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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
vs. the Competition

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

If you’re considering upgrading your family’s ride to a new compact crossover, you’ve got a lot of options! In such an extensive segment, it can be challenging to find a model that meets your needs. Chevy SUVs, such as the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, check all of the boxes. And, when you compare the new Trailblazer vs. competitors like the Ford Escape, Buick Encore GX, and Honda CR-V, we think you’ll agree! Read on to find out how the Chevy Trailblazer compares to some of its segment’s top competitors! 


  2021 Chevy Trailblazer 2020 Ford Escape 2021 Buick Encore GX 2021 Honda CR-V
Starting MSRP $19,000 $24,885 $24,200 $25,350
Engine 1.2L I3 1.5L I3 1.2L I3 1.5L I4
Transmission 2-speed CVT 8-speed automatic 2-speed CVT 2-speed CVT
Seating Capacity 5 5 5 5

Chevy Trailblazer vs. Ford Escape

The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer has a starting MSRP of $19,000. Meanwhile, the 2020 Ford Escape has a starting MSRP of $24,885. This makes the Trailblazer a more affordable option than the Escape, as well as the other competitors in this comparison. Here’s a quick breakdown of how the Trailblazer and Escape compare: 

  • Performance: Both models come equipped with 3-cylinder engines, although their mpg ratings are unique. The Trailblazer earns 28 mpg city/31 mpg highway, while the Escape earns 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway. 
  • Transmission & Drivetrain: The Trailblazer and Escape come with a 2-speed CVT and 8-speed automatic transmission, respectively. Both models come with FWD, but can be had with AWD. 
  • Infotainment: The Chevy Trailblazer comes standard with its highest infotainment system: Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. This suite includes features like Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ and voice recognition. The Ford Escape does offer these features, but you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim level to acquire Ford SYNC® 3. 

Chevy Trailblazer vs. Buick Encore GX 

The 2021 Buick Encore GX is a first-ever model from the GM manufacturer and is wider and longer than the standard Encore. It has a starting MSRP of $24,200, making it slightly more affordable than the Ford Escape, but more expensive than the Chevy Trailblazer. See how the Trailerblazer and Encore GX stack up below: 

  • Performance: The Chevy Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX are both GM models, so it makes sense that they come with 137-hp 1.2L 3-cylinder engines and 2-speed CVTs. The Buick Encore GX earns the same mpg ratings as the Trailblazer and also offers available AWD.
  • Interior Dimensions: Although the Encore GX is larger than the Encore, it isn’t much of a match for the Trailblazer in terms of size. In fact, the Trailblazer bests the Encore GX in a couple of areas. Inside the Trailblazer, you’ll find 40 inches of front headroom and 39.4 inches of rear legroom, meaning more space for you and your passengers. 
  • Cargo & Towing Capacities: In addition, the Trailblazer offers 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space vs. 50.2 cubic feet inside the Encore GX. Both models are also rated with a towing capacity of up to 1,000 pounds when properly equipped with a towing package. 

Chevy Trailblazer vs. Honda CR-V 

The 2021 Honda CR-V is the most expensive crossover SUV of this bunch with a starting MSRP of $25,350. When you compare the Chevy Trailblazer vs. Honda CR-V, you’ll notice that they both offer the following: 

  • Cruise control
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights 
  • Forward Collision Alert 
  • Rear Vision Camera 

Keep in mind, however, that the Chevy Trailblazer costs much less. Additionally, it comes standard with exclusive features like a 7-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capability, and Teen Driver technology — none of which are available for the base-level Honda CR-V configuration. 

Test Drive a New Chevy Trailblazer at Gordon Chevrolet,inc.! 

As you can see, the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer holds its own against other top competitors within its segment. Not only is it less expensive than the models listed above, but it doesn’t skimp on capability, fuel economy, space, or features. If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a new Trailblazer, contact us online or call us at 904-592-3846 to schedule a test drive. In the meantime, learn more about what makes the Trailblazer a must-drive compact crossover for Orange Park families!

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