Compare 2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs 2021 Kia Seltos vs 2021 Nissan Kicks

2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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2021 Kia Seltos
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2021 Nissan Kicks
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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 $24,502 $25,390
Seltos LX IVT AWD 27 31 $21,221 $21,990
Seltos S DCT AWD 25 30 $24,695 $25,590
Seltos S IVT AWD 27 31 $22,765 $23,590
Seltos S IVT FWD 29 34 $21,221 $21,990
Seltos SX DCT AWD 25 30 $26,731 $27,990
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Kicks S FWD 31 36 $18,893 $19,600
Kicks SR FWD 31 36 $21,336 $22,140
Kicks SV FWD 31 36 $20,672 $21,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,028
$24,502
$18,893
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,000
$25,390
$19,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$423 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
5.8
5.2
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. The 2021 Nissan Kicks is a small crossover for a small budget but it comes packed with features and value.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicles Small SUV 4WD Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.7 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.4 43.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 - 93.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.5 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.5 40.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
45.7 52.8 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.5 53
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.4 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 63.6 62.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - 26.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 62.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 70.9 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 62 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 7.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
173.7 172 169.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - 35.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.3 26.6 25.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - 53.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - 31.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - 57
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.4 62.8 32.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 26.6 25.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - 38.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - 11.2 8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12 10.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2 10.8
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.38 34.8 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
16" Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCV NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZDC NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/60R17 P215/55HR17 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QCV NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/60R17 P215/55HR17 P205/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3275 3087 2691
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 X 7 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 X 7 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I3 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 1600 132 @ 4500 114 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L3T NA NA
Displacement
1.3L/- TBD - 2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5600 146 @ 6200 122 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27 31
Transmission
Trans Order Code
M3F NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.17 6.05 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 2.68 - 0.39 4.01 - 0.46
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 - -
Trans Type
9 1 1
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 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.82 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Trailblazer Kia Seltos Nissan Kicks
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Watt's Linkage Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 6.2 5.3
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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