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Differences Between the 2022 Chevrolet Trax and Trailblazer

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The Trax and Trailblazer are both compact, capable family vehicles. However, they differ in terms of size, powertrain options, and tech features. To help you decide which model is right for your family, here’s a look at how the 2022 Chevrolet Trax and Trailblazer differ.

Powertrain

The 2022 Trailblazer offers two choices — a standard 1.2-liter turbo that produces 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, as well as an available 1.3-liter engine that kicks it up a notch with 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. The Trax, on the other hand, offers just one engine. Its 1.4-liter turbo gives you 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque.


Spaciousness

If space is a priority, the Trailblazer might be a better fit for your family. It offers a bit more room to stretch out, as well as a maximum cargo capacity of 54.4 cubic feet. The Trax is more suited to an urban lifestyle that requires a nimble, compact vehicle. It still offers plenty of space, with a total of 48.4 cubic feet with the seats folded flat.

High-tech amenities

When it comes to safety tech, the 2022 Trailblazer comes standard with the family-friendly Chevy Safety Assist bundle. This suite contains six active safety technologies, like Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking. The Trax, on the other hand, comes standard with essentials like a rearview camera and air bags.

You can find both of these family-friendly, functional models at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland in Portland, Maine.

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GM’s Turbocharged 1.3-liter Engine Earns Spot on Ward’s 10 Best Engines’ List

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Wards Auto recently published its 10 Best Engines’ List for 2021, and the 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine from General Motors, which powers both the 2021 and 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer, snagged a coveted spot.

“We score based on horsepower, torque, NVH management, observed fuel economy and new technology onboard. That new technology must shine to make the cut. A price cap for nominees that had been in place since 1995 has now been removed,” reports Tom Murphy, management editor of Wards Auto.

Only engines that were completely new or posted significant improvements were contenders for the 2021 list. Eighteen of the vehicles the staff reviewed utilized electrified powertrains.

“There were 14 four-cylinder engines, 11 six-cylinder engines, 10 full hybrids, eight BEVs, and three plug-in hybrids,” according to Murphy.

The 1.3-liter ECOTEC Turbo engine from GM generates ratings of 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. When under the hood of a FWD-enabled 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer, this engine earns EPA-estimated ratings of 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. [1] AWD is also available on the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer. With the 1.3-liter turbocharged engine, an AWD-equipped 2022 Trailblazer earns 26 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.[2]

Test-drive the Chevrolet Trailblazer and feel the power of its notable 1.3-liter engine at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland in Portland, Maine.

[1] EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/34 highway (1.3L FWD).

[2] EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

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GM to Reintroduce Three-Cylinder Engines to the American Market

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Engineers are better than ever at designing engines that deliver impressive power and efficiency in increasingly smaller packages. The latest proof of this is the news that General Motors is adding two new three-cylinder engines to its American lineup for the first time in 20 years.

The last time a GM vehicle came with a three-cylinder engine was the 2000 Chevrolet Metro. This 1.0-liter engine was only rated at 55 horsepower. The two modern engines will come in 1.2- and 1.3-liter variants, and will be available on the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Unlike the older three-cylinder engine, these engines will come with turbocharged technology and features like an electronically driven water pump, an electrically assisted wastegate system, and an active vacuum system. With all of that technology, these engines are expected to have an output in the neighborhood of 150 horsepower.

Not only is this much better than the previous versions of these engines, but it is on par with larger, less efficient four-cylinder engines, making the new three-cylinder models at least as strong, more cost-effective, and more environmentally-friendly than the larger engines they will replace.

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is set to arrive here at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland sometime this spring. We can’t wait to see you here to celebrate comeback two decades in the making, and take the promising reinvention of the Trailblazer for a long-overdue test drive.

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The upcoming 2021 Trailblazer is an all-new addition to Chevy’s diverse lineup. It will slot between the Trax and the Equinox to provide drivers with a larger choice in the popular small SUV segment.

The 2021 Trailblazer puts safety at the forefront. Available safety features include Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane Keep Assist. According to Steve Majoros, Chevy’s director of passenger car and crossover marketing, “These features deliver added confidence and peace of mind behind the wheel, helping drivers monitor the vehicle’s surroundings and the driving environment with an available combination of camera, short-range radars, and ultrasonic sensors.”

The Trailblazer takes a step away from Chevy’s typical crossover design. It features a standard two-tone roof on the Trailblazer RS model, as well as a touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

“The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Majoros. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will hit U.S. dealerships in early 2020. Until then, check back with us at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland for updates on the upcoming Trailblazer and other new Chevy models.

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