2023 Chevy Trailblazer

A blue 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is shown angled left.

With the beginning of any new model year, the spirit of competition between the various manufacturers is fierce and formidable. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the different SUV models that are set to appear in 2023. The upward trajectory of popularity that the SUV has attained in recent years has no signs of slowing down. The marketplace is a hotbed of brands attempting to outdo one another by providing the very best options for consumers. Among these is the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer. When it comes to names that inspire and generate excitement, Chevy has certainly cornered the market.

The Trailblazer is a title that suggests the conquest of previously unexplored frontiers and the bravery to tackle the terrain that lies on the path less traveled. In this subcompact model, Chevy provides an affordable SUV that's efficient and cost-effective for off-roaders and city dwellers alike. Competing against vehicles such as the Ford Bronco Sport and Jeep Renegade, the Trailblazer underbids many of its competitors. More affordable than similar offerings from Kia, Volkswagen, and Toyota, Chevy strives to offer customers much more for their money. Come with us now as we take a look at a vehicle that's already generating a great deal of excitement.

MSRP: $22,100[a]

Horsepower (hp): 137-155

Fuel Economy (MPG): 31

Cargo Space (cu.ft.): 54.4


A 2023 Chevy Trailblazer RS is shown parked on the side of a city street.

Two Efficient Engine Options

The various powertrains that propel the average SUV have come a long way in the past two decades. We've gone from cumbersome V8 engines that choked down gallons of gasoline to energy-dense engines that can go farther for less money. The Trailblazer, with its subcompact size, doesn't need a large engine to move forward, and this works out to its advantage. There are two engines available, both turbocharged three-cylinder options that maximize fuel efficiency and still have enough juice to offer some kick in the daily commute.

The base engine takes the form of a 1.2L turbocharged three-cylinder and is paired with a CVT. With its 137 hp, this option is more than adequate at allowing you to get from point A to point B without any trouble. With front-wheel drive, you will get a rated 29 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway for a total of 30 MPG combined. Drivers who wish to can upgrade to a 1.3L three-cylinder, which makes use of the same transmission and improves the fuel consumption slightly to 29 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway for 31 MPG combined.

The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is also available with all-wheel drive for superior bad-weather and off-road performance. Opting for this drivetrain makes use of the 1.3L engine but abandons the CVT in favor of a nine-speed automatic transmission. A rated fuel economy of 26 MPG in the city, 30 MPG on the highway, and 28 MPG combined illustrates Chevy's development in making conservative fuel consumption a priority. With this powertrain, the Trailblazer can even tow up to 1,000 lbs, making it perfect for those weekend getaways with dirt bikes or jet skis.


The black interior of a 2023 Chevy Trailblazer RS shows two rows of seating.

Four Stylish and Well-Equipped Trims

The attributes and advantages of the power and drivetrains aside, the interior of the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is where you'll be spending a considerable amount of time. Luckily, the same amount of dedication that Chevy places towards fuel efficiency extends to the interior design of the Trailblazer. Although four different trims are available, even the base LT trim provides a unique blend of style and comfort that's affordable for the average income. One of the high points of interior design is the high driving position. This makes for improved visibility for any driver.

As with many other vehicles across the industry, the interior of the Trailblazer is anchored by its infotainment screen. The standard screen measures seven inches, but upgrading to a larger eight-inch screen is an option. From here, you have standard compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and two unique stereo systems are available for the Trailblazer. All four trims come standard with a six-speaker sound system. However, for those who want to go all out, a high-end seven-speaker Bose stereo system is available for the Activ and RS trims and can certainly maximize your entertainment on long trips. There's still a considerable amount of consumer-friendly practicality as well, such seating for five passengers, over 54 available cu.ft. of storage space, and connectivity to OnStar and SiriusXM satellite radio.

There are a few choice options to upgrade your interior that come in the form of packages. We looked over a few of them and were particularly impressed with Chevy's Convenience Package. Aside from increasing the size of the infotainment screen to eight inches, this package also includes automatic climate control, more USB ports, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror to make any trip as comfortable as possible. For those who favor tech-savviness, the Technology Package will certainly be something to take advantage of. Aside from adding the high-end seven-speaker Bose stereo system, this package's wireless phone charging, LED headlights, and HD rear-view camera turn the Trailblazer into a luxury vehicle.


A yellow 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is shown from a rear angle parked at a hiking trail.

Five-Star Safety and Standard Driver-Assist Technology

With the winning combination of performance and a comfortable interior, the trifecta of the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer becomes complete with safety. We've saved the most important for last. As we take a look at the safety attributes and benefits of the Trailblazer, we first begin with the objective testing conducted by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). This testing is government-mandated, and the results are made public to provide transparency with any vehicle you'll find on the road. The 2023 Trailblazer received a five-star overall safety rating in collision testing, and the positive news about the vehicle's safety doesn't end there.

The standard driver-assist features that come with every 2023 Trailblazer include Automatic Emergency Braking with Front Pedestrian Braking, which assists in providing drivers with more reaction time. Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning is also standard, as is IntelliBeam auto high beams. As with the entire Chevy fleet, Teen Driver is included, which allows parents to have oversight over the habits of their younger drivers.

For those who want to have more peace of mind, we recommend the Driver Confidence and Cruise Package. This builds upon the standard features with items such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Park Assist. For younger drivers and Sacramento commuters who deal with the hectic world of city driving, we recommend these features for complete peace of mind. Adaptive Cruise Control is also available on select trims and is very beneficial for long stretches of highway driving. No matter what level of assistance you want to have or how much peace of mind you want to feel, the Chevy Trailblazer can be customized to meet your exact specifications.

Blaze New Trails Today!

Shopping for a new vehicle can sometimes be a challenge, and finding the ideal solution to the tasks you face on a daily basis can be a lengthy process. The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer perfectly combines the best attributes of performance, fuel efficiency, comfort, and safety in a single package that's affordable and much easier to find than you might realize. After over a century of innovation and excellence, Chevy is a brand that many consumers have come to rely upon. Here in Sacramento, we possess high standards and continually expect the very best. At Future Chevrolet of Sacramento, we strive to represent the same values that are not only found within our own community but also represented by Chevy. As an ambassador of the bowtie brand, we believe in putting forth the best effort possible to extend a pleasurable car-buying experience to anyone who steps on our lot.

What this means is providing complete transparency in every transaction we take part in. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team will walk you through the entire selection process. We'll go over every make and model and help you decide which one will be most beneficial for your current situation. We'll also explain the various packages and trim levels and make sure that the vehicle you select has all the technology and features you desire. You most likely have questions and concerns, and we'll take the time to answer and address every one of them to help put your mind at ease.

If you've ever doubted the possibility of owning a Chevy, we want to help put those assumptions to rest. Our financing department is here to work out an affordable payment plan that will allow you to benefit from the various qualities of a Chevy and help you stay well within the limits of your budget. When it comes to your purchase going the extra mile for you, our service and parts departments are here to perform all of the necessary maintenance to ensure that you recoup the maximum return on your investment. Future Chevrolet of Sacramento will get you behind the wheel and on the road to an elevated quality of life. That's what we live for!

[a]MSRP may change without notice. See dealer for details.