Our Opinion - 2023 Chevy Blazer Review

When it goes on sale in 2023, the two-row, mid-size Chevy Blazer will please people who want a unique car. Even though it has a lot of space for luggage and people, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento are both higher-quality competitors with comparable prices for the materials inside. The Blazer is a good value because some of its best features are only available on the most expensive models. The Chevy is at its best on the open road, where it handles, stops, and rides very well. Standard features include front-wheel drive and a 308-hp V-6 or a 228-hp turbo-four engine. Even though both engines can have all-wheel drive, the six are better because they can move faster and pull more. Even though it’s fun to drive, the 2023 Blazer has only some of the skills of cars like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Honda Passport.

In 2023, Chevy will change the Blazer to make the mid-size SUV even more unique. Most changes are on the front of the car, like a new grille design and new lights. Also new are the wheels, which range in size from 18 to 21 inches, and the taillights. The Blazer’s outside now comes in more colors, like Fountain Blue, Sterling Gray, Copper Bronze, and Radiant Red. The Night Shift Blue color is now also available on the RS model. New high-tech features like a wireless charging pad and a 10-inch touchscreen have been added to the inside.


  • Bizarre engine selections
  • Managers who can change
  • Several things are the same


  • Poor cabin supplies
  • Less room in the trunk and back seat than competitors
  • A bumpy ride

The Blazer comes with a 3.6-liter V-6 with 308 hp and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 228 hp. Both can be bought with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and they both have an automatic transmission with nine speeds. The front-drive, turbo-four type has enough power to drive on the highway or in the city. On the other hand, the V-6 has a better rate and gives you more confidence when passing on the road. Even though the last Blazer RS we drove was fast, it took a long time for the automatic transmission to downshift when we needed to speed up quickly. The V-6 model can pull up to 4500 pounds, while the four-cylinder model can pull up to 1500 pounds. With its steady, calm, and accurate handling, the Blazer is undoubtedly the best-handling Chevrolet crossover. 

Its unique steering and suspension made it smooth and responsive on winding roads, especially the RS model. Even without the RS’s more athletic design, the Blazer is more fun to drive than many competitors. The essential 18-inch wheels and tires gave it a smoother and quieter ride than the big 21-inch wheels and tires on the RS model, which made it thud over rough roads. Even when going fast on the highway, both models stayed quiet on quiet streets. The steering was very responsive but smooth at moderate speeds during intense activities. The brakes on the Blazer RS test car stopped it from 70 miles per hour at an impressive 165 feet when we pushed the powerful brake pedal.

The Chevrolet Blazer is standardly equipped with various driver assistance systems, including automatic high lights, front collision warning with automated emergency braking, and many more. You can put on more driving aids, and the more expensive models come standardly equipped with the most functions. They can find more information regarding Blazer’s performance in crash tests on the websites of organizations like NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and IIHS (the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). Among the most critical safety features are the following:

  • As well as the usual lane-departure warning, it has a system that helps you stay in your lane.
  • Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert can be added as options.
  • Adaptive cruise control is something that can be used.

The Chevy Camaro was a big inspiration for the Blazer’s interior. The Chevy Camaro has an easy-to-use temperature control system with round air vents under the center stack. The temperature can be changed on these vents. A two-tone color scheme and soft-touch plastics are some of the things that make the car look nice. Our test car was in the middle of the price range. It had a few cheap parts and primarily grey colors, while the more expensive models had leather surfaces and flashier materials. Some popular options for the Blazer are front seats that can be heated and cooled, heated back seats, and ambient lighting inside. 

The cushions in the front seats of the test car were small and not very supportive, but the back seat had a lot of space to stretch out, which made long trips more comfortable for everyone. We could fit 11 and 26 carry-on bags behind the back seats and 64 cubic feet behind the back seats when the back seats were folded down, respectively. There are places to put phones on the front door panels, and there are also places to put other small items. There is also ample space in the front of the center console with much room but little organization. The back seat could be more lovely. It only has a small door pocket and a storage bin under the center console.

The base turbo four-cylinder engine in the Blazer gets 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. According to estimates, the V-6 model will only get 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the road. On our 75 mph interstate fuel-economy route, we barely put the four-cylinder Blazer through its paces, but the V-6 Blazer with all-wheel drive achieved 24 mpg. In the same test, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Honda Passport got 27 mpg. You can learn more about how well the Blazer uses gas on the EPA website.

Every Blazer has a 10-inch touchscreen that can charge your phone wirelessly and work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Even though the device’s user interface is fun and easy to use, a rotary controller would make it easier to avoid interruptions. On some models, the center console comes with a 120-volt plug and two USB ports, one on each side. The Blazer also has an eight-speaker Bose sound system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and built-in navigation.

We strongly recommend the V-6 engine option because it increases the maximum towing capacity from 3500 to 4500 pounds when equipped with trailering equipment. The 3LT trim level unlocks the V-6 engine option. All-wheel drive adds $2,700 to the price. We’d choose the V-6 with towing and the Sound and Technology option, which includes a rearview camera mirror, a 120-volt outlet, a 360-degree camera system, more USB ports, and a Bose radio.

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