Chevy restores the Trailblazer nameplate with an all-new small crossover that boasts a sporty appearance and is loaded with tech. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer slots in between the subcompact Chevy Trax and the mid-size Chevy Blazer, which inspire the smaller sized model’s sinewy bodywork. The Trailblazer shares lots of components with the all-new and similarly sized Buick Encore GX, consisting of the drivetrain and offered engines. The 2021 Trailblazer will show up in showrooms in the spring of 2020, with offered trims and prices revealed closer to its arrival.
What’s New for 2021?
The Chevy Trailblazer is all-new for 2021, returning to the marketplace after Chevy ended production of the crossover in 2009.
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Price
Although the precise rates of the Trailblazer have not been released, Chevy says that it will begin at less than $20,000, making it cheaper than the Trax, Chevy’s slightly smaller subcompact. We anticipate the LS will be Chevy’s entry-level model, but Chevy hasn’t revealed any information about that trim. We do understand that the Activ will be off-road oriented, while the RS will be the sportier of the two.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Just like the Buick Encore GX, the Trailblazer provides two various turbocharged engines, a 1.2-liter, and a 1.3-liter. The previous should produce the same 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque as in the Buick– Chevy does not specify– but the latter we understand will produce 155 horsepower and if it lines up with the Buick, 174 lb-ft of torque. The 1.2-liter engine comes only with front-wheel drive. It is equipped with a continually variable automatic transmission (CVT), while the 1.3-liter deals optional all-wheel drive and comes exclusively with a nine-speed automatic. We will not have the ability to assess the Trailblazer until we get our hands on one, but if the Trax is any sign, the Trailblazer’s efficiency will be underwhelming.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
There are no numbers concerning the Trailblazer’s fuel efficiency, but Buick declares a combined 31 mpg on the Encore GX, so a comparable number could be seen here since they share engines.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Trailblazer is a bit more spacious than the Trax, yet smaller than the Blazer. Chevy declares an overall freight capability of 54 cubic feet with the 60/40-split second-row seats folded– six cubic feet more than the Trax and ten cubic feet less than the Blazer. We found the high Trax to be roomy and comfy for the front passengers, yet was outmatched by competitors such as the Honda HR-Vin cargo area. The convenience of the Trailblazer could differ between trim levels as differences in the Activ trim include unique tires and suspension tuning.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The Trailblazer will be geared up with Chevy’s latest infotainment system, which will enable you to connect two Bluetooth gadgets at the same time. It will have readily available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination in addition to Sirius XM satellite radio. Chevy didn’t disclose more information about the infotainment system. Still, the Trax includes a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen as well as an available Wi-Fi hotspot, so that would be a possibility here, too.
Security and Driver-Assistance Features
Given that the Trailblazer hasn’t been launched, no tests have been performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Standard security features consist of lane-keeping help and lane-departure caution, in addition to front pedestrian braking. The Trailblazer also uses readily available adaptive cruise control and blind-spot tracking.
Guarantee and Maintenance Coverage
The Blazer and the Trax both have the same guarantee coverage, so it would be a surprise if the Trailblazer were any different. For both of those vehicles, Chevrolet consists of the very first set up upkeep visit as complimentary, which is unusual amongst competitors.