2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD RS

Small SUV with BIG personality

Trailblazer L prices start at $20,195.00

Is the Chevrolet Trailblazer all new for 2021?

The US market has not seen the Trailblazer name plate since 2008. Now for 2021, it has been reintroduced as a stylish, youthful and functional SUV. It’s entry level pricing targets the rapidly growing small SUV segment. The bold new look is full of personality.

Trailblazer Trim levels

The Trailblazer is offered in five trim levels:

  • L
  • LS
  • LT
  • RS (as tested)
As tested with MSRP of $29,585.00, not including destination charge. Base price of $27,000.00

The RS badge is given to the sportiest trim level and stands for ‘Rally Sport’. The RS offers distinctive sport styling. Some features included, blacked out exterior trim, unique mess grill, dual exhaust with chrome tips.

What is the Trailblazer warranty?

  • 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty
  • 5-year /50,000-mile powertrain limited warranty

What engine comes with Trailblazer?

1.2L Turbo or a 1.3L Turbo

Trim levels L and LS come standard with the 1.2L Turbo producing 137hp and 163 Ib-ft of torque. Trim level LT also comes standard with the 1.2L Turbo and the optional 1.3L Turbo. Trim levels ACTIV and RS come standard with the 1.3L Turbo producing 155hp and 174 Ib-ft torque.

The CVT automatic transmission is mated to all trim levels for FWD cars or a 9-speed automatic transmission for the AWD cars with the 1.3L Turbo engine.

What are the interior features of the Trailblazer RS?

The interior design is also youthful and has a sense of “trendy” to it. It’s spacious, and with functionality providing all the convenience items found in the RS. The driving position much like a traditional SUV, sits high. The rear has plenty of space for two adults. Accent trim in red and a mixture of textured plastic give the feel of a more high-end vehicle. Cargo space is moderate as expected in a small SUV. However, the front passenger seat does fold proving added cargo space for extra long items.

Chevy’s newest infotainment system, will give access to bluetooth, connecting up to two devices at the same time. All is displaced on the 8.0-inch touchscreen unit. Connectivity to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Sirius XM satellite radio. Bose sound system providing the jams through the 6 speakers.

How does the Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD RS Drive?

I have two perspectives to answer this question:

As a fairly tall, family man, The cabin is spacious and practical. The RS comes with just the right about of technology, especially when hauling kids around. It’s the day-to-day commuter with the capability of a little more given the AWD. Go a little deeper in adventures with the kids!

As a car enthusiast, The car has big personality and it’s as though the car wants to you to showcase yours. The 1.3L Turbo surprised me with is zippy ways and made for a very pleasant driving experience. I like the off road capabilities, the attention to detail in the interior and the comfort, all packaged in.

Final thoughts

It’s trendy, functional and comfortable with safety in mind. I definitely think it’s for a younger demographic. In my option ages 18-30. It joins a long line of proven Chevy SUV’s and a attractive competitor in the segment. Great option for a well rounded vehicle with entry level budget.

Trailblazer RS Features

Trailblazer Mechanical Features

  • Engine control, Start-Stop system with overdrive
  • Brakes, front and rear electric
  • Engine air filtration monitor
  • Trailering equipment

Convenience Features

  • Wireless Apple Carplay and wireless Android auto capable
  • Keyless open / keyless start
  • Onstar (R) Services and 4G LTE WI-FI (R) available
  • Chevrolet infotainment 3 plus 8″ diagonal color touchscreen
  • Bluetooth audio streaming voice command passthrough to phone
  • wireless charging
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 4.2″ diagonal multi-color display
  • Bose premium 7 speaker system
  • HD rear camera
  • SiriusXM radio capable


  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Front pedestrian braking
  • Lane keep assist with lane departure warning
  • Forward collision alert
  • Intellibeam, auto high beam
  • Following distance indicator
  • Tire fill alert
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Teen driver
  • Rear parking assist
  • Rear cross Traffic alert
  • Lane change alert with side blind zone alert

*Features available with RS trim

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