The 2022 Chevy Blazer is the fourth model year for the crossover, introducing a few notable changes and updates, including a trim level reorganization and discontinuation of the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine. Now, American non-profit consumer organization Consumer Reports has identified the 2022 Chevy Blazer as one of the Most Reliable Midsize Utility Vehicles.
Leveraging insights gleaned from a collection of survey data, including information on more than 320,000 vehicles, Consumer Reports recently compiled a list of the “most reliable new midsized SUVs.” Each vehicle in the list exhibited either above-average or well-above-average reliability ratings, and are equipped as standard with key active safety features. What’s more, each entry showed good performance with regard to insurance-industry and government crash testing.
From these various factors, Consumer Reports awarded each vehicle with an Overall Score, with a maximum possible of 100 points. The 2022 Chevy Blazer was given an Overall Score of 82 points, as well as a Road Test score of 83 out of 100, a predicted reliability score of four out of five, and a predicted owner satisfaction score of three out of five.
With regard to the highlights, Consumer Reports liked the 2022 Chevy Blazer for its acceleration, braking, transmission, quiet cabin, and controls, while critiquing the crossover’s visibility and low dash vents.
Consumer Reports’ recent praise for the 2022 Chevy Blazer stands in contrast to evaluations given for the 2021 model year, at which time the organization classified the crossover as a vehicle to avoid. Now, however, Consumer Reports has given the 2022 Chevy Blazer a “Recommended” rating, classifying it as one of the best new crossovers under $40,000.
As for power options, the 2022 Chevy Blazer can be had with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, or the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which is rated at 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Under the skin, the 2022 Chevy Blazer rides on the GM C1 platform, while production takes place at GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico.