Chevrolet Blazer EV Dazzles With Sporty Design, Surprising Features

The cabin’s striking color scheme, sport-themed styling and numerous attention-to-detail touches are combined with crisp displays and easy to operate infotainment features and accessories. Special-effects lighting and hands- and foot-free tailgate helped seal the deal for the Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX judges.

David Zoia, Senior Director-Content

May 28, 2024

2 Min Read
Chevy Blazer EV’s Adrenaline Red and black color scheme makes for strong first impression.

General Motors’ Chevrolet Blazer EV had us the moment we peeked inside.

Our $55,000 AWD RS test model’s eye-popping combination black and Adrenaline Red cabin was love at first sight, immediately grabbing our attention and signaling not only is this not your average battery-electric vehicle, it’s not your typical CUV either.

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With the Blazer EV, winner of a 2024 10 Best Interiors & UX award, the accent is solidly on the sport in sport-utility. Big, air-turbine-type vents – lifted directly from the Chevy Camaro pony car – help define the vehicle’s sporty aesthetic. But nearly everything in the cabin also plays to that theme, from the wraparound infotainment screen to the two-tone seating and artistically sculpted dash.

A number of little touches add to the vehicle’s overall attention to detail. There’s unique, textured plastic trim on the door inners, clever red accenting on the vent surrounds and embossed RS badging and aluminum-like brightwork throughout. Cupholder inserts and the wireless charging pad are stamped with a wind-turbine pattern that reminds, this is an electric vehicle.

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The Blazer’s user-interface strategy works well. No CarPlay? No real problem. The Google-based system’s embedded music works just like CarPlay’s, and navigation is via the popular Google Maps. Pairing your phone via your Google login provides CarPlay-like access to text messaging while you drive.

The colorful infotainment display spans half the width of the cabin and comes to life with the Chevrolet logo emblazoned across the screen. It is laid out neatly and intuitively, with crisp icons and dazzling colors.

“The blues are so vibrant,” notes one judge’s scoresheet. “This display screen resolution is on par with (much pricier models from) BMW and Mercedes.” 

Phones patch in quickly; there’s zero latency when paging through the menu. The natural-language Google virtual assistant enables web searches, as well as hands-free control of in-cabin functions such as temperature and radio settings.

The digital instrument panel offers a multitude of views and information for the driver, augmented by a head-up display. There’s a bevy of properly sized knobs and switches to easily manage the most-used accessories.

Among the delights is a unique front-lighting sequence that illuminates when you unlock the vehicle and concludes with a flash of the Chevy bowtie. The Autosense rear liftgate opens hands-free when it senses the key fob near the rear of the vehicle – there’s no awkward kicking motion required.

Like some other battery-electrics, there’s no start button – just put Blazer EV in gear and go. ADAS technology includes more cutting-edge automatic emergency braking for pedestrians and cyclists.

Based on GM’s Ultium platform that also underpins the wildly different GMC Hummer and Cadillac Lyriq luxury models, the Blazer EV is an everyman’s electric vehicle. It’s roomy, functional, well equipped and simply oozing with stylish flair.

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About the Author(s)

David Zoia

Senior Director-Content, WardsAuto

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