When the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer debuted at this year’s LA Auto Show, pricing was announced at under $20,000 for the base model. The question, then, was just how much under that figure Chevy would place their new crossover slotted between the Trax and Equinox, and now we have an answer. Car and Driver got a hold of the complete pricing scheme, showing prices starting at $19,995 for the base L model.
Standard 2021 Chevy Trailblazer models come with a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine with 137 horsepower. That engine comes mated exclusively to a continuously variable transmission and a front-wheel drive configuration. Even at the base price on the L model, you still get some creature comforts like a 7.0-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.
Step up to the LS trim, and the price goes up $2,500 to $22,495. This trim adds an all-wheel drive option for another $2,000. However, you also get the slightly larger 1.3-liter turbocharged engine with 155 horsepower, putting it well out in front of the smaller Trax. You also get a 17-inch alloys rather than the base 16-inch steel wheels.
The LT trim bumps the price up again to $24,595 and sticks with the 1.2-liter engine. The 1.3-liter engine becomes a standalone option with front-wheel drive, though specific pricing wasn’t mentioned for the option just yet. Beyond that, all-wheel drive is still an option, and comes standard with the larger powertrain.
The top end models add a bit more flair
Finally, you get to the two top-end trim levels: the Activ and the RS. Starting with the $26,395 Activ shown above, you get a larger grille, new 17-inch wheels, and Hankook Sport Terrain tires for light off-roading duty. Here, you get a 1.3-liter engine regardless of whether you spec it with front- or all-wheel drive. Adding all-wheel drive adds another $1,500 onto the price, though.
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer RS is the sporty looking model, though you don’t get any performance upgrades over any of the others. It also starts at $26,395 and gets the 1.3-liter engine as standard equipment. All-wheel drive is again $1,500, so whether you choose this over the Activ really depends on your own personal tastes.