THE Chevrolet Trailblazer it returns almost unchanged for the 2023 model year. The Chevrolet subcompact SUV, which sits between the Trax and Equinox, had poor sales success in 2022 in Quebec. To give the car more market penetration, Chevrolet has refreshed the car’s color scheme this year, and the automaker has confirmed a mid-term update for the 2024 model year.
From the start, the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer is powered by a 1.2-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine. Paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), this little engine develops 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. This mechanical combination is provided only by the traction train. To get more power, it is possible to choose in the LT version a 3-cylinder turbocharged 1.3 liter engine. Still equipped with a CVT, the 1.3-liter LT model retains front-wheel drive, but increases power and torque to 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft.
Additionally, this engine is what equips the 4-wheel drive versions of the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Indeed, once equipped with this cog, the subcompact SUV versions are powered by the same 1.3-liter engine. In these versions, the CVT is replaced by a 9-speed automatic gearbox. This means that the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer has not seen any technical changes this year.
More colors and new things in 2024
One of the Trailblazer’s greatest strengths is its style. Chevrolet also offers several versions and variations of the car. From the LS to the Activity, the Trailblazer is offered in a wide range of colors, tones and accessories. For 2023, the automaker has added color options to the car. So, 4 new colors join the list. For an additional $495, you can now choose between Sterling Gray Metallic, Fountain Blue and Nitrometallic Yellow. Adding $1,195, Chevrolet also offers a new pearl color; This paint is used in three layers, which explains its high price. This tint is similar to white paint, but is more weather resistant, according to Chevrolet.
2024 will be a year of great change for Trailblazer. Indeed, Chevrolet will make a cosmetic update of the car. The front of the car will have a new grille and new upper beams. Inside, the car is likely to have an 11-inch infotainment screen that replaces the 8-inch currently offered. Otherwise, the car will remain the same in terms of mechanics, but will get new color options inside.
What is the price of the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer?
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is offered in 4 versions. However, it is possible to choose the cog, gearbox and engine capacity, which allows the Trailblazer to be available in 7 versions. Going from $27,342 to $33,642, including cargo and PDI, the Trailblazer is competitively priced in the segment.
What is the fuel consumption of Chevrolet Trailblazer 2023?
The powertrains offered in the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer are not fuel efficient. In fact, with a city and highway average of 7.7 liters/100 kilometers, the small SUV consumes almost 1 liter/100 kilometers more than the Hyundai Kona. Additionally, the 1.2-liter engine has more fuel efficiency than the 1.3-liter engine; it is also less powerful, which allows us to question the importance of this engine in the car.
|Version||cog||Engine||City / 100km||Road / 100km||Together / 100 km||Annual cost|
|LS, LT||Tension||1.2 liters||8.0||7.6||7.8||$1,950|
|LS, LT, Active, RS||AWD||1.3 liters||8.9||7.8||8.4||$2,100|
Where is the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer made?
The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer is built at Chevrolet’s factory in South Korea. Originally used by former manufacturer Daewoo, this plant carried the GM-Daewoo name until early 2002 before being renamed the Chevrolet plant in South Korea in 2011. It is more precisely in the Incheon area where the plant assembles the Trailblazer. , alongside the Trax and Buick Encore GX.
What are the problems with the 2023 Chevrolet Traiblazer?
Currently, he shows his qualities in terms of reliability. Aside from a recall issued by the manufacturer in 2021 regarding a brake issue related to the vehicle’s steering system, the Chevrolet Trailblazer has no significant issues to report. The RPM team therefore recommends the Chevrolet Trailblazer, more precisely for a period of less than 5 years of ownership, given that it will have to prove itself in terms of long-term reliability.
What is the towing capacity of the Chevolet Trailblazer?
Regardless of the engine, cog or transmission selected, it is not recommended by the manufacturer to tow with the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer.