National U.S. inventory for the Chevy Trailblazer amounted to 2,254 units on the ground at dealerships in the beginning of January 2023, GM Authority has learned from sources familiar with the matter. The subcompact unibody crossover was running at 11 days supply at the time.
This means Chevy Trailblazers are only sitting on the dealer lot for an average of 11 days before finding a purchaser. Before the COVID-19 pandemic and the supply disruptions continuing into early 2023, a 60 days supply was considered optimal for U.S. auto dealerships.
The Trailblazer’s 11 days supply points to demand almost exceeding supply. In fact, this figure currently makes the Chevy Trailblazer the second fastest-turning nameplate in the Bow Tie brand’s lineup, behind the Chevy Corvette.
The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer received a “recommended” rating from Consumer Reports in late December 2022, confirming and reinforcing its popularity. The crossover came in fourth in CR’s ratings of its segment, with only the Toyota Corolla Cross, the Subaru Crosstrek, and the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid ahead of it.
CR praised the Trailblazer for its comfort and spaciousness, though it also noted the vehicle’s noisy ride and limited rear-view visibility as downsides. Drivers gave the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer ratings of 81/100 for driving experience, 58/100 for comfort, and 67/100 for value.
GM Authority has recently learned that two 2023 Chevy Trailerblazer paint colors are built out for the rest of the model year. Blue Glow Metallic (color code GGK) and Vivid Orange Metallic (color code GHD) are no longer available to order, meaning buyers interested in these hues will have to rely on what’s left in dealer inventory. Neither color was offered on the RS trim, but both were previously available on the LS, LT and Activ trims, Blue Glow as a free option and Vivid Orange priced at $395.
While production of the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is winding down, GM is preparing to unveil the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer on Wednesday, February 8th. The new model year will introduce the nameplate’s mid-cycle refresh, likely to include exterior styling updates, fresh paint color options, new wheel designs, and potentially an updated infotainment system.
As a reminder, the Chevy Trailblazer offers two engine options, 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 developing 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. The crossover rides on the GM VSS-F platform, with production for the North American market taking place at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea.