The Subaru Crosstrek has been a winner among its segment for quite a long time. Though, how does it stand up to the competition? When it comes to the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is more than able to hold its own.
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Car shoppers will be pleased to know that the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek comes with more power under the hood than ever before. Unlike last year’s model, the redesigned Crosstrek comes powered by a 152-hp 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine. Also available on this year’s model is a 2.5-liter direct-injection SUBARU BOXER engine able to churn out 182-hp.
Like all Subaru models, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with all-wheel drive. You can also expect 2021 models to include Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. According to Subaru, its EyeSight suite of safety features reduces injuries from rear-end crashes by up to 85%.
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek knows just how to please when it comes to interior amenities too. Standard on all new models is the STARLINK Multimedia system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The new Crosstrek can also be had with an 8-inch touchscreen with a voice-activated navigation system.
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer
Powered by an ECOTEC 1.2-liter turbocharged engine, the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is also available with a 1.3-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine. Standard with a continuously variable transmission, the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer can also be had with a 9-speed automatic transmission if you opt for an all-wheel-drive (AWD) version or the 1.3-liter turbocharged engine.
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer makes nary a compromise when it comes to safety features. Chevy Safety Assist comes standard on all models, as does Chevy’s Teen Driver Technology. Consider additional safety features like lane change alert with side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alerts, rear park assist, and OnStar Safety & Security for added confidence behind the wheel.
As for its interior? Not only is it spacious, but it’s also stocked with amenities. The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer comes standard with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, which is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It’s also 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capable and boasts Alexa Built-In.
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is a better buy
While these two vehicles both come well-outfitted with everything you need to enjoy your time spent behind the wheel, one is better than the other. With a 152-hp under its hood, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek can outpace the 137-hp Trailblazer with absolute ease. The Subaru Crosstrek, unlike this year’s Trailblazer, also comes standard with all-wheel drive.
When it comes to safety, the 2021 Subaru Forester wins again. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Crosstrek a five-star overall safety rating, the 2021 Trailblazer earned only a four-star rating.
The Subaru Crosstrek is more expensive than the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. But, if you need a car with all-wheel drive, the price difference is nearly negligible. Not only that, but unlike the Trailblazer, ALG says that the Subaru Crosstrek retains its value better than any other vehicle in its class.
Is the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek the right choice for you?
In the end, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is a better choice than the Chevy Trailblazer. But does that mean it’s the right car for you? If you need all-wheel drive, the latest in safety features, and want a vehicle that’s able to hold its value, then the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek may be the perfect choice for you.