2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Test-Drive Video: Welcome Addition, or One Too Many?

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer rear badging 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer | photo by Aaron Bragman

SUVs are multiplying as fast as sedans are getting the boot. Among the latest is the new Chevy Trailblazer, a nameplate that last roamed U.S. highways more than a decade ago. It’s back for the 2021 model year with some big changes.

Related: How Does the Trailblazer Fit Into Chevrolet’s SUV Lineup?

Unlike the prior truck-based mid-size SUV, the new Trailblazer is small. It slots between the Trax subcompact and Equinox compact SUVs in the automaker’s lineup and is Chevy’s seventh SUV available in the U.S.

The Trailblazer’s powertrain is small, too. Two engines are offered: a standard 1.2-liter turbo three-cylinder and an available 1.3-liter turbo three-cylinder. Transmission choices include a nine-speed automatic transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Inside, there’s seating for five, and carrying bigger cargo is possible despite the SUV’s tiny dimensions thanks to a surprising amount of cargo versatility; there’s also plenty of small-item storage spaces to stash smaller stuff.

How does it drive? Watch the video for our full impressions of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

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