Chevy Trailblazer Is Brand’s Fastest Turning Nameplate Behind Corvette In January 20239
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.
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1. I’m sure a certain someone will come here and proceed to tell the world how much better the Kia and Mazda are.
2. Apparently the 1.2 and 1.3 L engines aren’t hurting the sales for this model like some think.
3. With Buick sitting with so much more inventory, maybe they should divert extra inventory to Chevy.
Buick dealers will start to thin out quickly over the next couple of months. Many have taken the buy out instead of buying into the EV program. Small town Buick dealers, most likely, will cease to exist.
Supply issues or not TB sales in 2021 were 90k units. TB sales in 2022 were 60k… Thats a loss of >30%. Is gm going to continue pretending that people actually want this and that they “just can’t meet demand”? I’m not surprised Buick is sitting on lots of inventory tbh because there are substantially better value propositions than a Shanghai engineered 3 pot. Gm should really just sell Buick to SAIC-GM. I don’t understand gm’s long-term plan here, but it’s a bit unsettling.
Too bad they didn’t build the Trailblazer in Lordstown. Dealers could have easily sold double their allocation.
Dumb move by GM, they should build them in NA to fullfill demand. It could easily be one of the best selling CUVs in NA.
It’s all about price.
Taking delivery of one in early Feb. Dealership can’t keep them in stock. They’re selling before they even arrive. They don’t even have models to test drive.
I found a trailblazer RS on my own checking and surging net all over and found one in transit to get. Took a couple months but I love it, hopefully the chips come in needed for the heated steering wheel and parking assist. I had to do some work but it was worth it.