The Chevy Pioneer offers a functional and stylish alternative to rivals in the rapidly growing small SUV segment. This Subcompact crossover SUV is a solid choice for buyers looking for decent cargo space and a comfortable ride. Learn more about the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer, including whether it has wireless Android Auto and other tech features.
2023 Chevy Trailblazer: Trim Levels, Features and Prices
The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer comes in four trim levels: LS, LT, Activ and RS. The LS is the less expensive option, fitted with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, 17-inch aluminum wheels, a six-speaker audio system and automatic high beams. The LT adds roof rails, LED fog lights, push-button start and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
If you want to do some light off-roader, upgrade to the Activ. This version sports off-road tires, a skid plate, dual exhaust pipes, a heated steering wheel and improved off-road performance. Finally, the top-of-the-line RS offers similar specs to the Activ but with 18-inch aluminum wheels and a premium interior.
The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer also has decent fuel economy. Whichever trim you choose, each comes with an Ecotec turbo engine. Front-wheel-drive (FWD) versions come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) models come with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The LS FWD and LT FWD include a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, but you can upgrade to a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder available in the LT. The more powerful engine comes standard in the Activ and RS.
Chevy starts the LS and LT at $23,295 and $25,495 and the Activ and RS at the same price of $27,395.
Does the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer have wireless Android Auto?
Yes, every trim level includes Android Auto wireless connectivity. This version of Android Auto does not require a plug or cable. Although the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer doesn’t come with a massive infotainment touchscreen – it’s only seven or eight inches depending on the model – the system offers plenty of intuitive tech features.
How to Use Android Auto Wirelessly in the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer
Wireless Android-Auto lets you access your compatible phone’s features through the SUV’s center display. It mirrors your favorite smartphone apps through the Trailblazer’s infotainment screen. For example, with this technology, you can:
• Use Google Maps
• Listen to YouTube music
• Receive phone calls
• Reply to text messages
• Access the Google Assistant
• Access Spotify
To connect your smartphone wirelessly, tap the Android Auto icon on the touchscreen and pair it with Bluetooth. Android Auto can also be connected using a USB port and a Lightning cable. To get the latest Android Auto over-the-air update, your phone must support Wi-Fi and at least Android 10. Also, get ready for the next update on Chevy MyLink, which is compatible with Android Auto.
Other Notable Technical Features of the Trailblazer
The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer also includes the following convenience features:
- Bluetooth connectivity: Bluetooth connects up to two smartphones wirelessly. It allows you to share important files and your favorite music folders with other passengers.
- Apple Car Play: Compatible iPhone users can pair their phones via Apple CarPlay wirelessly. Like Android Auto, this feature gives the driver access to hands-free messages, phone calls, music and other apps. With Siri Eyes Free, the driver can ask destination related questions such as time, speed, directions and maps to their destinations while enjoying driving with fewer distractions.
- Super Cruise: Offer of higher 2023 Chevy Trailblazer trim levels Super Cruise. This advanced driver assistance system uses high-precision sensors, cameras and LiDAR to maintain driving control. With the Super Cruise, driver assisted control of steering, braking and acceleration on pre-mapped highways. This feature provides additional protection and convenience.