Although the original plan was to offer this small crossover only in China, Chevy’s management eventually decided to offer it in North America as well. It came last year, as a completely new model, carrying the nameplate of the famous BoF SUV. Unlike the original model, this one is a typical crossover and if we consider that the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer will represent the second production year, we are pretty sure that bigger changes won’t happen. We count on the same layout with minor tweaks only, in terms of new features.
So, you will get the same amount of goodies as in the current model. This is a subcompact crossover, which offers a couple of pretty good things. By segment standards, it offers a pretty spacious cabin, with a lot of passenger and cargo space. Also, we like its intuitive infotainment system, as well as a quite long list of standard equipment. On the other side, the ride quality could be better, while the powertrain would use more power.
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, we expect that the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer will arrive sometime in a typical time of the year.
2022 Chevy Trailblazer Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, this is a new model in North America and the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer, as the second production year, shouldn’t feature any bigger change. This is one of the first GM crossovers that started to use the new VSS platform. Of course, you may count on a typical FF layout, while all-wheel drive is also available. We like its steering, which is quick and responsible, perfect for city driving. This SUV is fun to drive. On the other side, the suspension setup is stiffer than you would probably expect. As a result, the overall level of comfort isn’t particularly high.
In terms of the styling, we certainly don’t expect to see any bigger changes. Of course, there’s always a chance to see things like new color options, but the overall appearance will certainly remain untouched.
Once again, we don’t expect to see bigger changes. The cabin already has a lot of good things to offer. We particularly like the amount of passenger space. With nearly 104 inches in wheelbase, this crossover is pretty close to the compact SUV segment, so it’s no wonder that the second row also has enough space to accommodate adult passengers. When it comes to the cargo area, you get around 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats up and 54.4 cubic feet with them folded down. That’s above-average for the class.
The overall interior quality is at a surprisingly high level. The dashboard looks stylish, while the materials are really nice. We like fit&finish as well. All in all, it’s hard to find any bigger complaint about this cabin.
The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer might come with a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment but don’t expect anything special. Most of the things are about to remain the same as in the current model, which comes standard with tech goodies like keyless entry, a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Additionally, you can get goodies like a power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, an 8-inch touch screen, HD Radio, satellite radio, two additional USB ports, a six- or seven-speaker stereo, and wireless device charging.
The same thing is with safety. Additions to the list of standard equipment are a possibility but we don’t expect to see too many of them. So, things like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlights should be standard. Also, you’ll be able to pay extra for rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Chevy Trailblazer Engines
Under the hood, the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer will carry on with two familiar options in the offer. Base models will continue with a smaller 137-hp 1.2-liter turbo engine, which comes coupled with a CVT gearbox. If you’re up for something peppier, you should consider an optional 1.3-liter engine, which is good for 155 horsepower and also comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Besides better dynamics, the optional engine also offers better fuel economy. It returns around 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The base engine is also pretty good, with 28 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Both ratings are pretty good for the class.
2022 Chevy Trailblazer Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we presume that the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer will hit the market in the last quarter of 2021. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 20.000 dollars. Some of the key players in the segment are models like Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul etc.