2021 Chevy Camaro Review and Release date

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Brian Harper: Hey, kid. Accept you anytime advised this? General Motors, responding to the clearing abroad from baby cars to baby SUVs, has afresh debuted the Buick Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer twins, admiral acquainted the baby crossover articulation is awfully robust. Of course, GM — not to acknowledgment Ford, FCA, and alike some of the Asian companies — have, over the accomplished several of years, been abbreviation its car lines, decidedly bunched and auto models but additionally average and ample sedans. Appetite a family-oriented vehicle? Buy a crossover or … what?

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So, the admeasurement of new crossovers continues at a amusing pace. And actuality we accept two, the aloft Trailblazer and the Kia Seltos, a brace of “in-betweeners.” And by that, I beggarly this brace slots in amid two above-mentioned models aural their brands’ artefact portfolios; the Trailblazer sliding in amid the Trax and Equinox, the Seltos amid the Niro and Sportage. Like the Mazda CX-30, Nissan Qashqai, or Hyundai Kona, I assumption this makes them baby compacts … or ample subcompacts. The Seltos and the Trailblazer are abutting in admeasurement and price, and almost abutting in ability output, admitting Chevy’s best of agent agreement is interesting. So, how are you seeing it?

Nick Tragianis: It’s not like Kia bare accession crossover — from the boxlike Soul to the large-and-in-charge Telluride, its CUV calendar is abounding — but it absolutely took Kia continued abundant to comedy in this segment, didn’t it? Still, the Seltos is a acceptable accession to the “in-betweener” segment: it’s spacious, actual able-bodied equipped, and drives decidedly well.

Power comes from one of two four-cylinder engines. A 2.0-litre assemblage (good for 146 application and 132 lb.-ft. of torque) absorbed up to a CVT is accepted fare, but our SX Turbo tester comes with a 1.6-litre turbo-four rated at 175 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, commutual to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. All-wheel drive is accepted on all but the abject Seltos.

If those specs complete familiar, it’s because those anointed $.25 are aggregate with the Hyundai Kona — but that’s area the similarities end, because the Seltos is absolutely based on the Indian-market Hyundai Creta. Regardless, like the Kona, the turbocharged Seltos is decidedly zippy; aiguille torque is accessible nice and low at 1,500 rpm, acceptation there’s added than abundant of a bite for amalgamation and casual on the highway. Bump the Seltos into Sport mode, and burke acknowledgment sharpens, the manual is added accommodating to authority assimilate gears, and there’s added weight to the steering. The DCT delivers abrupt shifts, but it’s not as bland as others out there. That said, the turbo’d Seltos absolutely errs on the fun ancillary of the segment.

BH: The Trailblazer RS ($35,083 as-tested) has the attending of a adventurous and fun burghal runabout, with added than a few administration cues absolved from the beyond Blazer, which in about-face adopted aspects of its architecture from the Camaro. Coupled with the tester’s ablaze Oasis Blue acrylic job, this adaptation of the Trailblazer admiring added than a few admiring glances. Those assured the Chevy to add some zip beneath the Trailblazer’s hood, however, will acceptable be disappointed. All trim levels are powered by turbocharged three-cylinder engines; a 1.2-litre and a CVT for front-wheel-drive versions, and a 1.3L with a nine-speed automated for the AWDs, including the RS tester.

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Sure, 155 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque is absorbing for the engine’s tiny admeasurement — added or beneath the aforementioned achievement of a regular, commonly aspirated four-banger — but it lets you apperceive it’s alive adamantine back added dispatch is alleged for. To be fair, it smooths out accurately at a abiding canoeing speed, aural abundant like best competitors. But a zero-to-100 km/h run takes the bigger allotment of 10 seconds, whether or not you advance the Sport button — this modifies council accomplishment and alive for a allegedly sportier feel and response. If aggregate abroad about these two rigs were equal, the actuality that the Seltos drivetrain is abundant smoother and added acknowledging than the Trailblazer’s would breach the tie. But I do anticipate the Kia could be added ammunition able back it comes to fill-up time.

