The newly announced 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is a subcompact crossover SUV. It will replace the Trax in developed markets, while the Tracker will replace the Trax in developing markets. This version of the Trailblazer was introduced at the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in April 2019 and will go on sale in 2020 for the 2021 model year. Many features of the Trailblazer aren’t known since it isn’t publicly available yet.
2021 Chevy Trailblazer Overview
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is larger than the Trax but smaller than the Equinox. It’s closer in size to the small end of Chevy’s crossovers, but it’s visually more similar to the larger Blazer. General Motors (GM) hasn’t released manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRPs) for the Trailblazer yet.
The Trailblazer has a front end like the Camaro, which gives it good curb appeal. However, it has a larger grille and sharper beak that develops into a broad line as it goes down the sides. The Trailblazer also has a high rear end and contrasting roof like the Blazer, which gives it a floating appearance. This feature is a current trend among crossovers, especially the ones made by GM.
The interior of the Trailblazer is relatively conservative overall, although the dashboard and center touchscreen are more streamlined compared to other SUVs. Some trim levels have splashes of color around the seats and vents to complement the primary interior color.
GM hasn’t disclosed the powertrain options for the Trailblazer, nor do we know if it will have all-wheel drive. A turbocharged 2.0 or 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine are two of the most likely options, since these are the two most popular engines for the similarly-sized Equinox and Malibu. GM might also choose to power the Trailblazer with something larger. Electrical engines could also be an option for the Trailblazer.
The 2021 Trailblazer will include many safety features such as active lane control and automatic emergency braking, which will be standard on virtually all cars by 2021. A high-definition rear vision camera and rear parking assistance will be optional for the Trailblazer in 2021. Additional options on the Trailblazer include adaptive cruise control.
Complete details on the trim levels aren’t yet available for the 2021 Trailblazer. However, the RS trim will be a sporty version of this model that will include a two-tone roof as a standard feature.