The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer sees a few new color options but there are no significant updates from its 2021 launch year. Pricing also remains the same.
Choosing Your Chevrolet Trailblazer
The Trailblazer is offered in four trims, the LS, LT, ACTIV, and RS. Base prices range from $22,995 to $27,095.
A 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine is standard on the LS and LT trims. It puts out 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque and sends power through a continuously-variable transmission to the front wheels. A 1.3-liter turbo three-cylinder with a nine-speed automatic is optional on the LT trim (for $395) and generates 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. The uprated engine is standard on the ACTIV and RS trims and any trim equipped with all-wheel drive, a $2,000 option on the LS and LT, or $1,500 on the Activ and RS.
The models with the smaller engine earn an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon combined while the all-wheel-drive models return 28 mpg.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Trailblazer stretches to 173.7 inches long and sits 71.2 inches wide. Its boxy shape contributes to a roomy rear seat with 39 inches of legroom and a spacious cargo area with 25 cubic feet behind the seat back and 54 cubic feet with the seat backs folded. The front passenger seat also folds forward to accommodate items up to 8.5 feet in length.
All Trailblazers are equipped with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, following distance indicator, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams, and OnStar. The Driver Confidence and Cruise Package is $495 ($395 on the upper trims) and adds blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and parking sensors. With the Driver Confidence Package selected in the LT trim, adaptive cruise control is available for $770. The ACTIV and RS trims offer adaptive cruise control within the $1,620 Technology Package.
The base Trailblazer features a seven-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, USB and Aux inputs, and six speakers. The LT trim offers the Convenience trim for $520 which includes an eight-inch touchscreen, two more USB ports, and an AC outlet. The Technology Package is available on the top two trims and further adds a Bose sound system and wireless charging.
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS – MSRP From $22,995
The base trim includes 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, cloth seats with six-way adjustability, a 3.5-inch driver information display, and power mirrors and windows. A $650 Blackout Package includes a black grille and exterior badging.
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT – MSRP From $25,195
The LT trim receives significant upgrades such as 17-inch black wheels with machined faces, LED fog lights, tinted windows, silver roof rails, body-color heated mirrors, proximity entry, remote start, heated seats with 10-way power adjustment for the driver, and cruise control. The Convenience package adds the aforementioned larger touchscreen and more power ports as well as automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Premium Seating Package is $995 and adds leatherette seating surfaces and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Lastly, the Sun and Liftgate Package is $1,770 and includes a panoramic sunroof and hands-free power tailgate with logo projection/ kick target.
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer ACTIV – MSRP From $27,095
The ACTIV is the dirt-road version of the Trailblazer with off-road suspension tuning, “sport-terrain” tires, a functional skid plate, unique front and rear lower fascia, dual trapezoidal exhaust outlets, a white-painted roof panel and mirror housings, and LED taillights.
The interior is packed with similar items to the LT trim equipped with the Premium Seating Package and additionally features a few bronze-colored interior trim pieces. The ACTIV offers the Technology Package with its 4.2-inch driver information display, LED headlights, and HD rear vision camera.
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS – MSRP From $27,095
The sporty-minded RS trim receives 18-inch wheels, a painted lower front bumper, a larger grille, curves on the lower door cladding, revised rear bumper styling, two round exhaust outlets, and a black contrast roof (with most colors). The interior gains red contrast stitching, red interior trim, red sport gauges, a unique flat-bottom steering wheel, and cloth and leatherette seats. Otherwise, the RS matches the ACTIV’s list of features while the Technology Package remains optional.
Compare Trailblazer Trims Side-By-Side
The LT trim with the available safety and convenience packages brings a modern level of safety and technology without becoming overpriced.