If you’re a long-standing Chevy fan, the Blazer nameplate won’t be new to you. However, the all-new Blazer EV will give a new look to a familiar name when it hits showrooms across the country later this summer. The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV will be a family-friendly, two-row crossover with plenty of storage space at the rear and a peppy power train. Our Chevy experts here at Huffines Chevrolet Plano have put together a guide on what we know about Chevrolet’s latest electric vehicle (EV) and the things that will have to remain a mystery until release day.
2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV Power Train and Performance
The Blazer EV rides on GM’s BEV3 platform, which it shares with the Equinox EV and a couple of Cadillac models. This means that the Blazer EV’s platform won’t have anything in common with the gas-powered Blazer. Power will be provided to the Blazer EV by GM’s Altium battery pack. Although final output figures aren’t available yet for all trim levels, we can give a rough estimate based on the Cadillac Lyric’s output. We expect base Blazer EVs to generate at least 300 horsepower and have a battery with a capacity of 100 kWh.
The top Blazer EV trim will have a maximum output of 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque. Chevy says that this setup will allow the Blazer EV to zip from zero to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. If that isn’t enough to get you excited, it’s worth noting that, according to Edmonds, the Blazer EV will be the first vehicle in history to be available in front-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive configurations. An all-wheel-drive Blazer EV will also feature in the lineup.
The Blazer EV’s driving range will vary depending on the trim and power train configuration you opt for. According to Chevy, the top range will be around 320 miles on a full charge, which is great for an electric crossover. If you use a DC fast charger to reload your battery, you’ll be able to add up to 80 miles of driving range in just 10 minutes.
Opting for a more affordable Level 2 charger will allow you to charge up to 11 kilowatts, which means you can add up to 36 miles of driving range per hour. A Blazer EV with the longest range would therefore take about nine hours to charge on a Level 2 charger.
Blazer EV Interior
While the Blazer EV’s platform and power train look very different compared to the gas-powered Blazer’s setup, the interior has a more familiar feel. The Blazer EV has a few distinguishing features from its gas-powered classmate, including a transmission lever and an extra air vent under the infotainment screen.
Both rows of seating will have plenty of legroom thanks to the ability of GM’s BEV3 platform to conceal the battery pack under the floor. This allows for a flat rear floor, which creates more space than in a traditional vehicle. There’s likely to be no shortage of cargo room as well.
Although we don’t have an exact figure yet, it’s likely to be in the same ballpark as the gas-powered Blazer, which offers around 30 cubic feet behind the second row. To make loading your Blazer EV easier, Chevy is adding a hands-free liftgate that will open when your key fob is near the back of the crossover.
Chevrolet Blazer EV Infotainment and Safety Tech
When you enter the Blazer EV’s cabin, one of the first things that’s sure to catch your eye is the mammoth 17.7-inch infotainment screen that gives you control over all of this crossover’s tech. The driver also benefits from an 11-inch digital gauge cluster so you can keep track of your EV’s performance. Another standout feature is GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving option, which you can use on some stretches of highway and interstate. If you make use of the Blazer EV’s helpful route planner, you’ll receive advice on where to charge your battery along the way.
Some details about the infotainment system remain to be confirmed. However, we’re expecting that features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot will come standard.
There’s also a series of safety features for you to benefit from. Standard options will include automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. You’ll also be able to add an automated parking system for help moving in and out of your chosen spot.
Trims and Pricing for the Blazer EV
Estimates suggest that the Blazer EV will have a starting MSRP of around $45,000 in its base trim. There will be four trims available: 1LT, 2LT, RS, and SS, but we don’t have the prices for these trims yet.
The 1LT offers front-wheel drive (FWD) only, while you can choose between FWD and all-wheel drive (AWD) in the 2LT trim. The entry-level trim will have a driving range of 247 miles on a full charge. Stepping up to the 2LT trim boosts your range to 293 miles.
For a sporty look and some upscale flare, you may want to opt for the RS trim. This features heated and ventilated front seats, a heated flat-bottomed steering wheel, a hands-free power liftgate, and an illuminated Chevrolet bowtie logo. The RS trim will be the only one available with standard front-wheel or rear-wheel drive and will also boast the best range in the lineup at 320 miles.
If you want to benefit from the most potent power train, you’ll need to step up to the SS trim. It comes standard with AWD and is the only one with a 557-horsepower output. The SS trim will also be the basis for the Blazer EV Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) due for pre-order in the fall.
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