Chevrolet is throwing the gauntlet in the SUV game once again. This time around it is the 2023 Chevy Blazer that will lead the charge. This is the fifth installment of the Blazer SUV. It is also a midsize SUV which means it has some tough competition and it will take a lot to win the hearts of buyers. The new Chevrolet SUV comes with two seating rows, which might look like a shortcoming, but it has plenty of space inside. It is a bit on the flashier side and the SUV itself is well designed.
Not made for simple everyday drives, although if you do it that way, it will be done with some serious style. It is easy on the wallet and doesn’t cost too much when compared to some other SUVs in the same category. Although it is on the smaller side, it packs a punch with its amazing powertrains. Per reports, the extent of incoming changes is not too big. So no drastic moves are probable in the cabin or on the exterior.
So let us dig deeper into the review and see what is in store for the upcoming 2023 Chevy Blazer.
On the inside, the all-new 2023 Chevy Blazer looks mighty fine. It is sprinkled with gadgets and the newest technology. All of which are there to make the life of drivers easier and more enjoyable. Starting with the seats, there are serious improvements. They have more cushioning and feel more comfortable, this will show especially during long drives. There is a choice of materials used for lining the said seats. It can be suede, leather, and fabric. Whichever you prefer, Chevrolet has you covered.
There is also contrast stitching, so the seats do stand out and feel upper class. Also, there are a certain number of buttons and knobs, so the SUV’s cabin isn’t all too minimalistic. Especially on the steering wheel, there are prominent buttons that make driving far less complicated. Especially they allow drivers to keep their sight on the road if they want to change a setting. This is much too important and improves the safety aspect of the SUV.
There are 31 cubic feet behind the back row of seats, when folded it can go up to 64 cubic feet. Still more than enough for everyday hauling. To put it in a better perspective, it can fit 26 suitcases when the seats are folded.
Standard Equipment and Safety
Speaking of safety, we expect Chevrolet to put in their safety software. Artificial intelligence like this is proven to save lives and help drivers pull out of dangerous situations. There is a central infotainment system, 10.2 inches diagonally. It is of course HD and reacts to touch. From there you can control anything connected to the battery and also enjoy some fun through music and videos.
The 2023 Chevy Blaze has a remote start, which means you can turn the SUV on before even getting there. It is also equipped with wireless charging for devices and those are all quick charge capable. Connectivity is standard, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, and a WiFi hotspot. There are ambient lights in the cabin which can make the ride more enjoyable. The manufacturer added 4 heat vents on the front, 2 of them are right under the infotainment system. There is a bit of chrome sprinkled on the instrument panel and the steering wheel. This adds some luxury to the already flashy cabin.
Is Chevy Going to Redesign the Blazer?
There aren’t many changes coming on the outside. Mostly what was done is visible on the front part of the Blazer SS. There is a new grille design, made from lightweight materials. On the grille, we can see a prominent Chevy logo. The mesh lets in air and keeps things cool under the hood. There weren’t any overheating problems but you can never be sure.
The wheels are increased from 18-inch alloys to 21 inches. There are some new colors available, Fountain Blue, Sterling Gray, Copper Bronze, and Radiant Red. This enables some further personalization of the SUV. There are new headlights on the front, they are very thin and stylish. The overall body design is the same.
Chevrolet Blazer SS
The 2023 Chevy Blazer SS is advertised as an affordable solution for SUV enthusiasts. The price is not too high, although there are cheaper options. The Standard edition is just around $33400. The reason why the Blazer SS costs a bit more than similar competitors is its technology and electrical parts. The current SS Blazer is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that can produce 228 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. There is also an option of a 3.6 liter V6 that dishes out 306 horsepower.
2024 Chevy Blazer SS
Although not much was revealed so far, Chevy gave us a glimpse of what is soon to come. They announced the 2024 Chevy Blazer SS which will be fully electric. Due to launch in the spring of 2023, which is not too far away. It will be one of the 20 electric vehicles that are planned for the very near future. We didn’t see any renderings for the Blazer EV.
We suppose the battery pack powering the unit will be an Ultium battery system. SS is short for Super Sport, a badge that was made popular during the ‘60s. At the moment only Camaro SS wears that badge. Although, Blazer won’t be the first SUV to have the SS badge. Back in 2006, they stamped their Trailblazer with an SS mark. It had a 6.0 liter V8 that produces over 390 horsepower. It will be interesting to see how things fare with an all-electric Sport version of the Chevrolet Blazer SUV.
When Can I Order the 2023 Chevy Blazer?
We could see the 2023 Chevy Blazer on the road as soon as late 2022. Starting price for the basic trim 2LT is $35,000. The 3LT is the recommended one since it has a powerful V6 engine, and it costs $39,000. RS trim costs $43,000 and the Premier version is priced the same.