The Chevrolet Blazer has had a few changes for 2022.
It may not be a true off-roader like its predecessor, but the reborn Blazer continues to be a strong seller for Chevrolet. Sales are so strong that Chevrolet has struggled to keep up with demand as dealer inventories have been running worryingly low over the last few months.
For the 2022 model year, the Blazer has had a few changes, and now you can browse the new options on Chevrolet's online configurator, allowing you to configure your perfect 2022 Blazer. For 2022, the Blazer is offered in four trim levels: 2LT, 3LT, RS, and Premier. The previous entry-level L and 1T trims have been scrapped, which means the Blazer can no longer be configured with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
In the 2021 Blazer, this unit generated 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque, making it the least powerful engine option.
Replacing the 2.5-liter four-pot as the Blazer's entry-level engine is Chevrolet's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which is rated at 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. A naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine is also available for higher 3LT, RS and Premier trim levels with 308 hp and 270 lb-ft. Both engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission sending power to either the front or all four wheels.
Two new exterior finishes have been added to the 2022 Blazer's color palette: Blue Glow Metallic and Nitro Yellow. The latter is only available for the RS trim and costs an extra $395. These new color options replace Bright Blue Metallic and Midnight Blue Metallic. At $995, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat is the most expensive premium color option. For $550, you can also now add a stylish two-tone black roof. 20-inch machine-face aluminum wheels are offered as standard, or you can upgrade to 20-inch gloss black aluminum or 21-inch pearl nickel aluminum wheels for an extra $800 and $1,000 respectively. 20-inch chrome aluminum wheels are also available for $2,495
Since the entry-level L and 1LT trims are no longer offered, the Chevy Safety Assist package now comes as standard, which includes assists such as automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and forward collision alert. There is a downside, however. With extra standard equipment, the starting price for the 2022 Blazer has increased. With FWD, the Blazer 2LT starts at $33,400, up from $28,800 for the entry-level 2021 L trim.
Fully loaded, our top-of-the-range Blazer Premium came to $56,650 including destination charges and a $1,000 cash allowance.