The all-new 2021 Trailblazer made its North American debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, dropping in as a “subcompact plus” crossover that slots in between the subcompact Chevrolet Trax and compact Chevrolet Equinox with regard to the Bow Tie brand’s stable. However, despite being larger than the Trax, the new Trailblazer is in fact lighter with regard to curb weight.
The 2021 Trailblazer’s curb weight has thus far been a secret, but GM Authority has now exclusively uncovered this vital spec on the brand’s new crossover. As it turns out, the lightest model in the new Trailblazer lineup tips the scales at just 2,996 pounds (1,359 kg).
To note, the “lightest model” we’re referencing here is the base-model L trim level, which comes equipped with FWD and the turbocharged 1.2L inline LIH three-cylinder with regard to the powertrain and drivetrain. Output from the 1.2L is rated at 137 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque, all of which is sent to the front wheels by way of a CVT.
By comparison, the lightest 2021 Chevrolet Trax tips the scales at 3,124 pounds (1,417 kg), making it 128 pounds (58 kg) heavier than the dimensionally larger 2021 Trailblazer. To note, the lightest 2021 Trax on offer is the base-model LS trim level with the turbocharged 1.4L LUV inline four-cylinder and FWD. Output from this setup is rated at 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, with a six-speed automatic onboard for the cog swaps.
All told, the 2021 Trailblazer impresses here. Not only is it larger than the 2021 Trax, but it also has more torque and roughly equivalent horsepower – and it’s significantly lighter, too.
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