The Blazer is the newest of the Chevrolet SUVs, and it offers a host of fantastic features inside and out, including a great style and design. When you are seeking a midsize SUV to take home, you naturally want something that can provide you with the performance and power you need. Of course, you also want to have a vehicle that will ensure the safety of you and your family. The Chevy Blazer has plenty to offer, as you will soon see.

Ample Performance

There are several engine options for the Blazer. A 3.6L V6 engine is standard on the RS, and the Premier trims and it is also available for the regular Blazer. This features 308hp, making this a family vehicle that is actually fun to drive. It even has the potential to tow up to 4,500 lbs., which is perfect for those who might want to haul a boat out to the lake, an ATV, popup camper, or just about anything else. It has a 9-speed automatic transmission that ensures the shifting is smooth, and that the vehicle has excellent fuel economy to save you at the pump.

The 3.6L engine has an EPA-estimated 26 mpg on the highway. The ECOTECĀ® 2.5L engine has an EPA estimated 27 mpg on the highway. Both engines feature Variable Valve Timing, which helps to adjust the cam timing for better performance when needed. It can also provide a more efficient performance while under light-load driving conditions.

AWD is available on all of the Blazer 3.6L V6 models. The RS and the Premier trims provide an Advanced AWS system that can provide even more control. Drivers can choose from different driving modes by turning a dial. The modes include Tour, All-Wheel Drive, Sport, Off-Road, and Tow/Haul.

Impressive Safety Features

Whether they are traveling alone or they are hauling their family and friends, safety is essential. Fortunately, the Blazer has quite a bit to offer in this regard and continues to add more advanced safety features as technology develops.

The Adaptive Cruise Control is an available feature that enhances the regular cruise control. It can automatically adapt the speed to maintain a gap between the vehicles ahead of you. The driver will be able to select the distance. Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning is an available feature that can help to gently correct the steering wheel turns and provide warning alerts when departing the lane. This can help drivers to avoid drifting out of their path, which can often unintentionally cause collisions.

When the vehicle is in reverse, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert will provide visual and audible signals that will alert the driver of dangers when they are backing into a road where there could be cross traffic. Forward Collision Alert is an available system that can detect vehicles ahead of you that are slowing down or stopped. The system can provide you with a warning if you get too close. With the available Forward Automatic Braking, the vehicle will automatically apply the brakes when a vehicle is detected that is too close or stopped.

These are just some of the many reasons that more and more buyers today are looking at the Chevy Blazer. It could be an ideal midsize SUV for you, too.

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