Back in July, GM Authority was the first to point out that the all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer doesn’t offer roof rack cross bars, leading to frustration among owners eager to take advantage of the crossover’s full practicality potential. Now, however, we’re happy to report that General Motors will offer cross rails for the latest Trailblazer as early as next month.
The good news comes to us courtesy of director of Accessories and Performance Parts Strategy and Marketing, Roger McCormack, who recently spoke with GM Authority executive editor Alex Luft during the ongoing SEMA 360 show.
The lack of roof rack cross bars with the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer has been a point of contention for those owners who want to use the accessory to carry larger items on the roof of the crossover. Luckily, General Motors will finally introduce the accessory in December. The new cross bars will fit all trim levels of the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer equipped with roof rails.
Further details on the new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer roof rack cross bars are currently unavailable. However, considering cross bars are currently offered with the Buick Encore GX, which is closely related to the Trailblazer in that both models ride on the same GM VSS-F vehicle set, there are a few educated guesses to be made. For example, we can speculate that the Trailblazer’s cross bars will cost the same as the Encore GX’s cross bars, the latter of which are currently priced at $255, per the Buick Accessories website. To note, the cross bars offered for the Encore GX will not fit the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer.
As a reminder, the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is offered with two engine options, including the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH, which produces 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T, which produces 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Both FWD and AWD are offered. Upwards of 25.3 cubic-feet of cargo space is available with the rear seats folded up, expanding to 54.4 cubic-feet with the rear seats folded down.