Sales will get underway early next year.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer has returned, though not as the full-size SUV it once was. Instead, it is now the Bow Tie brand's smallest crossover, and it's also the cheapest. Chevrolet has just announced official pricing for the 2021 Trailblazer and the base model is quite affordable. There are a total of five trim levels, the L, LS, LT, Activ, and RS. Aside from the base L, all-wheel drive is optional for all trims. But the L trim does have something solid going for it, an affordable starting price of $19,995. It comes standard with a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder with 137 horsepower, a CVT, and, of course, front-wheel-dive. Other standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a 7.0-inch touchscreen.
Moving up the ladder, the Trailblazer LS begins at a still reasonable $22,495, which is an especially nice price for an AWD SUV crossover. It's powered by an even more powerful turbocharged 1.3-liter three-cylinder, now with 155 hp. LS trims also receive 17-inch wheels standard, instead of the base trim's 16-inch wheels.
The Trailblazer LT kicks off at $24,595 and is powered by a 1.2-liter engine and FWD. The 155-hp three-cylinder is a standalone option. Adding AWD costs $2,000 but it also gets you the larger engine.
If off-road adventure is your thing then consider the Trailblazer Activ, which begins at $26,395. This trim features a larger front grille opening, unique 17-inch wheels, two-tone roof, dual exhaust, leatherette seating, and even Hankook Sport Terrain tires. There's also unique tuning for the dampers. Interestingly, FWD can also be had here though AWD makes a lot more sense for off-roading. Power comes from the 1.3-liter engine.
Lastly comes the Trailblazer RS that starts from $26,395. As the sportiest trim, it includes all LT features but also tacks on dual exhaust, a two-tone roof, 18-inch machined-aluminum wheels with black inserts, cloth/leatherette seats with red accents, and even a flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel. Also like the Activ, the 1.3-liter engine is standard here while AWD costs an additional $1,500.