The famous nameplate was revived a couple of years ago and since then, it marks relatively decent sales numbers. However, we are pretty sure that GM wants more than that and that’s probably the reason why the 2023 Chevy Blazer is about to receive a mid-cycle update. The testing model has already been spotted on the road and we can see that the company is preparing some pretty interesting novelties.
From what we can see, the focus of this update will be the new styling. We are about to see a new front end, as well as a few revisions to the other end of the vehicle. Besides the exterior, the new model might come with some interior updates as well, starting from a new infotainment screen. On the other hand, things under the hood will probably remain the same.
At this point, it’s still early to talk about more precise date, but we presume that the 2023 Chevy Blazer will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2022.
2023 Chevy Blazer Redesign
Design-wise, the 2023 Chevy Blazer is about to receive a mid-cycle update. The testing model has already been spotted and we can clearly see the areas that are about to get updates. As you may presume, most of the changes will come at the front. We expect to see a new grille design, along with a new front bumper and a few more tweaks on headlights. Other than the new front face, we will see new taillights and maybe a few more minor modifications on the rear end. Of course, we also expect to see things like new wheels and new color options.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle is about to remain the same. The 2023 Chevy Blazer will continue with the same layout, based on the familiar C1 architecture and a setup that offers a good balance between comfort and athleticism.
We still don’t if the 2023 Chevy Blazer interior is about to come with novelties or not, but the fact is that the current model has a lot of room for improvement in this aspect. The materials and overall build quality aren’t particularly impressive, so we might see some improvements in this area. Also, we expect to see a new, bigger infotainment screen, similar to the one found in the version for the Chinese market.
On the other hand, the overall cabin design will remain the same, so you may count on the same amount of passenger and cargo space. This is a two-row mid-size SUV, which has enough room to accommodate adults in both rows with ease. On the other hand, the cargo area isn’t that impressive. You may count on about 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 64.2 cubic feet in total, which is way less than you get from rivals like Ford Edge and Honda Passport in particular.
As we already mentioned, the 2023 Chevy Blazer will probably come with a new, bigger infotainment screen. We are pretty sure that this won’t be the only novelty in terms of standard equipment. As you may presume, the potential candidates are features that are current options. Those could be things like remote start, navigation, an eight-speaker stereo and wireless device charging. On the other hand, things like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, and a Wi-Fi hot spot will certainly remain standard, as well as features like dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, and push-button start.
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 etc. Of course, a few more things added to the list of standard equipment are always possible.
2023 Chevy Blazer Engines
The base 2023 Chevy Blazer will continue with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which puts out around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine has enough power to satisfy most drivers, and also offers quite decent fuel economy. In numbers, it goes around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
For those who are looking for something peppier, there is a well-known 3.6-liter V6, which puts out 308 horsepower. It offers notably better performances, but also uses more fuel. With this one, you may count on about 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Both engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Chevy Blazer Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2023 Chevy Blazer on sale sometime in the second half of the year. The starting price should go around 34.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Honda Passport etc.