The Blazer EV comes in two trims – LT and RS – both of which have standard all-wheel drive (AWD). The powertrain pairs an 85-kWh battery with dual electric motors that make a combined 288 horsepower. In a twist on drivetrains, the RS is available with rear-wheel drive (RWD) as an upgrade that includes a horsepower increase to 340 and a 105-kWh battery. The EPA-estimated range is 297 miles for the AWD Blazer EV or 324 miles with RWD. All editions have 120-volt (Level 1) and 240-volt (Level 2) charging capability. A DC fast charging (Level 3) system is also included. When it’s equipped properly, the Blazer EV can tow up to 1,500 pounds. Note that Chevrolet will release a front-wheel-drive 2LT and a high-performance SS Blazer EV later in 2024.
The LT trim starts with many comforts and conveniences, including remote start, single-zone automatic climate control, Evotex seating surfaces, proximity keyless entry, LED headlights with automatic on/off, an 11-inch driver information display, a sound-reducing windshield, and rear privacy glass. Chevrolet also adds a tilt/telescopic steering column, a rear console with an air vent, front and rear intermittent wipers, six USB ports (including two charge-only ports for the second row), and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
The Blazer EV RS is all about premium touches, like perforated suede and Evotex seating surfaces, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated flat-bottomed steering wheel, a driver’s position memory system, an automatic tailgate, and upgraded LED exterior lighting with sequenced activation (the lights are trigged during certain activities like walking away or charging). This trim also gets dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver’s seat, a six-way power front-passenger seat, rain-sensing windshield wipers, wireless device charging, heated power side mirrors with power-folding functionality, and 21-inch aluminum wheels. The optional RS Convenience and Driver Confidence Package adds a head-up display, heated rear outboard seats, a digital rearview mirror, a heated wiper park, and additional driver-assist aids (detailed below).
Chevy Safety Assist comes standard with every Blazer EV. This collection of the latest driver-assist features includes forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian and bicyclist braking, lane keep assist, landed departure warning, a following distance indicator, and automatic high beams. There are additional standard technologies, like blind-zone steering assist (automatic steering input to prevent collision with a moving vehicle in an adjacent lane), rear cross-traffic alert and braking, a Safety Alert Seat (a driver’s seat that vibrates during specific safety notifications), rear parking sensors, a reflective windshield collision alert (a flashing red LED alert displayed on the windshield if a collision threat is detected), and a rear seat reminder. Either trim can be equipped with the available Convenience and Driver Confidence Package for adaptive cruise control, a surround-view monitor, rear pedestrian alert, side bicyclist alert, enhanced automatic emergency braking, intersection automatic emergency braking, and reverse automatic braking. Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving is an option for the RS.
A 17.7-inch advanced LCD display is the infotainment nerve center for the Blazer EV. It’s supported with navigation capability, a six-speaker audio system, Google Automotive Services (smartphone connectivity), SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker audio system. All Blazer EVs have access to a 5G Wi-Fi hotspot and OnStar/Chevrolet connected services.