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Review

To a great extent, the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer is a tiny and attractive crossover, with a stylish composition and sharp-witted bundling. It’s quite responsive and agile around town, large in part to swift handling and decent body control. The interior of the Trailblazer is chic and offers an adult-accommodating rear seat in addition to a feature-laden infotainment network. 

While the most adorned trims possess the best content, the lower models are still armed with valuable features and are largely quite pleasing.

What's to be Expected for 2022?

For 2022, Chevy is set to make a few modifications and changes to the Trailblazer lineup. For example, heated steering wheels are now discretionary on the LT model and standard equipment on the ACTIV as well as the RS. Additionally, roof rack cross rails in addition to a trailer bundle equipped with a trailer hitch, bezel, and harness are novel dealer-installed alternatives. 

The listing of metallic paint tones also balloons to incorporate Blue Glow, Crimson, Mahogany Red, and Vivid Orange.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

A beginning price of $22,995 is offered by the Trailblazer LT, which makes it an ideal trim to get. It comes with the less potent three-cylinder. However, for $2000, you can upgrade from the 1.2-liter up to the 1.3-liter and even add all-wheel drive (AWD), which also comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. 

Choosing the Adaptive Cruise Control bundle incorporates a myriad of useful features, including the previously mentioned driver assist, a leather-bound steering wheel, shift knob, as well as a back center armrest. Moreover, it also requires the Convenience bundle (auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic climate control, a larger touchscreen, extra charging ports, and more), the Confidence II bundle, or the Driver Confidence bundle. 

Even the most expensive trim is priced at a relatively nominal rate, at only $27,020, the RS is still quite affordable. 

Motor, Performance, and Transmission

The Trailblazer provides two different turbocharged three-cylinder motors, a 1.2-liter as well as a 1.3-liter, respectively. The former generates 137 horses and the latter produces 155 horsepower. The 1.2-liter motor is equipped only with FWD and armed with a consistent variable automatic transmission (CVT), while the 1.3-liter provides discretionary all-wheel drive. 

The speed of acceleration for a 1.3-liter AWD Trailblazer delivered a relaxed 9.4-second 60-mph time. Around town at leisurely paces, the Trailblazer seems brisk and perky, but coming onto the highway or implementing high-speed maneuvers demand planning. 

Real-World MPG and Fuel Economy

The EPA has suggested that the most effective and efficient Trailblazer is the front-wheel-drive trim with the bigger 1.3-liter three-cylinder, which garners rankings of 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the freeway. Upgrading to AWD minimizes those figures to 26 and 30. We assessed an AWD trim and it provided 31 mpg over 200 miles of freeway driving. 

Interior, Cargo, and Comfort

The design of the cabin isn't as forward as the exterior, but it's commodious and armed with many of the features and items of the higher models. The positioning of the driver is a towering, SUV-like perch that offers ample space in the back seat to accommodate two adults comfortably. 

Even though the majority of the interior is decked out in black plastic, everything sports an alluring appearance to avoid looking substandard. Higher-level trims add colored pieces and chrome enhancements that offer a more exclusive or top-end appearance. 

Behind the back seat is a large cargo bay, and the Chevy offers both fold-flat rear seats and a folding front passenger seat to produce space for particularly longer or more obnoxious items. 

Infotainment and Connectedness

The Trailblazer is armed with Chevy’s latest infotainment network, which permits you to link two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. A 7.0-inch touchpad infotainment system comes as standard equipment but an 8.0-inch device is discretionary. Availability to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as SiriusXM satellite radio are accessible. 

Moreover, choosing the Technology bundle permits you to take advantage of wireless connections to the two interfaces of the smartphone. A four-speaker sound system comes standard on the base LS, but going for the higher models offers either a six-speaker system or a first-rate Bose stereo system complete with seven speakers.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Attributes

Chevrolet arms each Trailblazer with a basic set of driver-assistance technology and creates more modern tech, like adaptive cruise control, which is discretionary.

  • Standard automated emergency braking coupled with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane-departure alert and lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

Maintenance and Warranty Coverage

The Trailblazer's first appointment maintenance visit is complimentary, which is typically not offered by Chevy competitors.

  • Limited warranty covers up 36,000 miles ( or three years)
  • Powertrain warranty covers up to 60,000 miles (or five years)
  • Complimentary maintenance for the first visit is covered

Final Thoughts

With such a compact and appealing appearance, the Chevy Trailblazer is a vehicle that has a lot to offer – and all at an affordable rate, despite the trim level you select. If you do not see your model in stock, please contact our team. Check out the available 2021 model new inventory here and our used inventory here.

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