What are the differences between the Chevy Blazer and Chevy Trailblazer?

In 2019, Chevrolet reintroduced the Blazer nameplate, giving it an aggressive Camaro-inspired style and a new emphasis on road performance and everyday utility. After the Blazer's positive reception, Chevy brought another nameplate out of retirement, the Trailblazer, with similar style and a new focus on maneuverability and versatility. While these two five-seat crossovers have similar aesthetics, their purposes are quite different. But which one is right for you? Here's a quick look at their distinguishing characteristics.

Chevy Trailblazer

  • Trim Levels: L, LS, LT, Activ, RS
  • L x W x H (in.): 173.5 x 71.2 x 64.8
  • EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 98.2
  • Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.): 25.3/54.4
  • AWD: Available on LS, LT, Activ, RS

Chevy Blazer

  • Trim Levels: L, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT,  RS, Premier
  • L x W x H (in.): 186.7 x 74.8 x 65.7
  • EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 104
  • Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.): 29.5/58.9
  • Max Towing Capacity (lbs): 4,500 (with AWD, V6)
  • AWD: Available on 2LT, 3LT,  RS, Premier

Chevy Trailblazer

SUVs and crossovers are great for adding extra utility to your daily drives, but not everyone has the need or space for a larger model. The Chevy Trailblazer is a stylish subcompact crossover with a surprisingly roomy cabin that belies its smaller exterior dimensions. Inside, you'll find roomy and comfortable accommodations for five, with ample head- and legroom throughout and plenty of room to spare for your luggage or groceries. And when you need more space for your daily adventures, the rear seats fold down to provide more than 50 cubic feet of cargo space.

The Trailblazer also offers a generous assortment of amenities across its trim levels. It comes standard with a 7-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Chevy Safety Assist driver aids (Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning). Available comfort and convenience enhancements include proximity entry, roof rails, remote start, automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, and more.

Under the hood, a 1.2-liter turbo-three engine (137 horsepower, 162 pound-feet of torque; CVT) is standard on Trailblazer L, LS, and LT trim levels. And if you're looking for a little more internal motivation for your Charlotte commute, a turbocharged 1.3-liter (155 hp, 174 lb-ft; 9spd auto) is standard for Activ and RS models and available for LT.

Chevy Blazer

On the other end of the five-seat crossover spectrum, there's the Chevy Blazer. This midsize model leverages its larger dimensions to provide roomier passenger accommodations and more cargo capacity. It also adds more desirable amenities, including a standard eight-inch touchscreen and available comfort/convenience improvements like ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a surround-view camera system, a power liftgate, and driver's seat memory settings.

The Chevy Blazer offers a choice of three engine options. L and 1LT models feature a responsive 2.5-liter four-cylinder (193 hp, 188 lb-ft), while 2LT, 3LT, and Premier come standard with 2.0-liter turbo-four (230 hp, 258 lb-ft). Looking for even more get-up-and-go to match the Blazer's aggressive styling? A robust 3.6-liter V6 (308 hp, 270 lb-ft) helps the Blazer live up to its true performance potential. It comes standard on RS and is available for the 3LT and Premier.

Test-drive the Chevy Trailblazer and Blazer near Lexington and Rock Hill, SC

If you'd like more information about the Chevy Trailblazer or Blazer and their available trim levels, options, and special financing offers, please contact Wilson Chevrolet, and we'll be happy to assist you. And if you'd like to get behind the wheel to experience their accommodations and amenities for yourself, we welcome you to visit us here in Winnsboro, SC, for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.