2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer

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Key Spec of 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer
fuel economy

29/30/31

fuel type

Gasoline

horsepower

137 hp @ 5000 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Attractive design.

Lazy engine options

New paint options.

Sharp handling.

Average gas mileage.

Spacious cabin.

Poor CVT performance.

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 12, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Chevrolet Trailblazer is a midsize SUV that is basically a smaller Chevy Blazer but despite the fact of being a smaller vehicle, the Trailblazer offers a spacious cabin. This combination makes the SUV easier to park and affordable for many. For 2023, Chevy wouldn’t be making any noticeable changes apart from the new color options that will now include Nitro Yellow Metallic, Fountain Blue, and Sterling Gray Metallic, as well as an optional Iridescent Pearl Tricoat roof color. The trim levels will remain the same and the Trailblazer will be offered in two powertrain options on all trims like that found on the outgoing model. Even though the design on the Trailblazer is sporty with a few hints of the Chevrolet Camaro, the performance doesn’t really blend well as the acceleration feels sluggish. The major contenders that the Trailblazer is up against are the Hyundai Kona, the Ford EcoSport, and the Honda HR-V. The tall stance and the high roofline on the Trailblazer allow tall occupants to be seated comfortably and the foldable front passenger seat helps maximize the utility of the Trailblazer.

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer Latest Updates

  • Sep' 16, 2021 : IIHS: 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer Gets Top Safety Pick+ Award Read More »

Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#9 in Suv


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Trims

LS$24,295 Est. onwards


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Price Drop, $3000
Previous Price: $2635508 Jun 2022

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT

LT 4dr SUV (1.2L 4cyl CVT)

Dealer Price
$23,355
Est. $317/mo
Excellent deal
$3,000 Below market
RMV: $26,355
Framingham, MA
MSRP $26,355
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2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

RS 4dr SUV (1.3L 3cyl 155 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$28,545
Est. $387/mo
Excellent deal
$3,610 Below market
RMV: $32,155
Murrysville, PA
MSRP $28,545
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2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

RS 4dr SUV (1.3L 3cyl 155 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$28,545
Est. $387/mo
Excellent deal
$3,610 Below market
RMV: $32,155
Salt Lake City, UT
MSRP $28,545
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2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

RS 4dr SUV (1.3L 3cyl 155 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$28,595
Est. $388/mo
Excellent deal
$3,560 Below market
RMV: $32,155
Braintree, MA
MSRP $28,595
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2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

RS 4dr SUV (1.3L 3cyl 155 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$28,595
Est. $388/mo
Excellent deal
$3,560 Below market
RMV: $32,155
Braintree, MA
MSRP $28,595
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2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

RS 4dr SUV (1.3L 3cyl 155 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$28,595
Est. $388/mo
Excellent deal
$3,560 Below market
RMV: $32,155
Braintree, MA
MSRP $28,595
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2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

RS 4dr SUV (1.3L 3cyl 155 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$28,595
Est. $388/mo
Excellent deal
$3,560 Below market
RMV: $32,155
Braintree, MA
MSRP $28,595
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2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

RS 4dr SUV (1.3L 3cyl 155 hp CVT)

Dealer Price
$26,306
Est. $357/mo
Excellent deal
$3,214 Below market
RMV: $29,520
Grand Rapids, MI
MSRP $26,935
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Price Drop, $1750
Previous Price: $2957027 Jul 2022

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV

RS AWD

Dealer Price
$27,820
Est. $377/mo
Excellent deal
$3,335 Below market
RMV: $31,155
Boise, ID
MSRP $28,570
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Colors and Styles

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer in Spectral Blue Gloss color
Spectral Blue Gloss

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer is expected to start at $22,995 for the base trim and go all the way up to almost $30,000. Users can also upgrade the standard 1.2-liter engine for a slightly more powerful 1.3-liter unit with an all-wheel drive system for an additional $2,000, which also brings in a 9-speed automatic transmission over the regular CVT unit.


