After the last year’s launch in North America, the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer will represent the second production year. This usually means no bigger changes, but this also usually means some reorganization of equipment groups, a new list of standard features etc. This model won’t be an exception. From what we know so far, it will mainly continue in the same way, with the same specs. However, four color options will be dropped from the offer, as well as the Performance package. Other than that, we could see few tweaks in terms of standard and available features, but most of the things will remain the same.
All this means that you may count on familiar design characteristics. This small crossover offers a lot of good things, starting from a nicely designed and spacious cabin. We also like the infotainment system, while the list of standard equipment is quite long. On the other side, the biggest complaints go to uninspiring engine options and a lot of road noise.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer release date will be scheduled for the end of the year.
2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer Design
As we’ve just mentioned, only minor changes will be applied to the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer. From what we know so far, the biggest one will be in terms of exterior colors. The company will drop four finishes – Midnight Blue Metallic, Dark Copper Metallic, Scarlet Red Metallic, Pacific Blue Metallic. Also, the Performance Package won’t be on the offer anymore.
The rest of the crossover will remain the same. Therefore, you may count on the same design, based on the new VSS platform, which is reserved for all small cars in Chevy’s lineup. The mechanics will remain the same, just like the styling. You may count on the same appearance, which takes a lot of inspiration from bigger models like Blazer and even Camaro.
This aspect won’t bring bigger changes either. We are about to see the same cabin layout, which definitely isn’t a bad thing. Simply, the current model already looks good from the inside. The dashboard design is attractive, while most of the cabin features quality materials. On the other hand, a big complaint goes to the sound insulation, which is pretty bad even at low speeds.
When it comes to interior space, the front seats are pretty generous. On the other hand, the second row is typical for the segment, which means that taller passengers may have trouble sitting comfortably. The cargo area offers above-average numbers for the class. You may count on about 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats upright and 54.4 cubic feet of the total volume.
From what we know so far, a heated steering wheel will be added to the list of features, though we still don’t know if it’s going to be standard or optional. Other than that, things should remain pretty much the same as in the current model. The current model comes standard with goodies like keyless entry, a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Additionally, you can get goodies like automatic climate control, keyless entry, panoramic sunroof, an 8-inch touch screen, HD Radio, satellite radio, two additional USB ports, a six- or seven-speaker stereo, wireless device charging etc.
The same thing is with safety features. The current model is already equipped with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. There are also upgrades like rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer Engines
In terms of powertrain, the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer specs won’t change. You may count on two familiar engine options in the offer. Base versions will use a 1.2-liter turbo three-cylinder engine, which puts out around 137 horsepower and comes in pair with a CVT gearbox. The optional 1.3-liter engine is a bit of an upgrade. It is good for 155 horses but also comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission, while it is also available with all-wheel drive.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 28 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The bigger 1.3-liter engine is even more efficient and you may count on about 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer Release Date and Price
We presume that the next year’s model will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2021. When it comes to the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer price, we presume that base versions will go slightly under 20.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors could be models like Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul, Nissan Kicks etc.