2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs. Its Competition

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Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The small crossover space is bursting with competition, including in Chevy’s own family, with the smaller, budget-friendly 2020 Chevy Trax and the more substantive 2021 Chevy Equinox.

Launched in 2020, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 leans upstream with premium features and a potent, if not outdated, powertrain.

New for 2021, Kia Seltos has a more daring design but can feel cheap on the low end.

The 2021 Hyundai Kona ensconces itself in black cladding like a hiking boot, but excellent standard safety and convenience features rescue it from the curb.

For off-road bona fides, the 2020 Jeep Renegade has a Trailhawk version with rugged, Wrangler-like looks inside and out, but it can be smaller, louder, boxier, and less efficient than the others.

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Quick Specs
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is a stylish but underpowered subcompact crossover.
The 2021 Chevy Equinox draws closer to the Blazer in size and mission—and in price.
The 2021 Hyundai Kona wears like statement jewelry, and drives like a bargain.
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 2020 Jeep Renegade is a compact crossover SUV that’s full of character and off-road prowess, but it makes many important compromises.
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a right-sized small crossover with good looks that’s the most fun to drive among its competitors.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Gas I3Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LFWD 4-Door LSE Automatic FWDLX IVT AWDJeepster FWDFWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Continuously Variable RatioAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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