A yellow 2023 Chevy Trailblazer Activ is shown from a front angle while parked in the desert.

2023 Chevy Trailblazer: Picture-Perfect Practicality

Sport utility vehicles are the leaders of practicality in the automotive industry. Unfortunately, with an ever-growing number of SUVs on the market in all shapes and sizes, the competition for the most practical SUV is more heated than ever. From the Subaru Crosstrek to the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and even the massive Chevy Suburban, determining the most practical model for your next investment will be a more complicated voyage than you might think. You’ll first have to choose which SUV is the best model for your driving needs and budget based on size, capability, and fuel efficiency before you even get into the more enjoyable features.

Before you get overwhelmed by your options, check out the subcompact 2023 Chevy Trailblazer. It is a perfect size for a single owner or a small family. Not to mention, it’s affordable, versatile, stylish, and fuel-efficient, loaded with a mix of practical features for flexibility, comfort, convenience, connectivity, and safety/driver assistance features.

Interior Flexibility

Although the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is one of the brand’s most affordable vehicles, second to the 2023 Chevy Trax, no corners were cut on its design or build. We can thank the Trailblazer’s small footprint for its highly attainable price tag but don’t be fooled by its size. There’s more flexible interior space in this subcompact SUV than you can even imagine.

The Trailblazer seats up to five passengers, with enough room for two adults to sit comfortably in the back with best-in-class rear leg room. Additionally, while you’re out on the road without an SUV full of passengers, the 60/40 split flat-folding rear seats give you plenty of room to utilize the cabin for storing all of the equipment, materials, or belongings you need, with a total of 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Plus, it even has a flat-folding front passenger seat to give you the extra length you might need for carrying items up to 8.5 feet long. There is also a versatile cargo management system behind the second row with a reversible two-level cargo load floor for additional storage height and the option for either a carpeted or hard surface for easier cleanup after transporting messier items.

The interior of a yellow 2023 Chevy Trailblazer Activ is shown from above the center console.

Wrap Yourself With Comfort

Sure, a flexible interior is a desirable feature that drivers look for in a practical vehicle, but what’s the point of having a versatile cabin space if it isn’t enjoyable to be in? Comfort features are what makes a vehicle worth driving, and the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer has just the right amount of comfort to make you look forward to each drive without making the initial cost out of reach for the average driver. However, leveling up from the base LS model to the Trailblazer LT model will open up the most standard and available comfort features for you.

Standard on every model, other than an interior that’s easy on the eyes, is a rear seat vent to keep your back seat passengers as comfortable as you will be, no matter what the temperature outside might be. Heated front seats come standard on every model except the base trim for added warmth in the cooler months. Additionally, the standard manual single-zone climate control can be upgraded to automatic climate control with the Convenience Package, but like the heated seats, this package isn’t available for the LS model. Plus, if you choose to add the Sun and Liftgate Package to your LT model or higher, it will open the cabin of your 2023 Chevy Trailblazer to an abundance of natural lighting and fresh air for everyone to enjoy with the power panoramic sunroof.

Simplify Your Every Driving Experience

Alongside comfort, convenience also plays an essential role in practicality. Where would we be today without quick and easy power windows with child safety locks or easy-to-clean upholstery options for small children? Or remote start so you can get your car to the perfect temperature while you finish getting ready for work in the morning or pack up at the job site or office at the end of the day? A practical vehicle will offer plenty of features to simplify your driving experience every time you get behind the wheel, and again, the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer does not disappoint. It is equipped with or available with all three of these features and many more.

On every model, you’ll find it easy to keep your hands right where they belong: on the steering wheel. Steering-wheel-mounted controls will allow you to operate the radio, your connected phone, and the Driver Information Center. Also standard on every 2023 Trailblazer is a tilting and telescoping steering wheel to ensure it’s at a comfortable position for you and any driver at all times. And with built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, you’ll have access to answering your phone, streaming music, and controlling your shopping lists and smart home devices with simple voice commands.

Keyless entry is another great convenience feature that comes standard on every model other than the base LS trim, making fumbling for your keys a thing of the past. As for loading and unloading the back of your Trailblazer, a hands-free liftgate is available with the Sun and Liftgate Package. Just place your foot below the rear bumper sensor when you’re carrying a handful of groceries, and it’ll open automatically for you.

Keeping You Connected

Today, staying connected to the people and the things that matter most is a vital part of everyday life. Besides the previously mentioned features that can be used for connectivity, the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer can keep you in touch with the world outside of your SUV everywhere you go.

Chevy includes a couple of great standard features for every model, starting with a WiFi hotspot capability for all of your passengers’ streaming needs. For your listening needs, the Trailblazer has Bluetooth and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for simple and convenient smartphone connectivity. These systems can be controlled through a standard, easy-to-use 7-inch color touchscreen infotainment center that can be upgraded to an 8-inch with the Convenience Package. This package also adds a 120-volt power outlet and two power-only USB ports to keep your devices charged and ready to use whenever you need them on the go.

Wireless charging is another option you can add to your 2023 Chevy Trailblazer with the purchase of the Technology Package. If you prefer the old-school plug-in-play data transfer, the Trailblazer still has you covered. Every model comes with two USB ports and an auxiliary input jack to connect your device. Even an SD card reader is available with the Technology Package.

A yellow 2023 Chevy Trailblazer Activ is shown from a rear angle on a lakeshore.

Find Peace Behind the Wheel of a 2023 Chevy Trailblazer

What’s more practical than a vehicle that is equipped with the industry’s most advanced safety and driver-assist technologies? Absolutely nothing. The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer comes standard with Chevy Safety Assist, a suite of six advanced assistance features for additional peace of mind. This suite can warn you of a possible collision and even assist with braking and steering to minimize and even prevent an accident altogether. Every model comes standard with a rear vision camera so you can monitor what’s behind your vehicle when driving in reverse and a rear-seat reminder to help you remember passengers or items that you could be leaving behind in the back.

If you’re looking for assistance in monitoring and coaching your teen’s driving experiences when you’re unable to and teaching them safe driving habits, the included Teen Driver Technology does exactly that. You can set a speed alert that will notify the driver when they go above the allotted speed, and you can even set a speed limit so that whoever is driving cannot go above that specific speed. Additionally, the built-in technology keeps a report card for easy driving and performance tracking.

If all of that isn’t enough, the Trailblazer has additional safety features you’ll enjoy. You can get Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert if you opt for the Driver Confidence and Cruise Package for the base model or if you choose the Driver Confidence Package for all the other trim levels. Even Adaptive Cruise Control is available with the Technology Package to make cruise control even more convenient by keeping you moving with the flow of traffic at a safe distance away from the vehicle in front of you.

The 2023 Trailblazer Is the Perfect Practical SUV

The SUV segment is filled with practical vehicles for you to choose from. Finding the most practical of them all could end up being a nightmare with the number of SUVs on the market. However, if you narrow your search to focus on the most practically sized SUV that meets all of your vehicle requirements, with an abundance of practical features, at a reasonable price, you’re going to find yourself driving away in a 2023 Chevy Trailblazer. It has just the right amount of versatility, comfort, convenience, connectivity, and assistance features to make even its top-level trim worth every penny you spend.