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The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer is the kind of small SUV that’s easy to overlook. That’s not because it’s a bad SUV – it’s pretty great, actually – but because it’s often overshadowed by its larger Chevy SUV siblings. If you’re in the market for a new compact SUV though, don’t let the Trailblazer slip by you unnoticed. Its small stature, reliability, and entry-level price make it a great choice.

The 2022 Chevy Tailblazer parked in grass
2022 Chevy Trailblazer | Chevrolet

How much does a 2022 Chevy Trailblazer cost?

The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer price starts at $21,600 for the base model. If you want to max out your Trailblazer, opt for the Activ trim level, which starts at $26,895. There are two trim levels in between these two bookends, including the LT at $24,995 and the RS at $26,895.

The 2022 Trailblazer gets 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. It has a decent amount of storage space – 54.4 cubic feet. All-wheel drive brings the price up, as do certain exterior colors. The Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, for example, will cost you an extra $645.

Packages will make your Trailblazer more expensive

As with any SUV, it’s easy to drive up the price of your 2022 Chevy Trailblazer by adding packages on. With the Trailblazer ACTIV, you can get the sun and liftgate package for $1,770. This adds a panoramic power sunroof and a handsfree liftgate. If you opt for this you also have to get the Driver Confidence Package for $345 or the Confidence II Packae for $145. The Driver Confidence Package gives you safety features like rear park assist, rear cross traffic alert, and lane change alert.

There’s also a technology package for $1,620. This adds an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, and adaptive cruise control. You can add a trailering package for $650, seasonal floor mats for $350, and an engine block heater, a roof rack, and other accessories. The total cost for a fully loaded 2022 Chevy Trailblazer is $35,845.

Are Chevy Trailblazers good cars?

The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer is a great SUV. In fact, it’s ranked third in Consumer Reports’ list of subcompact SUVs. It’s behind the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport.

The 2022 Trailblazer has a solid overall and road test score. It also has a fantastic reliability rating. However, its owner satisfaction score is just okay. Trailblazer owners are especially happy with the driving experience and the styling of the Trailblazer. They were less pleased with the comfort. The rating is just average. In addition, the value is on the poor side. Just over half of Chevy Trailblazer owners would buy their SUVs again.

Overall, the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer is a great SUV with excellent reliability ratings. Its stylish and has enough packages to allow you to really make it your own. Yet its comfort and value may make you take another look at some other SUVs on the list, especially the number one Crosstrek. If you can get past the comfort, the Trailblazer makes for a great small SUV.


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