Safety features on the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer
If you're in the market for a mid-sized crossover that's brimming with the latest safety tech and active safety features, then look no further than the 2021 Chevy Blazer. A nameplate reinvented, the modern version of the Blazer comes in six different trims that range from the budget-friendly to the downright luxurious.
What is peculiar about the Blazer is that you don’t have to order its top trim to get the full scope of safety features. As a matter of fact, it’s the top trims that come with most or all of the safety tech available on the 2021 Blazer.
Things start off easy with the base model dubbed the Blazer L that comes with a set of seven airbags, the Rear Seat Reminder system, the StabiliTrak electronic stability control with traction control, and the Teen Driver Pack that allows parents to set maximum speed and audio level limits so that young drivers can make better decisions on the road and focus on driving actively.
The 1LT, which is the next available trim doesn’t add any new safety features but the 2LT does.
The first trim to come with the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder as standard also comes with available All-Wheel-Drive plus the infamously good Chevy Safety Assist Pack that’s comprised of:
- Automatic Emergency Braking – an active safety feature that uses sensors, radar, and cameras to detect imminent frontal crashes. When it does so, it immediately sends an alert to make the driver aware of the situation and if the brakes aren’t pressed in time, the system will activate them for you to minimize the damage of the crash or avoid it completely.
- Forward Collision Alert – the Automatic Emergency Braking only works at speeds below 50 mph. For anything above that, you can count on the Forward Collision Alert system to boost your awareness when it comes to imminent crashes. As soon as the system picks up on a potential frontal collision, it will send out an alert but it will not push the brakes for you.
- Front Pedestrian Braking – identical in functionality to the Automatic Emergency Braking, this system is fine-tuned to pick up pedestrians rather than cars. It also only works at speeds below 50 mph.
- Following Distance Indicator – a system that will come in handy for new drivers, in particular, the Following Distance Indicator helps you maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you so if it were to come at a sudden stop you'd have plenty of time to hit the brakes and avoid a collision
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning – another active safety feature that works in two steps, this system first alerts you when it senses that the vehicle is about to change lanes but the turning signal isn’t on and the steering wheel isn’t moving. It automatically assumes that you’re drifting out of your lane so if the driver won’t correct the car’s trajectory, it will gently steer the vehicle back into its current lane.
- IntelliBeam Automatic High Beams
The next trim in line, the 3LT, completes the list of safety features as it adds Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
Come down at O'Neill's Chevrolet Buick today and see all the safety features listed above in action during your test drive of the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer.