Chevrolet Trailblazer – the revived nameplate comes back with a bang
For some SUVs, winning is in their blood. It comes easy and they’ll be winners from the second they roll off the factory’s floor until the end of time, always keeping their distinct features about them only in newer, better versions. Others, though, only become winners after they’ve been reinvented into brand-new vehicles, shedding their roots completely.
And that’s the case with the 2021 Trailblazer, a nameplate with truck origins that’s been reimagined into a subcompact crossover SUV. After a few years of discontinued production, Chevrolet decided to bring back the Trailblazer to fit snuggly between the smaller Trax and the slightly bigger Equinox in their lineup.
And what a comeback it is as the five-seater delights at every turn.
Let’s take the Trailblazer’s most distinct features one by one to see why so many crossover prospective buyers choose the model over some rife competition.
1. Dashing exterior design
You can tell the Trailblazer was drawn from scratch just last year. It’s modern-looking, with slick, sharp lines that manage to be assertive and warm at the same time. Borrowing Camaro’s nose, the Trailblazer is perfectly proportioned for urban dwellers and city drives.
It’s a car that cool parents drive, or young execs, or successful freelancers.
With squinting headlights, an upward nose, and an imposing grille, the Trailblazer looks like it has a chip on its shoulder all the time. And then there’s also something about it that doesn’t feel menacing but rather playful and chic.
The 2021 Trailblazer is by no means a bland car, quite the contrary. It has oomph, and it has spirit.
2. Urban-like dimensions and powertrains
The Trailblazer is a subcompact crossover and for that matter it must fit and handle perfectly in an urban environment.
With compact exterior dimensions, the 2021 Trailblazer is still able to deliver some incredible numbers when it comes to cargo space – 25 cubic feet behind the second row and 54 behind the first one of the largest in its class, plus ample leg and headroom for its passengers.
Under the hood, you can fit your Trailblazer with one in two options – it’s either the base 1.2-liter tried-and-true turbo-3 that can deliver 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque or the 1.3-liter turbo-3 that will up the power to 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.
With Front-wheel drive, the larger powertrain is actually the most economic of the two as it can deliver 29 miles per gallon inside the city and 33 on the highway for a combined 31.
3. Premium interior look and feel
If its exterior’s inviting, it’s the interior that seals the deal for most prospective crossover buyers. At below $20,000, the 2021 Trailblazer is quite the car for your buck with every model being equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 7.0-inch color touch, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, cloth front bucket seats, two USB ports, Chevrolet’s latest Infotainment 3 System, a 3.5-inch monochromatic driver information center, the Teen Driver pack, and power features.
On top of connectivity and informational features, there’s also an abundance of safety tech under the standard package. The L Trailblazer, the model’s basic rendition, comes with Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Active Lane Control, Automatic High Beams, Following Distance Indicator, the IntelliBeam headlights, a Rear-Vision Camera, and signature LED daytime running lamps.
The 2021 Trailblazer comes in five different trim levels and here at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Torrington, Connecticut, we have each one of them on display. Come on over and our dedicated sales team will guide you through all the options and even arrange for you to take the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer out for a test drive.