Chevy Trailblazer vs. Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR: Compare Subcompact Crossovers near Westminster and Ellicott City

If you're looking for extra versatility for your daily drives but need something with minimal space requirements, a subcompact crossover is an excellent choice-and the Chevy Trailblazer is among the most appealing options in the segment. It's impressively roomy for its size and offers an extensive list of amenities and multiple powertrain options. Plus, with its aggressive Camaro-inspired style, it's not afraid to stand out from the crowd. While there's no shortage of options in the popular segment, the Trailblazer's well-roundedness and value are tough to beat. To demonstrate this, here's a quick look at how it compares to two prominent class competitors, the Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR.

Chevy Trailblazer vs. Honda HR-V

  • Accommodations: The Trailblazer and HR-V have similarly sized cabins with nearly identical rear headroom and front and rear legroom. However, taller drivers will appreciate the Trailblazer for its 2.4 inches of extra front headroom.

  • Features and Tech: The Trailblazer is better equipped than the HR-V, especially at the base tier. The Trailblazer comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and advanced driver aids like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, Lane Keep Assist, and automatic high beams. The HR-V's base trim has only a 5-inch display-Apple CarPlay and Android Auto require moving up one tier, and advanced driver aids require a two-tier jump.

  • Performance: The Trailblazer's standard 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine (137 horsepower, 162 pound-feet of torque) has slightly less horsepower but significantly more torque than the HR-V's 1.8-liter four-cylinder ( 141 hp, 127 lb-ft). Additionally, the Trailblazer offers an available 1.3-liter turbo-three (155 hp, 174 lb-ft) paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The HR-V doesn't offer an optional powerplant.

Chevy Trailblazer vs. Toyota C-HR

  • Passenger and Cargo Space: Despite their equal wheelbases, the Trailblazer makes better use of its interior space than the C-HR. Second-row passengers will appreciate the Trailblazer's extra legroom, which exceeds the C-HR's by nearly 8 inches. Trailblazer also offers better utility, with 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 54.4 cubic feet behind the first. The C-HR falls well short, with cargo measurements of 19.1 and 37 cubic feet, respectively.

  • Performance: The Trailblazer's 1.2-liter turbo-three makes a little less horsepower than the C-HR (137 vs. 144) but still accelerates faster thanks to appreciably more torque (162 vs. 139 lb-ft). Plus, a stronger 1.3-liter engine (155 hp, 174 lb-ft) is standard on Trailblazer ACTIV and RS models and available for LS and LT tiers. The C-HR doesn't offer an available engine upgrade.

  • Features: While both the Trailblazer and C-HR have well-equipped entry trim levels, the Trailblazer offers several available options not found on the C-HR. Examples include a hands-free liftgate, a 7-speaker Bose® premium audio system, parking sensors, a household-style power outlet, dual rear USB charge ports, a panoramic sunroof, and more.

Test-Drive the New Chevy Trailblazer in Eldersburg, near Mount Airy and Sykesville

The Chevy Trailblazer is one of the most well-rounded models in the subcompact crossover class. And drivers from Columbia to Frederick, MD, can find it here at Antwerpen Chevrolet. For more information about the Trailblazer and its available configurations and financing offers, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. And if you'd like to experience what separates the Trailblazer from the competition for yourself, we welcome you to visit our Chevy dealership in Eldersburg for a test drive. We'll be happy to show you around.