The 2021 Bronco is an all-new 4×4 off-road SUV from Ford. The Ford Bronco was actually on the market before in the 1990s, but Ford opted to end its production in 1996. Much to the excitement of Ford fans everywhere, the Bronco is finally making a long-awaited comeback for the 2021 model year—and early critic reviews suggest it won’t disappoint.
Since it certainly hasn’t been getting much attention on the mainstream auto market, the many drivers don’t know much at all about the new Chevy Trailblazer for the 2021 model year. Keep reading to learn more about the 2021 Chevy Blazer and the features it does—and doesn’t—include and ultimately why all eyes are on the 2021 Bronco.
2 Engine Options
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is available with two engine options: a 1.2-L engine and a 1.3-L turbo engine that features a continuously variable transmission. The 1.2-L engine delivers 137 horsepower while the 1.3-L engine delivers 155 horsepower.
Neither of these engine options is particularly impressive, especially when compared with the more powerful all-new engine options that have been featured in many other, competing compact and subcompact SUVs for the 2021 model year.
The 2021 Trailblazer also comes with three drive modes: normal, snow, and sport. While these drive modes are convenient, they certainly don’t equip the Blazer to be the ideal vehicle for off-roading over rougher terrains.
Tech Comes Standard
The tech for the 2021 Trailblazer lives up to the standard for new vehicles with its basic features, but it is somewhat underwhelming.
The 2021 Blazer does come with Chevy’s latest infotainment system, which includes a built-in infotainment display screen in front. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity also come standard for all trim levels of the Chevy Blazer, which is a relief for Chevy drivers everywhere.
Disappointing Storage Space
The storage space that the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer offers is particularly disappointing. The back seats of the Blazer fold down to reveal a measly 54.4 cubic inches of cargo space.
Although Chevy claims that the 2021 Blazer offers enough storage space to fit any object that is up to 8.5 feet in length, this claim seems like a stretch considering the actual volume of the Blazer’s interior cargo room.
Advanced Safety Tech
As safety tech continues to advance for new vehicles, a host of advanced safety tech features have become little more than a standard expectation for all new vehicles. The 2021 Trailblazer does come with a good amount of advanced safety tech as standard features for all of its trim levels.
These included safety features include but are not limited to automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, lane-keeping assist with lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and more.
Unfortunately, many advanced safety tech features that come standard on many other new cars are only available as optional add-ons for the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. These features include adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, lane change assist, and a high-definition rearview camera.
Overall, the Chevy Blazer is a standard modern SUV that includes up-to-date advanced safety and tech features. Only time will tell how the Blazer performs once it hits the mainstream auto market and becomes available for purchase.
At least for now, the Blazer is not getting much attention at all because critics and drivers alike are so focused on the return of the Ford Bronco. For the time being, it seems that the Ford Bronco is the SUV to watch.