2022 Chevrolet Blazer vs 2022 Nissan Murano 

Shopping for a new vehicle can be overwhelming. Shopping for a midsize crossover can feel impossible when nearly every auto manufacturer has multiple midsize crossovers to choose from. Luckily, we’re here to help. 

Two of the most popular midsize SUVs dominating highways are the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Nissan Murano. Keep reading to learn what these two vehicles have in common, where they differ, and which one comes out ahead. 

Exterior

The new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Nissan Murano were designed to turn heads and ensnare attention. These stylish midsize SUVs paint an unforgettable picture with their sporty bodies, chiseled lines, and athletic stances. Chevy pairs the Blazer with its signature dual-port grille and iconic Chevy bowtie, while the Nissan Murano sports the brand’s V-motion grille that lends the vehicle a modern look. 

Taking a quick glance at the Chevy Blazer and Nissan Murano’s spec sheets, we’ll find that these midsize crossovers are closely matched in every category: 

  • Wheelbase
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 112.7 inches
    • Nissan Murano: 111.2 inches
  • Length 
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 191.4 inches
    • Nissan Murano: 192.8 inches
  • Width 
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 76.7 inches
    • Nissan Murano: 75.4 inches
  • Height
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 67.0 inches
    • Nissan Murano: 67.8 inches

On both the 2022 Chevy Blazer and 2022 Nissan Murano, you’ll find an available hands-free gesture liftgate that opens when you kick your foot below the rear bumper. These midsize crossovers are also both available with LED headlights, roof racks, and nine colors to choose from. 

The main difference here is going to come down to the number of wheel styles available on each vehicle. Nissan keeps things simple on the new Murano with four wheel styles to choose from. Meanwhile, the new Chevy Blazer offers 11 different roller styles. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer

  • 14 wheel styles to choose from 
  • Wider and longer wheelbase than its counterpart

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Murano 

  • V-motion grille stands out in a crowd
  • Longer and taller than 

Interior 

Whether you’re slipping behind the wheel of the new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer or kicking back in the 2022 Nissan Murano, you’ll find an interior full of stylish design choices. These midsize crossovers both seat up to five people and are available with leather-appointed seating for added comfort on every drive. 

Taking a look at the spec sheets, the new 2022 Chevy Blazer and 2022 Nissan Murano are closely matched in most categories. However, the new Murano does offer more cargo space than its Chevy rival:

  • Front Headroom
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 39.8 inches
    • Nissan Murano: 39.9 inches
  • Second-Row Headroom 
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 38.6 inches
    • Nissan Murano: 39.8 inches
  • Front-Row Legroom 
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 41.0 inches
    • Nissan Murano: 40.5 inches
  • Second-Row Legroom 
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 39.6 inches
    • Nissan Murano: 38.7 inches
  • Cargo Space
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 64.2 cubic feet
    • Nissan Murano: 67.0 cubic feet 

Both the new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Nissan Murano ensure a comfortable ride with available dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats. They’re also both available with ventilated front seats that keep you cool on hot summer days. 

These midsize crossovers can be paired with available panoramic sunroof and also feature available auto-dimming rearview mirrors that enhance your comfort levels when driving at night. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer

  • Offers more front and rear legroom than the Nissan Murano
  • Available with ventilated seats on more than one trim level 

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Murano 

  • More cargo space than the Blazer
  • More front and rear headroom 

Technology 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Nissan Murano keep you connected on long road trips with their respective infotainment systems. Chevy pairs the Blazer with its Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, while the new Murano features the NissanConnect® system. Both vehicles come with an 8-inch touchscreen and support smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. 

These midsize crossovers offer a number of other tech features, such as a trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. Chevy and Nissan also each offer a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot (data plan required) that supports multiple devices, so you and your passengers never miss a thing. Both of these midsize crossovers are available with a Bose® Premium sound system, though the new Murano’s system features 11 speakers versus the Blazer’s eight speakers. 

There are a few things you’ll only find on the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer. This SUV is available with a wireless charging pad that ensures your compatible smartphone stays charged. It also features an available rear camera mirror in place of a traditional rearview mirror that displays a larger, unobstructed view of the area behind you. Last but not least, the new Blazer can be paired with an available safety alert seat that provides haptic feedback in the direction of potential crashes, so you can respond quickly. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer

  • Available with a wireless smartphone charging pad
  • Safety alert seat warns you of potential collisions
  • Rear camera mirror offers unobstructed view of area behind you

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Murano

  • Available with an 11-speaker Bose® premium sound system 

Safety

The new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Nissan Murano both earned NHTSA five-star overall safety ratings and it’s easy to see why. These midsize crossovers are packed with the latest in advanced safety features, including: 

  • Forward-collision alert
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning 
  • HD surround vision camera
  • Lane change alert
  • Side blind-zone alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system

While both these vehicles are loaded with safety features, only the Chevrolet Blazer features OnStar® Automatic Crash Response that detects a collision and will contact you within moments to ensure your safety. On the flipside, only the new 2022 Nissan Murano was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ thanks to its top rating in the headlight category. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer

  • Earned an NHTSA five-star overall safety rating
  • Features OnStar® Automatic Crash Response for added peace of mind

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Murano 

  • Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Performance

Take a peek under the new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer’s hood and you’ll find one of two thrilling engines. The standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine kicks out a zippy 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and helps the Blazer achieve 27 mpg highway. The Blazer’s available 3.6-liter V-6 engine brings the thrills with 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. 

The new Chevy Blazer is available with all-wheel drive and features a Drive Mode Selector that allows you to adjust vehicle handling as necessary. Choose from up to five drive modes: tour for improved fuel efficiency, all-wheel drive for enhanced traction, tow/haul for extra force while towing, off-road for optimized throttle on rough terrain, and sport for added excitement. With the proper equipment, the new Chevy Blazer also has a 4,500-pound towing capacity. 

On the Nissan side of things, you’ll find a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. The new Murano is available with intelligent all-wheel drive that can automatically switch between two-wheel and all-wheel drive as necessary. This midsize crossover also offers a 1,500-pound towing capacity, hill-start assist, and four-wheel independent suspension. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer

  • Two engine options to choose from 
  • Offers five drive modes, including all-wheel drive
  • Greater available towing capacity

Advantage of the 2022 Nissan Murano

  • Slightly higher fuel economy than the Blazer

Which Should You Buy? 

We think the answer is simple. The new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer has all the sporty style you want to stand out in a crowd and offers loads of features you won’t find in the 2022 Nissan Murano. Chevy’s midsize crossover features two engines to choose from, a drive mode selector, and more legroom than its Nissan counterpart. The new Blazer also provides the contemporary tech you want, like a wireless smartphone charger and rear camera mirror for an unobstructed view. And let’s not forget, the Chevy Blazer offers 14 different wheel styles to choose from, versus the Nissan Murano’s four choices. 

Wait no longer to fall in love with the new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer. Visit GarberAuto.com to see our current inventory!

 

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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.

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