2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer consumer reviews

$19,000 starting MSRP
side view of 2021 Trailblazer Chevrolet
87% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.5
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Don't waste your time!

Bought this new, but after 3 years, transmission started having troubles, not much head room, does have good acceleration, but has that crappy Cvt transmission in it. We got rid of it!


So far..

I got this SUV a few weeks ago, and I came from a Kia. A lot of reviews made me super nervous, but so far so good. I’ll update this as time goes of course. I have the LT model, and it feels so bulky and nice compared to my Kia.


Look elsewhere for a better vehicle 😞

We purchased our 2021 Trailblazer new and with52k miles we have evaporating purge pump issues that resulted in auto start failing and our needing to replace the pump!!! Beyond disappointing and we’ll never have another Chevy!


Car is a lemon with no support from GM or dealer

This car has been a huge disappointment. I bought it brand new and it has had several problems. No support from the dealership I bought the car from. The best one is they told me to email the Sales Manager so I did with my phone number. He has not replied or called. I let people know every day how bad Reliable Chevrolet is. Most already know.


🍋 lemon

2021 Activ purchased late 2020 brand new. Service AWD warning light started going off randomly less than a year into owning, with only 5000 miles on it, when this happened could not engage AWD without pulling over, turning off car and restarting. This was a safety issue in the winter due to living in a snowy climate. Took vehicle in numerous times, couldn’t determine problem. Still under warranty, replaced purge valve after 3 codes popped up and determined one was related to this but still needed rear differential control solenoid actuator it was determined since tech thought this was part causing AWD warning light to come on. Part back ordered indefinitely. Take foot off gas pedal and it felt like engine was dying/would almost jerk. Filed lemon law and won. Vehicle only had 15,800 miles on it. Heater wouldn’t work at times so would need to pull over, shut off vehicle and then re-start. The speakers would crack and squeal randomly as well.


Do not recommend

I have had my car 2 years (bought brand new) and it had 14,000 miles on it. This car has been in the shop 3 times. Heater went out last winter when we had temps high of 20 lows of 0 took 3 months to get the part. Hose to the engine came loose when I was 200 miles from home on vacation left me stranded. Literally just got it out of the shop yesterday check engine light was on apparently the computer systems needed to be updated which the dealership told me it’s pretty common and if it’s out of warranty something you have to pay for out of your own pocket. Only reason I still have this car is because it’s the middle of winter and if I go buy something new I’m going to have to ask my snow tires. Waiting for spring and will definitely be getting rid of it. This thing is a big pile of crap. Which is sad because I love my car.


Did I get a 🍋 on wheels.

Disappointing my 2021 Atv Trail blaze left me on the side of the road with no indication.Until all the lights went on.Check engine light flashing,powered steering,ecs light also. And no power enough to find a parking space to pull over . I count my blessings I was close to home. Usually drive my car through the mountains. 45000 miles with all the services that were recommended done.


Issues on top of issues

Purchased this vehicle brand new in September 2021. I put too many miles on it for any warranty or lemon law to apply but its become unsafe to drive! The screen comes on but stays blank and sometimes a random, extremely high pitched buzzing sound comes out of the speakers but is not able to be controlled by the volume. None of the radio buttons do anything. I think somewhere (not from any windows) rain water is finding its way in to the car and the electrical components because the issue coincided with another less annoying issue of extreme condensation build up on the insides of the windows when it sits for a few hours/overnight when it rains, despite all of the doors and windows being completely shut.


Best car of my life

I bought 2021 Trailblazer LT AWD brand new when it first came out, prolly one of the first here in SoCal. Had it for almost 2 years, and this thing still drives like new. Smooth, quick, techie, super fun to drive. Gas mileage is better then most cars out on the road. The 3 cylinder turbo engine can go! I’ve owned many cars in my life, I would have to say this is the best overall in terms of styling, efficiency, driving pleasure. Oh yea, and I take it up to Big Bear mountains every week up the windy road, and it excels! This car badass.


Decent baby SUV

Got a pretty good lease on a 2021 very noticeable blue Fwd. RS. Almost 20k miles on it already and has performed great so far. Gas milage is good, and as someone wrote in an early review, the vehicle is deceivingly all around quick. I'm most likely going to purchase it, at the end of the lease.