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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review: It May Be Small But It’s Not Short


The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is the latest entry for the brand currently known for making compact SUVs and trucks as a specialty. In previous model years, the car was promoted as a midsize SUV, but recently, it seems to have been making a transition to a compact of sorts. This intention is further emphasized with more design elements and distinct curved lines.

Other cool highlighting features include its generous amount of room for the rear and cargo area, the distinct Activ and RS trim levels, and exciting technologies.

Interior and Technology

The newest Trailblazer’s interior styling is comparable to other crossovers from the brand, with one familiar feature being its black plastic switchgear. The Activ trim also adds some charming touches such as a near cloth design on the front doors and dash trim with a brown coating, meanwhile, the RS model receives a leather steering wheel with a flat-bottom and red interior accents. An 8-way power driver seat is available, it makes it possible for a more movement, long-range, which taller drivers will appreciate.

The cabin has a wide range of nifty technological features like a standard 7-inch infotainment touchscreen and an available 8-inch version. Both touchscreens have wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With wireless capability, users will enjoy the phone charging pad, as it allows them to store their phones in a cubby near the shifter. The company also offers its rearview camera mirror as an option.

Engine and Performance

Trailblazing shoppers are offered two different engine options involving three-cylinder turbochargers. The base model has a 1.2-liter engine and provides 137 horsepower with 162 lb-ft of torque. It also includes front-wheel-drive and a continuously variable transmission.

The upgraded engine pushes out 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. Again, front-wheel-drive and the continuously variable transmission is standard but there is an available all-wheel-drive system that teams up with a 9-speed automatic.

The overall drive is stable and the comfort-tuned dampers help in enhancing the overall ride. It fairs pretty well on both the main road and dirt roads, and if that ability serves as a priority for a buyer, then it’s recommended that they opt for the Activ trim. 

Cargo space has a lavish 25.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 54.4 cubic feet when the seats in the second-row are down. The passenger seats also fold flat for items that are extra long. Overall, the 2021 Trailblazer’s cargo room is significantly better than its competitors.

Safety Equipment and Crash Ratings

In a lot of ways, the Trailblazer is more of a family car than it is an off-road vehicle, especially with its impressive list of driver assistance features such as the highlighting Chevy Safety Assist, which includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, a distance indicator, automatic high beams, and a rear-seat reminder. More features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning, and rear parking sensors can be added on.

The reliability of the Chevy’s new almost compact was proven by its ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Trailblazer received a four-star crash test rating and five stars for side crash tests. The truck also received four stars in front of front crash and rollover tests.

Trim Prices and Features

The base L trim has a starting price of $19,995, (plus destination fee) and comes with 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlights/taillights, a manual liftgate, manual cloth seats, a 7-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a four-speaker audio system.

The most affordable all-wheel-drive model comes in at $24,595, (plus destination fee), tacking on the more advanced 1.3-liter engine, nine-speed automatic, 17-inch aluminum wheels, carpeted floor mats, six-speaker audio system and the flat-folding passenger seat.

The Activ all-wheel-drive model is priced at $25,995 and includes an off-road appearance package (including a skid plate), leather-wrapped interior bits and a bunch of interior prizes like heated power seats and the upgraded eight-inch infotainment system. At the same time, the RS all-wheel-drive is priced the same but does away with the off-road features.

Where To Buy The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer?

At Miami Lakes Automall of course! We carry a great selection of Chevrolet models, including the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Those who are interested in the latest Trailblazer or any other models from the brand can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Chevrolet Trailblazer Increased Sales By 183% From Last Year

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The Chevrolet Trailblazer has grown a massive following according to the manufacturer. The sales increase for the Trailblazer has increased by an unreal 183% from this time last year to now. This is true not just for the sales in the United States, but elsewhere in Canada and Mexico. The Trailblazer is built in Mexico and currently only has a 28-day supply left. The normal amount is around 60-days for most manufacturers. While we knew about the Chevy Trailblazer becoming a hot vehicle, we’re impressed it has sustained its growth. What has helped make the sales leap so much inside of a year? Let’s break down how the success has happened for the Chevrolet SUV.

What Has Helped the Growth of the Trailblazer?

Certainly, when Chevrolet brought back the Trailblazer in 2016, no one would have expected this growth. Word of mouth and solid reviews are helping to pave the way. Perhaps, drivers enjoyed the perks offered by the Chevrolet SUV. Owners can opt for all-wheel-drive and hold up to five passengers. 54.4 cubic feet of space is available for owners, a decent amount for a mid-size SUV. Want to know what buyers can expect for the trims offered by Chevrolet? Allow us to reveal the various standard highlights and differences across the spectrum of choices.   

