New Chevrolet 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer for Sale in Johnston, RI
With its sharp and confident design, smooth handling, and versatile interior, the Chevrolet Trailblazer stands apart from other crossovers. Its debut year was 2001, but that initial model with its truck-based, body-on-frame construction was certainly different from today’s edition. The original TrailBlazer (capital ‘B’) ceased production in 2009. After a long hiatus, Chevy resurrected the Trailblazer (now with a lowercase ‘b’) in 2021 as a compact crossover with a more car-like unibody construction. This revived version blends SUV capability with Camaro coolness – you can see the muscle car’s influence in the Trailblazer’s contours and fascia. It’s a combination that grabs the interest of a lot of drivers.
For model year 2022, the Trailblazer returns with standard SiriusXM satellite radio for all trims, as well as a standard heated steering wheel for the Activ and RS trims. A Trailering Package (which allows the Trailblazer to tow up to 1,000 lb.) and roof rails are now offered, and the former base trim – the L – has been dropped from the lineup.
Trims, Powertrains, and Fuel Economy
The ’22 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a five-passenger crossover offered in LS, LT, Activ, and RS trim levels. The LS and LT get as standard a turbocharged 137 hp 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and a front-wheel drivetrain. The Activ and RS come with a more robust turbocharged 1.3-liter three-cylinder that produces 155 hp and pairs with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. All-wheel drive is available for every trim; when it’s added to the LS and LT, they upgrade to the larger powertrain.
The FWD LS and LT get about 29 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA’s official estimates. With AWD, they return 26 city/30 highway. The FWD Activ and RS achieve 29 city/33 highway, and with AWD, that becomes 26 city/30 highway.
Standard and Optional Features
There’s a nice variety of features in every ’22 Trailblazer trim. As the entry-level model, the LS has mainly the essentials, like USB data ports and a rearview camera, but the LT supplies some more desirable features, such as LED fog lights, deep-tinted rear windows, heated side mirrors, roof rails, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, keyless entry, and remote start. The more adventure-ready Activ receives sport terrain tires, exclusive exterior styling elements, LED taillights, an underbody skid plate, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, a rear-seat center armrest, and simulated-leather upholstery. The RS is equipped like the Activ, but it gets larger wheels (18 inches, versus 17 inches on the other trims) with regular tires and black exterior accents.
Chevy offers a selection of packages for the ’22 Trailblazer (the base LS isn’t eligible). The Sun and Liftgate Package (LT and above) will supply a panoramic dual-pane sunroof and a hands-free liftgate. The Driver Confidence Package (LT and above) will bundle additional safety features, such as rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane change alert with side blind-zone alert. The Convenience Package will add an array of convenience amenities: automatic climate control, type-A and type-C charging-only USB ports, a 120-volt power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and illuminated vanity mirrors. The Trailering Package equips AWD versions of the Activ trim with a trailer hitch and trailering harness, allowing it to tow up to 1,000 lb. The Activ and RS are eligible for the Technology Package (adaptive cruise control, a wireless smartphone charger, an 8-inch touchscreen, a premium Bose sound system, HD radio, and LED headlights).
Safety and Technology Features
Every trim has the Chevy Safety Assist Package, which bundles automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and a following distance indicator. A few more active safety features are available, but we’ll cover those in the Packages section below.
GM’s Teen Driver feature is also standard across the board. This system is designed to build good habits in new drivers and can limit certain vehicle functions when they’re behind the wheel. Not only that, but Teen Driver also gives the parent/guardian a “report card” on the young person’s driving habits so you can continue the teaching process at home.
For infotainment, the base version of the system in the LS and LT has a 7-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a six-speaker sound system. The Activ and RS are eligible to upgrade to an 8-inch touchscreen.
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