Chevy Trailblazer, Trax or Equinox: Which Compact SUV Is Right For You?

The great thing about Chevrolet's small SUVs is that they are stylish and roomy while being highly maneuverable and efficient. The peppy engines allow for plenty of play as well as more practical features for everyday use.

For 2021, Chevrolet is relaunching the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer to add to the line-up of compact or compact SUVs. Alongside the Chevy Trax and Chevy Equinox, you now have three great options in this segment that can all fit up to five passengers, making it incredibly difficult to choose one.


We've broken down some of the similarities and differences here so you can choose the perfect one for you. Check out our SUV Inventory to see which models and trim levels we have in stock. We have a variety of these new or pre-owned SUVs available for sale or lease at your trusted dealer, Mike Reed Chevrolet, serving Hinesville and the Savannah, GA area.

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer has been redesigned after being off the market for 12 years. Make no mistake, this is not the same vehicle from then. It is much smaller, putting it in the compact SUV category with a new stylish design and extra features like power lift gate and sunroof, rarely seen in other vehicles in this segment.

Chevy Trailblazer is now the entry-level SUV in the Chevy line-up with its quick and efficient ECOTECH 1.2 liter or 1.3-liter turbo-charged engine and 54.4 cubic feet of space. If you fold down the front passenger seat, which goes down completely flat, you could fit items as long as 8.5 feet.

This model is available in more trim levels than the Chevy Trax or Chevy Equinox: L, LS, LT, ACTIV, and RS. These five trim levels allow for a variety of exterior styling and upgraded standard and optional packages at each level. However, the Chevy Trailblazer is heavily focused on safety so, the Chevy Safety Assist suite of safety features is standard across all the trim levels. This includes:

  • Forward Collision Alert & Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist With Lane Departure Warning
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Rear Vision Camera and more!

2021 Chevrolet Trax

Unlike the all-new Chevy Trailblazer, the Chevy Trax is familiar from its previous versions with the same convenient features you have come to expect from this model. This is the smallest of the three, with 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space and flat-folding seats that allow for items up to eight feet long. However, its more capable 1.4L Turbo ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine makes it second in the line-up of these three small SUVs.

The slightly smaller size helps it fit anywhere you want to go while still maintaining a roomy interior with a good amount of storage. The Chevy Trax comes in three available trim levels: LS, LT and Premier. AWD can be added across all the trim levels for even more maneuverability.

For the most robust set of safety features, choose the Premium trim level, but you can also add what you want individually to the lower trim levels for easier customization and flexible pricing. New for 2021, Chevy Trax now has Sirius XM® access, which is also available in the other two models across all trim levels.

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevy Equinox is at the top of this group with its more robust 1.5-liter turbocharged engine and the most cargo space at 63.9 cubic feet, including hidden storage under the cargo area. It comes in four trim levels: L, LS, LT, and Premier. Most of the optional features can be added only to the LS, LT, and Premier, like available AWD. The Chevy Equinox comes with enhanced standard technological and power features like powerlift hatch, remote start and keyless entry for most of its trim levels. Additionally, all trims come with the same Chevy Safety Assist features as the Chevy Trailblazer.

We Have the Small SUV for You at Mike Reed Chevrolet

No matter which one of these great options you are leaning toward, our experts at the dealership are here to help. If you want financing, you can start the online application with our Finance Center to get the process started. See these three great options for yourself at our convenient location off of I-195 S in Hinesville. Our dealership is about a 45-minute drive from the heart of Savannah and nearby Pooler, GA, Garden City, GA, and Fort Stewart. We can't wait to meet you!

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