The Trailblazer name was last seen back in 2009. For 2021, Chevrolet reintroduces the all-new Trailblazer into its lineup as a subcompact crossover, slotting between the diminutive Trax and the Chevy Equinox. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is destined to excite customers of the Hailey Chevrolet dealer, thanks to its sporty styling and long list of technology features. Buyers looking for an exceptional subcompact SUV should place the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer at the top of their shopping list.
Like the Chevrolet Blazer, the new Trailblazer doesn’t share much DNA with its namesake. The original TrailBlazer was a traditional truck-based midsize SUV, while the new model is a smaller crossover that rides on a car-based platform. Buyers at the Hailey Chevrolet dealership have remarked on the 2021 Trailblazer’s exterior styling touches borrowed from the Camaro, giving the Trailblazer a bold appearance.
The new Trailblazer is destined to garner many outstanding reviews from the automotive media. Car and Driver wrote: “The Trailblazer shares many components with the all-new and similarly sized Buick Encore GX, including the drivetrain and available engines. ... While the Activ and RS models have distinctly rugged and sporty styling, respectively, we think the LT trim level is the best value. We'd also recommend opting for the bigger engine with all-wheel drive for an extra $2000.”
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The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is offered in five trim levels: L, LS, LT, Activ and RS. Buyers have two engine choices: a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that makes 137 horsepower and a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder unit that generates 155 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. The 1.2-liter engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and is front-wheel drive only, while the 1.3-liter block is connected to a nine-speed automatic gearbox and gets available all-wheel drive.
Chevy tunes the Trailblazer’s Activ trim for driving off the beaten path. The Activ trim features exclusive 17-inch Hankook Sport Terrain all-season tires, improved shocks, a dual exhaust system with trapezoidal exhaust tips, and a restyled front fascia that provides more ground clearance. The Activ also gets standard two-tone roof and roof rails.
The Trailblazer gets fuel economy estimated by the EPA at 28 mpg city/31 mpg highway with the 1.2-liter engine.* The 1.3-liter unit returns 29 mpg city/33 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 26 mpg city/30 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.
Step inside the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, and you’ll find a traditional cabin with an easy-to-use infotainment system that lets two Bluetooth devices connect concurrently. Options include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a power liftgate. According to Chevrolet, the Trailblazer has a total cargo capacity of 54 cubic feet when the 60/40-split second-row seats are folded. There are plenty of places to store smaller items. The versatile center console provides up to 3.5 liters of open storage space, and there’s a 4.4-liter cubby under the armrest.
Standard safety features include automatic high beams, a rear-seat passenger reminder, lane keeping assist, forward collision mitigation, front-pedestrian braking and automatic emergency braking. Options include a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and a high-definition rear vision camera.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.