The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer blazes no new trail but it reorients Chevy for the modern crossover era.
For those of a certain beautiful age (yes, you are), the Trailblazer may evoke the rough-and-tumble days of pickup truck-type SUVs such as the Ford Bronco, or in its later days, a 4Runner wannabe.
Forget all that. What once grew out of the Blazer at the turn of the century, is now smaller than the Blazer, which returned for 2019 after spending 14 years lost in the automotive wilderness. And much like the revival of the Blazer and the forthcoming Ford Bronco and the forthcoming GMC Hummer, the return of the Trailblazer evoked the lofty speculation and fantastic hype. When the baby Blazer debuted in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, I couldn’t help but feel disappointment over yet another small crossover.
The five-seater with a pair of three-cylinder engines…