LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet revealed that prices for its new 2021 Trailblazer small SUV will start under $20,000 when sales begin next spring.
The Trailblazer, which borrows styling cues from the popular and larger Blazer, fits between the subcompact Trax and Equinox SUVs. It gives Chevrolet a full line of entry-level models to replace the small cars the brand has ceased selling.
“Slotting between the Trax and Equinox, the addition of the Trailblazer provides us with a great opportunity to expand the Chevy SUV family to new audiences,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing.
Chevy’s beginning to catch up with the level of driver-assistance features competitors offer as standard equipment on inexpensive vehicles.
A new trim level called Activ will come with a white roof, retuned shocks and 17-inch Hankook tires.
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Standard safety features on the Trailblazer include:
- Forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking
- Front pedestrian detection and braking
- Automatic high beams
- Lane-keeping alert and assist
- Rear seat occupant reminder
Adaptive cruise control and blind spot alert will be options.
The Trailblazer will come with either front- or all-wheel drive and a choice of turbocharged three-cylinder engines with up to 155 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission will be standard, but AWD models with the 1.3L get a nine-speed automatic.
Other features include:
- 4.4L of storage under the center console armrest
- Ability to have two phones simultaneously connected with Bluetooth
- 60/40 split folding rear seat
- Hands free tailgate
- Driver-activated all-wheel drive
- Three driving modes: normal, snow and sport
The Los Angeles auto show is open to the public Nov. 22-Dec. 1 at the convention center in downtown Los Angeles.
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