The Trailblazer is the latest of many nameplates to be brought back from the dead by their manufacturers recently, but there’s certainly nothing retro or dated about this sensational new take on the Trailblazer from Chevrolet. The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is affordable, roomy, fabulous looking, and it also comes with a great set of the latest safety features.
If you’re looking for a subcompact crossover SUV that stands out from the crowd but is far more than just a pretty face it’s time to take a closer look at the all-new Chevy Trailblazer.
A lot of manufacturers offer quite a limited number of trim level options with their smaller vehicles these days, but Chevy is offering its new subcompact crossover in five available trim levels that give buyers of this smaller vehicle the same kind of choice they’d get with a bigger model like the Blazer.
The entry-level model is the Trailblazer L, and this is the only version of the Chevy that isn’t available with the option of all-wheel-drive. The rest of the lineup is all still standard front-wheel-drive, but they can all be upgraded to all-wheel-drive if you wish.
The model immediately above the entry-level L trim is the LS, and then the range progresses to the LT, ACTIV and finally to the range-topping RS.
It would have been easy for Chevy to drop one or two of its tried and tested four-cylinder engines into the Trailblazer, but instead, the manufacturer has decided to put a couple of compact powerplants under the hood of the new model that are as modern and fresh as the exterior styling.
The first of the pair is a 1.2-liter turbo-three that develops 137 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque, and it’s the standard engine in the L, LS and LT trim levels of the 2021 Trailblazer. This engine is only available with front-wheel-drive, so if you want the added capability of all-wheel-drive you’ll have to go for the more powerful engine option.
That more powerful engine is another turbo-three, but this one is a 1.3-liter unit which then gives the Trailblazer 155 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque to play with. The 1.3-liter engine comes mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, but the standard transmission for the 1.2-liter engine is a CVT.
Along with its compact exterior proportions, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer also comes with suitably small prices, especially at the lower levels of the trim level spectrum. The entry-level L model comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with large icons, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a Wi-Fi hotspot and two USB ports. The L model also has a full set of power features, and safety is well taken care of with the standard inclusion of automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, active lane control, and automatic high beams to keep up with the subcompact crossover competition.
The LT could be the sweet spot for value for many buyers, especially those who want to upgrade to all-wheel-drive and the more powerful engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. The LT comes with standard 17-inch black alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, tinted rear windows, heated side mirrors and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The LT also allows buyers to upgrade further with optional features such as adaptive cruise control, a 4.2-inch diagonal color Driver Information Center and automatic climate control.
With its stunning styling that’s bound to turn heads wherever it goes, lively turbocharged engines, roomy interior, an extensive list of standard safety kit and prices that will make you smile the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a subcompact crossover to be truly reckoned with.
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