Technology and Convenience Features
All of the Trailblazer trims come standard with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. The differences come into play with what is added to this system based on the trim level. Each trim comes with this innovative system that is displayed on a 7-inch touchscreen. This monitor serves a dual purpose as it also displays the video feed from the vehicle’s standard rearview camera. From the advanced infotainment interface, you can make calls and send text messages via the Bluetooth connection.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard, and these functions allow you to seamlessly integrate your smartphone functions into your vehicle’s infotainment interface. That means you can listen to your personalized playlist and use your favorite apps with ease. It’s also worth noting that the Trailblazer can sync up to two mobile devices at a time using Bluetooth.
Higher trim levels add navigation to the works so that you never have to worry about being lost again. The top-tier models also include a wireless charging pad that helps to eliminate clutter from the cabin. You don’t have to fumble with tangled cords anymore.
Perhaps what makes the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer so exciting is the number of advanced safety features that are included on every trim level.
Incredible Safety Features
First, we have automatic braking, the following distance indicator, and front pedestrian braking. While using a front-facing sensor, the automatic braking system will detect if a collision is about to occur. The system will alert the driver of the danger. If no action is taken, the vehicle will come to a complete stop. However, this function only works at speed under 50 mph.
The following distance indicator is to ensure that you are not following too closely behind the vehicle in front of you. If you get too close, an audible chime will sound, indicating that you need to slow down a little or give the driver in front of you some space. Front pedestrian braking can has been added to detect when a pedestrian walks in front of your vehicle. This system will apply hard braking to bring the Trailblazer to a halt before a collision happens. It’s important to note that these functions are limited at night, and even in the day time, drivers will still need to practice safe driving habits.
Next, there is the lane keep assist with lane-departure warning. This innovative system will alert you if you begin to drift outside your designated lane. It will also let you know if you have crossed the lane markers.
Other Standard Safety Features
Then, we have the rearview camera, which we mentioned briefly before. Displayed on the touchscreen inside the cabin, you can get a view of what’s directly behind your vehicle before you begin backing up. Ideal for navigating tight parking lots and parallel street parking, this system is great for preventing fender benders.
A newer safety system that Chevy has made standard across the board is the rear seat reminder. Activated when the second-row door is opened and closed before taking off, this system will remind you to look in the back seat before exiting the vehicle. This is done in a series of audible chimes.
Finally, another newer safety feature is the Teen Driver technology. This system is great for parents. It disables the stereo if the seatbelt is not fastened, allows you to set volume and speed limits, and it also provides you with a report on how well your teenager is driving.