Ever since its comeback, the Blazer SUV is drawing attention. The base model is already accepted and it is not considered as new anymore. Of course, General Motors will try to use its popularity and fulfill the wishes of their fans. One of them is the 2024 Chevy Blazer SS performance SUV. Well, it’s been mentioned in rumors ever since the company announced the comeback. The fact is – GM is not so keen on SuperSport models, although the Blazer was one of the vehicles using the performance package in the past.
On the other hand, the future of the industry is electric. The future of General Motors as well. Cadillac Lyriq, Chevy Bolt and Hummer truck are already out. The company promised 20 more models, and concepts of 2024 Chevy Blazer EV and Silverado EV truck are already out. With a base price of $45,000, this electric SUV could be a bargain. Still, the competition is becoming bigger and GM needs to speed up the development.
While waiting for the EV and SS, let’s explore existing options for the 2024 Chevy Blazer. Engineers didn’t surprise fans and experts. The mid-size SUV is using the most suitable drivetrains the GM is using. Those are a 2.0-liter turbo-four and a 3.6-liter V6.
A smaller displacement is tuned to 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels. Another option is all-wheel drive, but it consumes more fuel. The gas mileage is 25 mpg for the FWD system, and 24 mpg if you opt for an AWD. A towing capacity of 1,500 pounds is definitely something you expect from the mid-size SUV.
A 3.6-liter V6 fixes the situation. Equipped with the Trailering Package, the towing capacity jumps to 4,500 lbs. It is still not impressive, but acceptable. A six-pot mill is not turbocharged and cracks 308 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This is one of the most reliable powerplants in the market and GM uses it on all of its flagship vehicles. The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer RS is a specific version and it comes with a dual-clutch transmission when the AWD is on.
2024 Chevy Blazer EV Debut
The company didn’t surprise many fans with the news about another electric vehicle in the lineup. There will be even more of those models in the foreseeable future. After the first wave, one of the EVs for 2024 is Blazer SUV.
This vehicle shares only the nameplate with the model that uses internal combustion engines. Everything else is different, starting from the platform, and taking it to the design and interior look. Anyway, here is what we know so far.
The vehicle is coming in three trim levels: 1LT, 2LT and RS. A high-end performance model should get the SS badge. But, we will analyze this one separately, since there are more options. The EV should enter the market with the 1LT configuration with a range of 250 miles. Front-wheel drive is standard. AWD is available on 2LT and RS, as well as the extended range of 290-295 miles. Recharging times were not announced. The company promised only a quick 10-minute recharge that will make you go another 80 miles.
2024 Chevy Blazer SS: EV vs Classic Engine
We were expecting something else, but the 2024 Chevy Blazer SS is going to be an electric vehicle! There is still a lot of fans believing that the performance SUV needs to use an engine with internal combustion, not a battery. Even 557 horsepower rating and 0-60 acceleration time of just 4 seconds are not making them happy. So, let’s stick to the official announcement and the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer SS EV.
It is the range-topping model with the most powerful configuration. Besides the massive outputs and stunning acceleration, the Blazer SS can offer the longest range in the lineup. According to the official statement, it covers 320 miles in a single charge. Plus, the SS model is using advanced technology inside the cabin, highlighted by a huge 17.7-inch infotainment system. We also expect the Ultra Cruise feature, as the next stage of the evolution of the Super Cruise package. We still don’t know if the SUV is going to offer some cool off-road features we saw on other models, such as Extract Mode or Crab Walk.
Release Date and Prices
The 2024 Chevy Blazer SS will be the most expensive model in the lineup with a price tag close to $70,000. Other electric versions will be more affordable, ranging between $45k and $50k. Standard model costs from $34,000, which is where you can buy other two-row mid-size SUVs. An all-wheel drive is an $2,700 upgrade. High-end versions will be around $45,000. Compared to the competition, the Blazer is more expensive, and it doesn’t offer so much more in features.