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Raising the Roof in the Ring: Chevy Trax vs. Trailblazer – A Battle of Dimensions and Design!

When customers are looking to measure up two models against each other here at Jim Butler Chevy of St. Louis, it can sometimes help to lay out an in-depth comparison! The 2024 Trailblazer and Trax seem quite alike off the bat, but a few key differences separate them in the long run. One is an economy model with a greater height, and the other is a turbo AWD crossover with formidable punch and delivery. The Car Connection bloggers had a great feature last week breaking down each model’s unique features to help those decide between the two.

The Trax is available in LS1RSLT2RS, and Activ trims. Going with the base model still provides awesome amenities such as an 8.0-inch touchscreen, LED headlights, very cool 17-inch wheels, and cruise control. Here these experts reveal that the LT is an incredible value, stepping things up with automatic climate control, rear-seat USB ports, and the larger 11.0-inch touchscreen. The 2RS warms things up in inclement weather with heated front seats and slaps on an extra two inches in the wheel department. 

The Trailblazer LS crossover offers a 7.0-inch touchscreen, alloy wheels, and automatic emergency braking. Moving up to the LT ups the aesthetic factor with a color-contrasting roof and other high-tech options like adaptive cruise control. Some drivers will select the Trax based on this screen size issue alone, while this article claims that it flaunts a better interior style as well. The Trax arrives on the competitive scene with a distinguished and expressive shape. Some of its styling cues will also be found on the incoming Equinox, such as its trim LED lighting, aggressively swooping tail, and distinctive mesh grille. Inside the Trax, the large centrally located touchscreen, prominently round air vents, and control pods at a unique angle provide a stance that is aggressive and challenges the norm regarding the cost-effective vehicles of today. The Trax’s RS trim adds extras such as toggle switches and air vents sporting red-tinted highlights. 

2024 Chevy Trailblazer

The Trailblazer’s shape provides a close-reaching utility vehicle vibe, while visually blending in with the crowd a bit more than the front-running Trax. The Trailblazer’s RS and Activ models offer trim selections of a more colorful variety, which provides drivers a bit more “runway-friendly bang” for the buck. This year’s Chevy Trax is quite a bit bigger than the year before, allowing for 6-foot-tall passengers to experience ultimate comfort inside. Here is where it’s worth mentioning that the Trax’s Activ trim is where the very useful power adjustments for the driver’s seat make their appearance. 

The Trax’s back seat is spacious enough to be the superior choice for ride-share professionals, along with its 54.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down. The Trailblazer’s front-seat space is just an inch shy of the Trax, but the Trax’s cabin provides the spatial illusion of seeming a bit larger when you initially climb in. The Trailblazer offers power-seat adjustment on more models than the Trax, with both offering active noise cancellation to provide a peaceful drive. Only the Trailblazer offers all-wheel-drive, but the Trax offers an urban-friendly 7.3 inches of ground clearance. 

The Trax’s strut-and-beam suspension provides incredibly crisp handling, with models boasting 18-inch wheels offering a nicely absorbent touch. Even though the Trax has a bit less power, it manages to do more with it, thanks to not having as many gears and a front-drive layout. The Chevy Trailblazer scores five NHTSA stars and makes noticeable waves as a prestigious IIHS Top Safety Pick. The Chevy Trax glides in as the winner by just a slight margin between the pair: these are both fantastic vehicles, with the Trax only nudging ahead due to its stellar looks!

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