The revived Blazer may not be as rugged as previous generations but it is definitely a very good family crossover. It was introduced in 2019, so it’s no wonder that the company has prepared a mid-cycle refresh for the 2023 Chevy Blazer. This model comes with all kinds of updates but the most notable are those at the front. Besides the styling changes, there are new interior features, while the overall layout remains largely the same.

Therefore, even though there are some really nice novelties, the new model continues in the same way. You may count on the same pros and cons from the Blazer. We like how it looks, as well as how it rides. It offers composed handling and comes with a couple of pretty capable engine options. On the other hand, the interior quality remains the biggest issue, considering that rivals still look nicer. Also, the second-row passenger space isn’t spectacular.

The company already presented the updated 2023 Chevy Blazer and we expect to see it in showrooms very soon.

2023 Chevy Blazer

2023 Chevy Blazer Design

As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Chevy Blazer receives a mid-cycle refresh. As you may presume, the focus of this update is the new styling, which should keep the current generation fresh and competitive in the next few years. The first thing you’ll notice is a new front end, which comes with new lighting elements, a new grille design, a new bumper etc. The rear end doesn’t bring too many revisions but on the other hand, you may count on the whole set of new color options – Fountain Blue, Sterling Gray, Copper Bronze, and Radiant Red. Also, there is the new Nightshift Blue finish, offered exclusively on the RS trim.

On the other hand, the mechanical aspect remains rather unchanged, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This SUV rides on GM’s familiar C1 platform and shares most of its parts with models like GMC Acadia. The handling is composed, while the ride quality is generally good. Still, some drivers may find it too firm but once again, that’s a matter of personal preference.

Interior

The interior of the 2023 Chevy Blazer doesn’t bring too many novelties, at least not in terms of the overall layout. On the other hand, the company brings new tech features to the table, particularly the new 10-inch infotainment screen, wireless charging and other tech features.

However, the overall cabin layout remains the same and this SUV continues to deliver a relatively modest interior in terms of quality. Simply, the materials aren’t impressive and rivals like Honda Passport or Hyundai Santa Fe look much nicer from the inside.

2023 Chevy Blazer Interior

When it comes to passenger space, the front seats are spacious and comfortable. They accommodate taller passengers with ease, though we would like to see a little bit more support. The second row is also spacious, though not as rivals, despite the pretty decent 112.7 inches in wheelbase. Still, four adults can enjoy the ride for sure.

Another downside of this SUV is the cargo area. You may count on about 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 64.2 cubic feet in total and while that’s a decent amount of space, the fact is that most classmates are way more generous with cargo room.

2023 Chevy Blazer Engines

The old and uninspiring naturally-aspirated inline-four was discontinued a few years ago and the Blazer now comes in two pretty capable variants. Of course, the 2023 Chevy Blazer continues in the same way, featuring a turbo-four engine in its base variant. We are talking about a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That’s plenty enough for a convenient ride but if you look for something peppier, there is also a V6 option. Naturally, we are talking about the well-known 3.6-liter V6, which puts out 308 horsepower and offers not just better performance, but a smoother ride as well.

Both engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a fairly decent job. Front-wheel drive is standard, while you can also opt for the AWD system. When it comes to fuel economy, the base turbo-four returns around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good for the class. The V6 is slightly thirstier and returns around 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is a rather average rating for the class.

2023 Chevy Blazer Release Date

2023 Chevy Blazer Release Date and Price

The 2023 Chevy Blazer is expected to arrive pretty soon and we presume that base models will go around 35.000 dollars. On the other hand, range-topping models like the Premier trim will start slightly under $44.000.

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