2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer returns as an affordable and sporty subcompact crossover SUV. The new SUV combines an attractive and stylish exterior with a more spacious interior. The 2022 Trailblazer offers buyers an affordable and comfortable SUV with great handling. The subcompact SUV is fun to drive and comes with several new safety and driver-assist features. These include Chevy Safety Assist and an upgraded infotainment system. For adventurers, roof rack cross rails and a trailering package come available for when it’s time to hit the trail.
Avail. Engine Type
The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer comes available with two engine options, both of which are turbocharged inline-3 engines. The first engine option is a 1.2L turbo-3 capable of 137 horsepower and 162lb-ft of torque. This motor is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and comes only with a front-wheel-drive (FWD) system.
The second engine option is a 1.3L turbo-3 that is slightly more efficient and powerful. It is capable of 155 horsepower and 174lb-ft of torque and can be paired with a CVT or a 9-speed automatic. This motor can also be paired with either an FWD or an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.
Driving and Handling
The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer is a pleasant subcompact SUV to drive around the city and highway. The base 1.2L engine gets the job done when getting around town, but it can feel a bit lackluster on the highway. The 1.3L engine packs a bit more strength and it also comes with AWD and a 9-speed automatic transmission. It may be the perfect choice for those wanting extra power and speed along with comfort and handling.
Owners of the 2022 Trailblazer will have several drive modes depending on whether they opt for front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Trailblazer models with AWD feature three drive modes: normal, sport, and snow. Normal is for an everyday commute, sport ramps things up a bit, and snow is good for managing icy or snow-laden roads. The optional drive modes make piloting the 2022 Trailblazer an engaging experience as it adjusts and shifts to meet road conditions.
The 2022 Trailblazer brings a sportier look that seems to mirror the Blazer. Unique light signatures and crisp angular lines add a dynamic look to the subcompact’s exterior. For those wanting a sleek and modern SUV, the Trailblazer seems a perfect choice. A two-tone roof is also available for those wanting a bit more personality.
The 2022 Trailblazer changes depending on the trim. The Activ trim presents drivers with an off-road aesthetic with its distinct fascias and function skid plates. The RS trim seems to borrow some elements from the Camaro as it leans toward a sportier appearance. It features 18-inch high-gloss black aluminum wheels that emphasize the higher-end aesthetic.
For design and color, Chevrolet offers a diverse range of combinations and hues to reflect one’s personality. The exterior choices can be mixed and matched given the optional two-tone roof. Options include the following: Zeus Bronze Metallic/Summit White, Mosaic Black Metallic/Summit White, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat/Zeus Bronze Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic/Summit White, Blue Glow Metallic/Summit White, Vivid Orange Metallic/Summit White, Oasis Blue/Mosaic Black Metallic, and Crimson Metallic/Mosaic Black Metallic.
The 2022 Trailblazer sees an improvement in space and comfort. The back seats have enough legroom to comfortably seat adults and the cargo area is rather big. With the rear seats folded down, the maximum cargo space is 54.4 cubic feet.
Inside the subcompact SUV, drivers will note a more modern aesthetic with traditional shifters rather than buttons or knobs. The controls are well within reach and the steering wheel has nice grips. The steering wheel also has the option to come heated. Depending on trim level, the upholstery and design elements will consist of either cloth and plastics or nicer leather material.
The 2022 Trailblazer features the latest in infotainment. The subcompact SUV makes connecting to a smartphone easy with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also features Alexa which can be accessed on the 8-inch infotainment screen. Trailblazer owners can opt for technology packages that add additional features and conveniences like adaptive cruise control, HD radio and Bose premium audio, an HD backup camera, and wireless device charging.
For convenience, owners can utilize cruise control, a push-button start, remote start, and power-adjustable mirrors. They also have access to lane-change alerts, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, and a rear parking sensor.
Safety Features and Warranty
Safety features that come installed in the Trailblazer include automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, forward-collision alerts, lane-departure warnings, and automatic high beams. These all come installed with the Chevy Safety Assist system that comes standard in all Trailblazers.
Warranties include limited coverage up to three years or 36,000 miles. Powertrain coverage covers up to five years or 60,000 miles. There is also complimentary maintenance for the first visit.