2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Arrives Spring 2020 Starting From Under $20K


2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Credit: Chevrolet
The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is joining Chevy’s lineup coming next Spring 2020. Trims include the base LT, an RS performance-inspired version while ACTIV is tuned for off-road use. Chevrolet says the small SUV/crossover will start from under $20,000, excluding destination, but we’ll have to wait for specific pricing info on the various trims and options until closer to launch.

Powertrain

Powered by either a 1.2-liter turbo or 1.30-liter turbo engine, the Trailblazer will deliver up to 155- horsepower. Both engines are mated with a standard Continuously Variable Transmission with selectable stop/start capability. A nine-speed automatic transmission is also available on Trailblazers equipped with the 1.3L engine and all-wheel drive.

AWD models add unique calibrations for more rear-wheel torque at lower speeds to improve the driving experience on moderately steep and unpaved surfaces.

Trailblazer ACTIV is equipped with unique tires and shock tuning. The ACTIV dampers are tuned to enhance vehicle performance and ride comfort when traveling on gravel roads. The Hankook Sport Terrain 17-inch tires feature an aggressive shoulder design and an all-season tread pattern.

Looks

The Trailblazer features Chevy’s dual-port grille and sports car-inspired rear design. The accent bar is integrated with the headlamps, helping to visually widen its stance, Chevy also says a “simulated” front skidplate “adds a sense of strength.”

The ACTIV trim package gets you unique grille, with a larger more rugged looking opening. It also features unique front and rear fascia and dual exhaust, along with sport terrain tires and suspension tuning enhancements.

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer lineup
2021 Chevrolet LT, ACTIV and RS Trailblazer. Credit: Chevrolet.

The RS trim features a performance-inspired mesh grille with black Chevy bowtie and unique front splitter elements to define its sporty demeanor.

Both RS and ACTIV trim models come with standard two-tone roofs.

Interior

Inside, the Trailblazer features a dual-cockpit interior design with an integrated center stack. Chevy says it used high-quality finishes and stitching at each trim level. The center console provides several storage options with up to 3.5 liters of open storage and 4.4 liters of storage under the armrest, as well as dual cupholders.

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer interior
Credit: Chevrolet.

Technology

The Trailblazer will feature Chevy’s latest infotainment system, providing the ability to use two Bluetooth-paired phones concurrently. It will have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and available SiriusXM with 360L. Chevy says the system even learns customer preferences and shares recommendations based on listening habits.

Utility

The Trailblazer features 40/60 split folding second row seats and can accommodate objects up to 8.5 feet long. Overall storage capacity is rated up to 54.4cubic feet with the second row folded. A hands-free liftgate is available with logo projection.

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Cargo
Credit: Chevrolet.

Safety

All Trailblazer trims come with a comprehensive list of standard active safety and driver assistance features, including:

  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • IntelliBeam Headlamps (Auto High Beam Assist)
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Teen Driver
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • OnStar

Additional optional active safety and driver assistance features include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • HD Rear Vision Camera

Availability

The Trailblazer is expected to arrive in U.S. showrooms in spring 2020. Specific trim and option pricing details will be announced closer to launch.
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