2023 Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs. Its Competition

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Trailblazer squares off against some formidable cute-ute competition.

Mazda’s fun-to-drive CX-30 features expressive styling and standard all-wheel drive.

Likewise, the Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with all-wheel drive, but it takes a decidedly more rugged approach.

The Kia Seltos wears trendy duds and offers impressive turbo power, while the Hyundai Kona can be had in a thrifty all-electric version.

Don’t miss the Jeep Renegade, a rugged choice with good in-cabin tech.

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#12 in Small SUVs
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Quick Specs
5.7
The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a neatly-styled small crossover SUV, but we wish it was either more powerful or more fuel-efficient—or both.
6.5
The addition of the sporty N-Line and N models make the Kona more fun, but the SEL still offers the best value.
5.7
The 2022 Jeep Renegade sports rugged looks on a small scale, but the off-road ability’s there.
6.2
The 2022 Kia Seltos pairs a superlative warranty and a low price to step to the front of Kia’s small-crossover lineup.
6.0
The 2022 Mazda CX-30 is a style-forward small crossover with an upscale feel.
6.0
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek flexes safety and traction more than it does power.
MSRP From     
$21,800$21,300$24,195$22,590$22,500$23,145
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I3Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Sport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LSSE Automatic FWDSport FWDLX IVT AWD2.5 S AWDManual
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utilityi-ACTIV AWD Sport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Continuously Variable RatioCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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