2001 Chevrolet Blazer

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of the 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. Base trim shown.

2001 Chevrolet Blazer Overview

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Vehicle Overview
A “low-rider” Xtreme model of the two-door Blazer is the big change for 2001, the last year for the current design. This midsize SUV will be redesigned for the 2002 model year. The Oldsmobile Bravada and GMC Jimmy share the same design, and Olds will be the first to market with the new version as an early 2002 model. Chevy will adopt the TrailBlazer name for the 2002 models.

Patterned after the Xtreme version of the S-10 pickup, the Blazer Xtreme has a lowered suspension, 16-inch tires and alloy wheels, and an aggressive exterior treatment with fender flares, side skirts, deep-tinted windows, and a body-color grille and front and rear fascias.

The Xtreme is available only with two-wheel drive to make it more affordable for the younger buyers it is expected to attract.



Exterior
The four-door Blazer rides a 107-inch wheelbase and is 183 inches overall, about 6 inches longer than the two-door in both dimensions. Both are available with a liftgate that swings up or a tailgate that drops down. With either, the rear window opens separately and flips up. The spare tire is stored beneath the rear of the vehicle.



Interior
The LT four-door has split front and rear bench seats for six-passenger capacity. Front buckets are standard on LT and TrailBlazer four-door models and all two-door Blazers. The two-door models have a two-place rear bench instead of a three-seat bench. With 6 inches more on the wheelbase and overall length, the four-door has a roomier rear seat a...
Vehicle Overview
A “low-rider” Xtreme model of the two-door Blazer is the big change for 2001, the last year for the current design. This midsize SUV will be redesigned for the 2002 model year. The Oldsmobile Bravada and GMC Jimmy share the same design, and Olds will be the first to market with the new version as an early 2002 model. Chevy will adopt the TrailBlazer name for the 2002 models.

Patterned after the Xtreme version of the S-10 pickup, the Blazer Xtreme has a lowered suspension, 16-inch tires and alloy wheels, and an aggressive exterior treatment with fender flares, side skirts, deep-tinted windows, and a body-color grille and front and rear fascias.

The Xtreme is available only with two-wheel drive to make it more affordable for the younger buyers it is expected to attract.



Exterior
The four-door Blazer rides a 107-inch wheelbase and is 183 inches overall, about 6 inches longer than the two-door in both dimensions. Both are available with a liftgate that swings up or a tailgate that drops down. With either, the rear window opens separately and flips up. The spare tire is stored beneath the rear of the vehicle.



Interior
The LT four-door has split front and rear bench seats for six-passenger capacity. Front buckets are standard on LT and TrailBlazer four-door models and all two-door Blazers. The two-door models have a two-place rear bench instead of a three-seat bench. With 6 inches more on the wheelbase and overall length, the four-door has a roomier rear seat and more cargo space (74 cubic feet vs. 67).

OnStar, General Motors’ satellite communication system, is a new standard feature for the LT and TrailBlazer four-door models. A floor-mounted automatic transmission lever is standard on the TrailBlazer and optional on the Extreme. All others have a column-mounted shift lever with the automatic.



Under the Hood
All models come with a 190-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the two-door and a four-speed automatic is optional. On the four-doors, the automatic is standard. Two 4WD systems are available. Insta-Trac is standard on LS 4x4s and is engaged by a dashboard switch. Autotrac is standard on other 4x4s and automatically engages when more traction is needed.

Antilock brakes are standard across the board.



Driving Impressions
Blazer offers roomy accommodations and capable 4WD systems at reasonable prices. There are plenty of alternatives, however, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer and Toyota 4Runner, all of which match Blazer in some key areas and exceed it in others. Take a look at the Blazer, but also check out some of its rivals.

 
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I love my 2001 Blazer

by Bob from Richmond, Virginia on June 13, 2018

I bought my Blazer in April 2018. It had been garage kept with 95,000 miles. The person I bought it from kept all maintenance receipts. Although there was nothing wrong with it, I went a lot further ... Read full review

(5.0)

Smoth drive that will supply all your driving need

by Jhony from Miami on May 16, 2018

Very strong and good dependability. Will not disapoint with this daily drive car. Can also pull about 6,000 pound boat. The car has a very good stability and space for the hall family Read full review

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Blazer received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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