2 2024 Chevy Blazer Trims Are the Same Price: Which Is Better?
The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer is in a class that’s sometimes overlooked. Compact SUVs like the Chevy Equinox are wildly popular. This class has some of the best-selling vehicles in America other than pickup trucks. Then there are midsize three-row SUVs like the Chevy Traverse, which have replaced minivans in most brands’ lineups, including Chevrolet. But what about the midsize two-row SUVs? That’s where the Chevy Blazer comes in.
The 2024 Blazer is available in four unique trims, and it has two engine options. In some Chevy SUVs, two trims have the same starting price, and the Blazer is one of them. Let’s look at the trims of the Blazer and examine the differences between the identically priced trims.
2024 Chevy Blazer: the two most affordable trims
The base trim of the 2024 Chevy Blazer is the 2LT model, starting at $35,400. This is very well-equipped for a base trim compared to the base LS models in more affordable Chevy SUVs. The standard engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 228 horsepower, returning up to 25 mpg combined (according to EPA estimates), giving it a nice balance of power and efficiency.
Some of our favorite standard features include LED headlights, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and remote start. The standard Chevrolet Infotainment 4 Plus system has a 10.2-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and SiriusXM.
Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, a following distance indicator, rear seat reminder, and a Teen Driver mode.
The 3LT trim starts at $39,300. This is where the 308-horsepower V6 becomes an option for an extra $500. Additional standard features include blind-spot monitoring, a power liftgate, a universal garage door opener, and available leather seats.
The 2024 Chevy Blazer RS and Premier start at the same price
The top two trims of the 2024 Chevy Blazer have the same starting price. The Blazer RS and Blazer Premier both have a starting MSRP of $42,800. As you may have guessed from the names, the RS is the sporty trim, and the Premier is the luxurious trim.
The Blazer RS comes with a sporty appearance package that includes 20-inch Technical Gray wheels, and it’s the only trim of the Blazer that comes standard with the V6 engine. The appearance package on the Premier trim is on the classy side with a chrome grille, silver roof rails, and 20-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels.
One of the most significant differences between these two trims is that the RS only comes with the V6, while the turbo-four is standard in the Premier. The V6 still costs an extra $500 in the Premier trim. Standard features in both include a hands-free power liftgate, a Bose eight-speaker audio system, perforated leather seats, a heated steering wheel, and a wireless charging pad.
Which is better?
For our money, we prefer the Chevy Blazer RS. The enthusiast in us prefers the sportier look, and we love the 308-horsepower V6 that comes standard in the RS. We’d also add the optional all-wheel drive system (an extra $2,900) for improved all-season traction, quicker acceleration, and better handling. That said, we wouldn’t blame you for choosing the upscale Blazer Premier.