2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chevrolet is resurrecting the Trailblazer moniker in a crossover SUV that fits snugly, size-wise, between the Chevy Trax and Equinox. You might be wondering if the world really needs another two-row sport utility vehicle, but this brand-spanking-new SUV is about to show us all that Chevy is ready to blaze trails yet again. In this preview guide, we’ll cover what you can expect from the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer, the latest innovation in the Chevy lineup.
In most vehicle models, trim levels are just a way to denote how many tech and safety features you’re getting. But Chevy has made each of the 2020 Trailblazer’s three trim levels a unique take on this SUV.
First up, there’s the Blazer trim. Don’t let the base trim reputation fool you. This is no crank-window, A/C-optional SUV. This is the standard, and the Blazer sets a high bar for quality. No, this is the errand-running, weekend-getaway, pick-up-the-kids, road-trip-friendly, help-your-neighbor-move trim level. This Blazer came to work, and that can-do attitude is apparent in its bold styling, its trailering capacity of 4,500 pounds, and its no-nonsense $28,800 starting price. Despite being the most affordable, people will think you paid top dollar. There’s available leather-appointed seating if you want to really wow your passengers.
The next trim level is the sport-oriented Trailblazer RS. While the Blazer trim has a standard 2.5-liter engine, the RS offers a mighty 3.6-liter V6 unleashing 308 horsepower. That’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission for smooth acceleration to cruising speed. The RS announces to the world that there’s something special under the hood with exterior black accents, including a black Chevy logo, grille, and tire rims. The RS trim starts at $40,600.
The top-tier Premier is for lighting up the city nights with chrome accents, including the grille and roof rails. Peek inside and you’ll see perforated leather-appointed seats in cool Jet Black or supple Maple Sugar. And the Premier has the same engine and powertrain as the RS, so this trim level is pretty potent on the highway as well. The Premier trim starts at $42,700.
The 8-inch touch screen in the Trailblazer is a little too big to be contained. The screen rises slightly above dash and hosts Chevy’s latest Infotaiment 3 system. The Blazer trim comes standard with this system, while the RS and Premier trims offer a Plus and Premium version respectively. The graphics are crisp and the system is straightforward. There’s also an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Space How You Want It
The 2020 Chevy Trailblazer seats five passengers on available leather-appointed seats and has 64.2 cubic feet of storage behind the back row. We’re looking forward to the Cargo Management System for the long hauls that require lots of gear. This floor-mounted rail system helps to secure cargo in the storage area. The system divvies up the cargo space and secures everything with netting to keep things from shifting.
The 2020 Chevy Trailblazer is a strong contender in a crowded class. Right off the bat, the Trailblazer is going places its rivals can’t.