The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer stands as the third model year of the first generation subcompact crossover. Originally impressed by the 2021 model, Consumer Reports (CR) has now given the 2023 Trailblazer a “recommended” rating.
This “recommended” rating is the result of a few different scores:
- Road test rating – 68/100
- Owner satisfaction rating – 2/5
- Predicated reliability rating – 4/5
These three sections result in an overall score of 70 points out of a maximum 100.
In the performance section, CR gave the Chevy Trailblazer a 4/5 for transmission, braking and emergency braking, and a 3/5 for acceleration. CR noted that the crossover offers a comfortable and roomy ride that shines in comparison to its rivals. However, the publication also pointed out the Trailblazer’s loud ride and limited rear-view visibility, both of which detract from the driving experience.
In regards to Owner Satisfaction, owners rank the driving experience as 81/100, comfort at 58/100, and value at 67/100.
When it comes to reliability, the Trailblazer performed very well, and was given a score of 76/100. When compared to other vehicles in its class, this places the Bowtie’s crossover towards the top half, coming in just behind the Toyota Corolla Cross, Subaru Crosstrek, and Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. The Trailblazer also beat out the likes of the Honda HR-V, Audi Q3, and BMW X2.
In addition, 59 percent of Trailblazer owners said they would purchase the vehicle again.
Overall, Chevy performed well in CR’s latest rankings. In addition to the Trailblazer, four other 2023 model year Chevys received a recommended rating, including the C8 Corvette, Chevy Blazer, Chevy Equinox, and Chevy Traverse.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is offered with two engine options, including the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, rated at 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine, rated at 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.