Features

Chevrolet offers both FWD and AWD for the Trailblazer throughout the trim line and that only provides the buyers a wider option. The Trailblazer comes in LS, LT, RS, and Activ trims with the only difference between the RS and Activ being its styling and core functions. The RS gets sporty exterior touches with high-gloss black aluminum wheels while the Activ trim is focused on tough terrain with some off-road ability and gets chunkier bumpers and sport terrain tires. Some standard features that are offered in the base LS trim are a 6-speaker audio system, Digital compass, driver infotainment center, fold-flat front passenger seats, and cloth upholstery for the seats. Users can also choose optional packages like the Convenience package, Confidence II package, or the Driver confidence package, which brings in features like the Driver assist, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a rear armrest, larger touchscreen, and many more.

Trim

LS

LT

Activ

RS

MSRP (FWD)

$22,995

$25,195

$27,095

$27,095

MSRP (AWD)

$24,995

$27,195

$29,095

$29,095

Key Features

6-speaker audio system

LED fog lamps

LED taillights

18-inch high-gloss black machined aluminum wheels

17-inch silver painted aluminum wheels

Silver painted roof rails

Sport terrain tires

Heated steering wheel

Chevrolet infotainment 3 system with 7.0-inch display

Heated power-adjustable, manual-folding mirrors

Dual-outlet exhaust with trapezoidal polished tips

Dual-outlet exhaust with round polished tips

Cloth seat upholstery for seats

Heated front seats

   

Chevy safety assist

Remote vehicle start system

   

Both the RS and Activ trim are basically the same vehicles and offer the same features except for the fact that the Activ leans towards off-road and rugged character while the RS focuses on being sportier and sharper.

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The fact that the price range on the Trailblazer is extensive gives the buyer a lot of options but the most value-for-money deal here has to be the LT variant with the RWD setup as the trims about it are mostly style upgrades and nothing to do with the performance of the car. However, if you aren’t a fan of how the car looks in the LT trim, you can opt for either the Activ or the RS trim based on your preference as both these vehicles target two completely different crowds.

Release Date

The release of the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer is likely going to be in the fall of 2022 and the car will be available to buy at Chevrolet dealerships throughout the United States.

Engine and Performance

The Chevrolet Trailblazer has two engine options that come equipped depending on the trim picked. The LS and LT trims come equipped with a 1.2L turbo inline-3 engine that makes 137 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque which is paired to a CVT transmission while being driven by the front wheels only. The RS and Activ trims come standard with a 1.3L turbo inline-3 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission that makes 155 hp. This engine also becomes available for the LS and LT trims when picked in the AWD setup. Even though the Trailblazer is a small vehicle with very limited power, Chevrolet has managed to offer different drive modes such as Normal, Sport, and Snow. All the trims except Activ feel similar in terms of ride quality while the Active trim comes with off-road-tuned struts which helps keep the drive well balanced in comparison.

Model

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2023 Hyundai Kona

2023 Ford EcoSport

2023 Honda HR-V

MSRP

$22,995

$24,000

$24,000

$23,650

Engine

1.2L turbo inline-3

2.0L inline-4

2.0L inline-4

1.8L inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

AWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

6-speed automatic

CVT

Power (Hp)

137 hp @ 5,000 rpm

147 hp @ 6,200 rpm

166 hp @ 6,500 rpm

141 hp @ 6,500 rpm

Torque (lb.-ft)

162 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm

132 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

149 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

127 lb-ft @ 4,300 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

10.2 seconds

8.3 seconds

10.4 seconds

10.2 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

17.5 seconds

16.3 seconds

16.9 seconds

17.8 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

115 MPH

127 MPH

110 MPH

116 MPH

The numbers aren’t all that exciting and all the cars except for Hyundai put out a very similar number. However, pick the 1.3L engine option for the Trailblazer and the performance timing shortens by almost a second.

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer Ride and Handling

The Chevrolet Trailblazer in both its engine configuration feels a bit dull in terms of the drive as the car fatlike it barely had any power. The engine takes a while to unleash its horses and the CVT transmission just feels lethargic. However, the 9-speed automatic transmission is worth the mention as the shifts are smooth and precise. The ergonomics and space help stay comfortable while driving but a slight bump up in power would make this the perfect midsize SUV.

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer Braking Performance

The Trailblazer comes with adequately sized brakes for the kind of power and vehicle it is. This car can be brought to a stand-still from 60 mph in 121 feet, which is rather impressive. Users get automatic emergency braking as standard on the Trailblazer, making it even safer and there aren’t many vehicles in this category that offer such high braking performance and this definitely is a strength for the Trailblazer.

