2001 Blazer New Car Test Drive
Blazer is not the newest mid-size SUV you could buy. Indeed, Chevy is launching the all-new 2002 TrailBlazer, a bigger four-door model to better compete with the Ford Explorer. But the Chevy Blazer still has a loyal following, particularly among younger buyers, and it will continue to be sold until 2003. The Blazer remains a competent vehicle and it costs much less than the new models.
After simplifying the Blazer lineup for 2000, Chevrolet has added a new Blazer variation for 2001. Called Xtreme, it is available only as a two-door, and only with two-wheel drive. A California Cruiser's dream machine, Xtreme comes with a special Z87 lowered suspension; low-profile P235/60R16 Eagle LS tires; deep-dish aluminum wheels; and an aggressively spoilered, clad, and color-keyed exterior. Xtreme prices start at $21,125.
The rest of the model line continues unchanged. The two-door LS sells for $19,170 with 2WD or $22,170 with all four wheels driven. The super-heavy-duty ZR2 comes only in two-door, 4WD form and sells for $24,170.
Four-door Blazers come in LS, LT, or TrailBlazer trim, each available in 2WD or 4WD. Prices range from $24,770 for the 2WD LS up to $32,125 for the 4WD TrailBlazer.