2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer for Sale in Springfield, MA
Trims, Powertrains, and Fuel Economy
Trailblazer buyers have four trim choices: LS, LT, Activ, and RS. The standard engine is a 137-horsepower turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder, but the 1.3-liter turbo (which is available with the LT and standard with the Activ and RS) produces 155 hp. Both front-wheel and all-wheel drive are offered; with FWD, it gets a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but with AWD, it has a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
According to the EPA, the FWD LS and LT achieve an estimated 29 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, while the FWD Activ and RS pull off 29 city/33 highway (that’s also the case if the LT is fitted with the 1.3-liter turbo). With AWD, each trim returns 26 city/30 highway. The Trailblazer isn’t meant to tow a substantial amount, although it can handle up to 1,000 pounds.
Standard Amenities by Trim Level
Those with a budget on the lower side will appreciate the mix of features in the base LS, starting with automatic headlights, automatic high beams, signature LED daytime running lights, a 7-inch driver information display, and two USB data ports (one Type-A and the other Type-C). A flat-folding front passenger seatback and 60/40-split folding rear bench seat make the interior more flexible in case oversized goods need to be accommodated. The LT is even more attractive, as it gets heated front seats, LED fog lights, heated side mirrors, rooftop side rails, cruise control, and keyless entry and remote ignition.
The Activ is appropriately named and it looks the part with a skid plate, an off-road suspension, and sport tires. Some of this trim’s other notable features are LED taillights, titanium chrome-plated front and rear bumpers, a leather-wrapped steering wheel that’s heated (the shift knob is leather-wrapped as well), a rear-seat center armrest, and synthetic leather upholstery. The RS is equipped similarly, although it omits the chromed bumpers in favor of black ones and swaps the sport tires for all-seasons; its seating is a combination of simulated leather and cloth.
Advanced Safety Technologies and Multimedia
Chevy Safety Assist, a suite of driver-assist technologies, comes standard on each trim. The included features are automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning with front pedestrian braking, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning. GM’s Teen Driver system is also provided to help young drivers develop lasting safe habits behind the wheel. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system is issued in every trim as well. It consists of a 7-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming for two active devices, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
A host of content-rich packages are available for the ‘23 Trailblazer. They are Convenience, Driver Confidence, Driver Confidence and Cruise, Sun and Liftgate, Technology, and Winter/Summer Floor Mat. The Convenience Package (offered for the LT, Activ, and RS) contains automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen, Type-A and Type-C charging-only USB ports, a 120-volt power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and illuminated vanity mirrors. The Driver Confidence Package can be ordered for those same trims and includes rear parking sensors (note that this feature will not function on certain models without a dealer retrofit; contact Balise Chevy Buick GMC for more details), rear cross-traffic alert, and lane change alert with side blind-zone alert.
The base LS is eligible for the similar Driver Confidence with Cruise Package, which bundles those same driving aids in addition to cruise control. The Sun and Liftgate Package (also available for the LT, Activ, and RS) will furnish a panoramic dual-pane sunroof and a hands-free liftgate with LED logo projection. The Technology Package for the Activ and RS has adaptive cruise control, an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless device charging, a premium seven-speaker Bose audio system, SiriusXM 360L, an SD card reader, an HD rearview camera, and LED headlights. There’s also the Winter/Summer Floor Mat Package, which will furnish any trim with premium carpeted floor mats and all-weather floor liners.