If you want to drive around Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, or Greensboro without drawing too much attention to yourself, the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer might not be the ideal vehicle for your needs. However, if a stunningly stylish SUV that you can’t take your eyes off of it is what you want, it’s hard to think of a more suitable option than the refreshed 2023 Blazer. But the best part about the new 2023 Chevrolet Blazer is that it’s not an exercise in style over substance. If you think it looks great – as it does – wait until you get a turn behind the wheel.
How many midsize SUVs do you see these days that squeeze a third-row in to try an appeal to a wider audience? Why overlook the many shoppers that don’t need more than five seats? The designers of the new 2023 Chevrolet Blazer certainly appreciate those people, and the Blazer they’ve come up with provides generous room for up to five people with a decent amount of space left over for cargo. The Blazer’s total passenger volume is 3,053 litres, which translates to 41 inches of front legroom and a generous 39.6 inches for those sitting in the rear seats.
The 2023 Chevrolet Blazer exterior styling certainly didn’t need a substantial rethink, so it’s modestly refreshed with a new grille and slimmer lights to make it look even more striking than it did already. There’s no denying the fiercely styling exterior of the new Blazer, but there’s plenty more to recommend than just the way this stunning crossover looks. The Blazer is a show-stopper of a vehicle, but it’s also engaging to drive and fabulous as a passenger.
One problem you could have with the new Blazer is choosing between the two available powerplants. The first of the pair is a 2.0-litre turbo-four producing 228 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, which is the standard unit under the hood of the base LT model in both front or all-wheel drive formats. The alternative powerplant is a 3.6-litre V-6 the True North, RS, and top-of-the-range Premier trims get as part of their standard specification. The V-6 is optional for the entry-level LT and provides the Blazer with 308 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. Regardless of trim level or engine, the power gets sent to the front or all four wheels through a standard nine-speed automatic transmission.
There’s plenty of power and performance available with the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer, but safety certainly hasn’t been neglected. All variants feature frontal and seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the driver and front passenger, a driver’s knee airbag, and head-curtain airbags for the outboard seating positions in the front and rear. A rear vision camera and tire pressure monitors are also standard across the entire lineup, and there are plenty more advanced safety features that are standard and available for the 2023 Blazer.
All models get the Chevrolet Safety Assist package as part of their standard specifications. The package includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, and IntelliBeam automatic high beams. If the RS or Premier is your preferred trim level, you then have the option to add the Safety Plus Package. This package adds Wireless Charging, HD Surround Vision, a Rear Camera Mirror, Adaptive Cruise Control, Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, Safety Alert Seat, and LED headlamps to the already impressive list of standard safety features.
The only thing you might not like about the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer is how hard it can be to choose which version of this stunning midsize crossover SUV to buy. The best way to make your mind up is to drop in for a test drive with GR Chevrolet Buick GMC at 930 Fairystone Park Hwy, Stanleytown, VA. Alternatively, call us at (276) 629-2525 for more information and to book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.