Chevy Blazer fans have a lot to get excited about with the newest 2023 rollout of this stylish crossover. For starters, Chevy adds some extra edginess to the Blazer's already athletic exterior, paying particular attention to the front end. This popular midsize SUV stands out in a crowded category that favors function over form, but the 2023 Chevy Blazer holds its own for capability and cargo hauling, too.
Is the Blazer the right crossover for you? The answer is yes if you prefer to avoid vanilla styling and humdrum handling. Chevy offers 2023 Blazer buyers two powerful engines to choose from, along with class-leading––and surprisingly nimble––ride and handling. Rumor has it the Blazer gets its styling cues from Chevy's beefy Camaro sports coupe, but we think that inspiration extends to its performance attributes. How could it not, with the available 308-horsepower V6 engine?
Exterior upgrades aren't the only changes for 2023, though. Inside, the Blazer receives a larger infotainment touchscreen and wireless device charging capability. The same roomy cabin and cargo dimensions carry over, so the Blazer's spacious five-passenger seating capacity means all five occupants are comfortable. And, the generous cargo area can easily haul everyone's gear. This makes the 2023 Blazer a perfect choice for busy families who don't want a giant SUV.
Rounding out the list of reasons why a 2023 Chevy Blazer is the best midsize crossover in the category is Chevy Safety Assist, a suite of driver-assist systems that's standard across the entire Blazer trim range. Speaking of trims, Chevy's simplified four-trim lineup makes choosing the right Blazer easy and straightforward. No more poring over spec sheets or navigating a massive range of confusing trims and sub-trims. The 2023 Chevy Blazer has it all.
For 2023, Chevy continues refining the Blazer's exterior with distinctive angles and aggressive lines. The changes appear mostly on the front end in the form of slim-profile LED headlights and a restyled grille. However, the Blazer carries over the same spacious interior dimensions and cargo capacity specifications as the previous model year. Specifically, the Blazer offers a max cargo capacity of 64.2 cubic feet. With a full load of passengers, you'll still find a generous 30.5 cubic feet of space in the back.
The Blazer's style-oriented changes continue with a handful of new exterior colors. Buyers can now select Sterling Gray Metallic, Copper Bronze Metallic, or Radiant Red Tintcoat. The copper hue is especially attractive, blending gold, bronze, and copper together to create a truly unique color that shows off the Blazer's sharp angles. Meanwhile, Chevy's newest red evokes memories of cherry red muscle cars. Finally, for understated elegance, nothing beats a classic silver-toned grey, which is what you get with Sterling Gray Metallic.
If you want even more customized styling, consider the Midnight Edition or Sport Edition appearance packages, available exclusively on the 2LT and 3LT trims. Both add glossy black accenting, including the grille bar and Blazer nameplate, along with black Chevy bowtie emblems and a set of unique 18-inch glossy black aluminum wheels that also bear the Chevy logo. Altogether, these features give the Blazer a more aggressive curb appeal. The sporty RS trim receives its own special color upgrade: an available Nightshift Blue interior.
All 2023 Chevy Blazers receive standard LED taillights and Daytime Running Lamps, and the popular two-tone exterior color scheme carries over. Chevy also offers buyers new wheel designs ranging in size from 18 inches to 21 inches, depending on the trim you select. Blazer fans will be thrilled by Chevy's decision to keep the two-engine powertrain lineup, which includes a 228-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder or a powerful V6 that makes 308 horsepower.
When you buy a midsize SUV that's priced right, you may not expect a ton of bells and whistles. Luckily, when you buy a 2023 Chevy Blazer, even the base model comes with plenty of premium equipment. First and most exciting, every Blazer trim now comes with a standard 10-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The system runs on Chevy's robust Infotainment 3 System, which means quick, responsive touchscreen interaction.
If you purchase an RS or Premier trim, you'll get a standard wireless device charger, and 2LT and 3LT buyers can add it as an extra-cost option. At first glance, the wireless charger doesn't sound like a big deal, but ditching the charging cord makes for a less cluttered interior and removes the angst associated with forgetting to stick it in your bag on your way out the door. Buying any 2023 Chevy Blazer also means you get a 4G LTD Wi-Fi Hotspot with a one-month/3GB data trial.
Every Blazer also gets remote start, a convenient feature for chilly mornings or days when the mercury climbs to sizzling hot levels. The Blazer also offers compatibility with Chevy's robust suite of connected services, which converts your smartphone into a remote key and data hub. You can sound the horn, lock/unlock the doors, and check your fuel level right from the myChevrolet app. It's also the spot for monitoring important vehicle data and keeping track of upcoming service and maintenance intervals.
For 2023, Chevy equips the Blazer with a plethora of advanced safety technologies. Known as Chevy Safety Assist, these driver-assist systems use radar, cameras, and sensors to continuously monitor the area surrounding your Blazer––whether it's parked or in motion––and provide feedback and alerts to keep everyone safe and minimize driver fatigue. Included in the suite are IntelliBeam automatic high beams. They do the work of switching between low-beam and high-beam settings so you can focus your attention on the road.
The 2023 Chevy Blazer doesn't just look powerful and muscular: it is powerful and muscular. Whether equipped with the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or the more powerful V6, the Blazer puts up impressive performance numbers and earns high praise from automotive journalists for nimble handling and impressive acceleration. The concept of a performance crossover may seem a little oxymoronic––unless you choose a Chevy Blazer, that is.
Chevy's turbocharged I-4 2.0-liter engine comes standard on the 2LT, 3LT, and Premier trims. With an estimated 29 MPG of highway fuel economy, it's the most efficient powertrain option. Don't let the practicality fool you, though, because this power plant delivers an impressive 228-horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. That's plenty of power to get you around town and help you accelerate to highway speeds.
If you're seeking a few more thrills behind the wheel, consider the Blazer RS, which comes standard with the larger 3.6-liter V6, an engine that makes 308 horsepower and a throaty 270 lb-ft of torque. While it's not available on the 2LT, you can option it on either the 3LT or the Premier. Any concerns about fuel economy are unnecessary with the larger motor because it's rated at an estimated 27 MPG highway. Both engines are paired with a smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is available.
Inside the cabin, drivers will find a Drive Mode Selector. Use it to choose between several different drive modes designed for specific road conditions. Choose from Tour, which sends power to the front wheels for effortless cruising, or select all-wheel drive to optimize traction. Other modes include Off-Road when you're hitting the trail, Sport for torque-y low range power, Tow/Haul, and Snow/Ice.