2022 Chevy Trailblazer No Longer Starts Under $20k

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, Automotive Editor - July 29, 2021

The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer enters the new model year with a higher price tag than before. The 2022 Trailblazer price increase means that the subcompact SUV no longer starts under $20,000. Pricing for the Trailblazer starts at $22,795 with destination, which represents an increase of $2,600 from before.

For 2022, the Trailblazer L has been discontinued. That model used to cost $19,000 without destination and was priced at $20,195 with the fee. Beyond cutting out the L trim, not many changes have been made. The 2022 Trailblazer is available with new exterior paint colors, the addition of a heated steering wheel on higher trim levels, a new available trailering package, and newly available rock rack cross rails.

The increase in pricing is consistent with what we’ve seen from other GM models. Recently, the 2022 Chevy Equinox went up by $2,000 and the 2022 GMC Terrain saw pricing go up by $2,900. The increase for the Trailblazer, though, means that consumers will find a hard time finding an SUV that costs less than $20,000.

There aren’t many SUVs under $20k on the market these days. The Kia Soul ($18,765) and Hyundai Venue ($19,935) get under the $20,000 mark with destination. The Nissan Kicks starts at $19,550, but that doesn’t include destination. With more automakers making the switch to SUVs and ditching small cars, consumers are looking at paying more money for tiny vehicles.

For consumers looking to purchase a 2022 Trailblazer, we don’t think the increase in pricing will matter much. The L trim was excluded from incentives and wasn’t a good deal when compared to higher trim levels after discounts. The LS trim now becomes the entry-level option. It comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Chevy Safety Assist, a turbocharged 1.2-liter engine three-cylinder engine, Bluetooth for two active devices, and Wi-Fi hot spot.

Seeing as how the now-discontinued Trailblazer L was a low-volume vehicle, we think the LS is a better starting point for the majority of shoppers. The LT, Activ, and RS will continue to be available for the 2022 model year.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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