American non-profit consumer organization Consumer Reports has given the 2022 Chevy Blazer a “Recommended” rating, marking a considerable turnaround from last year, at which time the organization characterized the 2021 Chevy Blazer as a vehicle to avoid.
Consumer Reports gave the 2022 Chevy Blazer an overall score of 82, placing it in third in the organization’s “Midsized Sport-utility Vehicles” segment. Road Test scoring was set at 83 out of 100, while Predicted Reliability is four out of five and Predicted Owner Satisfaction is three out of five. Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking (City) are both listed as standard, while Automatic Emergency Braking (Highway) is optional. Consumer Reports also gives the Chevy Blazer a fuel mileage rating of 13 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg overall, with an estimated annual fuel cost of $1,485.
As for the highlights, Consumer Reports praises the 2022 Chevy Blazer for its powertrain and drivetrain, including acceleration, braking, and the transmission. The organization also like the Blazer’s quietness and controls.
As for criticisms, the organization said that the Chevy Blazer has poor visibility and “low dash vents.”
As a reminder, General Motors reintroduced the Chevy Blazer nameplate for the 2019 model year as an all-new midsize crossover, which makes the 2022 Chevy Blazer the fourth model year for the current fifth-generation vehicle. Engine options include the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine is no longer available. Under the skin, the 2022 Chevy Blazer rides on the GM C1 platform. Production takes place at GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico.
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Source: Consumer Reports