The Chevy Trailblazer is back, but unlike the last model, the new Trailblazer is a compact SUV that will slot in between the Trax and Equinox in the brand’s lineup. Chevy hasn’t announced the full pricing for the 2021 Trailblazer, but it has announced that it will start below $20,000.
With that starting price, that means the new Trailblazer actually starts about $1,300 below the Trax. The 2021 Trailblazer will be offered with two engine options, which are both turbocharged. Either a 1.2L or 1.3L three-cylinder, with the bigger engine generating 155 horsepower. Both engines are mated to a CVT, but if you prefer a traditional automatic, the 1.3L with all-wheel drive gets a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The 2021 Trailblazer will come standard with a long list of safety features, like forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, teen driver mode, automatic high beams, and pedestrian braking. Adaptive cruise control, rear park assist, lane change alert and a rear cross traffic alert system are optional.
For buyers that want a more rugged look, there’s the Trailblazer ACTIV. It’s dampers are tuned for gravel roads and its Hankook Sport Terrain 17-inch tires feature an aggressive design and an all-season tread pattern. The Trailblazer ACTIV’s face has been tweaked for improved ground clearance and it also gets a two-tone roof, standard roof rails and trapezoid-shaped exhaust tips.
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will arrive in showrooms next spring.