• New addition to Chevrolet SUV lineup
  • Slots in between Trax and Equinox
  • Will feature new standard safety and driver assistance features


Chevrolet will expand its lineup of SUVs with the addition of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, a new subcompact crossover sport utility vehicle. The new Trailblazer fits neatly between the smaller Trax and compact Equinox crossovers, with the Blazer and Traverse above. Body-on-frame Tahoe and Suburban SUVs top off the lineup.

The model name has been used before on a Chevrolet SUV, most recently on a midsize body-on-frame model that was sold in the U.S. from 2002 to 2009. On that vehicle, the name used a capital letter “B” -- TrailBlazer.

Global model debuted at 2019 Auto Shanghai

The new Trailblazer made its global debut at China’s 2019 Auto Shanghai exhibition. At the time, Chevrolet said the new SUV was inspired by the FNR-CarryAll concept vehicle, which established the brand’s new generation SUV design language.

“The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

Trailblazer will be available in an RS trim with a standard two-tone roof, one example of the personalization to which Majoros referred.

Active safety and driver assist features

Many active safety features will be standard on the new Trailblazer, including Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. Available safety and driver assist features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Park Assist, and a High-Definition Rear Vision Camera, can be added to Trailblazer models.

Pricing and availability

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is scheduled to arrive at dealerships in early 2020. Pricing and specifications will be announced closer to arrival. For reference, 2019 Chevrolet Trax prices start at $21,300, and 2019 Equinox prices start at $31,495. Expect Trailblazer prices to land somewhere in between those of the Trax and Equinox.

Can't wait for the Trailblazer to arrive? Check out the Trax and Equinox models in stock now at a dealer near you!

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