The grille of a red 2023 Chevy Blazer RS is shown from a low angle.

What’s Special About the 2023 Chevy Blazer?

The Chevy Blazer is one of the first models Chevy announced for the 2023 model year. This means big things are in store for the 2023 Chevy Blazer during this mid-cycle refresh model year! The 2023 Chevy Blazer has all the features you’ve come to expect from Chevy SUVs, so we want to dive in on what makes the 2023 model so special. The Blazer attracts certain types of drivers, and Chevy played into those personalities with the 2023 Blazer’s unique features. If you’re just learning about the Chevy Blazer or are a lifelong Chevy loyalist, you will find lots to love in the 2023 Blazer.

New Available Wheels

With a model name like “Blazer,” you know there has to be some personality in its bones. The 2023 Blazer has many opportunities to express the sleek and stylish vibes drivers are looking for in an SUV. One of those features that’s new for 2023 are the wheel options available. These 18-inch, 20-inch, and 21-inch wheels are defining features of the 2023 Blazer!

The 2023 Chevy Blazer comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels with 20-inch wheels available. Once you get to the mid-level RS trim, the 20-inch wheels are standard. Then the RS and the top Premier trim feature optional 21-inch wheels. All three wheel sizes feature new designs, and in the 2023 Blazer special editions, the wheels are especially iconic.

In the 2023 Chevy Blazer Midnight Edition and Sport Edition, you’ll find 18-inch gloss black-painted aluminum wheels with black center caps that feature the iconic Chevy bowtie emblem. The Redline Edition features 20-inch gloss black-painted aluminum wheels with red accents. These small details make all the difference when vehicle style is just as important as performance and technology. Chevy prioritized the style of the Blazer for the 2023 refresh, and the new wheel options flow beautifully with the other design.

Sleek Styling

With stylish wheels, the rest of the Blazer’s exterior design got an upgrade as well. New for 2023 is a redesigned front fascia, front grille, LED headlamps, LED running daytime lamps, and LED taillights. The larger front grille and other design features give the 2023 Chevy Blazer a more sporty look to match its sporty performance. There are also new exterior color options, including radiant red tintcoat, sterling gray metallic, and copper bronze metallic. These aren’t colors you’ll frequently see out on the roads, so it elevates the Blazer’s uniqueness in the market.

Other key styling features available in the 2023 Chevy Blazer include the two-tone exterior color, new Nightshift Blue interior, and exclusive special edition designs. The two-tone color schemes with a black roof continue to remain popular in the Blazer and made a comeback in the 2023 Blazer. But an all-new style feature in 2023 is a Nightshift Blue interior available on the RS trim level. Finally, the Midnight Edition and Sport Edition of the 2023 Blazer include design features like a gloss-black front grille and other black accents. The Redline Edition also has a custom design that features black and red accents.

The 2023 Chevy Blazer is certainly putting its stake in the ground as a stylish and sleek SUV. This midsize SUV is also still affordable, so it makes it possible for families or SUV fanatics to have a sport-style SUV that meets all of their logistic and budget needs. We also know the Blazer doesn’t just look the part; it’s equipped with performance-enhancing features that make it even more fun to drive.

A red 2023 Chevy Blazer RS is shown from the side parked outside of a modern building.

Versatile Capability

One of the biggest draws to SUVs is the versatility to make any lifestyle easy and fun. The Chevy Blazer continues to deliver versatility as a two-row midsize SUV, and the 2023 model makes conquering all types of road conditions possible. You could just note the Blazer’s available all-wheel drive and move on, but there are more parts to the Blazer’s performance and capability that make this SUV stand out.

Under the hood, the 2023 Chevy Blazer offers a 2.0L turbocharged engine with 228 horsepower or a 3.6L V6 engine with 308 horsepower. The 2.0L turbo is standard in the 2LT, 3LT, and Premier trims of the 2023 Blazer, while the 3.6L V6 engine is standard on the RS trim. For the drivers that love that extra horsepower, the V6 engine is also available on the 3LT and Premier trims. Both engines feature a powerful 9-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive option.

The RS trim has always been a special one in the Chevy Blazer. A unique feature available only in the RS trim is the advanced twin-clutch all-wheel drive system. This sophisticated piece of technology can shift power laterally between the rear wheels, providing enhanced traction in all conditions. Drivers will experience the road in a whole new way when driving this extra sporty model of the 2023 Blazer.

The 2023 Blazer’s flexibility extends further with its Drive Mode Selector. With this feature, you can take the Chevy Blazer nearly anywhere you want to go. The available drive modes you can easily switch through include tour, AWD, off-road, sport, tow/haul, and snow/ice. You may not have thought of the Blazer as capable enough for off-roading or towing your gear, but that’s what makes the Blazer unique. You can literally do whatever you want in the Blazer and look good doing it!

Technology Is a Priority

We can’t leave our discussion on the special parts of the 2023 Chevy Blazer without going into technology and safety features. Safety suites are all the rage these days, but the Chevy Blazer is setting the tone for standard features. Technology is also abundant in vehicles all across the market, but Chevy made some changes to the Blazer’s technology for the 2023 model that makes it more relevant today.

In the area of technology, the 2023 Blazer now has a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system standard across all models. This is quite an upgrade from the previous 8-inch touchscreen! Wireless charging is standard on the upper RS and Premier models, and it’s also available as an add-on to the lower 2LT and 3LT models. Convenience and innovation are a part of the 2023 Chevy Blazer’s foundation, and having these features available sets the new standard for SUV technology.

On the safety side, Chevy continues offering its Chevy Safety Assist suite of driver-assist features standard on all trims. While safety suites aren’t ground-breaking news anymore, it is worth noting that having a wide variety of safety features standard is impressive. Other models in the industry might have only some features available on the base trim or start offering their safety suite on mid-level trims and higher. It’s nice to see an expansive standard safety suite on all Chevy Blazer trims.

A close up shows the driver side taillight on a red 2023 Chevy Blazer RS.

The 2023 Chevy Blazer Will Turn Heads

Chevy obviously believes in the Blazer and makes that known with the innovative updates in the 2023 model. Beyond the typical SUV features, the Blazer is unique for its style, capability, and technology. With the booming popularity of SUVs today, car brands have to make their SUVs appealing and practical, and the 2023 Blazer looks to achieve that. A busy life means reliable capability and tech features are absolutely necessary. Since Chevy makes these a priority in the 2023 Chevy Blazer, drivers can get the job done and enjoy every moment of the ride too.