Perks of Each Trim Level

Chevrolet has made the trim levels simple to understand for buyers. The five trims are L, LS, LT, Activ, and the RS. Owners can enjoy upgraded features that help the Trailblazer hold its own in the competitive SUV segment. The Trailblazer supplies Chevrolet’s Infotainment 3 system that offers a standard 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen, Bluetooth audio streaming for two active devices, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. The perks of the newest safety enhancements come with standard Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Automatic Emergency Braking. Available options like the improvement 6-speaker audio system and fold-flat front passenger seatbacks and 17-inch aluminum wheels are offered for the LS trim and the LT comes with standard heated power-adjustable mirrors and a remote vehicle starter system. 

The two highlights of the Trailblazer are found in the Activ and RS trim. The ECOTEC and RS both supply the 1.3-Liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine that creates 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain offers improved fuel efficiency with its Variable Valve Timing (VVT) ability. The Active supplies LED taillamps and sport terrain tires, while the RS adds the 18-inch high-gloss black machined wheels and dual-outlet exhaust with round polished tips. 

Pricing For the 2021 Trailblazer

The difference between the L versus the high-end RS is only $6,500. The L trim begins at $19,000 MSRP (Plus destination fee), the LS starts at $21,600 MSRP (Plus destination fee) and the LT can be had for $23,700 MSRP (Plus destination fee). The Activ trim begins at $25,500 (Plus destination fee) and the RS begins at $23,500 (Plus destination fee). For the details to get started on driving away in a new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, reach out to us at Miami Lakes Automall

See For Yourself the New 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Found out more ways Chevrolet is leading the way with innovative features when you come for a test-drive at Miami Lakes Automall. We make it very easy for customers to find what they want and our friendly and professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup, including the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Check out our new vehicle inventory or our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a stellar selection of choices we offer.

If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our auto financing team can assist today with any buying or leasing needs.  Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t bought with us before. We look forward to supporting you. We are looking forward to helping you today!

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Chevrolet Has Set Next-Gen Equinox For 2025

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The plan for Chevrolet regarding its popular Chevy Equinox crossover has remained the same since it first debuted 15 years ago; to make shoppers fall in love with more space. Back in 2005, the debut model helped to usher in a new wave of car buyers to appreciate the convenience of a larger vehicle. Chevrolet helped lead the automotive trend towards larger and more spacious vehicles rather than cramped and aged car models. Now the Equinox has reached its third-generation, which came out a couple years ago for the 2018 model year. The word on the street is the fourth-generation will come out in 2025, after a refresh comes for this crossover. What can we expect?

Breaking Down the Changes Ahead

When Chevrolet introduces its fourth-generation Chevy Equinox, it will be produced on a new platform. By 2025, the vehicle will have been using its current platform for eight years. The next-generation will use the VSS-F vehicle platform, differing from the current model, which rides on the General Motors D2 platform. Chevrolet has used the VSS-F vehicle set as the backbone for numerous General Motors vehicles like the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, whereas the older GM D2 platform is currently used by other GM vehicles. 

But First, A Refresh For the Equinox

For customers that don’t want to wait till 2025, as we’re sure most readers wouldn’t want to either, the current-generation Chevrolet Equinox will gain new perks with a refresh set for the 2022 model year. The Equinox was originally due for a refresh for the 2021 model year, but unfortunately, those details were pushed back due to Coronavirus pandemic. As such, the refreshed Equinox will go on sale earlier than usual for a new vehicle when it comes out next year in 2021. New spy shots should break out this fall for what the vehicle will gain. 

General Motors had scheduled a number of styling upgrades to the Chevy Equinox for the 2021 refresh. We expect the changes to involve fixtures that offer new headlamps and tail lamps, a larger front grille, an revamped lower front fascia, new fog lamps, and a change to the length of the rear bumper. GM also brought the Equinox a new RS trim. This trim will offer a different appearance that carries its own front and rear fascia, new black badges and accents, 19-inch wheels with a dark finish, and quad exhaust tips. This trim will sit up high on the Equinox trim ladder as the RS will gain red contrast stitching and a matching RS shift knob. What else can we expect for the upcoming 2021 model year?

Improvements To the New 2021 Chevy Equinox

The earliest reports from GM Authority mentioned the 2021 Chevy Equinox will no longer carry the turbocharged 2.0-Liter I4 LTG engine option. For future buyers looking for a solid engine choice, the turbocharged 1.5 Liter I4 LYX the only powertrain available. Buyers opted to go with the 2.0-Liter engine for just seven percent of the total Equinox sales volume in 2019, which is intriguing because that engine gave 82 more horsepower and 57 more pound-feet of torque than the 1.5-Liter engine. The removal of the 2.0-Liter LTG comes after the discontinuation of the 1.6-Liter I4 LH7 turbodiesel with the 2020 Chevy Equinox model year. Of course, Chevrolet is looking forward to offering customers what they want most and improving the Equinox between now and 2025. Drivers looking for a smart pick to drive will take a closer look at the upcoming Chevrolet Equinox

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If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our auto financing department can help out with any buying or leasing needs. Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t bought with us before.


