- the chevy blazer mid-size suv is adding a new engine to its lineup for 2020.
- it's a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with an estimated 230 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. the other engine options remain a 193-hp naturally aspirated inline-four and a 308-hp v-6.
- the new turbo-four engine will be available on 2lt and 3lt models with either front- or all-wheel drive.
update 9/28/19: the 2020 blazer with its newly optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine starts at $33,995; this price is for the 2lt trim level which comes standard with this new powertrain. the $38,195 blazer 3lt also comes with the 2.0t engine and offers the 3.6-liter v-6 as a $500 option, while the cheaper l and 1lt models come with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder and the costlier rs and premier trims come standard with the v-6. both 2.0t models can be had with all-wheel drive for $2000 extra.
the chevrolet blazer just hit the scene for 2019, but it is already adding a new engine for its second model year. the 2020 blazer will offer a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, chevy has confirmed to c/d. this slots in nicely between the current base engine, a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four with 193 hp, and the upgrade engine, a 3.6-liter v-6 with 308 hp.
like those other two engines, the new turbo-four will come with a nine-speed automatic transmission and offer engine stop-start capability. unlike the base four-cylinder, which comes only with front-wheel drive, the new 2.0-liter motor can be paired with the optional all-wheel drive system. it will come standard on 2lt and 3lt trim levels; the base blazer l and lt still come only with the 2.5-liter engine, and the blazer rs and premier models come only with the 3.6-liter v-6.
chevy has not yet released fuel-economy estimates or pricing for the new 2.0-liter engine, but we assume it will start somewhere in the mid-$30,000 range (the current blazer 2lt with a v-6 and front-wheel drive starts at $34,495). fuel economy should sit somewhere between the 2.5l blazer, which is rated at 24 mpg combined, and the 3.6l blazer, which gets 22 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 21 mpg combined with all-wheel drive.
2020 blazer models with this new engine will start reaching dealerships in october.