It’s been almost three years since we saw the comeback of the legendary nameplate. While many people were initially disappointed with the new Blazer design and crossover layout, things look much better these days and sales numbers are actually more than decent. The 2022 Chevy Blazer will represent the third production year and that usually means some updates. From what we know so far, Chevy will introduce a couple of new visual details but only for the range-topping Premier trim. The rest of the lineup will rather remain unchanged.
This means that you may count on familiar characteristics. The Blazer still has a lot of good things to offer, starting from a wide engine offer, sporty handling, a long list of standard and available equipment, and a pretty comfortable ride in general. On the other side, the interior quality could be better, while the cargo area would use more space.
Despite the novelties, we don’t expect to see this crossover in showrooms much earlier than usual.
2022 Chevy Blazer Redesign
As we already mentioned, Chevy prepares a couple of updates for the 2022 Chevy Blazer, which will represent the fourth production year of the generation. From what we know so far, the focus will be on the range-topping Premier trim, which will get a new styling. We expect to see the new front and rear fascias, new wheels, fender flares and few more details. Exclusive color options are also possible. On the other side, the rest of the lineup will most likely continue in the same way.
On the other side, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will certainly remain the same. This model is based on a familiar C1 platform and shares most of its parts with SUVs like GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT6. The ride is rather on a firm side, but the handling is quite engaging, so we can say the Blazer is quite fun to drive, though nowhere near Mazda CX-9’s level.
Interior changes aren’t expected. So, we count on a familiar layout, which has both good and not-so-good things to offer. When it comes to the dashboard, we do like the design, which resembles Camaro and offers a really sporty feel. Still, there are few areas that feature low-rent materials, something that you wouldn’t expect to see in the class of mid-size crossover.
The amount of passenger space is quite good. Both rows are generous with space and accommodate adults with ease. Also, we like the driving position, which is high and provides good visibility in all directions. On the other side, the cargo area could be bigger. You may count on about 30.5 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 64.2 cubic feet. That may seem okay, but rivals like Honda Passport offer way more cargo space.
With yearly updates, additions to the list of standard equipment are a pretty typical thing, so we should see some in the 2022 Chevy Blazer as well. However, we believe that most of the things are about to remain the same as in the current model, which is already pretty decent in this aspect. It comes standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, an 8-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Of course, the possible additions are currently on the list of options. Some of the highlights are features like a panoramic sunroof, navigation, wireless device charging, satellite radio, and an eight-speaker Bose sound system.
2022 Chevy Blazer Engines
One of the things we really like about this crossover is the wide engine offer. Base models come with a simple and affordable 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which is good for about 193 horsepower. While it’s not particularly powerful, it may serve as a great daily commuter. Also, it’s the reason for a pretty attractive starting price. Fuel economy goes around 21 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city.
If you’re rather for something peppier, a mid-range 2.0-liter turbo-four seems like a perfect compromise between performance and economy. With 230 horsepower, it offers pretty solid driving dynamics, while the fuel economy goes around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
With 308 horsepower, the optional 3.6-liter V6 is the obvious choice for those who put the driving experience in the first place. However, the price you have to pay is a slightly lower fuel economy, which goes around 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
All three engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Chevy Blazer Release Date and Price
Despite the updates, we don’t expect to see the 2022 Chevy Blazer much earlier than usual. Also, we don’t expect bigger price changes, so base models should go around 29.000 dollars.