National U.S. inventory for the Chevy Blazer was running at a 17 days supply at the beginning of January 2023, GM Authority has learned from sources familiar with the matter. Dealerships across the country had approximately 3,900 units on the ground with 5,700 additional units in transit.
In practical terms, dealers having a 17 days supply of the Chevy Blazer means sufficient inventory on hand to continue selling the midsize crossover for 17 days at the current sales rate. Supply chain issues, including the microchip shortage, but also many other constraints, began during the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to depress most vehicle inventories for automakers worldwide.
The current Chevy Blazer supply is less than one third of the 60 days supply considered optimal in the U.S. automotive market prior to the pandemic. Looking at data for previous months shows slow improvement in the vehicle’s dealer inventory.
The Chevy Blazer was running at a 16 days supply at the start of December 2022. At the time, inventory consisted of approximately 3,100 units on the ground and 4,500 units in transit. Chevy Blazer supply was at 13 days in October 2022, and even less in earlier months. The positive trend in supply shown by these numbers is weak, but still represents sustained movement toward larger available inventories.
Small inventories are leading to lower sales for the crossover. Chevy Blazer sales numbers fell by about 4.4 percent during 2022 compared to 2021, with fourth-quarter sales declining 16.8 percent from Q4 2021. The following chart compares sales of the Blazer to other models produced by the Bow Tie brand in 2022:
Sales Results - Q4 2022 - USA - Chevrolet
|MODEL||Q4 2022 / Q4 2021||Q4 2022||Q4 2021||YTD 2022 / YTD 2021||YTD 2022||YTD 2021|
|LOW CAB FORWARD||+1.19%||1,532||1,514||+1.93%||5,764||5,655|
Refreshed for the 2023 model year, the Chevy Blazer received a “recommended” rating from Consumer Reports in December 2022. Factors leading to this rating included driving experience, reliability, performance, comfort, and owner satisfaction. The Blazer received an overall score of 75 which placed it sixth out of 12 midsize crossovers Consumer Reports evaluated.
As part of the mid-cycle refresh, GM introduced several optional appearance packages for the 2023 Chevy Blazer. These include the LPO-level (dealer-installed) Black Sport Package, identified by the RPO code RFP and featuring Gloss Black aluminum wheels, grille, header bar, emblems, and Bow Ties.
Blazer 3LT trim vehicles with Summit White (paint code GAZ) paint are eligible for two optional Arctic Packages (RPO codes RGC and RGL) with body-color grille bars, black front and rear Bow Ties, and 20-inch chrome aluminum wheels.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Blazer has one of two engines under the hood, either the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine developing 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, or the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine rated at 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, and rides on the GM C1 platform.