Model

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2023 Hyundai Kona

2023 Ford EcoSport

2023 Honda HR-V

Brake Rotors (front) (in.) 

11.8

11.0

10.9

11.5

Brake Rotors (rear) (in.) 

10.4

10.3

NA

11.1

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,323

2,890

3,300

2,959

60-0 (.-ft)

121

134

141

141

The Trailblazer holds the largest front brakes while Honda holds the largest rear disc. However, the performance speaks for itself and puts the Chevrolet high up the board all while it is the heaviest in the group. Both the Ford and Honda fall behind as they both require 141 feet to completely stop from 60 mph.

Fuel Economy

For a vehicle with such low power and low power output, it is expected to push out great fuel economy numbers but the EPA for the 1.2L engine stands at a rather average 30 mpg. This number goes up by 1 mile with the 1.3L engine and FWD setup but decreases by 3 miles when configured with the AWD system. The Trailblazer is capable of holding a total of 13.2 gallons of fuel, which falls in the ballpark of what most vehicles in this category offer.

Model

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2023 Hyundai Kona

2023 Ford EcoSport

2023 Honda HR-V

MPG (city)

29

30

23

28

MPG (highway)

31

35

29

34

MPG (combined)

30

32

25

30

Fuel capacity (gallons)

13.2

13.2

13.8

13.2

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

382/409/396

396/462/422

317/400/345

369/448/396

The largest fuel tank here is offered by the Ford EcoSport but that doesn’t help the car a lot as the gas mileage is on the lower side. The Chevrolet Trailblazer isn’t the best here despite it carrying a smaller and less powerful engine. Hyundai offers the highest range and fuel economy with a total range of 422 miles with a single tank of fuel.

Interior

The cabin space that the Trailblazer holds is massive and truly one of its strengths. The seats can be finished in fabric upholstery or leatherette upholstery depending on the trim levels. However, regardless of the material, the cabin layout is well integrated with comfortable seats. The front seats receive a heating function along with 10-way driver seat power adjustability from the LT trim onwards. To further extend the convenience, users get a heated steering wheel on both Activ and RS trims and can optionally add features like automatic climate control, cabin humidity sensor, and much more. The Trailblazer also offers a good cargo space that can be extended by folding the rear seats but Chevrolet also lets the users fold the front passenger seats forwards in order to further maximize the cargo hold.

Model

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2023 Hyundai Kona

2023 Ford EcoSport

2023 Honda HR-V

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

40.0/55.4/40.9

39.6/55.5/41.5

39.6/53.3/42.9

39.5/56.8/41.2

Rear Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.4/53.8/39.4

37.8/54.3/34.6

37.5/51.3/36.7

38.3/54.5/39.3

Cargo Capacity to rear row (cu.-ft)

25.3

19.2

20.9

24.3

Cargo Capacity to first row (cu.-ft)

54.4

45.8

50.0

58.8

The most spacious cars are the Trailblazer and the HR-V as they both offer a very similar space for both passengers as well as cargo. The Honda sure does have a slightly larger cargo space with the rear seats fed down but the difference isn’t a lot. 2023 Hyundai Kona takes the last spot here with the 2023 Ford EcoSport falling right in between the list.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer include

  • Heated front seats.
  • Heated steering wheel.
  • Fabric/Leatherette upholstery.
  • 10-way power adjustable driver seat.
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • Single zone front air-conditioning.

How intuitive is the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer infotainment system?

The Trailblazer is equipped with a 7.0-inch display for the infotainment unit as standard which runs on the latest Chevy infotainment 3 software that lets users connect mobile phones via Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto. The infotainment is connected to a 6-speaker audio system with an option to upgrade it to a 7-speaker system from Bose. Adding technology packs brings in additional connectivity and features.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer are

  • 3.5-inch digital instrument cluster.
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen.
  • Apply CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system.
  • Navigation system.
  • 6-speaker or 7-speaker Bose audio system.
Exterior

The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a complete carryover model, making it identical to the previous model both mechanically as well as in terms of design. The Trailblazer has sharp lines and angular design elements all over it, making it one of the best-looking midsize SUVs and for 2023, Chevrolet introduces new colors to give it a refreshed look. The LED fog lamps and taillight give the exterior appearance a much-polished look. Buyers looking for different design elements on their Trailblazers can opt for either Activ or RS trims as one focuses on rugged styling with chunkier bumpers with integrated bash plate design with thick treaded tires while the other is more of a sportier-looking Trailblazer with a massive grille and sharper bumper styling, making it look aggressive. The standard wheel size for the Terrain stands at 17-inches with the Activ trim getting the Sport terrain tires while the RS variant sits on 18-inch wheels which gives it the sporty stance that it intends to provide.

