Last month, General Motors brought the revived Chevrolet Trailblazer nameplate to the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, showing off its latest subcompact crossover in two trims – the sporty RS, and the outdoorsy Activ. Slotting in between the Chevrolet Trax and Chevrolet Equinox, the new Trailblazer promises loads of practicality and cabin space, but without overdoing it on the exterior dimensions. To make the most of the available cargo room, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer features an available flat-folding passenger seat, as highlighted here in our latest feature spotlight.
The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer’s flat-folding front passenger seat is hugely useful for those that use their crossover to transport extra-long items, such as planks of lumber, or perhaps a single-piece exhaust system. With the rear bench seats folded flat, the flat front passenger seat provides the perfect complement, creating a wide-open, relatively level floor to load up whatever needs loading.
As we can see here, there’s still a gap between the rear bench and front seat that allows even more cargo to be loaded, while the flat passenger seat leverages the entire length of the new Chevrolet Trailblazer.
Interestingly, this isn’t a very common feature in the crossover segment. That said, the flat-folding passenger seat can also found in the current GMC Terrain, as we covered previously. What’s more, the feature was also previously offered in the Chevrolet Equinox.
On the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, the flat-folding passenger seat will help to accommodate objects up to eight and a half feet long. What’s more, the 40/60 split for the rear bench allows for further customizability when it comes to accommodating people and things inside the new crossover. Total storage capacity comes in at 54.4 cubic feet with the second row down. There’s also 3.5 liters of open storage in the center console, 4.4 liters of storage under the armrest, and dual cupholders.
To note, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer rides on the same GM VSS-F vehicle platform (or “vehicle set”) as the Buick Encore GX. The new Trailblazer also comes with the same engine lineup, which includes the base-level turbocharged 1.2L LIH three-cylinder, rated at 137 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque, plus the optional turbocharged 1.3L L3T three-cylinder, rated at 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.