It’s been a while since the Blazer nameplate was revived. Even though the new model isn’t a genuine body-on-frame SUV, it makes pretty decent sales numbers. Of course, the company wants to continue this trend, so it’s no wonder it prepares big novelties for the 2023 Chevy Blazer. This should be a typical facelift, with novelties in various aspects. Of course, the focus will be on the styling, but we count on novelties on the inside as well. Furthermore, a longer list of standard features is another thing that comes to mind. On the other hand, the powertrain lineup should remain the same.
Despite the updates, we expect that the overall layout will remain the same. The updated Blazer will continue to deliver familiar design characteristics, starting from sporty handling, capable engines and a pretty long list of standard equipment.
Details about the launch date are still unknown, but we presume that will happen sometime in the second half of the next year.
2023 Chevy Blazer Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Chevy Blazer is about to receive a mid-cycle refresh. The focus will be on the styling and we expect changes in various aspects. The test mule has been spotted on the road and it wears a decent amount of camouflage. We expect to see things like a new grille, new headlights, lower fascia, bumper etc. Although we don’t know how the new parts will look like, we presume that some inspiration could be taken from the Chinese version of this SUV. The rear end could come with a couple of updates too, such as revised taillights, rear bumper etc.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the SUV should remain the same. This model rides on a familiar C1 platform and features a suspension setup that’s a little bit firmer than you would expect from a vehicle in this class. The benefit of such a setup comes in the form of sportier handling.
Interior changes are possible too. Simply, the current model features subpar interior quality, so we would definitely expect to see finer materials, as well as better fit and finish. Of course, we could see some aesthetical changes as well. The dashboard may come with some revisions, while we could see more tech features as well. Those would be things like a bigger infotainment screen, digital instrument cluster etc.
On the other hand, the overall cabin layout should remain pretty much the same. Although a mid-size crossover, the 2023 Chevy Blazer will continue with two rows of seats. Both of them accommodate adults with ease, while the cargo area offers decent volume as well. In numbers, that would be 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 64.2 cubic feet – not bad but still significantly less compared to rivals like Honda Passport, VW Atlas Cross etc.
We definitely expect to see some novelties in this aspect, even though the current model already looks pretty decent. We’ve just mentioned the possibility to see things like a bigger infotainment screen, digital instrument cluster etc. Also, we presume that some of the current optional features could become standard.
For reference, the current model comes standard with dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
Among optional features that could become standard one day, there are goodies like remote start, navigation, an eight-speaker stereo, two additional USB ports, and wireless device charging.
When it comes to safety, all models should come standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams etc.
2023 Chevy Blazer Engines
Under the hood, things should remain the same. This means we are about to see a couple of familiar engine options, starting from a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which will be reserved for base versions. This unit puts out around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which should be enough for most drivers. A great thing about this engine is that it isn’t just capable, but also pretty efficient. It returns around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good for this segment.
For those who are looking for something peppier, there is a 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 308 horsepower and offers notably better driving dynamics. However, this engine is also thirstier, as it returns around 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is pretty much average fuel economy for the class.
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. We don’t expect a significant price increase compared to the current model, which starts at around 34.000 dollars.