After a 12-year hiatus, the Chevrolet Trailblazer has made an impressive new appearance for 2021. This all new subcompact crossover has been redesigned to deliver a smaller crossover functionality, a bolder appearance, and a more modern feel. Here is an overview of the freshly updated 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer.


The new Trailblazer is available in both Front Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive to increase its versatility. You can upgrade to All-Wheel Drive on any trim except the base level trim.

The Standard ECOTEC 1.2L Turbo engine is paired with a Continuous Variable Transmission and can produce up to 137 horsepower and 162 lb. ft. torque. However, this engine can only be paired with a Front Wheel Drive configuration of the Trailblazer.

2021 Chevvrolet Trailblazer Exterior

The available ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo engine can produce up to 155 horsepower and 174 lb. ft. torque. This engine comes with a Continuously Variable Transmission, and can also be paired with an available 9-speed automatic transmission if you desire.

The new Trailblazer also has an available Engine Block Heater, to ensure that your morning drive will be as smooth and efficient as possible since the mechanical pieces in your crossover are kept warm.


There are many conveniences built into the new Trailblazer. Things like roof-mounted rails, and a locking fuel-filler cap come standard across the board starting at the LT trim. There are available features such as a two-tone roof and Panoramic Sunroof that can add an extra sense of style and pizzazz to any drive you take. Additionally, an available Hands-Free Liftgate, available Keyless Entry Keypad, and available Deep Tinted Glass are all awesome features to consider.


With the ability to seat up to five people, standard flat-folding seats, a maximum of 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space and best-in-class passenger rear-seat leg room, the Trailblazer is a one-of-a-kind family fun vehicle. Utilize the flat-folding front passenger seat, and haul cargo up to 8.5 feet long, making almost any project achievable with the help of the Trailblazer.

Along with impressive passenger and cargo capacity, the Trailblazer also has a charging option for every device. With an available wireless charging pad, an available 120-volt powerpoint, available USB charging ports, and a standard auxiliary input jack there are almost no limitations on what device can be charged or connected at any one time. You will also discover that connectivity issues become a thing of the past with the standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capability the Trailblazer has to offer.

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Interior

Speaking of connectivity, all trims come standard with a 3.5” diagonal monochromatic driver information center which can be upgraded to a 4.2” diagonal color driver information center. All Trailblazer trims also come standard with a 7” diagonal color touchscreen, which also can be upgraded to an 8” diagonal color touchscreen. Along with impressive screen technology, the available Bose® Premium 7-speaker Audio System will also blow your mind.

Let’s not forget the available all-weather floor liners/mats, available Leatherette Seating options, available 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, and available Automatic Climate Control that make every ride as comfortable as it is enjoyable!

Safety, Security, and Technology

A Rear Vision Camera, Teen Driver Technology, Rear Seat Reminder, and 10 airbags are all features that come standard on the Trailblazer. Additionally, all Trailblazers come standard with Chevy Safety Assist which includes the following features:

  • Forward Collision Alert & Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Following Distance Indicator
    • Helps determine an optimal following distance.
  • Intellibeam® Auto High Beam Assist
    • Automatically turns your high beam headlamps on and off according to surrounding traffic conditions.

The following is a list of the available driver assistance features that can be added to your safety packages:

  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • Automatically adjusts speed of cruise control based on the flow of traffic to avoid the need to switch in and out of cruise control mode.
  • HD Rear Vision Camera (not available on L or LS)
  • OnStar® Safety & Security

Available Packages

Blackout Package (available on L, LS, and LT trims)

  • Front and Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
  • Black Grille Bar
  • Black Trailblazer Nameplate

Sun and Liftgate Package (available on LT, ACTIV, and RS trims)

  • Panoramic Dual-Pane Power Sunroof
  • Hands-Free Power Programmable Liftgate with LED Logo-Projection

Winter/Summer Floor Mat Package (available on all trims)

  • Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
  • All-Weather Floor Liners

Adaptive Cruise Control Package (available only on LT trim – standard on ACTIV and RS trims)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 4.2" Diagonal Color Driver Information Center
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob
  • Rear Center Armrest