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Chevrolet Produces the Fastest-Selling Vehicle In the United States Today

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2020 has not been the year for car sales that anyone would have predicted. However, the landscape of automobile transactions shows a clear cut winning so far through two quarters and Chevrolet is on top. A recent study by the folks at iSeeCars.com has shown the average amount of days a car sits before being sold after sitting around 96.9 days, as the data collected from March 2020 through June 2020 showed. The average was far less before the Coronavirus broke out. The same length of time would only last around 57.8 days back when it was measured from November 2019 to February 2020. 

“The effective demand for these vehicles has slowed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic due to lockdowns and downturns in the economy, but the change was much more dramatic for new vehicles than for used vehicles,” added iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly.

A Closer Look At the Numbers

The sales number represents around 9 million new and used cars sold from November 2019 through June 2020. On the list of the ten fastest-selling cars in the U.S. during that period, with the exception of pickups, Chevrolet landed two vehicles on the list. The 7th and top spot belong to the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Trailblazer. 

The Chevrolet Bolt EV clearly stands out as its only the non-SUV and the lone fully electric vehicle on the list. The list, according to iSeeCars, has the Chevrolet Bolt EV selling in just over a month at 41.7 days as the average length of time before a purchase is made. Compared to the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the customers flock to the popular Chevy SUV with the average only being 19 days before it is off the lot. 

Chevrolet Has the Top Selling Vehicle In the U.S. Today

Today, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer reached its fast-selling rate in the United States market due to its affordable price at under $20,000 MSRP. Today, customers can drive the new 2021 Trailblazer and it’s five-trims starting at $19,995 MSRP (Plus destination fee) for the base L trim. The LS, LT, Activ, and RS trims follow. All-wheel-drive is optional for owners on all trims except the base L trim. The mid-size SUV is spacious and offers customers plenty of technology and solid fuel economy at an EPA estimated 29 mpg. 

“The ISeeCars study validates all of our research to bring the Trailblazer to market with the right design, the right features, the right performance, at the right price. Early sales are exceeding our expectations, led by the RS trim, which has doubled our forecast. We are very pleased with the consumer reaction to the all-new Trailblazer,” said Brad Franz, senior marketing manager, Chevrolet SUVs. 

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What It’s Like To Drive The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer


Slowly but surely, the popularity of sedans and coupes have seen a steep decline in North American sales, particularly in favor of small crossover SUVs. These days automakers are putting a heavy emphasis on all-inclusive features like advanced infotainment and safety features, ample space for both passengers and cargo, and overall good mileage. According to Forbes, some compacts prove to be “as dull as dishwater”, so with the resurgence of Chevrolet’s 2021 Trailblazer, one can only wonder if it can stand out in the automotive market. The brand is already known for its heavy emphasis on SUVs and trucks, such as with its favored Colorado and Traverse. Luckily, it already wins some cool points for its incredibly low starting price of just roughly $20,000, (plus destination fee).

The latest Trailblazer is available in five trims levels: The budget-friendly L, the more indulgent-friendly LS and LT, the slightly posh RS, and somewhat off-road adept ACTIV. When driving you’ll find the subcompact to be quite comfortable in all versions. 

It looks quite comparable to that of the larger Blazer, especially with Chevy’s familiar dual-port grille squeezing between the front headlights, as well as its sleek and trim roofline, and a couple of creases along the sides that add to its intense appearance. The liftgate in the back includes taillights that slightly wrap around and hands-free functionality. 

The interior provides the spaciousness and comfort that is expected of a modern SUV. There’s also plenty of legroom roomy for your long-legged friends. The dashboard has a clean and simple layout, as well as parts of the cabin, though the RS trims are a bit more upscale with its black and faux detailing. The gauges are large and well within reach.

The amount of storage areas across the cabin is nothing short of plentiful, such as with the glovebox, two cubbies by the center console, a bin underneath the armrest. Cargo space in the backseat is a roomy 25.3 cubic-feet and stretches to an impressive 54.3 cubic feet when the 60/40 split rear seatbacks are folded flat. Similarly, the front passenger can fold to house 8.5 feet worth of extra items.

