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What Does Each Trim Bring to the 2023 Chevy Blazer?

It says something about how impressive the Chevy lineup is that a model like the Blazer can be just a part of the crowd, whereas it would likely be the star of another brand. One of the biggest strengths of the Blazer is that it keeps some things simple that should be simple while still offering you plenty of great features to choose from. If you’re planning to head to your local Chevy dealer soon, it will make your life a lot easier if you go into it with a game plan. For example, look at each trim for any particular model you’re interested in to know which ones might (or might not) work for you. Let’s take a look at the 2023 Chevy Blazer and the four trims it offers to see what each one brings to the road.

2023 Blazer 2LT

The starting trim for the 2023 Blazer is the 2LT (Chevy dropped the 1LT and its weaker engine last year), which includes a wide range of excellent standard features. There’s one engine offered at this trim level: a 2.0L Turbo four-cylinder that delivers 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is a solid amount of power for a midsize SUV. This engine is paired with a responsive nine-speed automatic transmission. The Blazer comes with front-wheel drive standard, but you can choose all-wheel drive on any trim if you prefer.

You’ll find 18-inch Grazen Metallic aluminum wheels on the Blazer 2LT, with lower bodyside moldings in black and LED headlamps and taillamps. The 2LT has heated power outside mirrors with body-color mirror caps, which is nice to find on the starting trim, and it also has body-color door handles. In the rear, you’ll find a manual liftgate, which is to be expected for a base model. There are quite a few nice touches here that remind me that this was once the second trim level, not the starting point, and I certainly don’t miss the 1LT.

Inside the Blazer 2LT, you’ll find a wide range of features that make it easy to see why so many people like this model, starting with a standard 10.2-inch infotainment display with support for Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2LT has premium cloth seating, offering two rows of seats for up to five people, and you’ll get an eight-way power driver’s seat, though the 2LT has a four-way manual front-passenger seat. There’s a 4.2-inch color Driver Information Center display and a six-speaker sound system, which is fine, if not amazing. Standard tech features include Keyless Open and Start, Remote Start, cruise control, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

One of my favorite things about the 2023 Blazer is that the Chevy Safety Assist suite is standard on every trim. Chevy dragged its feet a bit in making advanced driver-assist features standard, so it’s great to see the brand come around. This suite includes Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and a Following Distance Indicator to warn you when you’re too close to the vehicle in front of you. It also comes with Front Pedestrian Braking and IntelliBeam High Beam Assist. Chevy Safety Assist is a great start, and we’ll find more safety features on higher trims.

A black 2023 Chevy Blazer is shown driving up a tree-lined road.

2023 Blazer 3LT

Moving up to the 3LT trim, we’ll find a number of upgrades and options, including an available 3.6L V6 engine that delivers 308 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Honestly, this is the engine to choose. If your budget allows, you should strongly consider going with the 3LT and this available powertrain. You’ll find a few upgrades on the exterior of the 3LT trim, like auto-dimming side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators to improve how easily other drivers can see your signals. This trim also comes with a power-programmable rear liftgate, making it easier to load and unload.

The interior of the 3LT is even nicer than the previous trim, with perforated leather-appointed seating, including heated front seats and a six-way power front-passenger seat. This trim also comes with a wrapped steering wheel, but otherwise is very similar inside to what you’ll find in the 2LT. The driver-assist features are upgraded a bit on this trim as it includes a Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, which you won’t find on the 2LT without adding the available Driver Confidence Package.

2023 Blazer RS

The RS is an interesting trim for the 2023 Chevy Blazer as it adds some stylistic touches and details, along with a few nice extra features. For starters, the 3.6L V6 engine is standard on the RS and the only option––that’s a good thing as far as I’m concerned. The Blazer RS rides on 20-inch Technical Gray aluminum wheels, with 21-inch High Gloss Black wheels available for a bolder look and added elegance. You’ll find some unique exterior accents like a black Chevy bowtie, black RS signature grille, High Gloss Black lower bodyside moldings with Black Ice inserts, and more. You also get a hands-free gesture liftgate on the RS, so you can open and close it by placing your foot under the rear bumper.

Inside, you’ll find Jet Black perforated leather-appointed seating with red accents available, along with other aesthetic touches that match the unique RS exterior details. The RS comes with an eight-speaker Bose premium sound system, a wireless charging pad, a heated steering wheel, and an eight-inch Driver Information Center. You’ll find ambient interior lighting in the RS, and it comes with the same advanced driver-assist features as the 3LT.

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2023 Blazer Premier

The Premier trim is very similar to the RS in many ways, with a few key differences. For starters, you can choose either engine on this trim, just like the 3LT, though it rides on 20-inch wheels with 21-inch wheels available. You’ll find painted Iron Gray Metallic lower bodyside moldings with Bright Chrome Inserts, a Premier signature chrome grille, and body-color door handles with chrome accents for a unique overall look.

Many of its interior details are similar to the RS, including the eight-speaker Bose sound system, wireless charging pad, and eight-inch Driver Information Center. You’ll find perforated leather-appointed seating in the Premier with sueded microfiber accents, plus a variety of added details and luxurious touches. Extra driver-assist features like an HD Surround Vision system, which gives you a virtual view around your vehicle, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking are available for both the Premier and the RS trims.

Choosing the Right One

The way that Chevy has designed the 2023 Blazer makes it quite simple to choose the right option with everything you need. If you’re looking to keep your costs low but still want excellent features, then the starting 2LT trim is the way to go. Moving up to the 3LT costs a bit more but gives you some added style and functionality and options like the 3.6L V6 engine. From there, the RS and Premier both deliver exceptional upgrades, including improvements to technology, comfort, and convenience. Your choice will largely come down to style preferences and a few other differences, but every model has excellent standard and available features. Now all you have to do is decide on the features you need (sadly, I can’t do that for you) and then pick the trim and packages that deliver what you’re looking for to bring it all together.