The 2022 Chevy Blazer brings a couple of interesting changes, which are mostly about dropping the cheapest variants. The base four-cylinder engine is no more available, just like the base trim levels. As a result, the base price is higher. However, the overall layout of the vehicle remains the same and you may count on familiar characteristics.
This mid-size crossover has a couple of good things to offer. We like its Camaro-inspired styling, while handling and overall driving experience are surprisingly good. Furthermore, there are two capable engine options, as well as a decent list of standard equipment. On the other hand, the biggest complaint goes to the interior quality, as there are few areas with really cheap materials and odd styling solutions.
The new model is already available on the market and it starts at around 34.500 dollars.
2022 Chevy Blazer Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the company dropped a few things from the offer. On the other hand, the design remained the same. This mid-size crossover rides on a familiar C1 platform and shares a lot of parts with models like GMC Acadia. Despite the FWD layout, it features surprisingly good handling and it is really easy to drive. At the same time, the ride isn’t too harsh, even on pawn roads.
Styling-wise, the 2022 Chevy Blazer continues in the same way. It features a pretty attractive layout, especially at the front. This part of the SUV comes with a lot of styling solutions inspired by Camaro, with all those sharp lines on headlights, grille etc. For this year, the company has brought no changes. Even the color offer is the same as in the previous model year.
As we’ve just mentioned, the interior is probably the weakest point of this SUV. Not that it looks bad, but standards are pretty high in today’s automotive industry. Simply, rivals like Honda Passport and Hyundai Santa Fe feature nicer cabins. The biggest complaint goes to some areas with low-rent materials, mostly hard plastics.
On the other hand, the amount of passenger space is more than sufficient. This is a two-row mid-size crossover, which offers plenty of room to accommodate five adults with ease. The front seats are comfortable and offer good support, while the driving position is pretty good too. The visibility is good in all directions.
When it comes to 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. While that’s a decent amount of space, it is still lower compared to rivals.
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 model has dropped a few entry-level variants and logically, the list of standard equipment is much longer now. Base models come equipped with goodies like 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. Additionally, you can get goodies like remote start, navigation, an eight-speaker stereo, two additional USB ports, and wireless device charging.
When it comes to safety features, all models come standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high-beam headlights. Additionally, you can get upgrades rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, surround-view parking camera system, rearview mirror with an integrated camera display.
2022 Chevy Blazer Engines
One of the biggest changes for the 2022 Chevy Blazer is that the base 2.5-liter inline-four is no longer available. Instead, base versions now come with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 228 horsepower and offers pretty good driving dynamics. If you are up for something peppier, there is a more capable and smoother 3.6-liter V6 with around 310 horsepower. Both engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a decent job too.
Both engines also offer pretty good fuel economy. The turbo-four is good for about 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The V6 is slightly thirstier and returns around 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
2022 Chevy Blazer Price and Competition
The base 2022 Chevy Blazer starts at around 34.500 dollars, while the range-topping variants can easily go over 43.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Ford Edge, Nissan Murano etc.