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2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - May 30, 2019
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Model Preview

Chevy will continue its resurrection of SUV names of yesteryear to place on the backsides of today’s crossovers. First, we had the return of the Blazer as an aggressively styled crossover, and we will soon have the 2021 Trailblazer filling a small gap between two existing crossovers.

The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will sit at the crossover dinner table crammed between the subcompact Trax and the Equinox, which is relatively large for a compact crossover. This will give shoppers looking for a smaller compact crossover an option without falling all the way to the tiny Trax. Plus, the Trailblazer will take a lesson in style from the all-new Blazer with its chiseled body, thin headlights, and sporty RS trim.

Inside, the sharp angles will continue with its chiseled air vents, shapely dash, and more. And with available red accents, this cabin looks even more aggressive. There is no mention of its interior measurements, but Chevy says we will see those around its on-sale date.

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer’s powertrain remains under wraps for now, but there is plenty of source material to pull from in Chevy’s crossover lineup. We could see it go the lower-power route and inherit the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder from the Trax, albeit with a power boost. This would keep it from cannibalizing sales from the Equinox while putting a space between it and the Trax. There is also the possibility of a detuned, more fuel-efficient turbocharged 1.5-liter from the Equinox. We’ll learn more as we near the Trailblazer’s arrival.

Safety will be a focus for the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer with its standard forward pedestrian braking, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and lane-departure warning. There will also be optional adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, and a high-definition rearview camera.

Pricing & Release Date

Chevy expects the 2021 Trailblazer to arrive in early 2020, but pricing is not available yet.

With it splitting the gap between the $22,295 Trax and the $24,995 Equinox LS (destination fees included), we expect to see a starting price in the $23,500 range. This price could be closer to or even higher than the Equinox if the Trailblazer forgoes the bare-bones L trim that makes the Equinox’s base price so low and starts with the LS trim like the Trax.

The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will compete with the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, and Honda CR-V.

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