The 2023 Chevy Blazer introduces a mid-cycle refresh for the midsize crossover that features all sorts of exterior, interior and technology upgrades. Now, Consumer Reports has just given the refreshed Blazer a “recommended” ratings.
For the first time since the current-generation Chevy Blazer arrived for the 2019 model year, Consumer Reports has given the crossover a “recommended” rating. This milestone for the Blazer comes from a few different scores:
- Owner satisfaction rating – 3/5
- Road test rating – 78/100
- Predicated reliability rating – 4/5
- Overall score – 75
An overall score of 75 ranks the 2023 Blazer sixth overall out of 12 midsized crossovers.
In the performance section, CR gave the Blazer a 5/5 for every category except emergency handling, where it received a 4/5. It’s a similar story for the Comfort/Convenience section, where every category besides trunk/cargo capacity earned a 4/5. In regards to Owner Satisfaction, owners rank the driving experience as 82/100, comfort with 72/100, and value at 31/100.
Concerning reliability, the Blazer ranks second overall with a score of 64/100 when compared to other vehicles in its class. The Honda Passport ranks first with a score of 71/100, while the Nissan Murano, Ford Edge, and Subaru Outback lag behind.
Overall, Chevy performed well in CR’s latest rankings. In addition to the Blazer, the Bow Tie brand has four other 2023 vehicles boasting a recommended rating, including the Chevy C8 Corvette, Chevy Equinox, Chevy Trailblazer, and Chevy Traverse.
As a reminder, the refreshed 2023 Chevy Blazer features front and rear fascia revisions, including revised daytime running lights situated in the upper corners of the front end, a new grille design, and new wheel designs. Out back, the midsize crossover received new taillights and a new exhaust treatment, while multiple new exterior colors are now available.
Moving onto the interior, several new colorways are now optional, as well as a new 10-inch diagonal color touchscreen as standard across the lineup. More updates include an optional wireless charging pad and the standard Chevy Safety Assist package.
In regards to powertrain, the 2023 Chevy Blazer features the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as well as the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which develops 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
As for structure, the 2023 Blazer rides on the GM C1 platform.