The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer offers a good deal of cargo room and practicality, slotting in to the top of its segment with 25.3 cubic-feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded up, and 54.4 cubic-feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down. Even more practicality would be possible with the installation of roof rack cross bars – however, General Motors doesn’t offer such an accessory, leading to some frustration among owners.
We here at GM Authority have received messages from 2021 Chevy Trailblazer owners expressing a desire to equip their new vehicle with roof rack cross bars. However, GM does not offer them, as confirmed by Chevrolet’s Rita Kass-Shamoun.
“We do not currently offer that type of accessory for the Trailblazer,” Kass-Shamoun told GM Authority.
For now, it looks like General Motors has no plans to offer roof rack cross bars for the new Trailblazer. According to our research, all 2020 and 2021 model-year Chevy crossovers and SUVs are offered with cross bars as accessories, with the exception of the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. Additionally, while cross bars are offered for the Buick Encore GX, which rides on the same GM VSS-F platform as the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, the bars will not fit on the new Trailblazer.
That said, GM does offer some Thule roof rack accessories for the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, such as a Roof-Mounted Watersport Carrier, a Roof-Mounted Dock Glide Kayak Carrier, and a Roof-Mounted Compass Watersport Kayak Carrier – but no universal roof rack cross bars.
To note, the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer comes equipped with roof rails as standard on LT trim levels. Roof rails are no offered on the L or LS trims. The roof rails on the LT are silver, while the ACTIV and RS trims both get black roof rails.
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