2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer represents the third-generation of the nameplate, and is an all-new small crossover model for select markets. The Bow Tie brand hopes that the new Trailblazer model will provide a “uniquely youthful, yet functional alternative” to the fast-growing small SUV segment.
Like Chevrolet’s latest line of SUVs, the Trailblazer features a bold front fascia and sports car-inspired rear design. Notably, the ACTIV trim package amplifies this sporty style with a two-tone roof, unique front and rear fascia and dual exhaust, along with sport terrain tires and suspension tuning enhancements.
“Slotting between the Trax and Equinox, the addition of the Trailblazer provides us with a great opportunity to expand the Chevy SUV family to new audiences,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “With the new ACTIV trim, plus the sporty RS trim, we can appeal to customers’ varying active lifestyles.”
|Assembly location||Dong Yue Plant, Yantai, Shandong, China and GM Bupyeong Plant, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea|
|Engine||1.2L I-3 LIH, 1.3L I-3 L3T|
|Transmission||CVT, 9-Speed Auto|
|Drive wheels||Front-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive|
|Availability||U.S.A., Canada, Asia|
The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will be offered as a compact five-door SUV. As mentioned, it slots between the Chevrolet Trax and Equinox.
Models & Trims
The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is offered as a retail or fleet model, with the L being the base model.
2021 Trailblazer Retail & Fleet Models:
- L FWD (1TQ56)
- LS FWD (1TR56)
- LS AWD (1TV56)
- LT FWD (1TU56)
- LT AWD (1TW56)
- ACTIV FWD (1TS56)
- ACTIV AWD (1TX56)
- RS FWD (1TT56)
- RS AWD (1TY56)
2021 Trailblazer Retail & Fleet Trims:
- L (1VL)
- LS (1LS)
- LT (1LT)
- ACTIV (1SA)
- RS (1RS)
Trailblazer ACTIV Tuned for Off-Road Use
Trailblazer ACTIV is equipped with unique tires and shock tuning. The ACTIV dampers are tuned to enhance vehicle performance and ride comfort when traveling on gravel roads. The Hankook Sport Terrain 17-inch tires feature an aggressive shoulder design and an all-season tread pattern.
The front fascia on Trailblazer ACTIV has been revised with the lower section designed for improved ground clearance. Additional exterior differentiation includes two-tone roof, standard roof rails and trapezoid-shaped exhaust tips.
The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer offers a total of ten exterior colors. The Trailblazer also offers five interior color options and three different seat trims.
The 2021 Trailblazer colors include:
- 10 Exterior Colors:
- Midnight Blue Metallic
- Zeus Bronze Metallic
- Dark Copper Metallic
- Summit White
- Mosaic Black Metallic
- Oasis Blue
- Scarlet Red Metallic
- Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
- Pacific Blue Metallic
- Satin Steel Gray Metallic
- Graywood Metallic
- 5 Interior Colors:
- Jet Black
- Jet Black w/ Medium Ash Gray
- Jet Black w/ Almond Butter
- Jet Black w/ Arizona
- Jet Black w/ Red
Exterior Design Highlights
The Trailblazer’s exterior styling, which follows in the theme set by the Chevy Blazer, features Chevy’s signature dual-port grille, which gives its face a multilayered, dimensional appearance. The accent bar is integrated with the headlamps, helping to visually widen its stance, while a simulated front skidplate adds a sense of strength.
ACTIV trim Trailblazers feature a new interpretation of the signature dual-port grille, with a larger opening for a more rugged look. The RS trim features a performance-inspired mesh grille with black Chevy bowtie and unique front splitter elements to define its sporty demeanor.
The side profile includes taut bodyside lines, a sleek roofline and a bold hood shape to accentuate the Trailblazer’s youthful character. RS and ACTIV trim models boost the visual appeal with standard two-tone roofs. Large, wraparound taillamps seamlessly span the liftgate and bodyside, which adds to the visual width of the Trailblazer, providing a more planted look.
Interior Design Highlights
Inside, the 2021 Trailblazer features a driver-focused, dual-cockpit interior design with an integrated center stack. High-quality finishes and stitching are customized to allow for different appearances at each trim level. The center console provides several storage options with up to 3.5 liters of open storage and 4.4 liters of storage under the armrest, as well as dual cupholders.
The Trailblazer features 40/60 split folding second row seats, which enables the vehicle to accommodate objects up to 8.5 feet long, 10 with the second row folded. For additional convenience, an available hands-free liftgate, with logo projection improves ease of loading and unloading cargo. Overall storage capacity is rated up to 54.4 cubic feet
The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will feature Chevy’s latest infotainment system, providing passengers the ability to use two Bluetooth-paired phones concurrently, which enables those in the vehicle to use their cellphones hands-free or the driver to use multiple phones hands-free.
The audio system has available wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and available SiriusXM with 360L, featuring exclusive content, including commercial-free music, interviews, shows and performances. The system even learns customer preferences and shares recommendations based on listening habits. SiriusXM with 360L delivers both a satellite and streaming listening experience with more SiriusXM channels than ever before in the vehicle, plus the ability to make on-demand programming choices.
All Trailblazer trims come with a comprehensive list of standard active safety and driver assistance features, including:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- IntelliBeam Headlamps (Auto High Beam Assist)
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Rear Vision Camera
- Teen Driver
- Rear Seat Reminder
Additional optional active safety and driver assistance features include:
- Adaptive Cruise Control – Camera
- Rear Park Assist
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- HD Rear Vision Camera
The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer offers two engine choices:
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Transmission||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Axle|
|1.2L I-3 LIH||Gasoline||Turbocharged||CVT||137 @ 5000||162 @ 2500||5.45|
|1.3L I-3 L3T||Gasoline||Turbocharged||9-speed automatic||155 @ 5600||174 @ 1500||3.17|
The 2021 Trailblazer derives its name from the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, since the Trailblazer is designed to look like a smaller version of the Blazer. However, the new Trailblazer rides on the GM VSS-F platform, and is therefore not mechanically related to the new Blazer – which rides on the C1 platform.
The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is assembled by:
- GM China (SAIC) at the Dong Yue plant in Yantai, Shandong, China.
- GM Korea at the GM Bupyeong plant in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea.
The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer starts at $19,995 in the United States.
- L – $19,995
- LS – $22,495
- LT – $24,595
- ACTIV – $26,395
- RS – $26,395
The 2021 Trailblazer went on sale midway through the 2020 calendar year.
We expect the all-new, third-generation Chevrolet Trailblazer to enter and remain in production for at least the 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 model years. The product will likely undergo a refresh after the 2024 model year.
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It adds Rear Park Assist only. It’s one of four new hues for the 2022 Trailblazer.
It adds Rear Park Assist only.
It’s one of four new hues for the 2022 Trailblazer.
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