General Motors didn’t want to waste any time. The company had to response to the return of the Ford Bronco. Well, the Blue Oval carmaker hit a snag and the legendary SUV is late. It was supposed to arrive in 2020, but the premiere is yet to happen. Meanwhile, we are already talking about the first significant changes on its main rival, the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer. This is one of the latest projects by GM. The company now turns to the electrification of its vehicles. Some experts make bold prediction of Blazer EV.
The engine range for the 2022 Chevy Blazer is pretty wide. Nevertheless, changes might happen very soon. We won’t exclude a pure-electric drivetrain. GM is in the big process, but it is not unveiled which vehicles will become EVs. Hummer, Cadillac Lyriq and Chevy Bolt are three pioneers for now. On the other hand, a hybrid would add another dimension to the lineup. By going green, the company will definitely cancel all the possibilities of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer diesel. All in all, the SUV is not going to lack options, as well as the competition.
Besides the Ford Bronco, the new Blazer is facing Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner, as the best SUVs for off-road fun. Changes in the vehicle will determine its position in market.
2022 Chevrolet Blazer Specs
A nine-speed gearbox is a certain feature, no matter which engine you choose. And, there are three options for all the fans of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer. The entry-level model gets a 193-hp rated four-cylinder unit. A 2.5-liter engine transfers power to front wheels, alongside 188 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm. The gas mileage is at the respective 21/27 mpg.
A smaller, but a more potent four-banger can distribute power through a nine-pace transmission. A 2.0-liter turbocharged mill is going to create 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It is also a more efficient way of ride since owners can count at 22/29 mpg. If you decide to install an all-wheel drive, the highway rating drops to 27 mpg. On the other hand, that is what you are getting with the entry-level and less powerful engine.
The largest powerplant in the 2022 Chevy Blazer lineup is a 3.6-liter V6. This is one of the most reliable engines for some flagship models, such as Chevy Traverse, Cadillac XT5, and Colorado mid-size pickup truck. A six-cylinder mill is good for 310 hp and 270 lb-ft. Again, FWD and AWD are available, while the fuel economy drops to 23 miles per gallon.
Hybrid Engine, Electric Blazer
The new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer could also feature a new engine. According to multiple sources, the company is working on the hybrid drivetrain. Well, this is not a big guess, since General Motors announced a huge electrification plan and it will give the first fruits in 2022. Chevy Bolt and Hummer electric trucks will hit the market there. On the other hand, there are no details on other vehicles that might get either electric or hybrid units. We guess that one of them could be the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer, especially with the new Jeep Wrangler becoming the PHEV. GM is already behind the competition in this segment and a few electric vehicles are not going to make it up to the buyers looking for efficient hybrids in their favorite classes.
The 2022 Chevrolet Blazer lineup is not complete. The vehicle is new, and the SUV will keep most of the packages and options for the upcoming season. The base version is still going to be Blazer L. Cloth upholstery and 18-inch wheels are standard. The center of the infotainment system is an 8-inch screen and it also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as the most popular smartphone connectivity services.
The LT package comes in three versions. The first one is there with satellite radio, the second one adds a turbocharged engine, while the 3LT highlights are heated seats, perforated leather, and a smart power tailgate. The 2022 Chevy Blazer RS installs a V6 engine with 310 hp. Besides that, the entire system is enhanced with 20-inch wheels and a special suspension setup. The most luxurious version is Premier. Heated and ventilated front buckets, power-adjustable steering column, and premium Bose sound system are there. The Trailblazer is not part of the Blazer’s lineup. That is the special subcompact crossover that will be positioned between Equinox and Trax.
2022 Chevrolet Blazer Prices
The base MSRP of the new Blazer will remain under $29,000. The LT that brings higher outputs will be around $35,000. An all-wheel drive upgrade is going to cost you another $2,000. If you are after a V6 engine, this version will cost $40,000 and higher. Depending on options, the SUV can go over $50,000 with the Premier model, AWD, and other packages.
GM is shooting itself in the foot by not keeping at least a couple of hybrids. (gas and electric) Need a small truck and an suv hybrid. American made!