Who doesn't love a nice refresh? A new haircut or style, a new coat of paint, or a room rearrangement. These are all ways we see something we're familiar with become a new and, in most cases, improved version of its previous state. For over 100 years, Chevy has delivered vehicles to America, but thanks to regular redesigns and refreshes, their style has never grown old. What we are going to talk about here is one of the biggest restyles for the new model year: the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is a small SUV, but that doesn't mean the design and production process skimped out on size or space. The 2024 version addresses all areas that are truly important to you as a driver. There are a host of safety and driver-assist features aimed at making sure you know that all efforts have been made to keep you safe. The stylish and sporty exterior redesign is a head-turner. The design of a vehicle has an important job, making you feel excited about your drive at the sight of your vehicle.
For the 2024 Trailblazer, you'll notice that the effort put into the design really pays off. When it comes to technology and infotainment, Chevrolet set out to deliver a driver and passenger experience that recognizes the important role your phone plays in your life and provides tools to cater to that fact, including a large new touchscreen and the ability to integrate a mobile device through wireless Android Auto or AppleCarPlay. This has hopefully sparked your interest. Now we'll get into a little more detail about Chevrolet's all-new 2024 Trailblazer.
The features of the restyled 2024 Trailblazer aren't limited to its style and design. First of all, there are four trims available for your choosing: the LS, LT, ACTIV, and RS. The four trims feature updated grilles, lighting, aerodynamics, and more. You also have the choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. This vehicle's all-terrain performance includes three drive modes that you can switch through depending on conditions. This will help you to better tackle mud or snow, for example.
Right behind the flowing new front end of the Trailblazer is the engine. For 2024, Chevrolet offers two different engines to drivers. While they are similar, the optional 1.3L is going to give you a bit more horsepower than the standard 1.2L. This will help your Trailblazer if you're in a less-than-ideal highway passing situation. The larger engine also unlocks the available all-wheel drive system and a nine-speed automatic transmission instead of the standard Continuously Variable Transmission. Both engines are going to provide you with an efficiency that can be appreciated, especially during times of gas price unpredictability. The Trailblazer isn't going to hurt your pocketbook at the pump, which, as we all know, is an important fact for many of us.
If you enjoy vehicles that allow you that little bit of extra capability when you head off the beaten path, the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer ACTIV is perfectly suited to meet your needs when it is time to go off-road. In addition to larger tires than the standard version, the fine-tuning in the ACTIV will make you appreciate the effort from Chevrolet. For example, this trim includes a modified suspension designed to give you a smooth ride even when the terrain isn't so smooth. The ACTIV also comes equipped with the optional all-wheel drive, which provides even more traction on a rougher surface, like gravel, for example. Overall, when it comes to performance, the 2024 Trailblazer is going to give you everything you need while wrapping it all in a gorgeous new design.
The interior design of the 2024 Trailblazer saw its own update for the new model year. In terms of cabin layout, the Trailblazer seats five, and the dash is nicely situated, so there isn't wasted space. This means drivers and passengers alike are going to be comfortable. The rear seats fold down to provide up to 54.4 cu.ft of cargo space, enough to fit nearly anything. Flush with the dash on the driver's side is the push-to-start button, which is standard on all Trailblazers. There is also an available panoramic sunroof that stretches across both rows and lets in plenty of natural light to enhance the driving and riding experience.
In our ever-connected world, we need to keep our phones in sync with our lives. That is why Chevy has included standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2024 Trailblazer. Naturally, as vehicles are also a large part of our lives, the marriage between mobile devices and cars is not surprising. The pairing is also useful. While we all like to use our devices, connecting through our cars is the safer option as it helps reduce distracted driving. On certain trims of the Trailblazer, there is also a space for wireless charging so that you can charge your phone simply by placing it in the charger without any need for inconvenient cables.
The Trailblazer comes equipped with a standard 11-inch touchscreen, making it one of the larger screens for infotainment available today. This screen serves as the hub for pairing your phone. Once paired, apps that are compatible with the system, such as Spotify, will be available for you to use on the touchscreen while still maintaining access to your playlists, podcasts, and favorite albums. While we're on the subject of music, there is an available crisp-sounding set of Bose speakers that have been fine-tuned using Bose's in-cabin analysis to get the sound just right for your drive. Chevrolet's attention to detail and ambition are on full display in the 2024 Trailblazer and create an environment that allows you to truly enjoy your drive.
The safety of your most precious cargo is always on the mind of Chevy's engineers, and the 2024 Trailblazer is a perfect example. Every version of this SUV comes equipped with the impressive and trustworthy Chevy Safety Assist suite. This is Chevrolet's collection of advanced driving assistance systems designed to prevent accidents. It is jam-packed with features for your protection.
For situations where your Trailblazer might be approaching another vehicle at a dangerous rate of speed, Chevy Safety Assist steps in to help with Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking. Similarly, if the system detects a pedestrian that could be in harm's way, then it will step in with Front Pedestrian Braking. However, it also attempts to prevent these dangerous situations with a Following Distance Indicator, which gently reminds you to maintain a safe following distance so you have time to react.
But these features are just the beginning of the driver-assist technology found in the 2024 Trailblazer. Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning is going to help you stay between the lines when driving. In the event that you begin drifting out of your lane, the system will alert you and apply automatic steering inputs. To improve visibility when driving at night, there is IntelliBeam High Beam Assist. If you are driving at more than 25 mph, this system takes current traffic conditions in the surrounding area into account and turns the high beams on and off as needed.
Another standard driver-assist feature of the 2024 Trailblazer is aimed specifically at teens and parents. Teen Driver is customizable, allowing parents to limit vehicle features to encourage safe driving habits in teens. As a parent, you will be able to restrict certain options on the vehicle, such as making sure the seat belts are buckled before driving and the music isn't turned up too loud. Additionally, this system records dangerous driving like speeding and collision avoidance feature activation, printing a report card so you can find areas of improvement or highlight teens practicing good driving.