It earned Good ratings in the driver- and passenger-side small overlap front tests along with the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints tests. The only reason why it did not achieve the IIHS’s coveted Top Safety Pick award was because of its headlights. A vehicle must achieve at least an Acceptable headlight rating in order to qualify. For the Top Safety Pick+, Acceptable or Good-rated headlights must come standard on all trim levels.
So what’s the problem with the Blazer’s headlights? Weak illumination, despite the fact the vehicle can be equipped with LED projector headlights with high beam assist.