The new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is a refresh for the next season. General Motors announced the vehicle, but they left some space for modifications. Not only the base model but also some upper trim levels. The most impressive version should be the SS version. We will see what Trailblazer will bring when it hits the dealerships early in 2020.
At this point, we can see the new styling. Also, the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will belong to the compact SUV segment. Well, there is quite of competition, so the new model will have to prove itself and impress buyers with styling and impressive infotainment offer. We will have to be patient for a little bit before the new model shows up with complete pricing and features list. Here is what we can find about the 2021 Trailblazer.
Being a compact SUV is probably the biggest challenge in the market. Well, it is also hard to make a breakthrough in other segments, but the number of rivals is the biggest in the crossover class. The best-selling models are coming from Japanese carmakers. Toyota Rav4, Nissan Rogue, and Honda CR-V are leaders in sales. Plus, these models are offering hybrid versions with extended mileage. Jeep Compass and Ford Escape are not able to catch up with Japanese companies. Chevrolet is already there with Equinox, but the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer should bring something new to the dealerships. Also, there are Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, and if you need a premium crossover, German carmakers are offering some of the most luxurious models (BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC).
How Much the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer Will Cost?
According to officials, the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will take the spot between subcompact Trax and compact Equinox. More companies are after such upgrades. For example, we have the Nissan Rogue Sport in this sub-class. So, having this in mind, we suppose the price of the new Trailblazer will be somewhere between these two models. On the other hand, the new design and concept will make the SUV cost more. Experts predict the starting price at around $23,000. The only other trim we know about is the 2021 Trailblazer RS. This one should cost over $30,000.
When Will the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer be Available?
The last known info about the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer release date is pretty fresh. The company introduced the crossover SUV at Shanghai Auto Show. Then, chiefs said the new model is going to be available early in 2020. When precisely, we don’t know yet. The company will produce the new Trailblazer in South Korea. But, workers there are in the strike, and the delay in the release date is possible. The company also took the trademark for the ‘Trailblazer Active’ name, and we still don’t know what is it all about. Of course, there is a larger Blazer on the market as 2020 YM.
Engines, Specs, Hybrid
Again, the company left the majority of details for the arrival of the crossover. So, we will have to wait for a couple of months to find out if the 1.4-liter turbo-four is the main powerplant for the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. The unit is capable to produce 150 hp and it is mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. This unit positions the new model in the subcompact segment.
However, there will be more options, such as a 2.0-liter engine with the capability to produce 230 horsepower. We saw the RS model on photos. So, could this be the power source for this one? Diesel is also possible, but not likely at the moment. We found some speculations about the hybrid units with a better fuel economy and higher outputs. Also, this configuration will make the 2021 Trailblazer more competitive in the tough market. The latest news from the GM is coming from China. Chevy Menlo is an all-electric model. Immediately, fans found a connection between it and the Trailblazer.
Features and Accessories
One of the biggest addition for the complete GM lineup will be Amazon Alexa. Starting with 2020 models, this feature is going to be available in the future. The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is probably getting it as well. The new crossover will be heavily-equipped with the safety features. Emergency braking, even for reverse, various alerts and warnings, and park assist will be standard. According to multiple kinds of research, these features made a huge step in avoiding crashes. Even the headlight system helps here.
The company is not announcing the full accessories list for the new crossover, but fans are already asking about some features. For example, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are no-brainers. Trailblazer stands no chance without these services. Well, the compact model is not going to offer plenty of space, but designers have to make it up with comfort and elegance. Of course, higher trim levels are going to offer leather, navigation, premium audio, and much more.