Chevrolet proudly presents the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer—yet another masterpiece that follows this model's tradition of excellence. The Trailblazer name has stood for exciting, capable SUVs since the late 1990s, and the 2024 model is the best yet of its ilk.
The 2024 Trailblazer maximizes its interior, making you feel like you have the storage space of an SUV twice its size. Its exterior design has a sporty look, letting you fit in among high-end sedans without sacrificing what makes owning an SUV worthwhile. Originally designed as a smaller version of the Chevy Blazer, the Trailblazer has earned itself its own place on the road. Whether you plan to transport gear for solo camping or bring along the whole family for a week-long vacation, this 2024 model is one you'll want to see for yourself.
From its fuel economy to its sporty look, there's a lot to be excited about. Let us walk you through the details of the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer so you can know—inside and out—all that it has to offer you.
There's much that goes into deciding what to buy when you hit the automobile market, but performance ranks at the top of almost everyone's list. After all, while infotainment and a sense of style are great, it's the performance that lets you arrive at your destination on time. The Trailblazer will not let you down in this department. One of the benefits of a new iteration to a long-tenured model—as with the Trailblazer—is that there's a history of success to build upon, as opposed to having to design an entirely new vehicle from scratch.
The 2024 Trailblazer offers an option between two EcoTec engines, the 1.2L turbo-charged and 1.3L turbo-charged, both of which are three-cylinder engines designed to give this midsize a solid pound of pep. The EcoTec brand is a specialty of General Motors—an engine that builds on the century of innovation GM is known for. EcoTec engines are famed for helping drivers get the most out of their vehicles in terms of performance, so there's a reason they've been a staple for the past two decades.
The 1.3L grants you three different driving modes, so you can conquer any terrain that crosses your path; combine that with your engine's 174 lb-ft of torque and 155 hp, and you will have no problem getting where you need to go. The 1.3L engine also comes with all-wheel drive, and you'll get a nine-speed automatic transmission, which means your ride will feel gentler even if you're traversing a bumpy street.
The Trailblazer's fuel efficiency remains one of its most valued qualities. Fuel efficiency—long a concern of drivers—has become only more important in a time of rapidly fluctuating gas prices. When you're never sure what price you'll see at the pump next, you'll want to guarantee even the slightest bit of peace of mind with a fuel-efficient ride. With a presumed 29 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway (for 30 MPG combined), the Trailblazer will keep your eyes dry every time you refuel. This makes the SUV an excellent long-term investment because it will make balancing your bills each month a little easier.
Stellar wheels will help your everyday rides become even smoother. You can choose between 17- and 19-inch black machined aluminum wheels that are both effective at garnering traction and easy on the eyes. When it comes to the senses of cool and command, the Trailblazer's wheels deliver. If you are on top of your tire maintenance, making sure they're aligned and balanced, you'll also be able to improve your fuel efficiency in the long run. With wheels like these, driving becomes not just easier but more affordable.
The Trailblazer's gorgeous exterior will wow everyone around you, but it's the interior you'll be looking at. Luckily, that's just as beautiful. No longer should any driver have to put up with an interior that is anything less than luxurious. Long gone are the days of nondescript interiors or cramped cabins.
The driver cabin has a sleek, silver look that has you feeling like you're riding in a car from the future. The 11-inch touchscreen adds to this as it's built right into the dashboard in a graceful fashion that makes the interior feel like one cohesive unit. There's a touch of color among the silver and black, too—your choice of shade—that gives it a little zest, reminding you you're in a sportier SUV accustomed to turning heads.
An available sunroof allows you to enjoy natural light as you venture down the highway. And if the days are cold, you're still in luck: heated seats are also an option for the Trailblazer.
One of the most exciting aspects of this new model is how spacious it is. Compared to other midsize SUVs, the Trailblazer makes outstanding use of interior space, so you never have to leave anything behind. If you're taking the kids to baseball practice or driving your friends to the slopes, your Trailblazer can make room for whatever you need.
With all of the seats folded down, you can get an impressive cargo space with 54.4 cu.ft. of storage and up to 8.5 ft of load length. At times, it can feel as if the Trailblazer is inventing space in order to meet your needs. Don't let the term "midsize" deter you: this SUV can carry a lot. You won't find yourself agonizing over what to leave behind on your next vacation, because you won't have to leave anything behind…
Most buyers will list safety at the top of their list of concerns. Why wouldn't they? Not only do you want peace of mind while driving, but you also know that manufacturers are now boasting of more impressive safety features. The Trailblazer is no different. Its extensive safety features mean every trip you take will be considerably less stressful.
Chevy's innovation has allowed its engineers to create a safety system that will not only warn you of an impending accident, but it will also take action. The Forward Collision Alert senses when an accident might be imminent with the vehicle in front of you, whether the vehicle is slowing down too quickly or pulling out without looking. This system alerts you to the threat; then, it begins to slow the car so that, by the time you hit the brakes, the brakes are already engaged. (If you'd rather the car not do this, you can turn this function off.) The Front Pedestrian Braking works much the same as it senses when a person is moving in front of your car. We all know how absent-minded a person can be when walking; now, your vehicle will be on the lookout for this exact scenario.
Lane Assist and Lane Departure Warning take similar approaches. Lane Assist helps you stay within your lane thanks to the SUV's camera sensing system. It will also slowly nudge your vehicle back into the proper lane if you begin to drift out of your lane. (Again, this can be turned off if you'd prefer.) The Lane Departure Warning alerts you to your drifting so that you, too, can take action to steer your vehicle back to where it needs to be. There is also a Following Distance Indicator—a nifty feature that lets you know the proximity of the vehicle in front of you. You'll be alerted if you are tailgating, but you'll also know if the car ahead of you is taking off faster than you had realized.
No safety feature beats an aware and informed driver. All the safety features in the world will not make up for someone who is driving irresponsibly. However, if you are an aware driver, then all of these features can make your drive less stressful as you know you have an ever-watchful co-pilot by your side. Even a slight reduction in stress can make for a far better day.