Chevy presents the midsized 2024 Blazer EV in three trims: 2LT, RS, and SS (Super Sport). The AWD RS arrives first, followed by the RWD RS and 2LT, and then the SS (in spring of 2024). Underpinning each will be the cutting-edge Ultium Platform, which serves as the foundation for GM’s entire EV lineup.
One of Ultium’s most important traits is its low and wide proportions, which give it an optimally low center of gravity for outstanding stability and handling. The Blazer EV is unusual in that it comes with a trio of available drivetrains: front-wheel, rear-wheel, and all-wheel. According to GM, the late-arriving Blazer EV SS will put out a hair-raising 557 hp and 648 lb.-ft. of torque and achieve 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds when the Wide Open Watts performance mode is activated.
The LT is a compelling base trim with an array of attractive amenities, like LED headlights, proximity keyless entry, remote start, Evotex (simulated leather) upholstery, single-zone automatic climate control, an 11-inch driver information display, five USB-C ports (three data and two charging), and a 60/40-split fold-flat rear seatback with a folding center armrest and cupholders. A dual-pane sunroof is available. The infotainment system is based on Google built-in and has a 17.7-inch touchscreen, navigation, voice recognition, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and a six-speaker audio system.
This base version of the Blazer EV also receives the Chevy Safety Assist suite of advanced driving aids, which groups forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking with front pedestrian detection, following distance indicator, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, automatic high beams, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic braking, and blind-zone steering assist. GM’s Teen Driver system is standard as well to help encourage safe driving habits for the young.
The RS is a significant step up from the base LT, boasting a power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, animated LED front and rear lighting elements, heated power-folding side mirrors with position memory and driver’s side auto-dimming, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, wireless phone charging, dual-zone automatic climate control, a universal home remote, and ambient interior lighting. The seats receive sporty suede accents, and in the front row they’re also heated, ventilated, and power adjustable. What’s more, the driver’s seat comes with position memory settings for a more personalized experience.
The ’24 Blazer EV is eligible for a few notable upgrade packages. With both trims, you’ll have the option of adding the Convenience and Driver Confidence Package, which contains adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera, rear pedestrian and side bicyclist alert, enhanced automatic emergency braking with intersection assist, and reverse automatic braking. There’s also the exclusive RS Convenience and Driver Confidence Package, which bundles all of the above along with a head-up display, a rear camera mirror with a built-in washer, heated rear outboard seats, and a windshield wiper de-icer.
If you’re looking to spruce up the LT without upgrading to the RS, the Comfort and Convenience Package will outfit heated and power-adjustable front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, black Evotex upholstery, wireless phone charging, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated power-folding side mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming, a power liftgate, roof rails, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, and trailer pre-wiring.