2023 Chevrolet Blazer Features Tweaked Styling, Better Tech

Kyle Patrick
by Kyle Patrick
2023 Chevrolet Blazer RS

Chevy’s mid-sizer sees a handful of thoughtful updates ahead of an EV version arriving next year.

Chevrolet on Tuesday revealed the updated 2023 Blazer. The mid-sized crossover has been on sale since 2019, and these updates should keep it fresh in the face of new and improved competitors.

If you’re a fan of the existing Blazer, good news: the Bow Tie folks haven’t messed with the formula a whole lot. The headlights have managed to become even thinner, and now stretch further towards the center of the front fascia. There’s a change-up to the grille surround as well, which now extends into the foglight surrounds, at least on the RS trim Chevy featured in the press release. Updated LED taillights, a handful of new paint colors, and a variety of new wheel designs, ranging from 18 to 21 inches, wrap up the exterior changes.

2023 Chevrolet Blazer RS

Inside, Chevrolet is dropping a larger 10.0-inch touchscreen on top of the dashboard, and it’s standard on all trims. This update also adds wireless mirroring functionality for both Android and Apple phones. Speaking of wireless, a Qi pad is standard on the RS and Premier trims, and optional on the LTs. Chevy will continue to offer a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot, as well. There’s a new interior leather treatment called “Nightshift Blue,” though the company provided zero pictures of it.

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On the driver assist front, automated emergency braking (with pedestrian detection), forward collision alert, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, and auto high beams are all standard. Previously, only Premier and RS buyers could option up adaptive cruise control; for 2023, it will be available on all trims.

2023 Chevrolet Blazer RS

As before, the Blazer will come with one of two engines, both hooking up to a nine-speed automatic. In America, the 2.0-liter, 228-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder will serve as the base engine for the 2LT, 3LT, and Premier; the 308-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 will be optional on 3LT and Premier, and standard on RS. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims, with two different AWD systems available, including a unique system for the RS.

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Chevrolet’s press release made no mention of the upcoming electric Blazer (BlazEr?), which the company confirmed last month. While that one shares a name with this SUV, it will run on the dedicated Ultium platform, and arrive next spring.

2023 Chevrolet Blazer RS

Sales of the Blazer were down 26 percent year-over-year at the end of 2021, so Chevrolet will no doubt be hoping for these updates to reverse that trend. The refreshed 2023 Chevrolet Blazer will go on sale this summer.

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Kyle Patrick
Kyle Patrick

Kyle began his automotive obsession before he even started school, courtesy of a remote control Porsche and various LEGO sets. He later studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College, which led him to writing about cars (both real and digital). He is now a proud member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), where he was the Journalist of the Year runner-up for 2021.

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