Model

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2023 Hyundai Kona

2023 Ford EcoSport

2023 Honda HR-V

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,323

2,890

3,300

2,959

Length (in.)

173.5

164.0

161.3

170.4

Width (in.)

71.2

70.9

69.5

69.8

Height (in.)

65.2

61.6

64.8

63.2

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.5

6.7

7.8

7.3

Wheelbase (in.)

103.9

102.4

99.2

102.8

The dimensions on the Chevrolet Trailblazer is the largest and hence, makes it a very spacious vehicle compared to its rivals but the long length of this car makes it difficult to maneuver the Chevy in tight spaces. The ground clearance on the Chevy and Ford are the highest and both these cars also happen to be the heaviest.

Some of the standout exterior features include

  • 17/18-inch wheels.
  • Dual-outlet exhaust
  • LED fog light and taillights.
  • Two-tone paint scheme for Activ trim.
  • Optional panoramic sunroof.
  • All-season tires.
Safety

The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer hasn’t undergone any crash tests so far but the outgoing 2022 model has managed to bag a 5-star rating from NHTSA and an overall “GOOD” from IIHS with the Top Safety Pick + badge. The same can be expected for the 2023 model as it is basically the same car. Chevrolet has put keen attention on safety and provides the users with various safety tech and driver assist features.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer are

  • Automatic emergency braking.
  • Lane keep assist and lane departure warning.
  • Front pedestrian braking.
  • IntelliBeam auto high beams.
  • Forward collision alert.
  • Rearview camera.
Competition

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer vs 2023 Hyundai Kona

There really isn’t much of a difference between the Chevy and Kona in terms of the power and fuel economy even though the numbers are slightly higher on the Kona. However, the overall cabin room offered by the Trailblazer is better and much more comfortable, making it the ideal family hauler under a budget. The Hyundai should be your choice only if fuel economy is a deciding factor for you but if space is what you’re looking for, the Chevy is the answer.

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer vs 2023 Ford EcoSport

The only place where the Ford EcoSport goes past the Chevy is in terms of the power but talk about practicality and the Trailblazer pushes the Ford down with ease. The legroom on the Chevy is more than what offers on the Ford and similar is the case with the cargo space. The major lead for the Chevy against the EcoSport is in terms of the fuel economy, making it the right pick for a budget-oriented segment.

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer vs 2023 Honda HR-V

Even though both these cars make the same power, the Honda HR-V drives much better than the Chevy as the steering response and power delivery are precise. The Honda also pushes out better fuel efficiency and similar cargo space, making it the better vehicle in almost all aspects. The only place where the Chevy has an advantage is in terms of the braking performance and the lower price but it definitely is worth paying the extra cost for the Honda over the Chevy.

Final Verdict

Since the Trailblazer for 2023 is a carryover model and has nothing unchanged, it would drive and feel exactly like the 2022 model but it still is worth buying it in 2023 as the car holds enough components and features for the money it asks for. The Chevrolet Trailblazer holds itself very well against its rivals and the fact that it comes in two different engine configurations and drivetrain setup gives the users a much more extensive customization option than what the rivals offer. The Chevrolet definitely isn’t the most fun car to drive in the segment but as a whole, the car is very practical and offers great cabin and cargo room compared to the other cars.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$24295

body style

dr SUV

engine type
horse power

137 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

162 lb.-ft. @ 2500 rpm

transmission

1-Speed Cvt

dimensions
length

173.5 in

wheelbase

103.9 in

width

71.2 in

Height

65.2 in

Ground Clearance

7.5 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

98.2 cu ft

cargo volume

54.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

29/30/31 mpg

highway range

409.20 mi


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