The 2021 Trailblazer is powered by a standard with a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine in the L, LS, and LT trim, it’s also allied with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). This turbocharged engine possesses a bit of spunk even though it only has 137 horsepower (137 lb-ft torque). 

On the RS and ACTIV trims (optional on the LT) is the 1.3-liter turbo engine. It pushes out 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. Of course, this engine shows itself to be much livelier. The 9-speed automatic transmission on the AWD models also puts even more pep in this Chevy truck’s step. 

The Trailblazer handles tough road patches like a pro, especially when on curved highway ramps. The ride is delightfully smooth no matter what type of terrain one might encounter. Of course, the ACTIV trim will fair much better with its higher ground clearance, accompanied underbody protection, and special tires and suspension made for improving performance and overall ride quality. 

Interestingly enough, as opposed to most SUVs, the Trailblazer’s available all-wheel-drive system necessitates the driver to operate it through a center-console button. The company claims that this method aids the car in maintaining better fuel economy, however, some car bloggers have noted that an automatic system can respond much more effectively to quickly varying road conditions.

Furthermore, the new Trailblazer offers a great deal of technological amenities such as SiriusXM 360L streaming capability, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, the connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Bluetooth. Optional features include a Bose audio system and a wireless charging pad. On the more external side, optional features include a panoramic sunroof and LED headlights.

Chevy hasn’t forgotten about your safety tech, as it comes with standard driver-assist features like forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, auto high beams, and lane departure warning with lane-keep assist. Optional features are adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alert systems are optional.

No matter what version of the 2021 Trailblazer that you decide on will certainly provide excellent performance and overall experience. For those who are looking are a bit budget-conscious, the base L would be ideal ($19,995). For those who are looking for a more off-road experience will enjoy the ACTIV ($26,395). 

Miami Lakes Chevrolet is currently selling the latest Trailblazer in nearly all different versions for just around $25,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this vehicle or any of our other Chevrolet can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative virtually for further assistance. 

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The Chevrolet Trailblazer Is Making A Comeback in 2021 With A 28 MPG Combined EPA Rating

The Trailblazer’s Impressive MPG Rating

Shoppers who are interested in purchasing a small SUV want the space without sacrificing the fuel economy. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer was revealed almost a year ago as a compact car offered in its lineup, squeezing between the entry-level Trax and the highly favored Equinox. At long last, an official EPA rating for the Trailbrazer’s fuel mileage has finally been released…kind of…

The newest Trailblazer certainly lives up to its name as it is offered with 1.2-liter as well as a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine with either front or all four wheels. According to Fuel Economy, there an option for the 1.3-liter AWD model to have a little collaboration with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the highest-spec powertrain option.

Additionally, the 2021 Chevy model earns a 26 mpg rating in city conditions with 30 mpg as the official rating for the highway. In general, this rating a little better than the miniature Trax with its high-spec 1.4-liter turbo three-cylinder and AWD, however, this comparison is very like-for-like. On the other hand, the Trailblazer defeats the larger Equinox despite its arrangement. Those who decide upon the 1.5-liter turbo engine with AWD in the Equinox should know that it would be pretty similar at 27 mpg combined.

It might not seem like it, but the new Trailblazer is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to rising up against the AWD competition. It’s 28 combined mpg rating is perfectly equal to the Honda HR-V, though ranks lower only slightly for the highway and accelerates past the Mazda CX-30 at a rating of 27 mpg combined. The domestic competition also has trouble keeping up with the Trailblazer as the Jeep Renegade matches up at 26 mpg and Ford’s EcoSport model comes in a little behind at 25 combined mpg, even though its closer to the Chevy Trax in size.

The Trailblazer is David in the market of Goliath with its smaller 1.2-liter engine and 4WD still dominating in terms of having better fuel economy, but as a note, the exact figures are not available right now. However, assessing from the estimates from FWD competitors, it is expected that Trailblazer will come in close to 30 mpg combined.

Features To Expect and Release Date

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will come out swinging with its spacious interior, the company states that the total cargo capacity is 54 cubic feet with 60/40 split second-row seats folded.

The new Chevy model wouldn’t be so new if it didn’t have updated driver-assist features like forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, and automated emergency braking, all of which are standard. Optional features include adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring as well as infotainment features like Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto.

The Trailblazer is set to be released in the Spring this year (2020), and will have a base price close to $20,000, (plus destination fee).

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

If you simply can’t wait for the new Chevy model, Miami Lakes Auto Mall has a variety of different vehicles from Chevrolet that are up-to-date, family-friendly, and has plenty of advanced infotainment and safety features, we even have the Trax in our possession. Those who are interested can look through our online new car inventory and chat with an online representative for further assistance.

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