The Chevy Blazer has a long history, originally releasing as the Ford Bronco's competition. Just like the Bronco, the Blazer disappeared for several years, recently returning as a new and improved version of itself. While the original Blazer was made with power and towing in mind, the latest 2022 Chevy Blazer is designed with style, space, and convenience at the forefront. That said, it's still a tow-capable model, especially when you opt for the optional V6 engine.
Aside from its long history, there are several other factors that make the Blazer a perfect SUV model. It's known for its sporty appeal and helpful standard safety features. This SUV is also ideal for those who need cargo space but also enjoy a peppy driving experience. That is why we're excited to show you all that the 2022 Chevy Blazer brings to the table.
While the 2021 Chevy Blazer came standard with a 2.5-liter engine that produced 193 horsepower, the 2022 Blazer is leaving that entry-level engine behind. Now, the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine is standard, bringing the base horsepower up to 228. Even though this model is only a 4-cylinder, it can still tow up to 1,500 pounds if needed. This engine choice is ideal for fuel-conscious commuters and road-trippers. However, you can upgrade to a 3.6-liter V6 engine to get an impressive 308 horses and that maximum towing capacity of 4,500 lbs. Pair this V6 engine with the sportier RS trim for the 2022 Chevy Blazer's most engaging driving experience.
As expected, the 4-cylinder engine does better when it comes to fuel economy - in fact, it is even more efficient than last year's base engine. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder rates at 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, whereas the V6 lands at 20 mpg city and 27 highway. But the peppier V6 engine still doesn't guzzle gas and only has a 2 mpg gap in city and highway driving between it and the 4-cylinder option.
Drivers also get to choose between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Of course, when you choose the V6 engine, it's best to opt for the all-wheel drive option to get the full experience. When you do this, you'll get a standard trailering package rather than having to pay extra to add the package on. While the trailering package is not standard on front-wheel drive models, it is still possible to add it to your front-wheel drive 2022 Blazer and enjoy the full 4,500 lb towing capacity.
Chevy's trailering packages are designed to make their models more towing-capable. The Blazer's trailering package specifically includes Trailer Sway Control, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, and a heavy-duty cooling system. Trailer Sway Control is designed to help prevent the sort of dangerous accidents that can occur while towing. For example, fishtailing and losing control of the trailer itself is a potential occurrence. Trailer Sway Control technology helps to correct this when it starts by detecting oscillations and applying brakes where needed. It will even lessen acceleration to better correct the issue.
Hitch Guidance and Hitch View are driver-assist technologies that make it easier to both hook up and back up a trailer. When the Blazer is in reverse, a Hitch Guidance guideline will appear on the rearview camera. This helps drivers line up the hitch with the trailer. For a much closer view, turn on Hitch View to only see the hitch ball and the trailer hookup. No more needing a spotter or having to get in and out of your vehicle as you slowly edge closer to the trailer.
The cooling system is present to help prevent engine overheating. Even when a vehicle is highly tow-capable, the added weight puts pressure on the engine and can cause overheating. The Trailer Tow Package equips this heavy-duty cooling system to make sure the Blazer's engine doesn't overheat and can tow more efficiently. Most tow-capable models lack in the fuel economy department, so overall, the 2022 Chevy Blazer's performance provides a well-rounded balance between power and fuel efficiency.
Chevy models are known for their high safety, and the 2022 Chevy Blazer is no exception. No matter which trim you choose, you'll get Forward Collision Warning with Emergency Braking. Forward Collision Warning itself acts as an alarm to let the driver know to hit the brakes. However, if the driver fails to do so quickly enough, Emergency Braking kicks in and does it for them. While both features are effective on their own, this combination is essential to a safe driving experience.
You'll also get standard Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist. Much like Forward Collision Warning and Emergency Braking, these two technologies work best together. Lane Departure warning lets drivers know when they're drifting into another lane, while Lane Keep Assist hops in to correct the issue, automatically steering the driver and keeping them centered in the correct lane.
When you go with a higher 2022 Chevy Blazer trim, you'll gain access to Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Blind-Spot Monitoring notifies drivers of upcoming vehicles by flashing warning lights in their side-view mirrors. Rear Cross Traffic Alert monitors one of the most difficult locations to see, which is the parking lot aisle. When a driver is backing out of a parking space, this technology can let them know when a vehicle is driving down the aisle.
Finally, Adaptive Cruise Control is both a safety and convenience feature. It ensures that drivers don't get too close to the vehicle ahead of them, preventing the need to stop and restart cruise control every time the traffic flow changes. The 2022 Chevy Blazer proves itself a safe model whether you choose the lowest trim or the highest, thanks to all of these features and more.
Chevy prides itself on producing affordable yet convenient models. The 2022 Chevy Blazer continues this legacy by providing handy features such as heated and ventilated seating and ambient interior lighting. Whether you're cold in the winter or hot in the summer, these heated and air-conditioned seats work with the climate control to make the ride more comfortable. When the rear seats are folded down, drivers can carry up to 64.2 cubic feet of cargo - and you still have 30.5 cubic feet when the rear seats are up. In addition to this storage space, there are several available hidden cargo compartments in the doors within the center console and glove compartment.
This model also includes multiple USB charging ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for music streaming, and even a standard Wi-Fi hotspot. The highest trims include wireless phone charging as well. For those who don't prefer linking their map to the infotainment center via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, there's also an option for built-in navigation that can be used with or without cell phone connectivity. It's safe to say that the 2022 Chevy Blazer is packed with plenty of tech features, most of which are standard.
Looks are definitely a big perk to purchasing a 2022 Chevy Blazer. The revamped Blazer looks completely different from its preceding generations, and that's actually a great thing in this case. The original Blazer was made with utility in mind, but Chevy didn't focus much on its looks. Now, the Blazer is considered a sporty model, with two-toned exterior color options and multiple wheel options.
Plus, the 2022 model comes with two new exterior shades, including Nitro Yellow and Blue Glow. Original colors make a comeback as well, including Red Hot, Cayenne Orange, and Silver Ice, to name just a few. Those who want to add on the black roof option can do so with 6 of the Blazer's 11 different colors.
Just like with many other Chevy models, buyers will have the option to add on special aesthetic packages to the new Blazer as well, including the Redline Package, which comes with 20-inch wheels, black and red accents, and a black grille. Other aesthetic package options include the Midnight Edition, which focuses on a blacked-out look with a black ice grille, wheels, and roof rails, and the Sport Edition, which comes with a lighter black painted grille, and the same black roof rails. The main differences between the two are that the Midnight Edition only comes in Mosaic Black Metallic exterior paint, while the Sport Edition comes in any exterior color.
The 2022 Chevy Blazer is a sporty and widely customizable model. While these options are included when you purchase one from a dealer, there are also several available Chevy-licensed add-ons to choose from too. However, even without any options, the Blazer is one stylish SUV.