2001 Chevrolet Blazer

  • 2001 Chevrolet Blazer Base Utility
    • MAX MPG
      18
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/250
    • ENGINE
      4.3L V6
    • MSRP
      $19,170
  • 2001 Chevrolet Blazer Base Utility
    • MAX MPG
      20
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/250
    • ENGINE
      4.3L V6
    • MSRP
      $30,125
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Review

The Blazer has almost reached the end of its shelf life.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2001 Chevrolet Blazer is a midsize SUV manufactured by General Motors. The vehicle went into production in 1983 with an S-10 prefix. The 2001 model belongs to the second generation of the vehicle, which began in 1995 with a complete redesign and removal of the S-10 prefix.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 4.3-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chevrolet Blazer LS, Chevrolet Blazer LT, Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme, Chevrolet Blazer TrailBlazer

What's New

The 2001 Chevrolet Blazer LT now has an OnStar security system as a standard, and the same applies to the TrailBlazer models as well. A new trim level for the two-door, two-wheel-drive Blazer has been introduced, too: the Xtreme model. This new model includes body cladding, low-riding sport suspension with a lowered height of 2.5 inches, and custom wheels.

Exterior

The two-door 2001 Chevrolet Blazer has a wheelbase of 101 inches and a length of 177 inches, making it roughly six inches shorter than the four-door version in both dimensions. Both four-door and two-door SUVs can be fitted with a lift-gate that can be swung up or a tailgate that drops down. In any case, the rear window opens separately from the chosen mechanism, and it can be flipped up. All models have a spare tire attached beneath the rear section of the SUV.

Interior

The 2001 Chevrolet Blazer LT is fitted with split benches at the front and rear, thereby allowing six passengers to sit. The LT gets front bucket seats, as do the two-door and four-door Blazers. The two-door models get a two-place rear bench and not a three-bench present in the four-door models. The seats up front are too soft to provide adequate support, and a floor hump cuts away on legroom. The rear seats offer lots of headroom, but legroom is hard to come by, and the seats tend to be too short and hard to provide adequate support to the passengers. Even the four-door models have a small door opening, making entry and exit difficult.

Overall, the 2001 Chevrolet Blazer is a spacious vehicle, but not as spacious as competitors like the Ford Explorer. The Blazer has large and clear gauges, along with climate controls and high-mounted audio controls that are easy to access and clearly marked. Visibility is good, except for the thick roof pillars that hamper visibility. The cabin is full of small, but clearly low-grade plastics that detract from the pleasant cabin decor.

Performance & Handling

The 2001 Chevrolet Blazer is fitted with a 4.3-liter, V-6 engine as standard with a five-speed manual transmission as a standard for two-door models. A four-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. The four-door models get the automatic transmission as a standard. In terms of acceleration, the 4.3-liter, V-6 engine does offer lots of power and allows for lively takeoffs from standstill and good passing power at midrange. Fuel economy is the same as other SUVs: poor.

The 2001 Chevrolet Blazer's overall ride quality is low as well, with the vehicle proving to be not as comfortable as German-made SUVs. Nevertheless, the vehicle is among the smoothest performers among midsize truck-based SUVs. The steering and handling is also average. In other words, the 2001 Chevrolet Blazer offers a capable performance at a good price, but there are other alternatives for an SUV that make better sense, including the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Safety

The 2001 Chevrolet Blazer is fitted with anti-lock brakes as a standard, along with some other safety features. Unfortunately, there are no government crash test results available for this particular SUV at present.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet Blazer: 15/20 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Plenty of features and options
  • Decent engine and performance

You Won't Like

  • Problems with the rear seats
  • Poor build quality
  • Lack of V-8 engine options

Sum Up

The Blazer has almost reached the end of its shelf life.

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