Payne review: Re-imagined Chevy Trailblazer takes on class-king Mazda CX-30

Henry Payne
The Detroit News

The Chevrolet Blazer has been roasted in ... well, a blaze of criticism for not being like the new Ford Bronco. Unlike the wildly anticipated Ford, the mid-size Chevy isn’t sparking passion because it has forsaken its roots as a rugged truck-based SUV.  

Its sibling  — the subcompact 2021 Chevy Trailblazer — is feeling the heat, too. The original 1999 Trailblazer was a premium trim of the Blazer. "We want our old ladder-frame, rugged Trailblazer back," cries the internet peanut gallery.

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