2022 Chevy Trailblazer vs Trax

August 12th, 2022 by

The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a subcompact SUV that is spacious and capable, with multiple trims and style options that set it apart from the crowd. Let’s compare it to the Chevy Trax.

Design/Price

Chevy Trailblazer Interior

The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a four-door subcompact SUV, featuring an upscale, spacious interior and comfortable seating for up to five passengers with ample cargo space. The front seats are roomy with enough room for taller occupants and your passengers will stay comfortable with plenty of rear-seat leg room and places to store their things. Cloth upholstery and manually adjustable front seats are standard; heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and synthetic leather upholstery is also available. The Trailblazer offers 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 54.4 cubic feet with the seats folded down. The front passenger seat folds forward, allowing long items to fit, and a hands-free liftgate is available for your convenience. The Trailblazer comes in four trims: LS, LT, Activ, and RS. The entry-level Trailblazer LS has an affordable starting price of $21,600 and ranges to a starting price of $27,200 for the all-wheel drive Trailblazer RS trim.

The 2022 Chevy Trax features an attractive interior with many soft-touch surfaces and a surprisingly spacious interior for a compact vehicle. It seats five comfortably and has plenty of rear-seat space, even for adult passengers. It comes with cloth upholstery, a four-way adjustable driver’s seat, and a two-way adjustable passenger seat. Heated front seats, synthetic leather upholstery, deluxe cloth upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are available. You’ll get 18.7 cubic feet of space behind the back seat of the Trax. The second-row folds down almost completely flat to open up a maximum of 48.4 cubic feet. With the front seat folded flat, there is room for items up to eight feet long, making room for all your gear. The 2021 Chevy Trax comes in two trims: LS and LT, with a starting price of $21,400 for the LS trim and $23,200 for the LT trim.

Safety and Technology

Chevy Trailblazer Technology

The Trailblazer features a user-friendly infotainment system and a 7-inch screen, with an available 8-inch screen. The screens have simple menus that react quickly to inputs. It comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Additional USB ports, a seven speaker Bose audio system, HD Radio, and wireless device charging are available. Safety features include a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, Teen Driver, and automatic high-beam headlights are standard. Available driver assistance features include cruise control, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors.

The Chevy Trax comes standard with a rearview camera and ten standard airbags. Optional driver assistance features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. All Trax models come with Chevrolet’s user-friendly Infotainment 3 System and a 7-inch touch screen that has clear graphics and an intuitive menu structure. It also includes standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, along with a Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite radio, Bluetooth, six speakers, voice command, two USB ports, and remote keyless entry. An optional sunroof, and a seven-speaker Bose premium stereo is available.

Power

Chevy Trax on the Road

The Trailblazer has the capability to take you wherever you want to go. You can get the traction you need with Normal, All-Wheel Drive and Sport drive modes. It has two engine choices: a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder that makes 137-horsepower and a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder that makes 155 horsepower. The base engine comes with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive models come with the 1.3-liter engine only and a nine-speed automatic transmission. It handles and maneuvers well around turns and has quick steering to help you in and out of parking spaces. The Trailblazer gets an estimated 28/31 mpg in the city and on the highway with its 1.2-liter engine and it gets slightly higher ratings with the 1.3-liter engine.

The Chevrolet Trax is easy to drive and has just enough pep to get up and go around and maneuver in and out of tight spaces. All models on the Chevrolet Trax feature a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission that makes 155 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard and an all-wheel drive system is available. It maneuvers well and is easy to navigate through parking garages and tight spaces. Trax will give you an impressive 26/31 mpg on the city and highway.

Overview

The Chevy Trailblazer and Trax have a great look with a roomy interior and an easy-to-use infotainment system at an affordable price. The Trailblazer is a little larger than the Trax, with a little more room and more safety features, as well as an off-road driving mode. The Trax has one engine choice but overall brings the same power as the Trailblazer.

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