While there hasn’t been a new Chevrolet Trailblazer for twelve years, 2021 is the year of its bold return. The Trailblazer, a smaller crossover sport utility vehicle, joins the Equinox and the Trax at the cheaper end of Chevrolet’s lineup of SUVs. With smaller SUVs becoming increasingly popular in today’s market, the Trailblazer is catering to demand with its convenient design. The newest Trailblazer comes in five different levels of trim, offering all the latest technological trappings of a recently-manufactured vehicle. Additionally, its interior is especially spacious for a subcompact SUV, making it a great choice for those who don’t love the look of a huge vehicle but still need the extra space.
If you’re considering a career as an auto body repair technician, here’s a peek at the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
Those with Auto Body Training Will Want to Check Out the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer’s Powertrain
When purchasing the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, buyers will be able to choose between a 1.2 or a 1.3 litre engine. Both are turbocharged, delivering up to 155 horsepower. Those interested in a career in auto body repair should note that Trailblazers are available in front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive form. The front-wheel-drive models are equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with the capacity for stop/start, and they also have different drive modes including Normal, Snow, and Sport. On the other hand, the all-wheel-drive Trailblazer is complete with a 9-speed automatic transmission, and offers drivers the option of a low-speed rear-wheel torque, which makes this model great for rough terrain.
Interior, Styling, and Connectivity
The Trailblazer’s interior is one of its best features, offering a dual-cockpit design with a large centre console for storage. Its cabin has the capacity for 3.5 litres of open storage space, making it perfect for families on the road. When its second row is folded, the Trailblazer offers 54.4 cubic feet of storage space, enough to fit skis, a snowboard, and more. As for infotainment, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer’s base trim—the L—comes with a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and a four-speaker audio system. Check out the interior and exterior for yourself here:
Special Features: Breaking it Down by the Trim Level
A professional auto body technician should look out for five different levels of Trim on the Trailblazer: the L, LS, LT, Activ, and RS. While the base trim level will get drivers far enough with automatic high beams, lane keeping assist, and forward collision mitigation, jumping up to the LT trim may be worth it for some. The Trailblazer LT offers heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, fog lights, and more, in addition to the Chevy Assist safety features.
However, the 2021 Trailblazer is making headlines for the Activ model, the fourth highest trim level and arguably the most optimal option. The Activ model sets the Trailblazer apart from other crossover models by providing drivers with an off-roading option. The Activ trim is equipped with 17-inch tires meant for off-roading, a two-tone roof complete with roof rails, and shocks designed to withstand impact on unpaved roads. Its exterior design also allows for greater ground clearance. While the Activ has pretty much everything a driver could want in a sporty crossover, the RS does take it a step further with larger wheels and red interior accents.
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