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2022 Chevrolet TrailBlazer review

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Chevrolet TrailBlazer highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Lots of tech features and driver aids
  • Roomy seating and cargo space for a subcompact SUV
  • Light off-road capabilities on Activ trim

Cons

  • Unimpressive base engine
  • Transmission can be slow to downshift
  • Sensitive brake pedal

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 30 highway, 28 combined

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What is new for the 2022 Chevrolet TrailBlazer?

  • The TrailBlazer is available in a new trim called the Base.
  • The L trim has been discontinued for 2022.
  • TrailBlazer trims have been upgraded with Power Locks, Rear Defroster, Parking Sensors, Heated Steering Wheel, Automated Cruise Control, Tow Hitch, Full Roof Rack, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.

2022 Chevrolet TrailBlazer trims

Curious how Chevrolet TrailBlazer trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Base:

Activ:

  • Includes all features available on the Base
  • 155-hp, 174-lb-ft of torque 1.3L
  • 137-hp, 162-lb-ft of torque 1.3L
  • Parking Sensors
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Smart Key
  • Remote Start
  • View our Chevrolet TrailBlazer Activ inventory

LS:

  • Includes all features available on the Activ
  • No significant upgrades found on the LS

LT:

RS:

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

1. Surprisingly roomy interior

The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a small SUV that feels a lot bigger on the inside than you might expect. There's 98.2 cu-ft of passenger volume inside, with seating for up to five passengers who'll be treated to 40.9 inches of front seat legroom and 39.4 inches of rear seat legroom — allowing everyone to stretch out and relax on the journey. In addition, 25.3 cu-ft of cargo volume in the trunk means there's plenty of space for everyone's luggage as well.

2. Stand out fuel economy

Just like the interior space, the fuel economy for the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer packs a punch. The Trailblazer has a standard 1.2L turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). In standard front-wheel-drive configuration, this engine can achieve an impressive EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined.

Alternatively there's a 1.3L turbocharged three-cylinder engine available, with 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque, and combined with a nine-speed automatic transmission, it can achieve 31 mpg combined and 33 mpg on the highway.

3. Rugged and distinctive styling

If you're looking for a car that will stand out from the pack with ease, the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer is exactly that. Not only is the exterior styling rugged and aggressive, but it also gives a strong resemblance to other modern Chevrolets like the Camaro. Even before you spot the signature bowtie emblem on the grill, you can tell right away that this is a Chevy. Coupled with an eye-catching selection of available exterior colors — including trim-exclusive colors like Crimson Metallic and Oasis Blue (only available on RS models) — you can have a small SUV with all the style you crave.

4. Technology features in abundance

With a choice of four separate trim levels and four option packages on offer, there's likely a 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer model that fits your lifestyle. The base LS model offers plenty of tech, like an available Wi-Fi hotspot, forward collision mitigation, and lane-keeping assist, with the LT adding features like cruise control, heated front seats, and remote ignition.

For maximum creature comforts, take a look at packages like the Driver Confidence Package, which adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors. There's also the Technology package (available on RS and Activ trims only), which adds adaptive cruise control and a wireless smartphone charging pad.

5. Activ trim enhances off-road credentials

For when you just want to cut loose and go on adventures slightly off the beaten track, the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer offers optional all-wheel drive across the range. If you want more, look for the Activ trim level for enhanced off-road capabilities. This trim level includes the 1.3L turbocharged engine, suspension tuned for off-roading, a tow hitch receiver, and underbody skid plates. And just for an extra flash of style, you also get unique exterior styling elements and a two-tone roof to finish things off.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

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RepairPal gave the Chevrolet TrailBlazer an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Chevrolet TrailBlazer 1st out of 16 among Fullsize SUVs.

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Chevrolet TrailBlazer features and specs

LT 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

1.2L

Horsepower

137

Torque (ft-lbs)

162

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

13.2

Wheelbase

103.9"

Overall length

173.5"

Width

71.2"

Height

65.2"

Leg room

F 40.9"/R 39.4"

Head room

F 40"/R 38.4"

Front tires

225/60R17

Rear tires

225/60R17

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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