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2024 Chevy Trailblazer Debuts As Revised Bronco Sport Rival

The Ford Bronco Sport certainly has its fair share of competition in the subcompact crossover space, a list that includes the recently revealed 2024 Chevy Trax. However, GM fields a rather large lineup of crossovers at the moment, one that now includes the refreshed 2024 Chevy Trailblazer, which was just revealed with new styling, a revised interior, and the additional several new standard features.

2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer ACTIV Front Three Quarters

On the outside, the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer follows suit with the rest of the brand’s current crossover lineup in terms of styling, with a new grille design and thinner lighting elements. Additionally, each trim level within the new Trailblazer lineup – LS, LT, Activ, and RS – features its own unique styling cues, such as the black trim, mesh grille, and chrome exhaust tips present on the sportier RS. Additionally, Activ and RS trims offer a two-tone roof option as well.

2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS Wheels

The 2024 Chevy Trailblazer gets new wheel designs that differ by trim level, as well as a pair of new exterior colors – Copper Harbor Metallic and Cacti Green. GM didn’t leave the interior on the refreshed Trailblazer as-is either, as the cabin gains a new, standard 11-inch infotainment screen, an 8-inch diagonal Driver Information Center, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, and a wireless phone charger in the LT, Activ, and RS.

2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer ACTIV Interior

In terms of powertrains, the 2024 Trailblazer offers both the the turbocharged 1.2L I-3 LIH engine as standard and the turbocharged 1.3L I-3 L3T as an option. The LIH and front-wheel drive L3T models come paired with a CVT gearbox, while all-wheel drive variants are equipped with a nine-speed automatic.

2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer ACTIV Rear

The 2024 Chevy Trailblazer is scheduled to enter production at GM’s Bupyeong , South Korea plant in July, with deliveries starting in the fall. The refreshed crossover starts out at $24,395 including destination and delivery for the base front-wheel drive LS, and tops out at $28,395 for the Activ and RS all-wheel drive models.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Kevin

    Correct if I’m wrong but isn’t the trailblazer much smaller then bronco sport? Bronco sport still looks more capable

  2. John

    Wife test drove a Bronco Sport last weekend. Yikes, it was awful.

    1. RichG

      This never happened.

  3. ALM

    We have had a BS for a year. The BS is an Escape, my wife wanted it for exactly what it is. Just drove a new Sasquatch Bronco cross-country. Both are “fun” to drive. We compare both to our Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland and our lifted JK Wrangler. Both Fords are great. We have had not issues with the BS.

  4. Mike says...

    Interesting comments all… however this is more of a styling competition than a capability comparison. It makes me smile that GM has stepped up the interior look and feel. If they keep a handle on skyrocketing prices and dealer over charges, Ford will have its hands full to keep up.

    1. RichG

      Really? I don’t see how this vehicle compares in any way to the Bronco Sport.

  5. Dan

    Looks like 15 other SUVs on the market. Not horrible but not “off road”capable look like BS. We bought Badlands specifically to avoid 3 banger, not an option with GM. Blazer retro in name only.

  6. Mrx19

    Man, I wish manufacturers would forget about these weezy 3 cylinder engines. Overstressed, with turbocharging, and each piston firing at 2 times the rate of a V6 and I have little hope of these things lasting much beyond 75K miles. More 4 cylinder/hybrids please. Only thing I would say good about the Trailblazer is that it has a nicer interior than the BS.

  7. RichG

    In what universe does the Trailblazer compare with the Bronco Sport? The entire premise of this article makes no sense to me.

  8. RJS508

    Only 1000 lbs towing is a deal breaker…

  9. Snark Twain

    With starting prices in the $20,000s, and being a subcompact, it’s hardly a competitor to the solidly mid $30,000s compact Bronco Sport. It’s more of an EcoSport competitor

  10. Michael K

    Chevy is doing a good job filling out the crossover market with every possible variation, yet they all look and perform the same. Highly commoditized volume sales aiming to move as many as cheaply as possible. As a customer it’s great to have so much choice, but it’s amazing GM can afford to make so many anonymous products.


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