The model we’re driving is the range-topping RS trim level coated in an attractive silver-gray hue officially called Satin Steel Gray Metallic. Our unit also has the Mosaic Black Metallic roof, giving the small CUV a two-tone configuration. The cabin in our tester is adorned in Jet Black with Red Accents – the one and only choice on the RS trim of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
Our tester is powered by the turbocharged 1.3L I-3 L3T engine rated at 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque, mated to the new GM nine-speed automatic transmission with AWD. Other 2021 Trailblazer models feature the less potent, turbocharged 1.2L I-3 LIH engine rated at 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. These models are available exclusively with a Continuously Variable Transmission driving the front wheels.
It’s worth noting that the 1.2L LIH engine is available exclusively with the CVT and FWD, while the 1.3L L3T is mated exclusively with the nine-speed transmission and AWD. The one and only exception to that is the LT trim level, which can be had with the 1.3L engine and the CVT in FWD when the Performance Package is ordered.
We will have this 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS for a week. So if you have questions beyond the spec sheet, we invite you to ask them in the comments section below, and we’ll reply to them as part of the GM Authority interactive review.
Please note that we won’t be able to answer any questions until July 13th, as per Chevy’s rules. We’re polling for your questions now so that we can note the answers while we have the car, and then post those already-written answers to your comments on July 13th.
With that being said, ready…. set… go!
Also, be sure to check out some of our other 2021 Trailblazer coverage, including:
- 2021 Trailblazer comparison by trim
- 2021 Trailblazer trim level structure
- What sets the Trailblazer RS apart from other Trailblazer models