Oh no, the 2022 Chevy Blazer might be dropping your favorite feature. But with this bad news, a little good news is also included. The Chevrolet Blazer is also gaining a few new colors to up its style.
What’s new for the 2022 Chevy Blazer?
According to Car and Driver, the 2022 Chevy Blazer might be getting a little more expensive as it drops its standard base engine. The 2022 model will no longer be available with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that provides 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. The Chevy Blazer L was the base trim, but it’s also going away.
The lineup now begins with the Blazer 2LT and the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that pumps out 230 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. You can also upgrade to the 3.6-liter V6 engine with 308 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
The Chevy Blazer is gaining a new two-tone paint option that includes a black roof. Its new look is included with optional appearance packages. Also, two new colors, Nitro Yellow and Blue Glue metallic, are on the way.
Unfortunately, Chevy hasn’t released photos of these new paint options yet. Plus, the premier trim gains a few extra aesthetics, such as a new wheel design, dark accents on the facias, rockers, and wheel arch moldings.
How does the Blazer perform?
Each 2022 Chevy Blazer model will now be offered with all-wheel drive. The models with all-wheel drive now get the trailer package standard. 2LT models get the trailer hitch, and 3LT trims also get a hitch-view camera option. Blazers equipped with the V6 engine get the heavy-duty cooling option.
When properly equipped, the 2021 Blazer can tow up to 4,500 lbs. The 2022 models aren’t expected to gain any extra towing power. It can tow small trailers and campers reserved for smaller families.
The Blazer can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.6 seconds. That’s excellent for its class. It also provides a sporty and agile performance around curves with well-controlled body roll. However, the steering could be more responsive.
AWD helps the Blazer navigate through snow and other slippery conditions. However, it’s not built to be an off-roader. It has a low ride height compared to rivals such as the Subaru Outback and Jeep Cherokee.
How are the Blazer’s features?
The 2022 Chevy Blazer is expected to have a pretty smooth ride like its predecessors. However, road and tire noise is noticeable at highway speeds. Edmunds noted that you might have to raise your voice to carry a conversation.
Each model comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A Wi-fi hotspot, Bose audio system, built-in navigation, and a wireless charging pad can all be added. There is an optional 120-volt outlet, and you’ll find USB ports in the front and rear.
It’s possible that the 2022 model may include more standard safety features, but the 2021 Chevy Blazer only has standard lane departure warning and lane-keeping assistance. The 2022 Blazer is expected to begin at around $34,000.