How do you improve perfection? It seems impossible, but the highly stylized Chevy Blazer has actually managed to achieve the impossible. It might seem like attempting to refine Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper or Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam, yet the engineers at Chevrolet managed to do so with the 2023 Chevy Blazer. All new stylings, all new features, and all new technology help redefine what it means to drive a modern midsize SUV.
New for the 2023 Chevy Blazer is the refreshed styling, which includes an even sleeker front fascia consisting of an all-new front and rear LED setup for the headlights and tail-lights. The model year also contains all-new wireless charging tech, improved HD touchscreen, and larger wheels – all of which help define both the exterior stylistic upgrades and interior technological changes. The Blazer has also received new premium exterior colors, including Sterling Gray Metallic, Copper Bronze Metallic, and Radiant Red Tintcoat.
You can get the 2023 Chevy Blazer in four different trim formats. The model year offerings include the base 2LT trim, which is followed by the 3LT. The RS trim returns but has also been on the receiving end of all new interior options, including the Nightshift Blue interior scheme to spruce up the sports-trim offerings. Last but not least is the Premier trim, for those who value luxury as part of the package.
Unlike many other SUVs out there that have found themselves restricting the options when it comes to performance and handling, the 2023 Chevy Blazer continues to give potential shoppers choice when it comes to how their vehicle performs on the road. That choice is made evident in the availability of two distinct powertrains. This allows shoppers to take advantage of front-wheel or all-wheel drive, which is made available for select trims.
The base engine for the 2023 Blazer is the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which produces up to 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It's a great entry-level option for those who want a performance-ready SUV that can move around the block without any hesitations. However, maybe you want more instant power, better acceleration, more torque at the ready? If that's the case, the Blazer enables drivers to access the direct-injection, dual-overhead-camshaft 3.6-liter V6, which comes standard on the RS trim but is available for the 3LT and Premier as well. The V6 outputs 308 horsepower at 270 pound-feet of torque. Both the inline 4-cylinder and V6 are paired up with a 9-speed automatic transmission for silky smooth gearshifts and stable on-road acceleration.
Both powertrain selections offer automatic start/stop technology, making them as fuel-efficient on the road as previous model year iterations. The addition of StabiliTrak also gives the Blazer the grounded handling and control one would expect and need to maneuver a midsize SUV through thick and thin, as well as all sorts of weather conditions. With the Driver Mode Selector, you can conveniently switch between five different modes, including a dedicated trailer/tow mode for when you have cargo hooked up in the back.
On the subject of towing and cargo capacity, the Blazer also manages to retain its fundamental tow-rating. You can very easily use the scaled towing from 1,500 pounds for the front-wheel drive configurations without the trailering equipment to the upper-end 4,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity for the 3.6-liter for the front-wheel and all-wheel drive models that have the trailering equipment installed. The options and versatility of the Blazer are what give the midsize SUV so much more leeway and flexibility over the competition, and that echoes throughout its entire portfolio of functional performance.
The new stylings for the 2023 Chevy Blazer are eminent. This includes headlights that angle into the Blazer's unmistakably angular front wheel fenders, accenting both the hood rake and trendy silhouette of the Blazer. The all-new daytime running lamps and new tail-lights further stand out with their striking LED glow. The more angular light coverings give the Blazer both a futuristic and more aerodynamic look. This includes chrome trimming from the fog-light housing up across the top of the bold honeycomb grille, where the chrome meets the iconic Bowtie badge.
Available assist steps and up to 21-inch wheels with accompanying all-terrain tires are just some of the features that help add value to the exterior offerings of the Blazer. Roof rails, heated power outside mirrors with auto-dimming features and integrated turn-signal indicators, as well as a power programmable liftgate, all help give the Blazer that extra edge over the competition. The utility and luxury features continue to decorate the midsize SUV, even in the interior.
A panoramic power sunroof helps feed lots of natural light from above into the cabin, with available seating for up to five people across two rows. There is a maximum passenger volume of 107.8 cubic feet of space available, while cargo volume clocks in at 30.5 cubic feet of space behind the second row. Alternatively, you can fold down the second row and utilize the extra compartment space for cargo storage, expanding the cargo volume up to 64.2 cubic feet of space.
The 8-way power driver seat and 6-way power passenger seat with adjustable head restraints exude comfort qualities, along with the premium cloth or perforated leather-appointed upholstery. The seating is further elevated with available heated and ventilated seats, great for no matter what the weather conditions are outside of the Blazer's cabin. And with the available all-weather cargo and floor mats, it's a great way to protect the floor if you're regularly moving dirt and debris into the vehicle due to work, school, or bad weather. It's just more of the Blazer offering options and opportunities to conform to the many complexities and nuances of your everyday driving life.
The safety suite for the 2023 Chevy Blazer is as robust as ever. From standard tire pressure monitoring and a standard HD rear vision camera to automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist with lane departure warnings, the standard technology to keep you safe on the road in the Blazer is both immense and incredible. It's all part of the Chevy Safety Assist package, which is a trim-wide standard feature, ensuring that you have access to features like forward collision alert and following distance indicator right out of the gate.
With features like Teen Driver being made standard, it means that parents can safely let their teen drive the Blazer knowing that safety measures are in place to keep your teen safe on the road. With seat-belt reminders, report cards, and safety monitors, Teen Driver makes driving fun and secure, establishing good habits for teens when it's time to own their own vehicle.
It's not all about responsibility and security; there's also a lot of fun and entertainment to be had as well. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System features a completely overhauled HD touchscreen. The suite now features a 10-inch diagonal center screen, which is an upgrade over the 8-inch HD touchscreen that was present in the 2022 Chevy Blazer. The infotainment suite comes equipped with Bluetooth wireless connectivity for hands-free, voice-activated text messaging and phone calls. There's also integrated support for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing for easy streaming and media access. This makes it convenient to very easily access apps, activate media controls using voice command pass-through, and experience some of the best that satellite radio has to offer with available SiriusXM subscriptions.
What's more is that you never have to worry about fumbling around with cords or trying to keep your smart device charged, thanks to the availability of Qi wireless charging. This means you can effortlessly keep your smartphone charged and the USB ports free for use with other devices during your travels. There is also the built-in availability of 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, so no matter where you go or where your destination is, you can always stay connected to an active network. All of these features help maintain the technological prestige that the Blazer is known for, all while retaining a safe and secure atmosphere while out on the road.