Crossover & Midsize

Why Is the Chevy Trailblazer the Fastest-Selling SUV?

Surprise! The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is currently the fastest-selling vehicle. This is pretty unexpected because most fans were upset that the Chevrolet Trailblazer returned as a compact crossover SUV instead of a burly off-roader. 

The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is the fastest-selling vehicle 

According to a study by iSeeCars, the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is the fastest-selling vehicle. They analyzed the sales of 4.8 million new and used cars between March of 2020 through the end of June. 

A red 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer with a block top drives down a road.
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer | General Motors

During that time, they found that it takes the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer an average of 19 days to sell. More popular vehicles like the Kia Telluride took 25.7 days to sell.

The Kia Telluride landed in second place, and the Subaru Forester landed in the last place on the list of the top 12 fastest-selling vehicles by taking an average of 41.3 days to sell. 

2021 Chevy Trailblazer parked near lake
2021 Chevy Trailblazer | Chevy

Also, this study determined that the sale of vehicles is slowing down. During pre-COVID days, it took an average of 50.1 days for a new vehicle to sell, now it’s taking an average of 68.9 days. The average amount of time for used vehicles to sell increased by 37.5%/ 

What is so great about the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer? 

The Chevy Trailblazer begins around $19,000, making it an incredibly economical option. However, it is a little compact SUV that could be rough for families to fit in. But it is a larger alternative to the compact Chevy Trax. 

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Plus, the Chevy Trailblazer is weak. The base engine is a 1.2-liter option that only pumps out 137 hp. If you spend $2,000, you can upgrade to the 1.3-liter engine that provides 155-hp. Spending an extra $2,000 for 155-hp isn’t a great deal at all. 

The Chevy Trailblazer takes 9.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60, which isn’t terrible. It can tow up to 1,000 lb. That’s better than nothing, but a trailer will weigh this SUV down and possibly make it even slower. 

A 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer sits on the banks of a lake at dusk.
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer ACTIV | General Motors

On a positive note, it’s good on fuel. The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer gets about 28 mpg in the city and up to 31 mpg on the highway. You can also upgrade to all-wheel-drive if you need to tackle snowy conditions. 

2021 Chevy Trailblazer features 

According to Edmunds, part of the Chevy Trailblazer’s appeal includes its edgy design. It stands out compared to rivals, and the interior is pleasing as well. There is more than enough space for passengers. 

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Interior
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Interior | Chevy

There are 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space in the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, making it incredibly roomy for a compact option. Also, it provides a smooth and pleasant ride on the pavement and bumpy paths. 

The Trailblazer comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that can connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also comes standard with automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assistance, and lane-departure warning. But it only received four out of five stars from the NHTSA for crash testing. 

It seems like the Chevy Trailblazer is an aggressive-looking vehicle that attracts the eye. It has an economical price and gets the job done as a daily driver with a comfortable interior. It’s a great offer amidst the current economy.