Dubbed the "Camaro of SUVs," the 2022 Chevy Blazer is a whole new side of sport for utility vehicles. A bold, aggressive presence, both modern and classic, is what makes the Blazer one of the most exciting SUVs in its class. Critics have praised the Blazer as having some of the best driving manners of any SUV, with its agile handling on roadways and precise cornering making it exhilarating to drive. With a reordered trim selection for the new model year, the engine choices are upgraded and bring more power and capability to the whole range of 2022 Blazers. Whichever trim you choose, the 2022 Blazer delivers a well-rounded bundle of performance, style, and technology that is a thrill to drive.
For 2022, the lineup begins with the 2LT trim, which starts off with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 228 horsepower. Standard front-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission move the 2022 Blazer with athletic ease, and all-wheel drive is an option for all trims. Chevy rewards all-wheel drive models with a standard Trailering package to improve towing capability, starting with 3,500 pounds for the four-cylinder and 4,500 pounds for the optional and more spirited V6 engine. Following the new entry-level trim are the 3LT, the sporty RS, and the luxurious Premier, each of which adds its own unique features.
The standard 18-inch wheels provide an excellent foundation for connecting with the road in the 2022 Blazer, and other standard features like HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, and an electric parking brake make visibility and safety the norm for all models. Driver-assist safety features packaged in Chevy Safety Assist are included for all trims, and technology like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto place the 2022 Blazer squarely in modern life. Combine these features with a hushed cabin featuring Camaro-inspired looks, and this is a vehicle created for elevated sport. Anyone seeking a Chevy SUV slotted between the smaller Equinox and the larger Traverse will find the 2022 Chevy Blazer just right.
On the outside, the grinning front end of the 2022 Chevy Blazer shows its resemblance to the Camaro in the prominent front fascia, though this resemblance is most evident in the sporty RS trim. In the entry-level 2LT, dual rectangular exhaust tips and LED taillights give the back end a clean, modern finish that sets it apart. Two-tone paint is optional to give the 2022 Blazer another sporty edge, with roof colors contrasting to body paint. For 2022, Chevy introduces two new metallic paint colors in Nitro Yellow and Blue Glow. In any paint color you choose, the lithe body of the Blazer is ready for winding roads and long drives or cruising city streets.
Within the insulated cabin, the driver's command center provides the comfort of a standard eight-way power seat that can be adjusted along with the tilting and telescoping steering wheel to accommodate virtually any driver. The 2LT trim starts with a 4.2-inch instrument display in the dash, an HD rearview camera with crisp views of the rear of the vehicle, and active noise cancellation for a serene ride. Dual-zone climate controls come with adjustable round vents in the dash that echo the Camaro style. Vents for the second row are located in the rear of the center console, where extra USB ports are also found for rear-seat passengers. Cargo space behind the rear seats is double what you find in a midsize sedan at 30.5 cubic feet, and that more than doubles when the rear seats are folded down.
Moving up to the 3LT trim offers more conveniences, like a programmable power liftgate, though this feature can be added to the 2LT as an option. Remotely start the 2022 Blazer in this trim, and have the standard heated seats warming the front row for comfort on those chilly days. Drivers will appreciate the leather-wrapped steering wheel, matched by the perforated leather upholstery throughout the cabin. Upper trims like the Premiere pull out all the stops with unique custom details, such as exterior chrome that adds upscale shine. Luxuries like leather upholstery with suede inserts, front-seat ventilation, and rear heated seats also come with the Premier. Driver's seat memory adjusts the seat, steering wheel, and exterior mirrors exactly to your settings; then, you can set the mood with ambient lighting to enhance your drive.
While the whole concept of the Chevy Blazer was inspired by the Camaro, the 2022 Blazer's RS trim takes even more design cues from that formidable icon of muscle car culture. The RS trim is powered by a standard V6 engine, which makes 308 horsepower and is tuned for sport performance with upgraded suspension dampers and improved steering feedback. With the RS, the 2022 Blazer delivers outstanding handling with controlled articulation and responsiveness. A twin-clutch all-wheel drive system only available in the RS incorporates torque vectoring to enhance the capability of this sporty Blazer that also rides on larger 20-inch wheels decked with black detailing.
Exterior designs in black continue through the moldings and custom grille, complete with unique RS badging. In the rear, the dual exhaust is finished with round tips to complete the look from front to back. Chevy also makes this trim special with features like the powered liftgate that opens with a gesture, a larger digital instrument cluster that expands to eight inches, and a heated steering wheel to ward off the cold while you drive. Set your ambient lighting and your available adaptive cruise control and hit the open road while your navigation system leads the way. In the RS trim, you get both looks and enhanced performance for a whole Camaro-inspired experience.
Right from entry-level, the 2022 Chevy Blazer is technology-rich and provides buyers with an intuitive infotainment system that's user-friendly no matter what your level of comfort with tech. The standard eight-inch touchscreen provides a large display that's easy to read and acts as the command center for the Blazer's smartphone connectivity, vehicle settings, and systems available for each trim. Generously, Chevy makes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across the lineup for the 2022 Blazer and adds Amazon Alexa connectivity for buyers who have an Alexa at home. The standard six-speaker audio system can be upgraded in upper trims to a premium Bose sound system, along with adding features like wireless charging. Chevy thoughtfully created pockets in the front doors which make excellent places to set your smartphone when it's not in use.
Technology for safer driving is standard with the Chevy Safety Assist suite of driver-assist features. Every 2022 Blazer will come equipped with six features to alert the driver to potential danger and help mitigate or prevent accidents, from automatic emergency braking with front pedestrian braking to lane-keep assist with lane departure warning. Convenient features like IntelliBeam automatic high beams are also included, so you never need to remember to turn them down at night. Moving up in trims will add more safety features, like lane departure warning with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert to protect you from all sides. For both drivers and passengers, the 2022 Blazer will entertain, protect, and make your drive more convenient with all the technology Chevy provides across every trim.