Chevy’s Trailblazer is certainly a model name consumers recognize and respect. Its built a reputation for being affordable, reliable, and fuel-efficient. As it’s a subcompact SUV, you won’t have problems getting it into and out of tight parking spaces. If you’re looking to ditch your old SUV for a brand-new 2023 Chevy Trailblazer, chances are you’ll be pleased with your purchase. Chevrolet offers quite a few options that can make your Trailblazer driving experience a true joy. However, if you’re looking at one for your next purchase, it’s good to know how much a fully loaded 2023 Chevy Trailblazer costs.
How much does the base model 2023 Chevy Trailblazer cost?
If you are budget-conscious, opting for the base model Chevrolet Trailblazer LS trim may be your best bet. With a starting MSRP of just $22,100, you can easily purchase a reliable daily driver with solid performance, comfort, and features.
This base model is powered by a 1.2-liter turbocharged inline-three engine that generates 137 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a CVT transmission and FWD, the base model is slightly underpowered compared to some in its segment. Its fuel economy is also average for the segment at 29/31 mpg city/highway. However, the steering and handling are responsive, and powertrain upgrades are available.
The Trailblazer also includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen that helps drivers take advantage of wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The base model also offers Wi-Fi and a six-speaker audio system. The Trailblazer’s Chevy Safety Assist suite of safety features includes forward collision alerts, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, lane-departure warning, auto high beams, and front pedestrian braking.
How much does the top trim of the Trailblazer cost?
However, if you have a bit more money to spend, you may want to spring for the Chevrolet Trailblazer RS or ACTIV trims at the top of the line. Both start at $27,395, and both swap out the inline-three for an ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo engine that offers drivers 155 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. This trim is more fuel efficient than the smaller engine, netting 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
Buyers of the RS trim are afforded 18-inch wheels (rather than the 17-inch wheels found on the LS) and sportier exterior touches, like black bowtie emblems in the front and rear. Inside, they’ll also have access to wireless charging, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, keyless open, remote start, 2-way power lumbar adjustable driver’s seat, and several interior styling touches that aren’t available in lower-level trims.
A suspension enhanced for off-road activity, a skid plate, terrain tires, ACTIV badging, and other exterior styling set the ACTIV apart from the RS trim. However, if you’re looking for a proper off-road vehicle, other subcompact SUVs are better equipped and suited for heavy stretches of rough road.
What’s the price of a fully loaded 2023 Chevy Trailblazer?
Chevrolet‘s RS and ACTIV trims are distinguished from lower-level trims by how many options are available. Some fairly standard options, like a driver instrumentation display, aren’t available for the LS, even for an upcharge. However, if you buy an RS, you can also pay a premium for a 4.2-inch color display with your key vehicle metrics. You can also buy an 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, adaptive cruise control, automatic climate control, a 7-speaker sound system, and a rear vision camera, among other features.
Three packages should interest Trailblazer RS buyers as they contain many of the features mentioned above that come standard on other vehicles in this segment. The Convenience Package includes the larger touchscreen, auto climate control, and more charging ports, among other features. The Driver Confidence Package adds rear parking assistance, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane change alerts, and blindspot monitoring to Chevy Safety Assist. The Technology package adds an upgraded infotainment system with navigation, adaptive cruise control, HD radio, a 4.2-inch instrumentation display, a 7-speaker system, and a rear vision camera.
If you were to buy an RS with these three packages, your new Chevy Trailblazer would cost approximately $31,380. If you’re still under budget, you could also spring for the Sun and Liftgate Package, which adds a sunroof and liftgate, and the Winter/Summer Floor Mat Package to outfit your Trailblazer with premium floor liners and matting. All told, your Trailblazer will cost you $33,725 before taxes and fees.