Convenience Package (available on LT, ACTIV, and RS trims)

  • Automatic Climate Control
  • SiriusXM® Radio Trial Subscription
  • 8" Diagonal Color Touch Screen
  • One Type-A Charging USB port
  • One Type-C Charging USB port
  • One120-Volt Power Outlet
  • Inside Rearview Auto-Dimming Mirror
  • Driver and Front Passenger Sliding Visors with Covered Illuminated Vanity Mirrors

Driver Confidence Package (available on LT, ACTIV, and RS trims)

  • Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert

Driver Confidence and Cruise Package (available on LS trim – standard on LT, ACTIV, and RS trims)

  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Park Assist

Premium Seating Package (available on LS trim – standard LT, ACTIV, and RS trims)

  • Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob
  • Rear Center Armrest

Technology Package (available on ACTIV and RS trims)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System:
    • 8" Diagonal HD Color Touchscreen
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay™ Capability
    • Wireless Android Auto™ Capability
    • Wireless Charging Capability
  • Bose® Premium Audio
  • HD Radio
  • SiriusXM®
  • SD Card Reader
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • 4.2" Diagonal Color DIC
  • LED Headlamps

Towing and Drive Modes

With the ability to tow up to 1,000 lbs., when properly equipped, the new Trailblazer is not known for its towing capability. However, it does provide several very useful driving modes to elevate the driver’s proficiency in any road conditions. All trims come with a Normal mode and Sport mode, and the All-Wheel Drive mode is added to the AWD configurations, and the Front Wheel Drive configurations are equipped with a Snow mode in place of the All-Wheel Drive mode.

Fuel Economy

The new Trailblazer carries with it some impressive fuel economy numbers. The 1.2L Turbo engine can get up to 28 mpg City / 31 mpg Highway, whereas the 1.3L Turbo engine gets up to 29 city / 33 mpg Highway. If you pair the 1.3L Turbo engine with an All-Wheel Drive configuration, then the fuel efficiency dips just slightly to 26 mpg City / 30 mpg Highway.

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer on the Road


The Chevrolet Trailblazer’s warranty is pretty straightforward as follows:

  • Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
    • 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Corrosion Limited Warranty
    • 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Corrosion Limited Warranty Rust-Through
    • 6 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty
    • 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
      **Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance Program and Available Courtesy Transportation
    • 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
      **Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years / 100,000 Miles

Trim Specifics

L: Starting at $19,000

  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System
  • 7” diagonal color touch-screen
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Bluetooth® Audio Streaming for two active devices
  • Apple CarPlay® compatibility
  • Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning

LS: Starting at $21,600

  • 6-speaker Audio System
  • Digital Compass
  • Flat-Fold Front Passenger Seatback
  • 17” Aluminum Wheels

LT: Starting at $23,700

  • LED Foglamps
  • Heated Power-Adjustable, Manual-Folding Mirrors with Body-Color Caps
  • Silver-Painted Roof Rails
  • Keyless Start
  • Available Trailering Equipment

ACTIV: Starting at $25,500

  • ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo Engine with Variable Valve Timing, Direct Injection and Stop/Start technology
  • Dual-Outlet Exhaust with Trapezoidal Polished Tips
  • LED Taillamps
  • Sport Terrain Tires
  • Functional Skid Plate
  • Keyless Start
  • Off-Road Suspension Tuning
  • Trailer Equipment Included

RS: Starting at $25,500

  • Standard All-Wheel Drive
  • ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo engine with Variable Valve Timing, Direct Injection and Stop/Start technology
  • Dual-Outlet Exhaust with Round Polished Tips
  • LED Taillamps
  • 18-Inch High-Gloss Black Machined Wheels
  • Keyless Start
  • Trailer Equipment Included


The Trailblazer was brought back to provide a crossover slightly larger than the Chevrolet Trax, yet was able to retain a lower base price. With the incredible blend of comfort, safety, technology, convenience, and capability, the Trailblazer has come back to command the road as a go-to off-road or commuter family vehicle. Additionally, with the rugged new ACTIV and sporty RS trims, there is a Trailblazer for everybody! Don’t wait another day to get your next adventure started in your new Trailblazer!