2017 Chevy Trailblazer is the biggest and powerful SUV in its class. Matched by its aesthetics, the new generation Trailblazer brings a bloat-load of technological features for driver’s convenience. This new Trailblazer offers 2 different trims which are LT and LTZ and both models use the same engine.
The makers have used a 2.8-liter 4-cylinder Duramax diesel engine in Chevy Trailblazer 2017. With a Common Rail Direct Injection, this engine produces 368 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 RPM and 190 HP at 3,600 RPM.
A rear wheel drive and 6-speed automatic transmission (with Active Select) comes standard with this vehicle. Considering the whopping 6,613 pounds towing capacity of this engine, its combined fuel economy of 32 mpg is pretty impressive.
2017 Chevy Trailblazer Exterior
Chevrolet Trailblazer undoubtedly has one of the greatest crossover SUV styling. The new generation model brings a taste of modernness with revised stylistic design elements. To start with it, the headlights and grille are revised which projects a fresh front fascia. The grille, along with Chevrolet’s badge, wears more chrome accents than ever before.
Unlike the last Trailblazer, 2017 variant has a robust hood as it wears aerodynamic creases. The front bumper looks minimalistic which opens ground clearance. Sporty roof rails also come as a new offering; these roof rails also cover most roof section. The measurement of overall dimensions goes as:
- Length – 4,878 mm
- Height – 1851 mm (with roof rack)
- Width – 2132 mm (with mirror)
- Wheelbase – 2,845 mm
2017 Trailblazer rides on new 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Exterior color options include Sizzle Red, Royal Gray, Blue Mountain, Auburn Brown, Switchblade Silver, Black Sapphire and Summit White.
The interior cabin of 2017 Chevy Trailblazer is solely designed for optimum space and the class leading 1,830 liters of cargo space is evident to this. This cabin offers seating for 7 with entertainment on-the-go as MyLink infotainment system is upgraded. Smartphone integration support includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The front seats are leather upholstered and have a heating function. Leather upholstery has been do neon the steering wheel and center armrests as well. A sophisticated theme is set by dual tone Athos Beige and Charcoal Black wraparound. Other interior features include:
- Seat Pockets
- Illumination Control in Instrument Cluster
- Driver’s Foot Rest
- Luggage Area Illumination
- Cigarette Lighter
- Chrome Gear Selector
Safety and Accessories
Besides excelling in a promising performance, this new 2017 Chevy Trailblazer also offers a plethora of safety features including 7 airbag protection, Hill Descent Control, Electronic Stability Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring, Rear Park Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert (with Head Up Warning).
Likewise, customers also get to choose between various optional accessories. Some of these include:
- All-Weather Floor Mats
- ISO Fix Child Seat
- Front Bucket Seat Cover Package
- Roof Spoiler
- Rigid Cargo Barrier
- Snorkel Kit
- Towing Package
- Boot Lip Protector
- Extra Cup Holder
Rivals and Price
Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander are two main competitors of this new model. 2017 Chevy Trailblazer price varies with trims; LT starts at $50,847 and LTX starts at $55,495.