Many cars have a distinct feature that sets them apart from the rest. It could be their exterior design, or maybe the powerful engine options, a lush interior that outmatches those of its competitors... it could be anything.
But what if the car as a whole is that distinct feature? What if the sum of all its parts adds up to make for a more compelling all-round subcompact crossover? Because that’s the case of the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer.
Sheading its humble truck-like roots to become a small-size crossover that fits snuggly between the Chevrolet Trax and the Chevy Equinox in the manufacturer’s SUV lineup, the 2021 rendition of the Trailblazer is brand-new from bumper to bumper.
Firmly connected to Chevrolet’s new design language, the Trailblazer’s exterior is a real head-turner. It sports sharp lines, a contrasting roof on upper trims, an upright nose, and squinting headlights, that give it a brash look and a vibe that makes it seem ready to take on any task, and anyone. Unapologetically beautiful, that’s a short and fair description of the Trailblazer’s aesthetics.
Inside the cabin, future owners will be greeted by nothing more than soft-touch materials and impeccable craftsmanship. Plenty of room for cargo too with 25 cubic feet behind the second row and a total of 54 cubic feet behind the first.
Up to five adults can ride in the 2021 Trailblazer but that would be a bit of a squeeze. Four adults, though, can ride in complete comfort.
Under the hood, there can be one in two options. The first is the standard 1.2-liter turbo-3 cylinder that will produce 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. It comes in front-wheel-drive only and it's coupled with a continuously variable transmission.
The better option and what elevates the Trailblazer to the top echelon is the 1.3-liter turbo 3 cylinder that will deliver 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Under the same configuration as the 1.2-liter engine, that is with front-wheel drive and the CVT, the 1.3-liter will give future owners 33 miles per gallon on the highway and 29 inside the city limits for a combined 31 – exceptional figures for its class.
Moving on at trims, for the ultimate Trailblazer, we recommend the LT. Unexpensive enough to still be considered quite the bargain but with plenty more features on top of the base, L trim, it really takes the Trailblazer to the top of the subcompact crossover SUV race.
The 2021 Trailblazer LT comes with the upgraded 1.3-liter engine as standard, plus Automatic Emergency Braking With Pedestrian Detection, Active Lane Control, And Automatic High Beams, a 7.0-inch color touch, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, cloth front bucket seats, power features, two USB ports, 17-inch black wheels, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, tinted rear windows, heated side mirrors, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat.
All of that for a little over $26,000, making the 2021 Trailblazer LT one of the most balanced and tantalizing small crossovers on the market.
If you're in the market for a subcompact crossover, the 2021 Trailblazer needs to be high on your shortlist. Here at Karl Chevrolet in New Canaan, we've got the Trailblazer in stock. Visit us today and you can even take the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer out for a test drive.