A few years ago, Chevy reintroduced a well-known nameplate but with a completely new design. Instead of a traditional, fully framed design, the new model is rather a crossover. If offers a little bit different qualities than before but still manages to attract a wide range of buyers. However, the competition is fierce, so we are about to see a few changes for the next year. The 2022 Chevy Blazer refresh will bring minor tweaks, such as few new color options. Furthermore, we base engine will be dropped from the offer, along with base trim levels.
Despite the changes, the overall design will remain the same. The next year’s model will continue to offer attractive, Camaro-inspired styling, along with a pretty solid driving experience. Furthermore, we like its spry handling and a pretty long list of standard equipment. On the other hand, the biggest complaints go to the subpar interior quality, small cargo area and firm suspension setup.
Despite the updates, we don’t believe that the 2022 Chevy Blazer release date will happen much earlier than usual.
2022 Chevy Blazer Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the biggest design change for the next year will be the new 2022 Chevy Blazer colors. The company is about to introduce a couple of new paints – Nitro Yellow and Blue Glow. Other than that, the styling will remain the same. The next year’s model will continue with the same Camaro-inspired look, which debuted a few years ago.
Mechanically, this SUV uses pretty familiar design solutions. It rides on the same version of the C1 platform that is used for GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5. As we already mentioned, the suspension setup is pretty firm and the Blazer definitely isn’t the most comfortable crossover in the class. On the other side, such a setup reduces body roll and we could say that the Blazer offers pretty engaging handling.
The 2022 Chevy Blazer interior will continue without any changes. You may count on the same layout, which has both good and bad things. When it comes to good things, we like the dashboard look, which takes a lot of inspiration from Camaro and looks pretty attractive with those round vents. On the other hand, the overall interior quality could be much better. Most of the cabin is made from hard plastics, while the build quality isn’t very impressive either.
When it comes to the passenger space, the front seats are massive and supportive, offering all-day-long comfort. The second row is okay, though taller passengers may found it tight when compared to the competition. The cargo area is also smaller compared to most competitors. You may count on about 30.5 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 64.2 cubic feet in total.
As we already mentioned, entry-level versions will be dropped from the offer. The 2LT will be the cheapest version in the offer, with a quite decent list of standard equipment, which includes a bunch of safety features, such as pre-collision warning and braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and the following distance indicator. The list of standard equipment will also include goodies like dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, an 8-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Among options, you should find a couple of pretty nice upgrades. Some of the things that come to mind are a panoramic sunroof, navigation, wireless device charging, satellite radio, and an eight-speaker Bose sound system. You may count on a full load of safety features as well, with things like lane change alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, a rear camera mirror, a surround-view parking camera system, high-speed automatic emergency braking, a safety alert seat, and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Chevy Blazer Engines
Big changes will happen under the hood as well. The base 2.5-liter naturally-aspirate four-cylinder engine will be dropped from the offer, so you may count on just two powertrain options. The offer will start with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 230 horsepower. If you’re up for something peppier, there is a big 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to fuel economy, the turbo-four returns around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The V6 returns around 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
2022 Chevy Blazer Release Date and Price
We presume that the 2022 Chevy Blazer will hit the market sometime late in the year, with a starting price of around 34.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors are modes like Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Honda Passport etc.