2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS: Make New Trax

Chevy’s sub-compact replacement is vastly better to drive and live with.

I would recommend the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer to a friend. That’s a big deal, considering there isn’t a world where I’d suggest the Chevy Trax. If they said to me, “Hey Brandon, should I buy a Trax or try to get to work on the back of this feral donkey?” I’m voting for the ass. While the Trax may be less stubborn than a wild pack animal, at least the donkey wouldn’t cost so much while offering so little.

Chevy’s previous subcompact crossover was too pricey for what it was – when I drove the refreshed 2017 Trax, the as-tested price sat just a smidge under $30,000. And you did not get a lot for your money – a wheezy turbocharged four-cylinder, a shoddy cabin, an ugly exterior, and a ho-hum roster of equipment, the highlight of which was Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Those ills, among others, conspired to produce a deeply unlikable car that, nevertheless, could still manage to do the bare minimum customers would ask of it.

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