Get to Know Chevy’s Smaller SUVs

February 7th, 2024 by

A green 2024 Chevy Trax driving on a coastal highway.

One of our favorite things about the modern Chevy lineup is that it has an incredible selection of vehicles for you to choose from, designed to meet just about every need. As a Chevy dealer, of course, we have a lot of “favorite things,” but this lineup is beneficial for everyone, as it makes our jobs easier, gives you more vehicles to enjoy, and ensures that Chevy makes what you’re looking for. If you’re interested in a compact or midsize SUV, for example, then Chevy has you covered with four amazing options.

That’s right—we’re not even looking at three-row or full-size models today, yet we still have four SUVs available! That’s the beauty of the Chevy lineup, and it makes it easy for you to get everything you need in your next vehicle. Let’s take a good look at these four models (we’ll go in ascending order by size) to see what each of them offers and get a better sense of which one will work best for you.

The 2024 Trax: Small Size, Big Features

To kick things off, we have the Chevy Trax, a subcompact model and the smallest of Chevy’s SUV lineup. Don’t let the small size fool you, however, as the Trax has become an increasingly popular option among a wide range of drivers.

For the 2024 model year, the Trax is reimagined and better than ever, providing incredible performance, innovative technology, and terrific features inside and out. A 1.2L turbocharged engine powers the Trax this year, providing 137 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, giving it surprising performance with on-demand power that never leaves you wanting for acceleration. This is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission for quick and smooth performance.

In reimagining the Trax, Chevy’s engineers and designers have kept its subcompact design but increased both its length and width, providing more room inside for you and your passengers to enjoy. This has resulted in a nearly 12% increase in maximum cargo capacity for the 2024 model: you get more than 25 cu.ft. of cargo space behind the rear seats and more than 54 cu.ft. of total cargo volume. Tech features have also been improved, starting with a standard 8.0-inch infotainment system and an available 11.0-inch infotainment display with an 8.0-inch Driver Information Center screen.

Available features inside the 2024 Trax also include heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, along with remote start functionality and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. There’s a sunroof available, plus you can get automatic climate control, push-button start, and a wireless phone charger. Chevy Safety Assist is standard on all Trax models now and includes a Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, and a Following Distance Indicator. You also get Lane Keep Assist with a Lane Departure Warning standard, while more features like Adaptive Cruise Control and a Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are available.

Two hikers next to a yellow 2024 Chevy Trailblazer.

The 2024 Trailblazer: Refreshed & Ready for Action

If you’re looking for something a bit larger than the reimagined Chevy Trax, then the Trailblazer is a great next model to check out. This is still a subcompact SUV with two rows and seating for five passengers. While the Trailblazer hasn’t been reimagined or redesigned, it has been updated with some impressive new features and options for the 2024 model year.

The standard engine on the Trailblazer is the same one found on the Trax: a 1.2L Turbo that delivers 137 hp. If you want boosted performance, then there’s an available 1.3L Turbo engine that provides you with 155 hp and greater torque. Both of these engines come with a continuously variable transmission, though if you opt for all-wheel drive (AWD), then you get a nine-speed automatic instead.

Moving inside the Trailblazer, we find a number of upgrades and improvements for this model year, starting with a standard 11.0-inch infotainment display that’s joined by an 8.0-inch Driver Information Center. You’ll also find front fascia, exterior lighting, and grille designs for the different Trailblazer trims, giving each a unique and bold look. For example, the RS features a unique mesh grille and dual exhaust outlets with chrome tips, while the ACTIV trim has unique tires, shocks, and dampers for off-road capability. Push-button start, cruise control, and an HD rear vision camera are now standard on all models—even the starting trim—and you get the Chevy Safety Assist suite standard, just like with the Trax.

A red 2024 Chevy Equinox parked in the driveway of a suburban home.

The 2024 Equinox: A Terrific Compact SUV

Moving up from a subcompact to a compact option, the Chevy Equinox is your next grade for something larger than the Trailblazer. Although the Equinox hasn’t been majorly updated for the 2024 model year, it didn’t need it, so we’re not surprised.

Powered by a 1.5L turbocharged engine, the Equinox provides you with 175 hp and features a six-speed automatic transmission that is highly responsive and provides you with a smooth driving experience. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with AWD available, making this a great choice for all kinds of weather and road conditions.

You can get an 8.0-inch infotainment display inside the Equinox, which looks terrific, with available navigation functionality to help you always get where you’re going. This includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, plus you can get heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power rear liftgate that makes it easy to load and unload the Chevy Equinox.

Speaking of loading and unloading, you’ll find nearly 30 cu.ft. of cargo space in the rear of the Equinox and almost 64 cu.ft. of total cargo volume behind its front seats. This gives you a lot of room to play with, whether you’re loading up before a long road trip, getting ready for a camping trip, or making sure your kids have everything they need for school.

A dark grey 2024 Chevy Blazer driving through a suburban neighborhood.

The 2024 Blazer: Midsize Build, Major Performance

Finally, we come to the Chevy Blazer: a midsize model that’s larger than the previous ones we looked at. The Blazer gives you more room than the smaller options while also delivering great performance and gorgeous style. While a 2.0L Turbo engine with 228 hp is standard in the Blazer, providing you with a great driving experience, we’re partial to the available 3.6L V6 and its 308 hp for a truly fantastic time on the road. You get a nine-speed automatic transmission with either engine, plus FWD is standard with AWD available.

Inside the Blazer, a 10.2-inch infotainment display is standard, with available navigation, which makes every drive incredibly enjoyable. There’s a wireless phone charger available that’s perfect if you’re someone who tends to forget to charge your phone, plus heated front seats are now standard in every Blazer model for 2024. Heated rear seats are available, along with ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power-programmable liftgate, creating a vehicle you’ll look forward to driving day after day.

Which Chevy SUV Is Right for You?

No matter what you need in your next SUV, Chevy has you covered with an incredible selection of vehicles to choose from. We didn’t even get into larger models like the three-row Traverse or full-size SUVs like the Tahoe and Suburban.

This is one of the reasons we love being a Chevy dealership: with access to such a remarkable inventory of vehicles, it’s easy for us to learn everything you’re looking for, help you explore different options, and make sure you drive away in a vehicle you love. That makes our job simpler and helps ensure you find the SUV with all of the features and options you need.

Whether you know exactly what you want in your next vehicle or you’re still figuring things out and navigating all of your options, Chevy has you covered, and we will help you find what you’re looking for.

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