The Blazer came back in 2019, after a very long hiatus and therefore, the 2023 Chevy Blazer will represent the fifth production year of the current generation. In other words, we expect updates. The 2022 model came with a few interesting novelties, but the next year should bring more. We count on a typical mid-cycle refresh, which would bring changes in terms of aesthetics, interior updates, new features etc.
Despite the novelties, we have no doubt that the overall design would remain the same. First of all, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle shouldn’t change, so the ride quality should remain largely similar. Furthermore, we count on the same engine lineup and same overall cabin design, so the level of comfort should remain pretty much the same as well.
Considering the possible updates, we presume that the 2023 Chevy Blazer could arrive a little bit earlier than usual, though still within the second half of 2022.
2023 Chevy Blazer Redesign
Design-wise, the 2023 Chevy Blazer would remain the same. On the other hand, we count on a typical facelift, which would bring mostly aesthetical changes. Of course, among them, the most prominent would be those at the front end. We might see revisions on parts like headlights, grille, bumper etc. Still, we are pretty sure that the modifications would be rather subtle, while the overall Camaro-inspired design would remain. Also, it’s always possible to see updates like new wheels, new color options etc.
As we’ve just mentioned, the mechanical aspect shouldn’t change too much. The 2023 Chevy Blazer will continue to ride on a familiar C1 platform, the same one that underpins models like GMC Acadia. The Blazer is easy to drive, though it feels a little bit dull. At the same time, it isn’t particularly comfortable either.
If you look at the current cabin design, it has both positive and negative sides. On one hand, we like how it looks but on the other, the materials and the overall build quality could be better. That’s where we expect to see improvements. The 2023 Chevy Blazer should bring a little bit better execution of these aspects.
On the other hand, the overall layout will remain the same, so we count on the same amount of passenger room. This is a two-row crossover and we like the fact that both rows are very generous with space. The second row accommodates adults with ease, while the front seats are massive and supportive. The driving position is good, as well as the visibility in all directions.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on the same numbers. This mid-size SUV offers around 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 64.2 cubic feet in total. That’s not particularly impressive and rivals like Honda Passport are way better in this aspect.
We presume that this facelift would also bring novelties regarding new standard features. Still, most of the things should remain the same, so base models should continue with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Additionally, there are upgrades like a panoramic sunroof, navigation, wireless device charging, satellite radio, and an eight-speaker Bose sound system.
We could say the same thing for safety features. The current model comes standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert etc. Additionally, you can opt for upgrades like rear parking sensors, lane change alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, a rear camera mirror, a surround-view parking camera system etc.
2023 Chevy Blazer Engines
The 2022 model has brought a big change under the hood and we expect that the 2023 Chevy Blazer will continue in the same way. A 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated engine is no longer available, so the offer starts with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to satisfy most drivers but if you really want quicker acceleration, there is also a version with a 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 308 horsepower and offers notably better performance.
Both engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a fine job. The base engine returns around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The V6 returns around 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Both ratings are decent for the class.
2023 Chevy Blazer Release Date and Price
The 2023 Chevy Blazer could arrive a little bit earlier than usual, but we don’t expect to see it before the second half of 2022. Base models should go around 35.000 dollars.