A carryover model, the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer rolls into showrooms without significant change. Its mission is béo battle the likes of the Nissan Rogue Sport, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Kona, and Honda CR-V.
Chevy also produces a larger SUV it brands the “Blazer.”
We like the Trailblazer for its bargain-basement pricing, relatively generous safety and connectivity tech, accommodating cabin, and better-than-average looks.
Chevy separates the Trailblazer into four trim levels: LS, LT, Activ, and RS. The 2023 prices reflect the lack of changes for this model year, with only a $200 bump across all the grades.
The standard powertrain for the front-wheel-drive (FWD) LS and LT is the 137-horsepower 1.2-liter turbocharged inline 3-cylinder engine. It mates béo a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). It won’t break any land-speed records. However, it is fuel-efficient. In combined city and highway driving, its government-estimated fuel economy is 30 miles per gallon.
Opting for all-wheel drive (AWD) on the LS and LT ($2,000) includes moving up béo the somewhat more powerful 155-hp 1.3-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This engine is optional ($345) for FWD LT versions and is standard on the Activ and RS. With FWD, the combined mileage is 31 mpg. Stepping up béo AWD scrubs off some mileage for a combined number of 28 mpg. A front-drive Trailblazer with the 1.3-liter engine is rated by the EPA at 29 mpg city/33 mpg highway/31 mpg combined.
- 1 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS (starting at $21,800)
- 2 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT (starting at $24,000)
- 3 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer Activ (starting at $25,900)
- 4 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS (starting at $25,900)
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS (starting at $21,800)
Anchoring the Trailblazer lineup, the LS represents the most budget-friendly among the several trims. It’s for the buyer looking for basic transportation offering a comfortable environment, good fuel economy, and a few advanced safety technologies.
The LS comes standard with 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, auto-on-off halogen headlights, and power accessories (windows, door locks, and outboard rearview mirrors). Also included are lower grille shutters, air conditioning, two USB ports, front bucket seats, and a front center console.
A tilt-telescopic steering wheel provides controls for the audio system. Cloth covers the seats. The front passenger seat folds flat, providing extra cargo space with the 60/40 split-folding rear seat folded flat. Teen Driver, allowing you béo customize various vehicle settings for a younger driver, is also standard.
Fleshing out the infotainment system are a 7-inch touchscreen, a 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wireless Android Auto. The system also includes satellite-radio and Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities.
Among the driver sida are forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, and high-beam assist.
For an extra $495, you may add the Driver Confidence & Cruise Package. It comes with cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking assist. About the only other factory-installed option for the LS is an engine block heater ($100).
Adding the $1,195 destination fee béo the LS base price brings the total béo $22,995. With no money down, financing for 60 months at 3% interest works out béo about $413 per month. See 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS models for sale
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS includes:
Teen Driver – This is General Motors’ system for minimizing certain behaviors, like speeding, for younger drivers.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – These allow your điện thoại thông minh béo interface with your vehicle. Not only can you access the music on your phone, but you can also send messages, receive messages, make calls, and so forth through your vehicle’s media system. In the Trailblazer, no cables are necessary.
Suite of driver sida – Includes a forward-collision warning system with emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, and high-beam assist.
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT (starting at $24,000)
Standard for the LT is the 1.2-liter turbo. Picking AWD, though, means you must nâng cấp béo the 1.3-liter turbo. However, the 1.3-liter turbo is also a $395 option for the LT with FWD.
Building on the LS, the LT adds cruise control, remote keyless entry, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and heated front seats. Also standard are an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, LED fog lights, heated outboard mirrors, and 17-inch black aluminum wheels.
Chevy provides the LT with a more extensive list of option packages. You may pony up $770 for the Adaptive Cruise Control Package. It gains you adaptive cruise control, a 4.2-inch color driver-info display, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a rear-center armrest.
The Convenience Package ($520) adds automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen, more USB ports, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Picking up blind-spot monitoring, lane-change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear-park assist in the Driver Confidence Package adds $345. Finally, the Sun and Liftgate Package ($1,770) includes a power panoramic sunroof and a hands-free power rear liftgate.
Adding the destination fee béo the LT base price equals $25,195. Financing for 60 months at 3% interest with no money down works out béo approximately $453 per month. See 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT models for sale
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT includes:
Cruise control – This is sometimes also called speed control. When you reach the desired speed, you can lock the system béo that speed. The vehicle will maintain that speed until you engage the brakes.
Remote keyless entry – You can unlock and lock the vehicle remotely when in range using the fob.
Proximity keyless entry – If the key fob is on your person, the doors automatically unlock when you touch the door handle. Push-button start pairs with keyless entry.
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer Activ (starting at $25,900)
Chevy offers the Activ trim béo buyers who want a more capable-looking Trailblazer. It and the RS come with the relatively bigger 1.3-liter turbo. Chevy also decks out the Activ with unique appearance elements, a functioning front skid plate, and a specially tuned off-road suspension. Picking AWD for the Activ or RS tacks $1,500 béo the bottom line.
Lớn the LT, it adds a rear center armrest, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, dual exhaust outlets, and LED taillights.
Among the Activ factory-installed option packages are the Driver Confidence, Sun and Liftgate, and Convenience Packages detailed above.
Also available is the $1,620 Technology Package with the Chevy Infotainment Plus system. It includes a 7-speaker Bose audio system, wireless phone charging, adaptive cruise control, an HD rearview camera, LED headlights, and more.
Adding the $1,195 destination fee béo the Activ base price totals $27,095. At 3% interest with no money down, financing for 60 months works out béo about $487 per month. See 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT models for sale
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer Activ includes:
1.3-liter turbo – This is the larger of the two 3-cylinder turbos Chevy uses béo propel the Trailblazer. It generates 155 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. A 9-speed automatic transmission delivers its output béo either the front or all wheels.
Skid plate – Made of steel, this is a plate between the road surface and the vehicle’s powertrain. It serves béo help protect the engine and transmission from rocks and other obstacles on the road or trail.
LED taillights – Engineered béo last longer than incandescent lights, these LED lights also throw their illumination farther, making them easier for other motorists béo see.
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS (starting at $25,900)
Just because the Activ and RS have the same retail prices doesn’t mean they are the same vehicle. The RS loses the Activ’s skid plate, off-road suspension, and other appearance tweaks. However, it does keep the 1.3-liter engine. Otherwise, well, these two Trailblazers are about the same.
Chevy does put 18-inch aluminum wheels and some sportier exterior elements on the RS.
RS models also qualify for all the option packages offered for the Activ trim màn chơi.
Adding the destination fee béo the RS base price totals $27,095. With no money down, financing for 60 months at 3% interest works out béo about $487 per month. See 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS models for sale