At the time the legendary nameplate was revived, two years ago, most enthusiasts were disappointed with the new design. Instead of being a genuine BoF SUV, the new Blazer came rather as a crossover. However, the initial reaction quickly changed, after everyone realized that this actually a pretty good car. It has so many great things to offer, which makes it a quite reasonable choice among two-row mid-size crossovers. That’s why the sales numbers are actually pretty good. Considering that it’s been just a couple of years since the launch, we believe it’s still early for a mid-cycle update. So, most of the things should remain the same in the 2022 Chevy Blazer, though there are rumors that suggest a new, hi-performance version.
The overall layout will remain the same. You may count on a crossover that offers an attractive design, good handling, a long list of standard features and three capable engine options. Considering the lack of updates, we presume that the 2022 Chevy Blazer will hit the market at a typical time of the year.
2022 Chevy Blazer Redesign
As we already mentioned, purists don’t like the new Blazer’s unibody layout. However, if we forget the name and legacy, this turns out to be a pretty good crossover. We particularly like its look, which takes a lot of inspiration from Camaro. The overall shape is attractive and makes the vehicle look very sporty. That’s the reason why we don’t expect changes for the 2022 Chevy Blazer, which could possibly come with a new color option or two in the offer.
On the other side, rumors talk about the possible hi-performance version. That version would come with various upgrades, starting from a more powerful engine, new suspension, chassis and brakes upgrades etc. Still, the officials are still quiet about this version, so we don’t find its arrival particularly likely.
Once again, no bigger updates are expected. Simply, Chevy is currently busy with updating other models in the lineup and this one will have to wait for its turn. Therefore, the cabin layout will continue in the same way, with a dashboard that looks pretty attractive with those round air vents and other sporty details. While most of the cabin looks nice and features good quality, we have to say that there are few areas with low-rent materials, something that rivals like Honda Passport and Hyundai Santa Fe don’t have.
With 112.7 inches in wheelbase, it’s obvious that this crossover comes with two spacious rows of seats. Five adults can accommodate with ease, but that’s something we would normally expect from a vehicle in this class. What’s not so great is the cargo space. You may count on about 30 cubic feet behind the second row and 64 cubes of the total cargo volume. While that’s not terrible, the fact is that most rivals are more generous in this aspect.
The current model already features a quite long list of standard features. So, we don’t expect to see bigger changes in the next year. The current model already comes standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, an 8-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Optionally, you can pay extra for goodies like a panoramic sunroof, navigation, wireless device charging, satellite radio, and an eight-speaker Bose sound system.
On the other side, we would definitely like to see more safety features in base models. A rearview camera is practically the only standard safety feature at the moment. On the other side, the list of options includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, lane change alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, a rear camera mirror, a surround-view parking camera system, high-speed automatic emergency braking. We hope some of these things could become standard in the next year.
2022 Chevy Blazer Engine
As the performance version doesn’t sound particularly likely, we presume that the 2022 Chevy Blazer will carry on with three familiar engine options in the offer. Base models come with a pretty affordable 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which puts out 193 horsepower. While it gets the job done, we would always recommend the optional 2.0-liter turbo-four. This one puts out 230 horsepower and, more importantly, 258 pound-feet of torque. Besides obviously better driving dynamics, this engine is also more fuel-efficient. It returns around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which is pretty impressive for the segment.
Finally, there is the good-old 3.6-liter V6. This engine puts out 310 horsepower and besides strong acceleration, it also provides that six-cylinder smoothness that we all love. All three engines come with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which could shift quicker but generally does a good job.
2022 Chevy Blazer Release Date and Price
If we consider that the mid-cycle update will be left for some other time, there is no reason why the 2022 Chevy Blazer would come any earlier than usual. We expect to see it sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a pretty affordable starting price that starts under 30.000 dollars.