Everyone here in sales and service at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis would most definitely agree that an SUV should always be fun, useful, and have a decent cargo area for storage. The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer AWD ACTIVE ticks all the boxes for a five-passenger compact sport utility vehicle in direct competition with the Mazda CX-30 and Hyundai Kona.
The turbocharged engine making 174 lb-ft of torque in sport mode has a satisfying and eager punch, as a blast to drive around town and wake the engine up on back roads. One of the biggest items on the “want list” for this SUV are the wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, heated steering wheel and front seats, along with a power-adjustable driver’s seat and more!
Billed by the TorqueNews.com team as a “truly amazing SUV among many pretenders”, the IIHS has the 2022 Trailblazer pegged in their Top Safety Pick Plus Rating. The Trailblazer is a budget-minded model that still fits the bill for your daily driving duties on top of getting out of town for an impromptu trip. Satellite radio is now standard to provide streaming sounds of enjoyment on all trim levels. With roomy seating and cargo space for a small SUV, the safety and technology features are what many consumers need to stay competitive!
We feel that the 2022 Trailblazer is a huge improvement and a great pick among other top competing SUVs. The nine-speed transmission does a great job of keeping the smaller-size engine in its sweet spot during acceleration, and it is quick enough to downshift right when you need to pass. The front seats are ideally comfortable and supportive at highway speeds, and after a few hours, they still hold their own while allowing you to retain great posture and reduce the typical “vibration fatigue” felt during longer trips.
The LT Trim also provides a good balance of features for the price and offers more available options than the base LS, along with the more powerful 1.3-liter engine instead of the 1.2-model found on the LS. The LT Trim also adds roof rails, LED fog lights, heated mirrors, tinted rear windows, cruise control, remote ignition, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. Don’t forget to check out the amazing benefits of the Driver Confidence package! It adds the convenience of a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors.