2023 Chevrolet Blazer Preview

image of a red 2023 chevy blazer from the side

Overview

Blazer is a classic nameplate in the Chevrolet world, and the latest iteration of that model, which returned in 2019, is back after a refresh for 2023. The look has been modernized with an updated fascia highlighted by a fresh grille design. All of the lighting – headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights – have undergone restyling as well. Chevy has also updated and increased the technology features in this model and added some colors (Copper Bronze Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic, and Radiant Red Tintcoat) to the exterior palette. Of course, there were some things that didn’t need to change, such as the Blazer’s generous cargo space (as much as 64.2 cubic feet with the rear seat down flat) and comfortable interior filled with in-demand features. Passengers in the 2023 Blazer will get to enjoy an improved infotainment system with a 10.2-inch high-definition touchscreen as well as the newly offered wireless phone charger, which will come standard on the RS and Premier and will be optional on the 2LT and 3LT.

Trims and Powertrain

The Blazer’s trim lineup is unchanged for model year 2023: 2LT, 3LT, RS, and Premier. The 2LT, 3LT, and Premier get a 228 hp (258 lb.-ft. of torque) turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the RS gets a 3.6-liter V6 (308 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque) that’s optional for the 3LT and Premier. A nine-speed automatic transmission pairs with both engines, and all-wheel drive is offered as an upgrade to the default front-wheel drive. The RS trim, though, is eligible for a more advanced dual-clutch version of AWD.

Added Luxury and Convenience

Among the improvements on the way for the Chevrolet Blazer’s standard and available features are more liftgate options, including both power-programmable and hands-free liftgates (availability depends on the trim level), remote start, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a drive mode selector with settings for Tour, Snow/Ice, Sport, and available Tow/Haul with FWD and Tour, All-Wheel Drive, Sport, Off-Road, and Tow/Haul with AWD).

Advanced Driver Aids

Every ‘23 Blazer will be set up with the Chevy Safety Assist standard package of state-of-the-art driver-assist technologies (IntelliBeam automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, a following distance indicator, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning). The 2LT and 3LT will be eligible for the available adaptive cruise control.

Special Edition Blazer Packages

A pair of special edition options await Blazer buyers who want a little extra style. The Midnight/Sport Edition will be offered for the 2LT and 3LT to add 18-inch gloss-black aluminum wheels, a gloss-black grille bar and badging, and black mirrors. The Redline Edition, on offer for the same trims, goes for a slightly different look with eye-catching red accents added to its 20-inch gloss-black aluminum wheels and black badging, plus a black grille, header bar, and door handles.