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AWD 4-Door ACTIV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Trailblazer AWD 4-Door ACTIV 26 30 $26,028 $27,000
Trailblazer AWD 4-Door LS 26 30 $22,750 $23,600
Trailblazer AWD 4-Door LT 26 30 $24,774 $25,700
Trailblazer AWD 4-Door RS 26 30 $26,028 $27,000
Trailblazer FWD 4-Door ACTIV 29 33 $24,582 $25,500
Trailblazer FWD 4-Door L 28 31 $18,981 $19,000
Trailblazer FWD 4-Door LS 28 31 $20,822 $21,600
Trailblazer FWD 4-Door LT 28 31 $22,846 $23,700
Trailblazer FWD 4-Door RS 29 33 $24,582 $25,500
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EX IVT AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Seltos EX IVT AWD 27 31 $24,404 $25,290
Seltos LX IVT AWD 27 31 $21,221 $21,990
Seltos S DCT AWD 25 30 $24,597 $25,490
Seltos S IVT AWD 27 31 $22,667 $23,490
Seltos S IVT FWD 29 34 $21,221 $21,990
Seltos SX DCT AWD 25 30 $26,634 $27,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,028
$24,404
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,000
$25,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$422 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is a stylish but underpowered subcompact crossover. The 2021 Kia Seltos combines the practicality of the hatchback Soul in a larger package with the automaker’s low price and superlative warranty.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicles Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
45.7 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
173.7 172
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 63.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.4 62.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 26.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.3 26.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - 11.2
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.38 34.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QCV NA
Front Tire Size
225/60R17 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
16" Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCV NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZDC NA
Rear Tire Size
225/60R17 P215/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3087
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement
1.3L/- TBD - 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5600 146 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I3 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 1600 132 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L3T NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 -
Trans Order Code
M3F NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.17 6.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 2.68 - 0.39
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 -
Trans Type
9 1
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Trailblazer Kia Seltos
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Watt's Linkage Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 6.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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