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The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is a popular and capable subcompact crossover SUV with numerous features and options. Shoppers can choose from several Trailblazer trims, and though some differences exist among them, they also have many similarities. Here’s a look at the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer and whether it has wireless Apple CarPlay.

An overview of the 2023 model and its trims

2023 Chevy Trailblazer Apple CarPlay
2023 Chevy Trailblazer in Nitro Yellow | Chevrolet

Chevrolet offers four 2023 Chevy Trailblazer trims. Front-wheel drive comes standard on all, but all-wheel drive is an option. The LS is the base model, starting at about $23,000. It has a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine making 137 hp. Adding AWD will bump the Trailblazer’s price to $25,000.

The LT trim starts at about $25,500 and has the same 1.2-liter engine. Buyers can upgrade the engine to a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder producing 154 hp. This upgrade bumps the price to $26,000. AWD increases the LT price to $27,500.

The Trailblazer Activ trim starts at about $27,500. It comes with the previously mentioned 1.3-liter engine. Shoppers who want AWD will have to pay about $29,000.

Last, the range-topping RS trim also starts at around $27,500. It packs the same 1.3-liter engine. Adding AWD hikes the price to $29,000.

Does the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer have wireless Apple CarPlay?

2023 Chevy Trailblazer Apple CarPlay
2023 Chevy Trailblazer | Chevrolet

No matter the trim, every 2023 Chevy Trailblazer model has wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity as standard equipment. CarPlay is a convenient way to connect and use your iPhone through your vehicle’s infotainment system. With Apple CarPlay, you can easily use various apps, including Apple Music, Apple Maps, and Messages.

Riders can interact with their connected iPhone through the 2023 Trailblazer’s standard 7.0-inch touchscreen. Wireless Apple CarPlay is similar to standard Apple CarPlay, with the main difference being that you don’t have to use a USB port and a lightning cable to connect your phone to the vehicle. Instead, it connects wirelessly. 

On top of that, Apple CarPlay will see a significant update in late 2023. The new CarPlay will “take over your dashboard,” Business Insider reports. For example, the updated software will allow users to add widgets to their car’s digital dashboard and perform other customizations. As of this writing, Chevrolet hasn’t signed on to support the update, but that could change.

Chevrolet loaded the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer with other great tech features

The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer comes with a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen as standard, but most trims offer an optional 8.0-inch touchscreen upgrade.

In addition, drivers who don’t have an iPhone don’t need to worry because the Trailblazer has wireless Android Auto as a standard feature. This small SUV also boasts Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and remote keyless entry.

As for smart safety features, the Trailblazer comes standard with Chevy Safety Assist on all trims. This suite includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and other advanced driver-assistance systems. Chevrolet also offers optional adaptive cruise control and rear park assist.


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