The forthcoming 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is making a return in a subcompact SUV disguise. The new model will join smaller models such as Equinox and Trax, and it will start under $20,000. The last time that Chevrolet used the “Trailblazer” name was in 2009. Back in the days, it was a body-on-frame mid-size SUV. Now, the manufacturer will offer something completely new.
Trailblazer will feature an AWD system, and it will produce slightly over 150 horses. Moreover, the subcompact SUV will offer a lot of driver-assistance features. The design looks very modern and sporty, especially on the upper trim levels. According to the latest information, Trailblazer will go on sale in Spring 2020.
2021 Trailblazer Offers Bolder Exterior Design
The all-new SUV made its debut at China’s 2019 Auto Shanghai show. At the time, the manufacturer said the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is inspired by the new FNR-CarryAll concept. Moreover, the idea should serve as an inspiration to all Chevrolet’s latest models. According to Chevy, it is a new generation design language, and Trailblazer will wear it from the start.
The subcompact SUV will look unique, and it is a model that comes with character. The styling seems bolder and sporty, but it also borrows some cues from larger Blazer model. However, Trailblazer is definitely more expressive and more stylish. According to latest reports, RS trim will be in the offer. Trailblazer RS will add a standard two-tone roof and plenty of body-colored features.
Modern and Functional Interior
We like how each trim level comes with unique materials and design. The all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will feature impressive storage, and it will look modern. The answer is new and versatile center console that provides additional open storage space under the armrest. Generally, subcompact SUVs are having a problem with the interior room, but Trailblazer is different. You can pair up to two phones via Bluetooth at the same time.
Moreover, the audio system comes with the wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. SiriusXM is optional, and it provides commercial-free music and exclusive streaming content. Interestingly, but this subcompact SUV can accommodate items that are 8.5 feet long. Fold the second-row seats, and you will get 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space.
Engine Specs, Transmission, AWD System
The customers can choose between a 1.2 or 1.3-liter engine. Both units are turbocharged, and maximum output is rated at 155 horsepower. The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will arrive as a front-wheel-drive model, and it will use a CVT transmission. Furthermore, a stop/start system is available as standard. An all-wheel-drive system is optional, and it comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Moreover, the AWD setup is selectable so the driver can shut off the system when not needed. Standard Trailblazer with FWD configuration offers Normal, Snow, and Sport driving modes. On the other hand, AWD models will offer low-speed rear-wheel torque, which is perfect for steeper terrains.
2021 Chevy Trailblazer Price and Release Date
The price of the approaching 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will start below $20,000. Chevrolet’s decision to make its new SUV affordable will surely attract the customers in the United States. To compare, Trax model starts at $22,500 and Equinox at $24,500.
A new subcompact SUV will hit the dealerships in Spring 2020. We are waiting for the RS trim to arrive and see its full details. Besides that, Chevrolet will offer an off-road Activ trim level.