The brand-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer proves too much to handle for the senior Hyundai Tucson
2021 marks the launch of the new Chevrolet Trailblazer. While it does take its name from a full-size classic SUV, this compact crossover has been redesigned from the sole up.
And what better way to see how Chevrolet did in recreating the Trailblazer than by comparing it to one of the segment’s most desired models, the Hyundai Tucson?
Looking at the two cars, you can tell both car manufacturers put a lot of effort into their aesthetics, but the fresh look of the Trailblazer easily sets it apart. While the Tucson isn't bad-looking, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is sharp, modern, and a real head-turner. Borrowing a few design features from one of their larger models, the Blazer, Chevrolet created a precious SUV that can compete against well-established models straight from its first year on sale.
Just look at how Chevrolet takes a modern approach with their two-tone paintwork. One for the body and one fro the roof, it creates a floating-roof illusion that's just the right kind of extra detail to convince prospective buyers to opt for the Trailblazer.
Under the bonnet, Chevrolet equipped the Trailblazer with 1.2L and 1.3L ECOTEC turbocharged engines and linked them to a CVT transmission for the FWD version and a 9-speed automatic for the AWD version.
The Tucson still uses naturally aspirated engines that rev well and put out higher torque, while the Trailblazer’s turbocharged engines pull well from the lower end. This does help to get better mileage while keeping road behavior on the sporty side.
The Trailblazer’s interior is also brand-new, and Chevrolet uses far better materials and tones to give the 2021 Trailblazer the feel of a premium SUV.
While Tucson’s interior features the same 7-inch touchscreen display, the Trailblazer’s is much better integrated with the dash and the rest of the elements.
The list of standard safety features for the 2021 Trailblazer includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam, and a Rear Vision Camera. That's plenty for a crossover twice the Trailblazer's price.
Speaking of which, you'd be amazed to find out what the price tag is for the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
The baseline Trailblazer starts at 19.000$, while the Tucson comes in at a 23.700$. Even the best-equipped AWD version will keep the price point well below 30.000$ while the top of the range Tucson will jump the 34.000$ mark.
The difference is quite significant and based on its price along with its fresh design and long list of standard features, we declare the 2021 Trailblazer the winner of this head to head.
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