Chevrolet resurrected the Trailblazer name for its subcompact SUV, which, sizewise, is positioned between the Trax and the Equinox.
It shares a platform and powertrains with the Buick Encore GX.
Base models get a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo engine.
All-wheel drive, along with a more powerful 155-hp, 1.3-liter engine and nine-speed automatic, is also offered.
The 1.3-liter is responsive and fuel-efficient.
For its small footprint, the Trailblazer provides ample room, but thick roof pillars and the lack of a third side window compromise rear and side visibility.
The ride is decent, but handling is rather clumsy.
Road noise is pronounced.
Standard active safety features include FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection, while BSW and rear cross traffic warning are optional.