After a few years on the market, the latest version of Chevy’s well-known nameplate is about to receive an update. Those are the latest reports about the mid-size crossover, which marks decent sales numbers but still misses something to be on par with rivals. Hopefully, this will change with the 2023 Chevy Blazer, which is about to receive a mid-cycle refresh. The testing model has already been spotted and it already indicates what kinds of changes we may expect with the next year’s model.
At this point, we know for sure that the new model will receive all kinds of visual updates. Most of them will be at the front, but we expect novelties in other areas as well. When it comes to the interior design, we count on a couple of new things as well, while the engine lineup will probably remain untouched.
Considering the updates, the 2023 Chevy Blazer should arrive a little bit earlier than usual, though still within the second half of 2022.
2023 Chevy Blazer Redesign
The 2023 Chevy Blazer is about to receive a typical mid-cycle refresh and for that occasion, we expect to see all kinds of updates. Naturally, the most important ones will be in terms of the styling and from what we can see, the focus will be on the front fascia. We expect to see a new grille, with a slightly revised shape and a completely new pattern. Along with the grille, the front bumper will be changed as well, while we also count on some revisions regarding headlights. On the rear end, the best we could see are revisions regarding the internal design of the taillights.
Of course, we also expect to see new color options, new wheels and similar things that are typical for mid-cycle updates. On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle should remain pretty much untouched.
If you look at the current model, the interior design seems like the weakest point of the car. First of all, the dashboard lack style and doesn’t look as good as you would expect from a mid-size crossover. That’s why we count on updates. The dashboard design probably won’t change too much but on the other hand, we expect to see improvements regarding materials quality, as well as things like new color schemes and a bigger infotainment screen.
On the other hand, things like interior space can’t improve. So, you may count on the same amount of passenger room, which is good in the first row, but doesn’t impress in the second. The cargo area also offers unimpressive numbers. You may count on about 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 64.2 cubic feet, which is really modest for the segment.
Novelties in this aspect are always possible and one of the first things that come to mind is a bigger infotainment screen, considering that the current model comes with an 8-inch unit. Novelties in other aspects are expected well, though we can’t say that the current model lacks any essential feature. It comes standard with dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, 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 upgrades like navigation, an eight-speaker stereo, two additional USB ports, wireless device charging etc.
When it comes to safety, 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. We presume that some of the current options could become standard as well. Those could be things like parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control etc.
2023 Chevy Blazer Engines
Under the hood, the 2023 Chevy Blazer will continue with two familiar engine options. The 2.5-liter inline-four has been discontinued recently, so the offer now starts with the 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That’s more than enough for a convenient ride but those who are looking for something more can go for an optional V6.
Of course, we are talking about the well-known 3.6-liter unit, which puts out around 310 horsepower and offers a quicker and smoother ride than the turbo-four. Both engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base turbo-four returns around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The V6 is good for about 19/27 city/highway. Both are above-average ratings for the segment.
2023 Chevy Blazer Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2023 Chevy Blazer sometime in the second half of 2022, with a starting price of around 34.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Edge, Nissan Murano etc.