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Eric's Autos: 2023 Chevy Blazer

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Once upon a time, Chevy's Blazer was a full-size 4x4 -- this was before there were "SUVs" -- and it came standard with a V8 engine. It has since gotten smaller -- and it's now a crossover.

Similar to so many others.

But it does still offer a V6, and that's something that's becoming hard to find in a new crossover.

And, so equipped, it can pull more (4,500 pounds) than most crossovers. Many of which are four cylinder-only crossovers.

What It Is

The Blazer is a midsize (and midprice) crossover with two rows of seats, five-passenger capacity and an available V6.

 

Base price is $36,495 for the front-wheel-drive (and four cylinder-powered) 2LT trim, which can be optioned with all-wheel-drive. This version of the Blazer stickers for $39,195.

The 3LT trim -- with the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that's standard in the 2LT -- stickers for $40,695 with FWD and $43,395 with AWD. This model is also eligible for the optional 3.6-liter V6, which only adds $500 to the bottom line.

The sport-themed RS, which stickers for $44,195 to start (with FWD) and $47,095 with AWD comes standard with the V6, as well as a 20-inch wheel/tire package and unique exterior and interior trim differences.

Interestingly, the top-of-the-line Premier trim is priced the same as the RS but does not come standard with the V6. Instead, it comes standard with unique-to-this-trim chrome and silver accents.

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