Are you buying your first vehicle, or do you want to trade your current ride in for an upgraded model? No matter your situation, you'll find that Newton Chevrolet of Russellville is the place where performance meets innovation; here, a spotlight illuminates our ever-expanding lineup, and it shines no brighter than on the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer.
This stunning compact SUV is poised to redefine the small side of its segment, pairing a chic and contemporary design with strong performance capabilities and future-forward tech. So, let's delve into the design elements, cabin features, safety innovations, performance capabilities, and all-around driving experience that make the 2024 Trailblazer the standout in its class.
From any angle, the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer's design turns heads. This compact SUV easily blends a dynamic and assertive road presence with chic and modern aesthetics. The front fascia—adorned by a prominent grille and striking LED headlights—exudes confidence, and these headlights add a touch of sophistication while brilliantly illuminating the road ahead. The Trailblazer’s sculpted sides and gentle linework combine in an aerodynamic profile that contributes to fuel efficiency and gives the Trailblazer an athletic and adventurous appeal.
Slide behind the wheel of the Trailblazer and find yourself thoroughly enmeshed in a cabin that effortlessly blends utility and comfort. This interior welcomes you with premium materials and is generously sized, with its space smartly and intuitively employed to deliver an enjoyable, comfortable ride for everyone. The 2024 Trailblazer comes in four trim levels—the LS, LT, RS, and ACTIV—to cater to different preferences, thus allowing you to customize your ownership experience with options like cozy cloth upholstery or plush leather seats.
Whether you are embarking on your daily commute through the concrete jungle or are preparing to set out on a cross-country road trip, the 2024 Trailblazer is ready to provide you with a flexible interior and comfortable seating. These seats are versatile in that you can prioritize cargo space or passenger space with a few quick adjustments. There are many thoughtfully designed small item storage areas inside of the cabin, too, and a center stack with cubbies, making it great for handling cargo and people alike.
In the back, 60/40-split folding seats give you added flexibility, thereby enabling you to expand the cargo area to fit bigger items. A hands-free liftgate is available to help simplify loading and unloading, making life a little bit easier. Whether you need to haul a week’s worth of groceries or a mess of sporting gear, the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer can quickly adapt to accommodate your lifestyle.
So, what gets the 2024 Trailblazer up and moving? Beneath its well-sculpted hood, the Trailblazer boasts a base 1.2L Turbo I-3 engine paired with a continuous variable automatic transmission (CVT) that helps deliver power to the front wheels. This engine generates 137 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, but if you want more, the 1.3L Turbo I-3 gives you 155 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission is available with this configuration, delivering power equally via the all-wheel drive (AWD) system. This upgraded turbo engine is standard on the ACTIV and RS.
On top of its strong performance capabilities, the 2024 Trailblazer nets solid fuel economy figures without slashing power output. The base 1.2L Turbo engine will get you about 29 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway, for 30 MPG combined. The larger 1.3L Turbo engine trades power for efficiency in a way that seems reasonable, producing an EPA-estimated 29 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway (for 31 MPG combined) in front-wheel drive, or 26 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway (for 27 MPG combined) in all-wheel drive. Having the extra stability and traction control offered by the available AWD makes the 2024 Trailblazer a versatile choice for difficult driving scenarios.
Once you step into the 2024 Trailblazer, you'll immediately take note of all its forward-thinking tech. Using the 11.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display allows you to access all kinds of exciting functions. For instance, you can wirelessly connect your phone to your car via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto—and on the other end of that connection, the base six-speaker sound system produces ample, clear sound.
Should you find yourself wanting a few more tech features, there are a few standalone options you might wish to pursue. For one, you can opt into the wireless smartphone charging pad to reduce cord clutter up front, and a Bose premium audio system is available to deliver a concert-like experience.
Safety is a major concern for many buyers these days, and automakers are finding creative new ways to meet the demand for enhanced safety features. Chevy certainly takes safety seriously, offering a slew of driver aids, both active and passive.
On the base LS trim, you get a lane-keeping assistance system that will steer your Trailblazer back into its lane should it detect any drift. This trim also has forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, which warns you of an oncoming collision and applies the brakes for you if you don't react fast enough.
Should you require more advanced driver aids, you can get them with the optional Driver Confidence package. Equipped with rear parking sensors, this system allows the vehicle to alert you when a vehicle in the next lane is driving in your blind spot (thanks to the blind spot warning). It will also warn you if a vehicle behind you is about to cross into your path while you’ve got the Trailblazer in reverse (thanks to rear cross-traffic alert). Adaptive cruise control is a standalone option that lets you set a safe following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, and your Trailblazer will regulate its speed accordingly.
Chevy ensures that the Trailblazer keeps you safe from harm on the road with its advanced airbag system. This security is boosted by the reinforced steel safety cage of this SUV’s body. A rearview camera enhances outward visibility while backing out of a parking space—a now ubiquitous piece of tech that makes driving an SUV even safer.
We’ve already mentioned the names of the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer trim levels, but it's important that you have a clear understanding of each one’s biggest highlights and advantages; that way, when you come to our dealership to buy the Trailblazer, you'll already have an idea of which one best fits your needs. Let’s see which trim level will check all your boxes!
The LS: After Chevy axed the L trim, the LS became the new base. It offers some great standard convenience features, such as automatic headlights, a push-button start, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and a flat-folding front passenger seat.
The LT: This trim builds on the comfort and utility features of the LS, with 17-inch black machine-finished wheels, LED fog lights, roof rails, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, and tinting on the rear windows.
The RS: For those seeking an even sportier vibe, the RS trim delivers with a blacked-out grille, larger 19-inch wheels, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and red accents throughout the cabin. This trim—which comes standard with the upgraded Turbo engine—is the best one for performance on the road.
The ACTIV: Geared towards adventure enthusiasts, the ACTIV trim rides on all-terrain tires and has off-road suspension settings. Underbody skid plates, dual exhaust pipes, a two-tone roof, and a tow hitch receiver add to its sporty aesthetic on the outside. Inside, you get a heated steering wheel, rear-seat center armrest, and synthetic leather upholstery for a touch of elegance.
You can also opt to customize your Trailblazer with the Driver Confidence package, the Convenience package (for the LT and above), and a slew of other standalone options.