Chevrolet has been on quite the winning streak lately. First, they wowed us with the Blazer, and now they’re back at it again with the all-new 2022 Trailblazer. The Trailblazer is everything we love about the Blazer, but on a smaller scale, and that’s not a bad thing. The Trailblazer was designed with versatility and comfort in mind, and it has something to offer everyone. Here is a comprehensive overview of the Trailblazer so you can decide if it’s the right vehicle for you.
The 2022 Trailblazer is available in four trim levels: the LS, LT, ACTIV, and RS. Each trim level offers a unique set of features, so you’ll want to consider what’s important to you before making your decision. Here is a brief overview of what each trim level has to offer:
- LS: The LS is the base model starting at $21,600 MSRP. It’s the trim best suited for the minimalist buyer looking for a comfortable, reliable vehicle at a great price. With a fuel-efficient turbocharged engine, lower body trim, Start/Stop Technology, manually-adjustable seats, 17-inch painted wheels, tilting-and-telescoping polyurethane steering wheel, and more, the LS has everything you need and nothing you don’t.
- LT: The LT trim level starts at $23,800 MSRP and adds a few more amenities to the LS. It’s an excellent choice for buyers who want a little bit more luxury without breaking the bank. With this trim, you’ll get 18-inch, high-gloss roof rail crossbars, silver-painted fascia, LED fog lights, aluminum-alloy rims, a 10-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, proximity-activated keyless entry, and remote start.
- ACTIV: The ACTIV trim level is the most versatile and starts at $25,700 MSRP. It’s perfect for buyers who want an SUV that can do it all. With the ACTIV, you get 17-inch sport terrain tires, skid plates, a white and bronze two-tone roof paint scheme, specially tuned suspension, leatherette seating, a heated steering wheel, LED taillights, dual-outlet exhaust tailpipes, and more.
- RS: The RS is the range-topping trim level starting at $27,400 MSRP. It’s the perfect choice for buyers who want the most luxurious features with a sportier feel. Some highlights are its blackout trim, all-season radial tires, a leather-wrapped and flat-bottomed heated steering wheel, interior finishes with red accent stitching, and a wireless charging pad. Optional features for this trim include a panoramic sunroof, all-wheel-drive, and a blind-spot monitoring system.
Performance and Fuel Economy
As any car buyer knows, performance and fuel economy are two of the most important factors to consider when choosing a vehicle. Both significantly impact the overall cost of ownership, and each can be a critical factor in the decision-making process.
The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer includes a standard turbocharged 1.2-liter ECOTEC three-cylinder engine that generates 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive. The EPA estimates of this powertrain are 29 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
There is also an available turbocharged 1.3-liter ECOTEC three-cylinder engine that produces 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Compared to similar SUVs on the market, the Trailblazer has impressive fuel efficiency. The front-wheel drive configuration has an estimated fuel economy of 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive models have slightly lower averages of 26 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
Interior and Cargo Capacity
Interior quality is the 2022 Trailblazer’s specialty, designed with ease and practicality in mind. It seats five comfortably with plenty of head- and legroom in both the front and rear seats. The cabin is also relatively quiet, thanks to sound-deadening materials used throughout.
As for the creature comforts, the Trailblazer offers standard features such as a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, and satellite radio. So, the Trailblazer has you covered whether you’re looking to stay connected on your daily commute or entertain the kids on a long road trip.
Few SUVs in this class can match the Trailblazer’s cargo capacity. With the rear seats up, there are 25.3 cubic feet of space. With the rear seats folded down, that number jumps to 54.4 cubic feet. It boasts one of the largest cargo areas in its class and is perfect for hauling gear on a weekend camping trip or moving large items.
The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer introduces a striking new redesign that will turn heads. The front end features a sleek new grille and headlights, while the rear includes a distinct taillight design. The vehicle also sits on brand-new 20-inch wheels. In addition to its stunning styling, the Trailblazer offers several practical exterior features. These include standard LED headlights and available crossbars for carrying extra gear. With its combination of style and substance, the Trailblazer appeals to a wide range of buyers.
The handling of the Chevy Trailblazer is fantastic. The car takes corners like a dream, and the brakes are responsive. You’ll never feel as if you’ll lose control, even when pushing the limits, making it a joy to drive on both city streets and winding country roads.
The steering is well weighted and provides good feedback, while the suspension does a great job of absorbing bumps and potholes. The engine is also powerful, allowing you to easily zip around town or hit the open road. The driving experience is exceptional, making this SUV a great choice.
With its combination of good looks, great cargo space, and impressive driving dynamics, the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer has a lot to offer. It’s also one of the most affordable SUVs in its class, so it’s great value for the money. If you’re in the market for a small SUV, the Trailblazer should definitely be on your list.
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