There are no significant changes to Chevy’s Blazer for 2023, though keen observers might notice a new grille and replacement lights at both ends of this compact SUV. The infotainment screen has also expanded to ten inches in size, but there’s no change to its functionality.
2023 Chevrolet Blazer
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2023 Chevrolet Blazer Overview
Choosing Your Chevrolet Blazer
The Blazer range offers four models, two of which are identically priced. Your cheapest option is the front-wheel drive 2LT equipped with a two-liter gas engine, which will set you back $36,495 including destination. 3LT represents a $4,200 increase, while a further $3,500 opens the door to RS and Premier models in FWD guise. Adding AWD will cost $2,700 on any model; 3LT and Premier can be upgraded to a 3.6-liter V6 engine for just $500.
With a tiny price differential between them, the standard Blazer engine is a 228-horsepower two-liter turbocharged gas engine that produces 258 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the non-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 generates 308 hp and 270 lb-ft, sharing its sibling’s adoption of a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel economy ranges from an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 25 combined in FWD two-liter models to 19/26/21 MPG in 3.6-liter models equipped with AWD.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)|
|2.0 turbo||228 hp||258 lb-ft|
|3.6 V6||308 hp||270 lb-ft|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
Cargo capacity for the five-seater Blazer stands at 30.5 cu ft with the rear seats in place, and 64.2 cu ft once they’re dropped.
Chevy fit every Blazer with seven airbags, their Teen Driver parental control package, traction control and LED daytime running lights alongside automatic headlights. Driving aids encompass forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking (including pedestrian detection), lane-keep assist, and lane departure warning. You’ll need 3LT trim to benefit from rear cross traffic/blind zone alerts and parking assistance, while features like HD surround vision are optional extras even on flagship models.
A key upgrade for 2023 sees every Blazer equipped with an impressive 10.2-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system. This powers a six-speaker stereo, and online services including a WiFi hotspot, satellite radio, and wireless smartphone mirroring. Identically priced RS and Premier models benefit from a larger eight-inch driver information center and navigation, plus wireless device charging and an eight-speaker Bose audio system.
The cheapest Blazer rides on 18-inch aluminum wheels, with heated power outside mirrors and automatic LED lights. The cabin receives keyless open and eight-way powered driver’s seat including power lumbar, cruise control, a digital compass, dual-zone climate, and wireless smartphone mirroring.
The $690 Driver Confidence Package adds rear park assist and cross-traffic alerts with side blind zone scanning and lane change alerts. The $1,475 Convenience pack combines an auto-dimming inside mirror and heated front seats with wireless device charging, adaptive cruise control, and a power programmable liftgate.
Notable upgrades on 3LT models include perforated leather seating with heating elements in the front and a six-way power adjustment for the front passenger. The liftgate is powered and programmable, while the outside mirrors automatically dim. Safety is also improved with features like blind spot alerts and parking assistance.
The main pack on 3LT is the $2,435 Sound and Technology package. A Bose audio system and navigation are joined by wireless device charging, adaptive cruise control, and enhanced automatic emergency braking, plus a rear camera mirror with a washer.
The identically priced RS and Premier trims share many features, including a hands-free liftgate and ambient cabin lighting. Both models receive an eight-speaker Bose stereo, navigation, a heated steering wheel, and wireless device charging. RS-specific features are restricted to 20-inch gray aluminum wheels, black external detailing, and an RS grille.
For $1,375, the Driver Confidence II pack blends HD surround vision and adaptive cruise control with enhanced automatic braking and a rear camera mirror with a washer. Alternatively, you could spend $950 on the Enhanced Convenience Pack’s memory settings, plus ventilated front and heated rear outboard seats.
Other than bright sill plates, silver roof rails, and a bespoke grille, Premier models are identical to RS in terms of specifications. Packages are also the same.
If your budget allows, Premier makes marginally more sense than the superficially sportier RS trim, though 3LT will offer enough comfort and safety for most Blazer buyers.
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