“The Chevrolet Trailblazer wins a 2020 Wards 10 Best UX trophy for a long list of standard, user-friendly features, first-rate driver-assistance technologies and even wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with a starting price below $20,000,” the publication said in an article.
The 2021 Trailblazer comes standard with a seven-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Entry-level models have a seven-inch screen, but a slightly larger eight-inch display is available as well. The system also comes with Amazon Alexa AI and is bolstered by General Motors‘ OnStar 4G LTE Wi Fi hotspot. GM’s Marketplace app, which allows users to pay for gas, order food and make restaurant reservations from within the vehicle’s infotainment display, further helped to convince Wards’ editors the subcompact crossover was worthy of a 10 Best UX trophy this year.
“Assembled in Bupyeong-gu, South Korea, the Chevrolet Trailblazer is an affordable, stylish small CUV that delivers a top-notch user experience,” the publication concluded.
The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system is offered in a multitude of Chevy products, but its presence in the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is noteworthy given the crossover’s low starting price of just $19,995. For the students and young families that will likely buy the Trailblazer, having good technology at their fingertips when out on the road is extremely important.
The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer began arriving at GM dealers in the US in Q1 2020. The crossover comes standard with a turbocharged 1.2-liter LIH three-cylinder engine, which is good for 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and a continuously variable automatic transmission. There is also an available turbocharged 1.3-liter L3T engine, which makes 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Only 1.3L models can be ordered with AWD and AWD models also swap the CVT for a traditional nine-speed automatic.