2022 Chevy TrailBlazer Traces 40 Year Lineage
While the SUV dominion of the global auto marketplace is claimed by — or blamed on — many manufacturers, Chevrolet is leveraging its 87 years since the breakthrough Carryall Suburban intro, with a smart line-up of people and cargo movers.
The TrailBlazer, was replaced in the US line-up in 2009 by the Traverse, while the nameplate continued on a truck-framed mid-size SUV built and sold in Asia, South America and Australia.
The new 2022 TrailBlazer, now a S. Korean built compact crossover, shares attractive design theme similarity to the mid-sized Chevy Blazer, this season sporting the two-tone roof and body combos, and displaying some of the best aspects of steering and body control alacrity on the road.
Neither of the TrailBlazer turbocharged 3 cylinder 137 or 155 horsepower engine variants provide thrilling performance or exceptional ride quality, but sharp looks and abundant interior space for 5 adults and a load premium amenities and tech and make it a strong value for $33,000.
The more powerful TrailBlazer RS Ecotec engine and AWD, with a 9 speed automatic trans, also delivers impressive 26 city 30 highway MPG stats.