Did Chevy Arrive Late to the Party With the Chevy Trailblazer?
What party is Chevy late in attending? The crossover coupe party, of course. To be fair to Chevy, they aren’t the only brand in the automotive world that’s missing this boat. Crossover SUVs with sloping rear rooflines just seems unnatural, but one could arrive soon. This new coupe crossover could be one of the first SUVs of its kind not made by one of the German luxury brands.
Will the coupe crossover SUV share the Chevy Trailblazer name?
So far, we don’t know what name this new Chevy vehicle will use. According to Jalopnik, the plan is to develop a new coupe-style in a subcompact SUV. It appears the vehicle could develop by using the current Trailblazer from the North American market blended with the Tracker crossover sold in Mexico, South America, and China. While it sounds like two of the same vehicles mashed together, they are on different-sized ends of the subcompact crossover SUV class.
GM Authority tells us the GM Korea subsidiary is handling the development of this new crossover. The shape of this new coupe crossover SUV will give us the familiar sloping roofline we see with many other coupe crossovers from luxury brands.
Even though we don’t know the name, we can guess it might fit into the Trailblazer lineup and be an affordable crossover coupe, something we haven’t seen previously.
Check out the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer while you wait for this party to begin
Until the new coupe crossover or crossover coupe SUV arrives from Chevrolet, you could drive the Trailblazer. This subcompact SUV gives you an affordable price, a stylish appearance, an impressive safety and infotainment tech package, and a spacious cabin for this class. Put that together, and you might have the small SUV you want while waiting for the one with the sloping roofline.
How much does the Chevy Trailblazer cost?
The model range and pricing for this little Chevy SUV are pretty straightforward. You begin at the LS trim and pay a starting price of $21,600 but move up to $23,800 when you select the LT trim. The RS and Activ trims offer different driving applications, but both models start at $25,700. Adding AWD to any model could add $2,000 to the price.
A sporty appearance in a smaller package
If you’ve admired the larger Chevy Blazer, you’ll like what you see in the smaller Trailblazer. This subcompact crossover SUV gives you a sporty design that is much more attractive than other SUVs in this class. Check out the angular body lines, the 2-tone roof, and the aggressive stance that make this vehicle a visually-appealing SUV.
What are the safety and tech features of the Trailblazer?
The Chevy Safety Assist system comes on all models, and it gives you:
- Automatic emergency braking
- Pedestrian detection
- Lane-keeping assist
- Lane-departure warning
- Following distance indicator
- Forward-collision alert
- Automatic high beams
For the LS trim, you’ll also find tech items including:
- 7-inch touchscreen
- Rearview camera
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
- Wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
- SiriusXM satellite radio
- One USB-A port
- One USB-C port
- Teen Driver mode
Moving up to the LT trim adds the benefits of cruise control to this small SUV. The RS and Activ models are eligible for the Technology Package, which adds the benefits of:
- HD Radio
- Bose premium audios system
- Wireless device charging
- Adaptive cruise control
- HD rearview camera
- LED headlights
Find plenty of room for everyone in the Chevy Trailblazer
The front legroom offered in this subcompact crossover SUV is 40.9 inches, while rear-seat passengers have 39.4 inches of space for their legs. The cargo space behind the rear seat measures 25.3 cubic feet but expands to 54.4 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. Comparing this to the Hyundai Kona, you find the Kona offers 41.5 inches of front legroom. This is the only measurement where the Kona is better. The rear legroom for the Hyundai gives you 35.2 inches of space; the cargo area measures 19.2 cubic feet and only expands to 45.8 cubic feet.
Are you going to wait for the party to begin?
If you’re not in a hurry to buy a subcompact crossover SUV, you can wait and see what this new Chevy model is and how well it fits into your life when it finally arrives. Otherwise, the Trailblazer is a decent choice when you’re looking for a sporty, small, affordable, and roomy crossover SUV to drive.