NT: You abiding about that, old dude? Sure, on paper, the Trailblazer’s burghal appraisement of 8.9 L/100 kilometres bests the Seltos’ 9.4, but they’re appealing abundant on par on the highway, the Chevy punching in at 7.8 and the Kia at 7.9. That said, afterwards about a week’s account of real-world active — you know, ambidextrous with things like acceleration, stoplights, and cartage — both of these pint-sized CUVs eventually acclimatized about the 8.5 L/100 km mark. I alike empiric the aforementioned back we pitched the Buick Encore GX adjoin the Mazda CX-30; while the three-cylinder ability action bigger ammunition abridgement on paper, there doesn’t assume to be abundant of a aberration in the absolute apple — with the notable barring of the four-cylinder carrying bigger performance.

Oh, and for the record, the Seltos SX ($32,595 as-tested) seems to booty anywhere amid 6.5 and 7.5 abnormal to dart from blow to 100 km/h, depending on whom you ask (or how acceptable you are with your feet). I’m not awash on the three’s-better-than-four argument, but I will admission the Trailblzer this — the nine-speed automated is commendably smooth, added so than the Seltos’ DCT at lower speeds.

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BH: Well, inside, the Trailblazer’s berth appearance a smart-looking, dual-cockpit architecture with an chip centre stack. There are easy-to-reach buttons and knobs, additional bright gauges and an eight-inch touchscreen. True, there’s a lot of atramentous artificial throughout, but adverse bench bond and red anodized trim pieces breach up the colour monotony. The centre animate provides 3.5 litres of accessible accumulator and 4.4 litres beneath the armrest, as able-bodied as bifold cup holders. The infotainment alike lets you use two Bluetooth-paired phones concurrently, and boasts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and accessible SiriusXM with 360L, which appearance absolute agreeable like commercial-free music, interviews, shows and performances. One downside is the abridgement of an chip aeronautics system, article we old bodies tend to appreciate. But front-seat legroom and allowance is generous, and alike rear-seat legroom is reasonable for most. The Trailblazer appearance 40/60-split folding second-row seats, which can board altar up to 8.5 anxiety long.

NT: You know, old dude, if you appetite nav, you can aloof bung your buzz in and use Apple CarPlay, right? Regardless, on the inside, the Seltos is … good, but not great. The blueprint is logical, and the infotainment acutely accessible to use — on the top-dog SX, a 10.25-inch touchscreen handles infotainment duties and includes Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, as able-bodied as aeronautics and accessory radio. Beyond that, afterimage is abundant and the Seltos is decidedly spacious: you accept about 753 litres of burden amplitude with the seats up, and a whopping 1,778 back those seats are folded. That calmly bests not alone the Trailblazer’s 1,540 litres, but additionally appealing abundant aggregate abroad in the articulation — including the Honda HR-V and Nissan Qashqai — and alike comes abutting to added CUVs a articulation above, like the Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5.

There are some quirks, though. Admitting a scattering of accurate little touches central the Seltos, like the arrangement on the apostle grilles and the affection lighting that pulses forth to your music, the all-black burden feels black and all-embracing fit and accomplishment leaves a bit to be desired. Plus, the heads-up affectation bureaucracy looks cheap. The Trailblazer’s cabin, admitting alms a blow beneath burden space, feels abundant cheerier.

BH: I do like the Seltos’ aboveboard layout, but I accede that all-black is an bromidic choice, abnormally in any agent that has a absitively active intent. As to chief a champ here, two both accept assets and minuses that accomplish it a abutting challenge — except back it comes bottomward to the powertrain. Simply, the Trailblazer needs a higher-output engine, finer a four-cylinder, to be added aggressive in this growing segment. The three-cylinder boasts an absorbing bulk of technology to get to area it is, but, ultimately, it lacks the zip and the accuracy of the Seltos’ turbo-four. Dynamically, the Kia is a added adorable proposition.

NT: If it weren’t for the turbo-three, the Trailblazer would absolutely be a appealing solid all-embracing package. It’s a bit pricier as-tested than the Seltos, but you do get some accurate Camaro-like architecture cues outside, abundant colour choices, a hardly added airy interior, and a few added accretion and whistles like a across-the-board sunroof and a ability liftgate. However, the Trailblazer’s turbo-three is a anticlimax — the bush real-world ammunition abridgement aberration aloof isn’t account the accommodation in clarification and smoothness.

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The Seltos is the champ here. Admitting some quibbles with the fit-and-finish, it’s abundant roomier, appealing fun to drive, and costs less. I aloof ambition we could get the acceptable agent on some of the lower end trims; I’d appropriately accord up aliment like covering seats and a bigger touchscreen if it agency a turbocharged Seltos EX for able-bodied beneath $30K.

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