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A silver 2024 Chevy Blazer is shown parked on a driveway.

Getting the Best Tech on the Chevy Blazer

For years now, Chevy has been leading the industry and ahead of the game in delivering impressive technology in their vehicles. They have some of the best tech features and options out there, but you won’t find them all on their starting trims for various models. It can take a bit of effort to put together the perfect combination of options to get just what you need. Looking at the 2024 Chevy Blazer (the standard gas-powered one, not the all-new all-electric option), we see a perfect example. There are plenty of great tech features to be had across each model, but with four trims and a host of available options and packages, it can be tricky to figure out how to piece together the right vehicle with everything a tech-savvy driver could need. So, let’s take a look at the Blazer and its various options to see how it all adds up, specifically with an eye on getting the best tech possible.

A close-up of the front end of a red 2024 Chevy Blazer RS is shown.

First Off, Trim Levels

The best place to start, I find, when looking at a model like the Chevy Blazer and trying to pinpoint how well it handles technology with the available trim levels. This tends to work well regardless of which make or model you’re interested in—though some luxury brands can pack much more into their standard trims. With the Chevy Blazer, we find four trim levels with some substantial differences between them in many instances, so let’s have a look at what each offers when it comes to technology.

First, we have the 2LT, which comes with some decent exterior technology, including LED headlamps and taillights, IntelliBeam high beams that turn on and off automatically, and heated power-adjustable side mirrors. Moving inside, standard features on the 2LT include a 10.2-inch Infotainment system, a six-speaker sound system, and a 4.2-inch Driver Information Center. Optionally, you can add heated front seats with the standard eight-way power driver’s seat. Back to standard features, we have plenty of USB ports, keyless open and start with remote start, cruise control, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Chevy Safety Assist is also standard on the 2024 Blazer, featuring a Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Lane Keep Assist with a Lane Departure Warning to help keep you safe.

The 2LT is a great start, and the 3LT model adds to that in many ways, such as with a power programmable liftgate on the rear that makes it easier to load and unload the Blazer, along with auto-dimming outside mirrors. Regarding the 3LT’s interior, you’ll find many of the same tech features as the 2LT, with the addition of a power-adjustable front-passenger seat, standard heated front seats, and some finer leather-appointed seating (that’s not a tech feature, but it’s still a perk). The 3LT also adds to the standard safety features with the Rear Cross Traffic Alert, warning you when someone is about to cross behind you while you’re backing up, and the Lane Change Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert, letting you know if someone is lurking where you might not be able to see them as you change lanes.

The RS trim adds some more features to the Chevy Blazer, though many of its most significant upgrades are stylistic and aesthetic rather than purely functional. Some prominent tech boosts inside the RS include an eight-speaker Bose premium sound system, a larger 8.0-inch Driver Information Center display, and a wireless charging pad. It also sports a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and ambient interior lighting for an added touch of high-tech style.

Finally, we come to the Premier, the pinnacle trim for the 2024 Chevy Blazer, and the height of included tech features. The Premier features a hands-free gesture liftgate that lets you open and close it by passing your foot under the rear bumper. Inside, we find the same great tech features as the RS, along with a number of new available options. Generally, the RS and Premier have the same standard and available features, with the biggest differences being stylistic. It’s these available features, however, that we’ll now take a closer look at.

Considering Packages and Options

Every 2024 Chevy Blazer has a wide range of options available beyond the standards it comes with, upgrading the tech features across the board. What’s on offer depends on what’s standard, of course, so upgrades for the RS and Premier are fewer in number but deliver a more refined experience than we might find on lower trims. For example, the 2LT has an available Driver Confidence Package that adds the Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert that come standard on the 3LT. Similarly, both LT models have an available Convenience Package with minor features such as adaptive cruise control, a wireless charging pad, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Looking at the Premier and RS models, they both have an available Enhanced Convenience Package that gives them memory settings for the driver’s seat, steering column, and outside mirrors, along with ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats. There’s also an available Driver Confidence II Package for the RS and Premier that adds a Safety Alert Seat—letting you feel vibrations in the seat for alerts in addition to auditory warnings—as well as adaptive cruise control, Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, and an HD Surround Vision system that gives you a virtual view around your vehicle while driving at low speeds. These kinds of packages allow us to add a few extra touches to a lower trim or pick the cream of the crop and make it even more refined and technologically advanced. Even with these options, however, I can’t help but feel like the 2024 Blazer is still missing at least one thing…

a close-up of a wheel on a 2024 Chevy Blazer is shown.

What’s Missing From the Chevy Blazer?

We’ve seen that the tech features and options on the Blazer are great, but you might’ve noticed one glaring flaw—something’s clearly missing. One new system Chevy features in their vehicles that I’m most excited about is GM’s Super Cruise tech, which provides you with genuine hands-free driving on hundreds of thousands of miles of roads across North America. Super Cruise started as an exclusive for certain Cadillac models, but over the past few years, GM has broadened Super Cruise’s availability towards other GMC and Chevy vehicles, but we don’t find it here.

By comparison, the all-electric Chevy Blazer EV does have Super Cruise available—in fact, it’s standard on the performance-focused SS model—so hopefully, we’ll see it on the gas-powered original next year. If we get a mid-generation update for the Blazer soon, which is due at this point, I’d like to see larger interior displays and more refined touches, like customizable ambient lighting. As of now, the future of the Blazer seems to be a bit of a question mark. Much will depend on what the 2025 model year looks like for Chevy’s lineup.

Chevy Continues to Deliver

Chevy might not always do everything right, but at the moment, they’re hitting it out of the park when it comes to developing, adopting, and delivering some of the best tech features in the industry. The current Chevy Blazer is no exception, and it includes a wide range of excellent standard and available features, which makes it easy to put together a great SUV that is fun and intuitive to drive. With the new all-electric model and GM’s general commitment to building a zero-emission future for their entire lineup, the outlook for the current gas-powered Blazer is uncertain. But as long as it continues to be one of the best midsize options on the road, Chevy is sure to support it with great technology inside and out.

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