2022 Chevy Trailblazer
Small SUVs are my favorite vehicles, and the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer is at the top of that list. This crossover is surprisingly spacious inside with plenty of cargo space, yet it’s not so large and overbearing that it can’t easily fit in parking spaces and maneuver where you need it to go. Plus, the Trailblazer looks amazing (especially when you choose the Oasis blue color on the RS trim!). Chevrolet did not hold back here, as this well-crafted SUV is luxurious, safe, and full of technological features that will make you wonder how you ever did without it. Whether you choose the sporty RS trim, go off-roading with the ACTIV trim, or enjoy one of the LS or LT models, the Chevy Trailblazer is the best of the best and will make a great addition to your driveway.
- Starting MSRP Price: $21,600
- Seating Capacity: 5
- MPG: 29/33 Cty/Hwy
- Engine: ECOTEC 1.2L Turbo engine or ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo engine depending on trim choice and options
- Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) on FWD models or 9-speed automatic on AWD models
- Cargo Space: 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded flat
- Towing Capacity: up to 1,000lbs
- Safety: 5 out of 5 star overall safety rating from the NHTSA
Why Should You Buy a 2022 Chevy Trailblazer?
When you are shopping for a cute little SUV, the Trailblazer certainly stands out from the crowd. Each of the trim options are available in either FWD or AWD depending on your preference and needs and can be customized with many different features and packages. The look of the Trailblazer is stylish and eye-catching, especially with the RS trim with the contrasting roof color and Camaro-inspired grille. The rear seats also offer plenty of legroom so even adults can be comfortable while riding.
Mechanically speaking, the Trailblazer provides responsive control and very agile handling. With the ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo engine you have three drive modes available. These different modes include Normal, All-Wheel Drive (or Snow for FWD Trailblazers) and Sport mode. Utilizing these modes allows you to adjust easily to different types of road conditions to enjoy the best traction possible.
Technology to Take You Into The Future
The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer is equipped with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. This means that, with any trim, the Trailblazer includes a 7 inch color touchscreen in the center console, which can be upgraded to an 8 inch touchscreen if you choose. The system can sync easily with your smartphone using Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Chevrolet has also developed their myChevrolet Mobile App so that your smartphone can become a command center of your vehicle in the palm of your hand. Besides being able to check fuel levels or other maintenance information, you can have the ability to activate features such as remote start/stop, unlock/lock, or even vehicle locate as long as your Trailblazer is equipped for them.
Speaking of smartphones, the ACTIV and RS trims also have the ability to include a wireless charging pad so you can be sure your phone or other devices are always fully charged and ready to go.
On many of the trims, the Trailblazer features an available hands-free power programmable liftgate with LED logo projection. This means that when you have a key fob with you, simply kick under the left-hand side of the rear bumper to signal to the vehicle to open the liftgate. An LED projection marks the activation spot for you, making it even easier to operate.
Parents will appreciate the Teen Driver setting which is available for all of the 2022 Trailblazers. This feature allows you to customize various settings to be associated with a certain key fob for your teen. Some vehicle features can be limited, or you can have safety systems automatically turned on such as not being able to shift out of park if the driver’s seat belt is not fastened. Additionally, there is an in-vehicle report card so you can help your teen develop better driving habits.
Four Trim Options Available
While the 2022 Trailblazer LS is the baseline model, it’s far from basic. Starting at an MSRP of $21,600 it offers either an ECOTEC 1.2L Turbo engine in the FWD model or an ECOTEC 1.3L Turbo engine for the AWD model. All trims of the Trailblazer are wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatible and offer a Chevrolet Infotainment system with a 7 inch diagonal color touch-screen for easy access. To help you stay safe behind the wheel, the Trailblazer also provides the Chevy Safety Assist package standard on the 2022 Trailblazers. In this package you will have automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, a rear vision camera, and more, for no extra costs.
Taking things up a notch, the Trailblazer LT trim offers a lot of extra convenience for a very reasonable starting MSRP of $25,195. This model adds electronic cruise control, keyless open and start, remote start, as well as heated power-adjustable mirrors to keep your vision unobstructed even in snow and ice. Also enjoy the luxury of an 8-way power driver seat with 2-way power lumbar control to provide you with extra comfort, especially for those long drives when you may start to need that extra lumbar support.
Starting at MSRP of $27,095, the ACTIV trim is specially designed to effortlessly transition to off-road whenever you want to go on an adventure. The ACTIV comes with sport terrain tires, a suspension tuned for off-road capabilities, as well as a functional front skid plate. Stylistically, this trim also features a contrasting roof color and black roof rails. The simple addition of that contrasting roof color creates a true statement and makes this Trailblazer get noticed.
The RS is the ACTIV’s sportier sibling, while keeping the same starting MSRP of $27,095. This model offers some brighter and sportier color options and a Camaro-inspired front grille, it definitely says fun and luxury. Sporty black cloth and leatherette seating materials and with red accents complete the stylish dynamic of the RS. Add on the available panoramic power sunroof (an option for both the ACTIV and RS trims) to enjoy a starry sky or a little extra ventilation when needed. This model also features a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, which is a must for cold days or for anyone suffering from arthritis.
The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer has received a 5 out of 5 star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was also selected as a 2022 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Chevy’s driver-assistance technology, Chevy Safety Assist, is equipped standard on every vehicle. For an additional charge you can also add the Driver Confidence Package which includes rear park assist, rear cross traffic alert, and lane change alert with side blind zone alert. The Confidence II Package can also include rear park assist to make life a bit easier as well.
Why Should You Buy the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer?
If you are looking for a small SUV, the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer checks all the boxes. It offers a safe and comfortable ride with roomy seats and plenty of cargo space for all your needs. All the technological features create a sense of luxury and convenience that will make you wonder how you ever did without. With a snazzy and stylish exterior and fun details sprinkled throughout the design, it is beautifully engineered. Truly, this little crossover will be a vehicle that you can depend on and which will put a smile on your face.