Chevrolet Trailblazer

5 Things You Should Know About The Chevrolet Trailblazer

According to sales figures released by Chevrolet USA, 90,163 Chevrolet Trailblazers were sold in 2021. The Chevrolet Trailblazer is a modern SUV that is perfect for the daily driver. 

Whether you’re looking for a:

  • compact SUV,
  • a modern SUV,
  • or an affordable SUV

The Chevrolet Trailblazer fits the bill nicely. Available with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) train, it is an SUV that you can depend on to provide traction. 

It’s also perfect for those who love adventure

But what do you need to know about purchasing the Trailblazer? Let’s investigate trim levels. 

Chevrolet Trailblazer Trim Levels

The Trailblazer range offers three levels of trim. The entry-level is LT, which comes with an ECOTEC 1.3L turbo engine. The paint finish is single-tone, and no adaptive cruise control package.

But you do get 17″ silver painted aluminum wheels, LED running lights, and a rear vision camera – as standard. 

With the ACTIV and RS, you get a selection of two-tone paint options. The RS is the sportier version, with the ACTIV offering a more off-road capable version.

There are many feature options with the ACTIV offering a functional front skid plate. 

Engine and Fuel Economy 

Currently, there are two engine options in the range. The 1.2L and 1.3L turbo, with the smaller of the two, producing 102kW and 137hp, with the latter pushing out 115 KW and 154 hp. 

Paired with its 9-speed gearbox, you should be able to easily keep up with highway speeds. Fuel economy is good, with a fantastic 29 mpg for the city and 34 mpg on the highway. 

The fuel efficiency is due to the great use of the turbo. Also, the vehicles come with three driving modes.  

Passenger and Cargo Space

As a compact SUV, the Chevrolet Trailblazer has an excellent cargo management system. With a 40/60 back seat split, you should easily squeeze in those slightly larger loads. 

Helping with loading is the flat floor storage, with the maximum cargo area length being 8.5 ft. This enormous length is due to the fact you can fold down the front passenger seat. 

The vehicle can comfortably seat up to five adults. 

With an available hands-free liftgate, you can quickly load up and go even when your hands are full. 


Trailblazers have wireless phone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Also, specific models will come with wireless device charging and built-in Alexa. 

SiriusXM will be built into all models and promises loads to listen to. 


Standard safety features include a rear vision camera, rear seat reminder,  teen driver technology, and ten airbags. 

Other features available include lane change alert with side blind zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and OnStar safety and security coverage. 

As mentioned, selected vehicles will have adaptive cruise control. 

Now, it’s always in your best interest to do loads of reading before buying a new car. 

Read More About Chevrolet Trailblazer

You can read about the Chevrolet Trailblazer on their website. But they will be automatically biased. That’s why you need to find other publications to find unbias opinions – like Local Car Shopper. 

Read more about Chevrolet here

Sponsored by: Firelands Chevrolet

firelands chevrolet
Firelands Chevrolet Buick is more than just new and used sales, parts, and services. Our team, housed in Norwalk OH, is proud to serve drivers from Sandusky, Bellevue, Willard, and beyond. Our team strives to simplify every aspect of buying, owning, and servicing a Buick or Chevrolet model so that your automotive investment is one that you're every bit as proud to own as we are to sell. Visit Website