

Chevrolet Blazer: Turning Heads Since Day One

When the two-door Chevy Blazer debuted in 1969, it filled a need for off-roaders and adventurers looking for a vehicle that combined practicality and style. Built to rival the Ford Bronco and International Scout, the Blazer’s strong design and capable performance helped it get off on the right foot and command a loyal following right away. However, Chevrolet wasn’t about to sit back and enjoy the spoils of victory; the brand continued refreshing the design throughout the 1970s and 1980s to keep up with shifting market demands and advances in technology. Along the way, the Blazer continued to gain popularity thanks to the design changes and a commitment to improving its off-road capability and on-road comfort with the addition of upgraded suspension and powerful engine choices.

Those changes led to offshoots of the Chevrolet Blazer being built, including the smaller S-10 Blazer in 1983 to satisfy drivers who wanted something more agile and affordable. At the same time, Chevrolet was developing the other SUVs in its lineup, which led to the Tahoe taking over the full-size SUV slot from the Blazer. While the smaller S-10 Blazer stuck around longer, the introduction of the Equinox and Traverse, with their sleek and modern exterior and interior, signaled the end of the smaller Blazer in 2005.

That was until Chevrolet shocked Blazer fans and the automotive industry by introducing a brand new Chevrolet Blazer for the 2019 model year. This new Blazer didn’t waste any time turning heads as it pushed the limits of what an SUV could be with its bold, modern look, cutting-edge technology, and refined performance—all of which made it clear that the Blazer was back and ready to dominate in its class.

The Blazer continues to be a front-runner today, which is why it is an excellent choice when looking for a reliable pre-owned vehicle. In addition, the various packages the Blazer offers allow you to find the one that fits your needs best while taking advantage of the value of buying pre-owned, which is great for your budget and your overall investment.

A silver 2021 Chevy Blazer is shown parked on a sunny day.

Which Pre-Owned Blazer Model Year Should You Choose?

Ultimately, the pre-owned model you choose is a matter of preference and lifestyle. Still, the information below gives you a strong foundation from which to start your search. From there, you can talk to our team about your options to ensure you get the best value for your money and will have the support you need to keep your Blazer running for years with the help of our factory-trained technicians at our state-of-the-art service center.

2020 Chevrolet Blazer

The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer entered the second year of the Blazer refresh with a bit of swagger, offering a sleek and modern look that could easily go from city driving to tackling a variety of terrain. In addition, a new 2.0L turbocharged engine gave drivers the power they were looking for compared to the previous year. When choosing a pre-owned 2020 Blazer, you’ll find several trims to choose from, with popular choices including the RS and the 2LT.

All things considered, you can’t go wrong with any of the trims, but the RS provides you with an aggressive exterior that performs well and hugs the road effortlessly, while the 2LT trim level gives you increased engine power. You’ll also want to explore the packages the 2020 Blazer offers, focusing on the Convenience and Driver Confidence Package that takes the Blazer from great to even better. The package includes things like heated front seats, remote start, a power liftgate, and a long list of driver assist safety features from Chevrolet’s Safety Assist collection.

2021 Chevrolet Blazer

If safety is a top priority, which it is for many drivers, you might want to opt for the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer over the 2020 version. That’s because the 2021 model offers more standard safety features across the trims, including tools like Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist. Plus, if you want to haul the camper for a weekend of fun with friends and family, the 2021 Blazer made the Trailering Package available on front-wheel drive models with the V6 engine, improving the 1,500 lb maximum to 4,500 lbs.

Additionally, you’ll enjoy the thoughtfully designed interior of the 2021 Blazer, with a climate control system that speaks to each passenger’s needs, eleven available exterior colors, ambient lighting, heated and ventilated front seats, and more. Plus, the flexibility of the cargo space gives you up to 64.2 cu.ft. for luggage, thrift store treasures, or groceries for the gathering you have planned for friends and family.

2022 Chevrolet Blazer

A third option when choosing a pre-owned Blazer comes just a year after the last. The 2022 Blazer made a few deletions and one significant addition, making the 2.0L turbocharged engine the standard. Additionally, all-wheel drive models include Chevy’s Trailering Package as a standard feature, which is perfect when you want your SUV to work hard but play even harder. That same trailering package is still an option if the pre-owned Blazer you choose has front-wheel drive.

The 2022 Blazer also presents an aggressive and modern exterior with sharp lines and accents that truly make it aesthetically pleasing from every angle. Plus, if you like the look of a two-toned roof, you can find it in pre-owned LT and RS trims. Additionally, the Premier trim offers an available Enhanced Convenience Package, which takes your Blazer to the next level. This package includes features like a power-adjustable steering column, a Bose audio system, heated and ventilated front seats, and memory settings for the driver’s seat.

You’ll also find the interior cozy and inviting, with large storage bins, advanced technology that allows you to access your favorite apps, and driver assist safety features that keep you and your passengers protected during the drive.

A white 2022 Chevy Blazer is shown parked near two people.

Check Out the Chevrolet Blazer Today

The three options above are great to consider when shopping for a pre-owned Chevrolet Blazer. Our team can help you determine which option is best for you and answer any questions you have about the various packages the Blazer offers. The truth is that it’s hard to go wrong with shopping for a used Blazer, thanks to Chevy’s dedication to delivering reliable and long-lasting vehicles. All you need to do is decide how you’ll use your Blazer. Will you use it on the weekend when looking for adventure, or will it be your everyday vehicle, getting you to and from work, dropping off the kids at school, and taking lazy Sunday drives? Either way, we’re sure a used Chevrolet Blazer has the amenities, longevity, and power you need. Stop in and talk with a member of the Vermilion Chevrolet GMC team about a used Blazer today.

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