It’s been three years since the famous Blazer nameplate was revived after long hiatus. After the initial disappointment with the fact that the new model is practically a crossover instead of a classic BoF SUV, many realized the quality of the new model, which is easy to conclude after checking sales numbers. Sales are pretty decent but the company wants to improve. Therefore, the 2023 Chevy Blazer, which will represent the fourth production year, will receive a facelift.
The test model has been spotted on the road and from what we can see, the focus will be on aesthetics. The new model is about to get a new front-end design, while a couple of revisions are expected on the rear end as well. We also expect to see novelties on the inside, while the powertrain lineup should remain the same.
Considering the updates, we presume that the 2023 Chevy Blazer will arrive a little bit earlier than usual, but still within the second half of 2022.
2023 Chevy Blazer Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Chevy Blazer will receive a facelift. In other words, we count on a lot of styling changes. The test mule has been spotted and it wears a bit of camouflage at the front. Therefore, we presume that the new model will get a new grille, new bumper, new lighting groups etc. On the other hand, the rear end doesn’t feature that much cover, as the taillights are the only area with camouflage. We presume that the new ones will come with a little bit different internal design. Of course, we also expect to see typical mid-cycle updates, such as new color options, new wheels etc.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle should remain pretty much the same. This crossover rides on a familiar C1 platform, the same one that underpins models like GMC Acadia, Cadillac XT6 etc.
Although the details are still unavailable, we expect that the 2023 Chevy Blazer will come with changes on the inside as well. Simply, this is one of the weakest points of the current model. The materials are mostly cheap, while the build quality isn’t impressive either. So, these are the aspects of the cabin that should improve with this update. We count on nicer materials and a better fit and finish. Furthermore, we also expect to see some improvements regarding sound insulation.
On the other hand, the overall layout will remain the same, which means that you may count on the same level of functionality and practicality. This SUV comes with two spacious and comfortable rows of seats, which accommodate adults with ease. Also, the front seats are massive, though we would use a little bit more side support. Also, the ergonomics could be better.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 64.2, this is not bad but definitely is subpar for this segment.
This is another aspect that could bring novelties in the next year. At this point, one of the things that come to mind is a bigger infotainment screen, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Furthermore, some of the current options might become standard next year. Some of the potential candidates are navigation, an eight-speaker stereo, additional USB ports, wireless charging etc.
The same thing goes for safety features. The current model comes standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams. Among options, you can find rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, surround-view camera etc.
2023 Chevy Blazer Engines
Things under the hood shouldn’t change. The base inline-four has been discontinued last year, so the offer now starts with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 228 horsepower. That’s enough to satisfy most drivers, especially if we consider pretty good fuel economy, which goes around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
For those who look for something peppier, there is the optional 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 308 horsepower. The difference in driving dynamics is notable, especially on the highway. However, lower mpg ratings are the price you have to pay for improved performance. This engine returns around 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Both engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty fine job.
2023 Chevy Blazer Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Chevy Blazer will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2022. Bigger changes in price are not expected, so base versions should go around 33.000 dollars.