Chevrolet resurrected the iconic Blazer nameplate as an all-new midsize SUV in 2019. The two-row SUV gave the automaker a competitor in the competitive midsize SUV segment. Entering its fourth model year on sale, we expect the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer to be a carryover model.
When the Blazer arrived at dealers in 2019, the midsize SUV appeared with a sharp design that competitors couldn’t match. Without any expected changes, a lot of the same design elements will carry into the 2022 model year. The Blazer’s front-end design shares a lot of cues with the Camaro sports car. The 2022 Blazer will continue to have slim headlights, a massive two-tiered grille, and high fenders. At the back, the SUV will feature a sloping roofline, a rear spoiler, and large exhaust outlets.
The current Blazer carries the same athletic exterior design into the cabin. Large circular air vents, a center-mounted speedometer in the instrument cluster, and flowing trim pieces will carry over for the 2022 model year. For the midsize segment, the Blazer also has a spacious cabin with two rows of comfortable seating. The interior design and spacious seating will continue into 2022.
When it comes to standard technology features, the current Blazer comes with an 8-inch touchscreen as standard. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-fi hot spot, a six-speaker audio system, and four USB ports are also standard. Standard features for the 2022 Blazer will mirror the ones found on the current SUV. Navigation, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, and wireless smartphone charging will continue to be optional.
Chevrolet is expected to continue to offer three engines with the Blazer. The standard engine will be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. The standard engine is front-wheel drive only. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will be the next step up and produce 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. A 3.6-liter V6 engine will sit at the top of the range, being rated at 308 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. All three engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The two higher engines will come with front-wheel drive as standard and have all-wheel drive as an option.
With a carryover model expected for the 2022 model year, the Blazer will continue to have a rearview camera and a teen driver system as standard safety features. The majority of advanced safety features will continue to be optional. In the NHTSA’s testing, the current Blazer earned a five-star overall safety rating.