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The 2023 Chevy Blazer Premier Is on Fire!

Bruce Springsteen once sang, “Oh I’m on fire!” If New Jersey’s favorite son was singing that song today, he could very well be talking about the 2023 Chevy Blazer Premier, and not the attractive woman he was dating at the time. That’s because, if the Blazer Premier were someone you were dating, you’d probably give them a 10. The Premier is the top of four trims on the 2023 Blazer, and the folks at Chevrolet have decided to pull out all of the stops on this model.

Drivers who were looking for a midsize SUV with exceptional performance were pleasantly surprised when Chevy announced that it was bringing back its long-running Blazer for the 2019 model year. The Blazer had been a mainstay of the Chevrolet lineup since 1969—before it was discontinued in 1995. So, when the designers and engineers at Chevy set to work building a Blazer for a new era, they made sure to design one with the spicy interior, hot lines, and fiery performance that would set the automotive world ablaze.

They got their wish, as the Chevy Blazer heated up the world of midsize SUVs, burning down the avenues of cities across America. For 2023, Chevy has set its sights on making the Blazer Premier hotter than ever.

Attractive Exterior Redesign for the 2023 Blazer Premier

How do you make something that already looks good even better? That’s a question many automakers have to ask themselves, but Chevy has found the answer with the 2023 Blazer Premier.

The 2023 Blazer is a refresh of the current generation of this model. Chevy has added an aerodynamic, new front fascia with an ultra-modern grille design, giving this SUV flaming good looks. This design is carried over to the new LED headlamps and LED daytime running lamps that offset the grille. These are narrow, but also look powerful. The design is carried over the aerodynamic sides and roofline, ending in a set of sleek, new taillights along the trunk line.

In keeping with all the updating of the exterior looks, Chevrolet has added three new colors to the Blazer in time for the 2023 model year. Sterling Gray Metallic is shiny and bright. Copper Bronze Metallic gives the Blazer a golden hue, like a perfectly toasted marshmallow. But, if you really want to make your Blazer steaming-hot, you should consider Radiant Red Tintcoat. This bright red body color is offset by a jet-black roof, accentuating the power and majesty of this scorching midsize SUV.

The 2023 Blazer Premier rides on a set of all-season tires wrapped around 20-in. aluminum wheels. Chevy has given these wheels a new design, with six interior spokes offset by six exterior ones. These produce an amazing spin effect when the Blazer is firing down the highway. If you want a little more ground clearance on your Blazer Premier, you can opt for hefty, 21-in. aluminum wheels.

A red 2023 Chevy Blazer RS is shown form the back at an angle while it drives down a city street.

Flaming Performance on the 2023 Blazer Premier

One of the main reasons to drive a 2023 Chevy Blazer Premier is its performance. The Blazer Premier sports a 3.6-L DOHC V6 gas engine. This cast aluminum engine uses continuously variable valve timing to increase the efficient performance of its six cylinders. The dual-overhead camshaft design features four valves per cylinder, giving the engine a total of 24 valves. Fuel is delivered to this engine through direct, high-pressure fuel injection with electronic throttle control. This finely engineered machine optimizes the burning of gasoline in each cylinder—for more efficient performance.

In addition, the engine on the Blazer Premier has automatic stop/start technology. This will reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by automatically turning off the Blazer’s engine while idle, then restarting it as soon as you take your foot off the brake.

Chevrolet has paired this V6 engine with a Hydra-Matic 9T65 9-speed automatic transmission. This will give you greater control over the engine’s performance. As a result, the V6 engine on the Blazer Premier can produce up to 308 horsepower at 6700 rpm and 270 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm. This will allow acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds in your Blazer Premier; you can easily enter a busy highway or execute a passing move in traffic. The Blazer Premier has a top speed of 130 mph, and can cover a quarter-mile in just 15 seconds at 94 mph.

You have the option of front-wheel or all-wheel drive in the Blazer Premier. While you will get better fuel economy with front-wheel drive—up to 27 mpg of highway driving—choosing all-wheel drive improves the Blazer’s traction. The all-wheel drive Blazer Premier has a Driver Mode Selector that allows you to choose between two-wheel drive tour mode, available four-wheel drive, available off-road, sport to boost acceleration, snow/ice for added on-road traction in inclement weather, and available tow/haul for trailering. The 2023 Blazer Premier can actually tow up to 4,500 lbs—ideal for folks who want to pull a boat or RV for outdoor adventures. The Blazer Premier also sports a set of vented disc brakes that are capable of bringing the vehicle from 70 mph to a full stop in just 165 ft.

Smoking New Interior on the 2023 Blazer Premier

The 2023 Blazer Premier carries the flaming exterior looks into its spicy interior design. Drivers and their four passengers are sure to love the leather interior with shades graded to match the choice of exterior paint color. These leather seats are just as comfortable to ride in as they are to look at. Chevy has also given the Blazer Premier premium finishes to accent the interior appearance, including a standard sunroof that brings that outside into your SUV.

The Blazer has a full 107.8 cu.ft. of passenger space, perfectly apportioned between its two rows of seats. The two front-row passengers will enjoy 39.8 in. of headroom and 41 in. of legroom, while the three passengers in the rear row of seats will appreciate 38.6 in. of headroom and 39.6 in. of legroom. Everyone can stretch out while you attack the road ahead.

There is also plenty of room for your belongings on the 2023 Blazer: a full 30.5 cu.ft. of cargo space in its trunk. This is easily accessible on the Blazer Premier, which comes standard with a power-programmable liftgate. This allows you to set how high you want the liftgate to go when opening the trunk. Simply push the button on the Blazer Premier’s dashboard and you are ready to start loading and unloading. In addition, Chevy has given the Blazer Premier a standard hands-free function that will come in handy often—say, when your hands are full from shopping, moving, or working but you still need to open the trunk.

The black interior of a 2023 Chevy Blazer RS is shown from the drivers seat.

Chevrolet has given the 2023 Blazer a standard Chevrolet Infotainment system with a 10-in. diagonal HD color touchscreen. This is placed in a heads-up position on the dashboard between the driver and front passenger, making it easy to access for either person. This will allow you to use your favorite apps through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can stream your favorite music. You can also make hands-free calls using Bluetooth.

The Blazer also has a standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, so you can remain connected wherever your Blazer Premier takes you. Wireless charging comes standard on the Blazer Premier—a rarity among modern SUVs—so you can leave those annoying charging cables at home.

Feel the Heat of the 2023 Chevy Blazer Premier

Chevrolet has certainly turned up the heat on the 2023 Blazer Premier. The key changes have focused on interior and exterior styling, as well as infotainment technology. This is a fine example of how to make a successful, existing vehicle hotter—all without losing any of the perks that attracted drivers in the first place. The 2023 Blazer Premier maintains the exceptional performance of this model, while raising the temperature with looks designed to thrill.