2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

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    2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    According to Chevy, the Trailblazer, which is a size below the 2013 Ford Escape they were driving, is targeted at people buying Jeep Renegades, Toyota C-HRs, and Honda HR-Vs. The Trailblazer's adjustable height cargo floor would be invaluable in maximizing space, but the flat-folding rear seats and the optional flat-folding front passenger seat were no good here. On the other hand, the surprisingly huge rear seat would be a godsend with an adult and two child seats back there. But would it be enough, especially on a 4 1/2-hour drive?

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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    Been waiting for a review on these. Wife wants a little runabout, our Escalade is far too big for daily use, but we still need it for kid and trailer hauling duties.

    Saw one on the streets here about a month back. Snazzy looking little rig. MT seemed to like it.

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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    My word, GM reviews are always so negative. Why do these folks not give GM a fair shake? Even in the headline, they knock it.

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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    My word, GM reviews are always so negative. Why do these folks not give GM a fair shake? Even in the headline, they knock it.
    I think the review was fair. Tire noise can be aggravating. Absence of Nav notable since it is available on Encore GX. And the highway passing issue shouldn't have been surprising with a 3 banger and all the added weight
    created by all the options tacked on, incl AWD. Never explained though what their issue was with the fold flat seats.

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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    Any chance of getting a V-8 in this?

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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    No chance for a V8, but they may get halfway there.

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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Pisswilly View Post
    Any chance of getting a V-8 in this?
    I imagine a small bottle of it will fit in the cupholders.
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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    Really looks quite good. Chevy needs youth-appeal vehicles, and I think this one might do it. Should definitely be attractive to Renegade or HR-V buyers.
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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    My word, GM reviews are always so negative. Why do these folks not give GM a fair shake? Even in the headline, they knock it.
    Honestly - product is very generic and even as a GM fan I think it's nothing special.

    May as well have ordered 50,000 Nissan Jokes and slapped a Chevy badge on the front.

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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    I don't think I've ever seen positive reviews for cars in this segment however. Traditional Automotive reviewers strangely seem to lack customer perspective, should be their primary mission.

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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by ksr View Post
    Really looks quite good. Chevy needs youth-appeal vehicles, and I think this one might do it. Should definitely be attractive to Renegade or HR-V buyers.
    I think this is going to be a huge success. Most people shopping for a vehicle in this class won't care about the 3 cylinder engine.

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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    3-Cylinder engines are increasingly common.

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    Re: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by criticalmass View Post
    Never explained though what their issue was with the fold flat seats.
    It wouldn't help them in the trip they were taking with it. A rotten way to point out nice features. If a BMW's front seat folded flat, it would be front page news.

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