The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer, which is smaller than the Blazer, is a quality choice for the subcompact crossover SUV segment. It has sporty styling, good driving dynamics, and a more spacious interior compared to many of its crossover competitors. Find out what we know so far about the release date, price, specs, and features for the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer.
2023 Trailblazer specs: Engine options, fuel economy, and towing
Buyers of the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer have a choice of two turbocharged engine options. The turbo 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine generates 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, while the turbo 1.3-liter three-cylinder engine produces 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque.
The Trailblazer can be equipped with either a front-wheel drive (FWD) or a traction-enhancing all-wheel drive (AWD) system. FWD models have a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while the AWD models feature a nine-speed automatic transmission. Also, the Trailblazer has selectable drive modes, including settings for Sport, Snow, Normal, and AWD (if equipped).
On the efficiency front, the 2023 Trailblazer gets an estimated fuel economy of up to 29 city/33 highway mpg. Also, it has a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 pounds.
Technology features in the 2023 Trailblazer
Notable technology features in the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer include the Chevrolet infotainment system with either a 7” or 8” touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a wireless smartphone charger, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and Amazon Alexa Built-In capability. Also, the Trailblazer offers various driving assistance technology features, such as automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and a rearview camera.
What’s new for the 2023 Trailblazer?
The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is primarily a carryover model. However, the crossover SUV offers three new exterior paint color options: Sterling Gray Metallic, Fountain Blue, and Nitro Yellow Metallic. Also, it has one new roof color option: Iridescent Pearl Tricoat. All of these color options cost extra.
When will the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer be released and available?
According to Chevrolet, you can now build and price a 2023 Trailblazer on their site, but as of September 16, 2022, there is no test drive option, so models will likely actually hit roads in late 2022. GM Authority shared that Chevy started production of the Trailblazer on April 24th. The Chevy Trailblazer is built at GM’s plants in Incheon, South Korea, and Shanghai, China.
How much does the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer cost?
Starting trim pricing for the 2023 Trailblazer is as follows:
- RS: $26,200
- Activ: $26,200
- LT: $24,300
- LS: $22,100
These prices are listed on the Chevrolet site.
What are the crossover SUV competitors of the Chevy Trailblazer?
The crossover SUV competitors of the Chevy Trailblazer include the Mazda CX-30, Hyundai Kona, Volkswagen Taos, Toyota Corolla Cross, Kia Seltos, Subaru Crosstrek, Ford Bronco Sport, Jeep Compass, Buick Encore GX, and Honda HR-V.