Inspired by the iconic Chevy Camaro, the fourth model year of the Chevy Blazer promises to continue to excite SUV lovers seeking to connect with pony car looks in a larger ride. The 2022 Chevy Blazer holds a unique space in the midsize crossover segment as one of the most enticing for those who enjoy a sporty driving experience not typically found in a vehicle of this size. Chevy has long delivered on vehicles with deep sentimental ties to American automobile history, a sensibility which the 2022 Blazer connects with America’s newest love of the SUV. It’s a perfect marriage of muscle and capability that promises to give buyers a new reason to value Chevy as an all-American brand.
For 2022, Chevy is shifting the Blazer’s trim levels to make the 2LT it's new entry-level trim, removing the L and 1LT trims. Features now found at the base level reflect a more upscale interior and level of convenience that take the Blazer into a well-appointed range of comfort and style. Buyers can expect great standard safety features on every trim level and the choice of two engines in most trims. New paint colors take the exterior appearance up a couple of notches and really give the Camaro-inspired Blazer more flashy allure. Expect classy touches of leather and suede in the lineup, as well as a specially-tuned trim to satisfy sporty performance-oriented drivers.
Seating in the 2022 Blazer allows for five total passengers with ample room in the rear seats even for taller adults. Room for cargo can be expanded beyond the rear compartment with roof rails for carrying extra equipment, and towing capability allows for trailering with both engine options. Technology and connectivity across the trims is generous and thoughtful of all passenger needs, front and back, and Chevy provides options for utilizing its connected services for additional features, which include remote services and road safety, among many others. Every trim level of the 2022 Chevy Blazer has its own personality, each one a joy to drive.
Chevy gives 2022 Blazer buyers the choice of two engines right from the entry level, starting with the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that manufactures 228 horsepower with 258 lb-ft of torque; a sprightly powerhouse that will be engaging to drive. The optional 3.6-liter V6 engine produces up to 308 horsepower with 270 lb-ft of torque which packs more punch when accelerating and delivers even more bite for enthusiastic driving. Both engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and come standard with front-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is available across all trims. With the entry-level 2LT trim, the 2022 Blazer is equipped with 18-inch wheels, and upper trims like the sporty RS level are fitted with larger 20-inch wheels for more performance-oriented driving.
When taking the 2022 Chevy Blazer on the roadways, expect impressive handling even on winding pavement, a plus when behind the wheel of an SUV. Typical SUVs tend to experience roll on corners and tight curves, but the 2022 Blazer is built to be more than just a lookalike to its Camaro stablemate. Whether accelerating, steering, or braking, the Blazer moves confidently and with precision. Beyond its excellent road manners, both of the 2022 Blazer engines provide enough power to tow small trailers, with the 2.0-liter engine offering up to 3,500 pounds of capacity and the V6 capable of towing up to 4,500 pounds. A standard trailering package takes care of the details of traveling with a small boat or camper.
Here's a quick look at the towing capacities for the Blazer:
Even from a distance, the 2022 Blazer clearly takes its design cues from its Chevy sibling, the Camaro. This is a robust SUV with a proud front end that asserts itself as a sporty vehicle built for sheer pleasure. With the modern, clean hood line drawn across the wide mouth of the grille and the LED daytime running lights shining from beneath the hood’s shadow, the front end almost resembles a face that looks ready to take on the road with a gritty grin. Shapely side walls curve over black cladding, leading the eye to the tapered back end, which features a spoiler and bright LED taillights. Dual exhaust tips are flush with the rear fascia in the modern style and are offered in shapes specific to trim level for unique appearances.
For 2022, the Blazer is adding two new color choices called Blue Glow Metallic and Nitro Yellow Metallic, which replace the Bright Blue and Midnight Blue Metallic options. A new two-tone paint choice is also available for specified trims and paint colors which are offset by a black roof that further defines the sporty appearance of the Blazer’s exterior.
Standard safety technology is wrapped into Chevy Safety Assist, the suite of driver-assist features found on all trims. Notable inclusions such as automatic high beams, auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane-keeping assist are part of the package. Upper trims add more features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic braking.
For those who appreciate sporty designs and features, choosing the RS trim is likely to satisfy best with the interior and exterior design most closely resembling the original Camaro presence. Standard features for the RS include performance upgrades to the steering and suspension to improve handling, and this trim comes exclusively with the V6 engine and specially tuned all-wheel drive. While lesser trims of the 2022 Blazers are fitted with round exhaust tips, the RS stands out with rectangular dual exhausts. Larger 20-inch wheels provide more stability and performance to add to the ride quality, which lends to a stiffer sport sensibility while connecting with the pavement.
Usher yourself into the hushed interior of the 2022 Blazer, and you immediately notice design cues taken from the interior of the Camaro. Round air vents in the center stack are one of the first to draw the eye, a unique feature in their ability to twist for adjustment to passenger comfort that comes with dual-zone climate control. One of Chevy’s noteworthy design finishes shows up in the two-tone color palette that punctuates the styling of the seats and command center, which is elevated in upper trims with leather or suede upholstery. A digital instrument gauge cluster gives the driver necessary feedback, and the standard eight-inch infotainment screen provides access to the standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa connectivity.
Charging devices in the 2022 Blazer should be a simple affair with four standard USB ports, split between front and back, and storage options for small items can be found in several locations throughout the cabin. Ranging into upper trims offers available features such as ambient lighting, wireless charging, and navigation, though any Blazer can be equipped with available WiFi hotspot capability. A standard six-speaker audio system delivers content streamed from your phone or radio, or enjoy the premium quality of sound from the optional eight-speaker Bose sound system. Drivers will appreciate the available driver’s seat memory feature for ease of entry and adaptive cruise control to lessen fatigue on long drives.
Conveniences like heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated outboard seats are all available to further ease passenger comfort, and an available powered liftgate makes entry to the rear cargo area as simple as pressing a button. Space in the rear cargo area provides plenty of room for groceries, luggage, or equipment you need to transport with 30.5 cubic feet available, double the size of a standard midsize sedan trunk. When you need more space for larger items, fold down the seats to enlarge the cargo area to 64.2 cubic feet.
Reversing out of the driveway even with a full trunk of cargo will be a snap with the HD rearview camera integrated with the infotainment. The 2022 Chevy Blazer provides both convenience and capability in its design built for people who want the best of sporty and utility.