How To Make The Chevrolet Blazer Way More Fun

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Unlock more performance from your new Blazer.

For those looking for a bit more "oomph" from the all-new Chevrolet Blazer, we have good news: HPTuners officially supports engine tuning for models equipped with GM's 3.6L LGX V6 engine. This means that the performance ceiling for the crossover's 308-horsepower naturally aspirated powerplant just got a bit higher. So far, the 3.6L mill is the only one of the Blazer's three gasoline engines that's officially supported by HPTuners, but we wouldn't be at all surprised to see that change soon.

The 3.6L LGX V6 comes standard in the Blazer's sporty RS and posh Premier trim levels, and it's available as a $500 option in the 3LT for 2020.

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To tune the Chevrolet Blazer 3.6L with HPTuners, you'll need one of the company's tuning devices - such as the compact MPVI2 OBDII device - as well as the company's latest VCM Suite Beta software. You'll also need four HPTuners credits, at a total cost of about $200 on top of the MPVI2 device.

HPTuners doesn't explicitly state how much power one can expect to gain through a tune on the Chevrolet Blazer's 3.6L LGX. But considering that the sixth-generation Camaro RS uses the same engine but boasts 335 horsepower of peak output, it's clear the motor has some power left in it - assuming the Blazer's intake and exhaust can flow enough volume to unlock it.

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The Chevrolet Blazer's reception has been mixed ever since it reemerged on the North American market last year, with some maligning its car-like unibody construction and lack of off-road bona fides, and others praising its surprisingly nimble handling and sharp styling. Its focus on on-road driving stands in stark contrast to Ford's forthcoming Bronco, which is expected to be a rugged body-on-frame brawler on par with Jeep's iconic Wrangler.

But if there's anything that's sure to help traditional Blazer fans swallow their sorrow, it's more power. HPTuners is standing by.

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