Subcompact SUVs are often overshadowed by their larger counterparts, but that’s set to change in 2024 with the Trailblazer. Chevrolet defines the segment with its iconic SUV by giving drivers more value and features at a fraction of the cost. It’s an incredible combination that ensures the Trailblazer has an edge over its competition and steals the spotlight as an SUV that refuses to ask drivers to compromise. With the Trailblazer, Chevy is sending a clear message: you can have it all (and more).
You never have to settle for less with the 2024 Trailblazer. Chevrolet guarantees as much by making the subcompact SUV one of the most affordable in the segment since it starts at $23,100 MSRP. Moreover, that entry-level price defies every standard because it includes a healthy suite of features and conveniences that range from safety and driver-assist tools to connectivity and entertainment. But what else does the Trailblazer offer? It’s time to find out with this 2024 Trailblazer buyer’s guide.
More Value for Your Hard-Earned Dollar
When Chevy became a part of General Motors more than a century ago, GM’s leadership was determined to build a car for every purse and purpose. Today, Chevrolet continues that tradition with the 2024 Trailblazer and the way it delivers so much for so little. Starting at $23,100 MSRP, the Trailblazer is incredibly affordable. More importantly, its budget-friendly price tag doesn’t mean it’s ill-equipped (something you’ll find with a lot of other models), making it an amazing entry-level SUV for new and first-time drivers or those on a strict budget.
But how does this value translate behind the wheel? The 2024 Trailblazer LS starts the lineup and sets the standard for the Trailblazer family. It takes its job seriously, rolling off the production line with an expansive 11-inch color touchscreen Infotainment display and an 8.0-inch Driver Information Center. Chevrolet adds to the base model’s value by outfitting it with the Chevy Safety Assist suite, an HD rear vision camera, LED headlamps, keyless start, cruise control, and stylish details like 17-inch wheels and a bright chrome grille. It’s the perfect combination of style, capability, and versatility at a price you can afford.
There’s a Trailblazer for Every Style and Budget
One of the most exciting things about shopping for the 2024 Trailblazer is realizing there’s a trim for every style and budget. The Trailblazer lineup starts with the LS and progresses to the LT, RS, and ACTIV. Where the LS and LT are excellent starting models, the RS has a penchant for performance, and the ACTIV has an affinity for adventure. Chevrolet differentiates the models with styling details, like the RS and its 19-inch high-gloss black machined-aluminum wheels and the ACTIV with behind-the-scenes components like its off-road-tuned suspension and skid plate.
Staying Connected Is Effortless
How often do you leave home without your smartphone in your hand? Smartphones have dramatically changed our lives by keeping us constantly connected. While this connectivity is often welcome, it can be distracting behind the wheel. Fortunately, Chevy recognizes as much and makes staying connected and informed in the 2024 Trailblazer as easy as getting in the driver’s seat. This subcompact SUV is equipped with an 11-inch touchscreen center display and the Chevrolet Infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Unless you opt for the LS, you can even leave your charging cords at home thanks to the Trailblazer’s wireless phone charging station. All of this comes together to let you integrate the Trailblazer into the rest of your life and always stay connected.
Adventure Is Possible in the Trailblazer
Drivers who want to look the part of an adventurer and drive something beyond the traditional SUV will find everything they need in the 2024 Trailblazer ACTIV. This rugged road warrior rolls off the factory floor with the EcoTec 1.3L turbocharged engine under the hood and plenty of trail-ready components, from its off-road-tuned suspension to its functional skid plate that protects the underbody and instills confidence as you explore beyond the pavement. It also features ACTIV badging and plenty of amenities that prove you don’t have to rough it when venturing off the beaten path. These amenities include heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power driver seat trimmed in Evotex to withstand all your adventures.
It’s Engaging and Fun to Drive
As a subcompact SUV, the 2024 Trailblazer has a unique advantage because its smaller footprint makes it more agile and easy to maneuver in every situation. Chevrolet complements this agility by giving you a choice between two powertrains, transmissions, and front-wheel or all-wheel drive. You’re also in control over the Trailblazer’s performance, thanks to three drive modes–Normal, Sport, and AWD, on equipped models. You get a fantastic driving experience no matter which one you choose, but this lets you customize your SUV to meet your needs.
The Trailblazer’s standard 1.2L turbocharged engine sets the baseline, producing 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque as the smooth-shifting continuously variable transmission enhances the SUV’s delivery of power without compromising its efficiency. Performance-oriented models like the Trailblazer RS and ACTIV are powered by a 1.3L turbocharged engine, with front-wheel drive models matched to a continuously variable transmission and all-wheel-drive models paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Either way, the output is impressive as the 1.3L beauty delivers 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque to ensure you have a great time behind the wheel.
Your Safety Is Chevrolet’s Top Priority
Chevy is renowned for prioritizing driver safety, and the 2024 Trailblazer illustrates this perfectly. Every trim in the Trailblazer family is equipped with the Chevy Safety Assist suite. This is a selection of advanced safety and driver-assist tools including Automatic Emergency Braking that can help bring the Trailblazer to a stop to prevent a collision or minimize an impact. Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and the Following Distance Indicator complete the suite’s forward-facing tools. Other features include Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and IntelliBeam automatic high beam control that optimizes your visibility in low-light conditions without blinding oncoming drivers.
Investing in the 2024 Trailblazer also means enjoying a suite of other tools. Every Trailblazer is outfitted with Chevrolet’s high-definition rear vision camera that gives you a comprehensive view behind the SUV, making it easy to maneuver the Trailblazer in reverse. Depending on the trim, you can also transform your time on the highway with tools like Adaptive Cruise Control or easily navigate out of a busy parking lot as Rear Cross Traffic Alert keeps watch behind you.
It’s Spacious, Versatile, and Accommodating
Chevrolet’s keen attention to detail is impeccable in the 2024 Trailblazer, making it surprisingly roomy and functional. This subcompact SUV offers more than what meets the eye, with 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space and a flat-folding front passenger seat. The addition is worth mentioning because it gives you the entire length of the cabin (8.5 feet) to haul cargo such as lumber and small furniture, a white water kayak, groceries, camping equipment, or other gear. Chevrolet adds to this versatility by designing the Trailblazer with a two-level reversible load floor, making loading and unloading your cargo easier.
The Trailblazer’s spacious cabin is cargo-friendly, but it’s more accommodating to you and your passengers. With two rows of seating, there’s plenty of head, leg, hip, and shoulder room in the front and second rows. This spaciousness is even more enjoyable with luxuries like the heated front seats and the power driver’s seat, which is standard on the RS and ACTIV trims. You’ll also enjoy a heated, wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel on the RS and a standard heated steering wheel on the ACTIV. These small details add to the Trailblazer’s appeal and showcase Chevrolet’s keen attention to ensuring and optimizing your comfort behind the wheel.
Subcompact But Mighty in All the Right Ways
The 2024 Chevy Trailblazer strikes an outstanding balance as an affordable subcompact SUV that doesn’t cut corners or ask drivers to settle for less, two qualities every new or first-time driver can appreciate. Chevrolet’s best-selling Trailblazer is budget-friendly and well-equipped, from its standard technologies and safety features to its thoughtfully crafted interior designed with your comfort in mind. It’s an outstanding combination that seals the Trailblazer’s fate as one of the most well-rounded SUVs in its class and a perfect choice for drivers across the board. Plus, with so many great trims available, it’s easy to choose the right one that’s perfect for you and has everything you need.