In preparation for the release of its all-new, entry-level crossover SUV next month (in January 2020), Chevrolet (Chevy) has released the order guide for the 2021 Trailblazer. While it carries the name of Chevy's popular midsize SUV of the early-to-mid 2000's, the Trailblazer is now Chevy's entry-level SUV, with pricing expected to start below the currently entry-level Trax subcompact crossover SUV. The Trailblazer will be aimed at young, budget-conscious consumers looking for a stylish yet practical vehicle. And while exact pricing hasn't yet been released, we now know the five trim levels that the Trailblazer will be offered in (L, LS, LT, ACTIV, and RS), and the standard and optional equipment on each trim.
Starting out the all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer lineup is the base L (1VL) trim level. While a "base" trim level, the Trailblazer L will offer many standard features that are otherwise optional (or not even available) on some of its competitors. These features include LED signature daytime running lamps (DRL's), black front and rear lower fascia inserts, halogen front headlamps, Intellibeam automatic front high-beam headlamps, an LED Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL), cloth seating surfaces, a manual rear tailgate, black manually-folding, non-heated side mirrors, Anthracite lower body trim moldings, active front grille shutters, halogen rear tail lamps, a compact spare tire/wheel, 215/65R16 all-season black wall tires, sixteen-inch steel wheels with full bolt-on wheel covers, a solar-absorbing front windshield, a rear intermittent window wiper, single-zone manual climate controls and air conditioning, a cabin air filter, driver and front passenger and rear outboard interior assist handles, a seven-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, rear backup camera system, and OnStar with 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi capabilities, a four-speaker audio system, two type-A and one type-C USB ports, a front center console, rear child door locks, a 3.5-inch monochromatic driver information center (DIC) display screen, a following distance indicator, front 2-way manually-adjustable head restraints, front and rear heating ducts, keyless entry, a manually-dimming rearview mirror, a split-folding 60/40 rear bench seat, manually-adjustable dual front bucket seats, steering wheel-mounted remote audio system and voice controls, a vinyl-wrapped steering wheel, Tire Fill Alert, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), dual front sun visors, and a variety of safety technologies. Being the base trim level, no options are available on the L trim level.
Next in the all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer lineup is the LS (1LS) trim level, which adds more convenience and styling features to the base L (1VL) trim. These features include seventeen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels mounted on 225/60R17 all-season black wall tires, a six-speaker premium audio system with amplifier, a compass display, and a front passenger folding seat backrest. The only option on the LS trim is the Driver Confidence and Cruise Package, which adds a steering wheel-mounted cruise control and additional driver assistance technologies.
The all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer LT (1LT) trim is the "value-oriented" model of the lineup. Adding more convenience and technology items to the LS (1LS) trim level, the LT trim includes features such as LED front fog lamps, manual-folding, power-adjustable and heated, color-keyed side mirrors, silver side roof rails, High Gloss Black-finished seventeen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, keyless access with push-button start, and a remote vehicle starter system. Options on the LT trim include the Sun and Liftgate Package (which adds a power sunroof and a hands-free, programmable power rear tailgate), the Adaptive Cruise Control Package (which adds an adaptive cruise control), the Premium Seating Package (which adds leatherette-trimmed seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped transmission shift lever, and a leatherette-trimmed rear seat armrest), the Convenience Package (adding automatic HVAC controls and air conditioning, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, wireless charging, two rear charge-only USB ports, a 120-volt AC power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual sun visors with illuminated sliding vanity mirrors, adaptive cruise control, an HD Vision rear camera system, a 4.2-inch, multicolor Driver Information Center (DIC) display screen, and LED rear tail lamps), and the Driver Confidence Package (adding Lane Change Assist with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and rear parking sensors).
All-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer buyers looking for a rugged exterior appearance can opt for the ACTIV (1SA) trim level, which adds rugged styling features to the midlevel LT (1LT) trim, including a rear center armrest, leatherette-trimmed seating surfaces, unique seventeen-inch High Gloss Black-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, a power-adjustable front driver's bucket seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Options on the ACTIV trim include the Technology Package (which adds the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 360L, a seven-speaker Bose premium amplified audio system, wireless phone projection, wireless charging, an adaptive cruise control, an HD Vision rear camera system, a 4.2-inch, multicolor Driver Information Center (DIC), and LED rear tail lamps), the Sun and Liftgate Package (see above), and the Convenience Package (see above), the Driver Confidence Package (see above). ACTIV buyers can also choose to equip their Trailblazer with a color-accented two-tone roof, including a two-tone exterior paint scheme in either Summit White Clear Coat or Zeus Bronze Metallic.
Serving as the "top-of-the-line" trim level of the all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer lineup is the RS (1RS) trim level. The RS trim is geared towards Trailblazer buyers who want a sporty and well-equipped crossover SUV. The RS adds more luxury and convenience items to the ACTIV (1SA) trim level, including 225/55R18 all-season black wall tires, eighteen-inch High Gloss Black-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, and leatherette-and-cloth combination seating surfaces. Options on the RS trim level include the Technology Package (see above), the Convenience Package (see above), the Sun and Liftgate Package (see above), and the Driver Confidence Package (see above). RS buyers can also choose to equip their Trailblazer with a color-accented two-tone roof, including a two-tone exterior paint scheme in either Mosaic Black Metallic or Scarlet Red Metallic.
There are nine exterior color options available for the all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, which vary depending on the trim level selected. These exterior color options include Midnight Blue Metallic (Dark Blue), Zeus Bronze Metallic (Light Bronze), Dark Copper Metallic (Dark Bronze), Summit White Clear Coat (White), Mosaic Black Metallic (Black), Oasis Blue Clear Coat (Blue), Scarlet Red Metallic (Red), Pacific Blue Metallic (Light Blue), and Satin Steel Gray Metallic (Gray). Again depending on the trim level selected (as well as the exterior color selected), monotone Jet Black, two-tone Jet Black and Medium Ash Gray, two-tone Jet Black and Almond Butter, and two-tone Jet Black with Red Accents interior color options are available as well. All trim levels of the all-new 2021 Trailblazer are available with either Front Wheel Drive (FWD) or All-Wheel-Drive (AWD), except for the base L trim, which is available exclusively with Front Wheel Drive (FWD). All Wheel Drive (AWD) Trailblazer buyers get standard Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Front Wheel Drive (FWD) L, LS, and LT trims get a standard 1.2L Turbocharged Inline Three-Cylinder (I3) gasoline engine producing an estimated 137 horsepower and 162 lb. ft. of torque, while all ACTIV and RS buyers, as well as LS and LT buyers who opt for All Wheel Drive (AWD) get a 1.3L Turbocharged Inline Three-Cylinder (I3) gasoline engine producing an estimated 155 horsepower and 174 lb. ft. of torque. This is the first use of a three-cylinder (I3) turbocharged gasoline engine in Chevy's North American lineup. Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Trailblazer buyers get a Continuously-Variable Automatic (CVT) Transmission, while All Wheel Drive (AWD) Trailblazer buyers get a 9-Speed Automatic Transmission. The all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will be produced by either SAIC-GM in Shanghai, China, or by GM Korea in Incheon, South Korea, and will go on sale at Chevrolet (Chevy) dealerships nationwide in early January 2020. Pricing has not yet been announced for the all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, but when it's announced, we'll be posting it here. What do you think of the all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer? Would you consider one if shopping for a subcompact crossover SUV? Let us know in the comments down below!