Chevrolet Trailblazer is a powerful and muscular SUV manufactured by the famous American car brand Chevrolet which is powered by an extremely powerful 2.8-litre Duramax engine that produces 197 bhp of max power with a humungous torque of 500 Nm. This body-on-frame SUV has extreme road presence which makes it look menacing even in front of its huge looking competitors like the Toyota Fortuner and Hyundai Santa Fe. Imitating the exteriors the cabin is spacious and comfortable with a huge variety of features to keep the occupants engaged and safe. The Trailblazer replaced the previous SUV model - Captiva which could not manage to keep the sales charts floating. The SUV is being manufactured in India itself which is going to keep the prices in check as it is priced at INR 23.95 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).
Chevrolet Trailblazer Exteriors
The road presence that it commands is second to none as it has a substantially wide body. The front fascia however has a simple, clear and masculine design. The front grille comprises of honeycomb mesh background with the large Chevrolet bowtie placed in the center. The grille is bordered by chrome accents which grace the fog lamps as well. Around the grille are the powerful side swept projector headlamps which further accentuate the mean and minimalist looks of the car. Even the fog lamps are powered by projector units and flank the small air dam. The lifted lines on the hood lend it a distinctive character.
The side profile shows how massive this car is as it comes with side steps, rub rails and roof rails which are finished in black. The 18 inch 6-spoke alloy wheels look good on the car while the Trailblazer moniker is written over the left front door. The wheel arches are well pronounced whereas the windows are large at front but recede in size as we move towards the back. A stubby radio antenna is placed at the front centre of the roof. The rear end is arguably the best part of the design because the wraparound tail lights accompany the rear windshield which does the same thing as well. The rear even has fog lamps and parking sensors on the bumper with a high mounted brake light.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Interiors
From the inside the SUV is generous in space and the fit and finish of the components is decent as well. The entrance and exit is eased by the side steps and the entrants are greeted by the dual tone colour of beige and black. It gets a leather clad steering wheel with integrated controls for audio system and telephony. The instrument cluster looks exactly appealing with blue lit MID (multi information display) and race inspired dials. The central console is finished in piano black with a 7 inch touchscreen which has HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning) controls placed below it. Going further down, there are two 12V sockets with buttons to control hill descent and traction control. Coming to the driver seat, it is height and range adjustable with six way power adjustment while the co passenger gets a 4 way power adjustment choice. The steering wheel gets height and reach adjustable for finding the perfect driving position.
The storage space offered in the cabin is ample which comes with cup holders, bottle holders in door pockets, large cooled glove box and much more. The convenience factor is further enhanced by the inclusion of the armrest which is offered in the second row and the third row as well. The Trailblazer SUV comes with a boot space of 205 litres which can be further increased by folding the second row seats in 50:40 ratios meanwhile the third row can be adjusted in 50:50 collapsible manners.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Dimensions
Dimensionally, the Trailblazer SUV measures 4878 mm in length, 2132 mm in width and 1851 mm in height. Meanwhile, the ground clearance is 253 mm with a wheelbase of 2845 mm.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Features
The Trailblazer comes laden with MID (multi information display) which proffers necessary information for the driver that includes speedometer, odometer, tachometer, fuel efficiency etc. The central unit which is a 7 inch infotainment screen which has Mylink smart phone app and features like USB, AUX-in, FM, video, SIRI and Bluetooth. The multi functional steering wheel comes with audio control and cruise control function button. To enhance the experience, Chevrolet has loaded the car with tropicalized auto climate control system, rear parking camera, rear washer and wiper, electrically foldable side mirrors with blinkers, power windows with anti-pinch functionality and a chilled glove compartment.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Safety Features
When it comes to safety, the American car maker has taken all the required measure to keep the occupants safe in incorporating features such as ABS (antilock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution system), hill start assist, hill descent control, electronic engine immobilizer, speed sensing auto door locks, keyless entry and go, electronic stability control, hydraulic assist brakes, crash sensors, cornering brake control, ventilated disc brakes at front and rear, fog lamps at rear as well as parking camera with sensors.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Engine
The SUV comes in a single engine option which is a massive 4 cylinder 2.8 litre CRDi mill with double overhead cam, which punches out a massive power of 197 bhp @ 3600 rpm along with a ground breaking torque of 500 Nm @ 2000 rpm. This engine is mated to a six speed automatic transmission. The car however doesn’t feature and AWD (all-wheel drive) option with all the power going to the rear wheels only.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Mileage
The 2.8 litre engine is a fuel guzzler, so the fuel efficiency figure stands at 11.45 kmpl (ARAI certified).
Chevrolet Trailblazer Variants
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is available only in LTZ AT trim level.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Color Options
Chevrolet Trailblazer is offered with a choice of 7 colours which includes - Auburn Brown, Switch blade, Black Sapphire, Sizzle Red, Satin Steel, Blue Mountain and Summit White.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Competition
Chevrolet Trailblazer competes against the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Hyundai Santa Fe. The SUV looks imposing in front of all its counterparts with the exception of the Ford Endeavour.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Price
Chevrolet Trailblazer was introduced last year in the Indian market with a price tag of INR 26.40 lakh (ex showroom Delhi) which was later increased to INR 27.10 (ex showroom Delhi). But according to the latest pricing on the website, the car is now available at a whopping price of INR 23. 95 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).