Chevrolet’s Trailblazer continues its streak of stylish, affordability, and fuel efficiency for 2023.
More of a crossover than a traditional sport utility, the subcompact hyper-delivers good looks. And while technology didn’t make our Top-3 for 2023. Trailblazer packs impressive tech options.
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer Top-3:
New For 2023 Chevy Trailblazer
Trailblazer was reintroduced into the Chevrolet crossover/SUV lineup in 2020. Making 2023 its third model year.
And the bow tie brand is releasing a handful of cool new color options for the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer.
Trims And Prices: 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Starting at $23,395 the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is being offered in four main trim options.
2023 Chevy Trailblazer trims & MSRPs:
- LS $23,395
- LT $25,595
- ACVTIV $27,495
- RS $27,495
Interestingly the top two trims share the same starting MSRP.
That’s because the ACTIV is configured to lean toward off-roading. Whereas the RS leans more on-road. But they’re otherwise equivalently equipped.
Engines, Transmissions & Fuel Economy
Chevrolet offers two different 3-cylinder engines in its 2023 Trailblazer. That’s right. One, two, three-cylinders.
Different but efficient for sure. Here are those options:
2023 Trailblazer 3-Cylinder Engines
- 1.2L Turbo – 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque
- 1.3L Turbo – 155 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque
There are also two different transmissions available for the 2023 Trailblazer.
There’s a continuously variable transmission. And a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The CVT is offered on the 1.2L turbo and the 1.3L turbo with FWD. And the 9-speed auto trans comes on the 1.3L with AWD.
And Trailblazer shines in the fuel economy department. Delivering up to 33 mpg on the highway.
Here’s the breakdown by engine and transmission configuration.
EPA Fuel-Economy Estimates:
- 1.2L FWD 29/31
- 1.3L FWD 29/33
- 1.3L AWD 26/30
Trailblazer has a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 pounds. And the crossover’s curb weight varies.
Depending on the configuration it weighs in between 4,189 and 4,409 lbs.
What’s The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer Look Like?
Trailblazer punches above its weight class when it comes to style.
Reminiscent of the entire Chevy lineup now. Looking back, when it was first rolling off assembly lines, it was signally Chevy’s design direction.
And that’s undeniably attractive. Sporty, athletic, and yet still Chevrolet by all appearances. Perhaps one of Trailblazer’s most telling aesthetics is its white roof.
- Wheelbase 103.9
- Length 173.5
- Height 65.2 to 65.7
- Width 71.2
- Front 61.2
- Rear 61.3
- Ground clearance 7.5
* All inches.
As a subcompact, Trailblazer is easy to maneuver. Especially in congested traffic settings or tight parking areas.
But it’s still spacious inside.
Inside The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer
Trailblazer’s interior is well laid out as well as spacious. Notably for a subcompact crossover.
Chevy’s been doing a great job throughout its lineup with the user interface of its cockpits. And Trailblazer follows suit.
Although there are loads of tech options and features. Everything is easy to use and intuitive. Logically laid out for the average daily driver.
- Front 38.3 to 40.0
- Rear 36.8 to 38.4
- Front 40.9
- Rear 39.4
- Shoulder room
- Front 55.4
- Rear 53.8
- Hip room
- Front 52.3
- Rear 50.4
And there’s plenty of cargo area for luggage and hauling stuff. Behind the backseats, there are 25.3 cubic feet in the cargo area. Plus when you fold the backseats down you have an ample 54.4 cu-ft of space to haul your stuff.
In addition to fold-flat backseats. Chevy offers a fold-flat front seat creating even more space. Providing the capability to haul objects up to 8.5 feet long.
Infotainment And Safety Technology
As mentioned at the top of this article. Technology is a leading factor to go with the 2023 Trailblazer. Even though that didn’t quite make it into our Top-3 this year.
Aside from the cargo space-making technology and smooth shifting multiple-drive modes. Trailblazer has and can be optioned with ample infotainment and safety tech.
Topping our list in those categories include wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also Chevy Safety Assist suite of safety features.
Finally, the 2022 model year of Trailblazer receives a Top Safety Pick+ rating from IIHS – the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer Top-3
- Styling – Trailblazer is great looking. Especially for a subcompact crossover. Sporty and athletic in every trim.
- Value – Overall bang for the buck is hard to beat. From styling to technology and fuel efficiency. It’s a smart buy.
- MPG – Up to 33 mpg for a crossover with highly versatile cargo space is highly appealing for any daily driver.