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Chevrolet TrailBlazer

First introduced in 1999 as an up-scale trim version of the Chevrolet Blazer, the Chevrolet Trailblazer is a mid-size SUV that had come into a name of its own in 2002. The Trailblazer has become a rugged, roomy, and powerful form of transportation.

Built on a truck platform and available in four wheel drive, the Trailblazer has consistently maintained a rather muscular appearance both inside and out, though throughout the years refined features have been added to make the interior more comfortable and the exterior more visually sophisticated. Definitely built for the off-road adventurer, this vehicle is a favorite with rock hoppers everywhere.

Noteworthy accolades bestowed upon the Chevrolet Trailblazer include the 2002 North American Truck of the Year award. In addition, the powerful and pioneering 4.2 liter I6 Atlas LL8 engine was recognized by Ward's as the Best Engine in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Until the 2007 model year, the Trailblazer was available as an EXT model, which provided 3rd row seating, ample head and leg room for seven passengers and was 16 inches longer than the standard Trailblazer. However, due to the closure of the plant that produced the EXT, the last Trailblazer EXT's were produced in 2006.

The new Trailblazer is available in two trim levels, the LT and the SS. The sportier designed SS comes standard with eye catching 20" six spoke aluminum wheels and a 6.0 liter LS2 V8 engine with 390 horsepower. The 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT comes standard with a Vortec 4.2 Liter I6 engine that generates 285 horsepower, making this engine unsurpassed in its class.

Although the beefier engine in the Chevrolet Trailblazer SS is capable of a maximum trailer weight of 6600 lbs, the amount of gas consumed by the V8 engine hardly makes it worth the difference you will pay at the pump, and in the price of the vehicle itself unless you really need that type of power. The 4.2 L I-6 engine in the Trailblazer LT has a maximum trailer weight of 5700 lbs and is more than adequate for most towing needs.

Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews by Year

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
The 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer features a sleek exterior design with generous power under the hood and a wealth of interior options. As a carryover from the prior model year, the Trailblazer maintains the same interior additions like OnStar for one year, a three-month trial subscription to XM Satellite Radio, and dual-zone manual climate control. Buyers can add a number of accessories and truly customize the SUV to meet their unique driving needs as well. With two trim levels and several drivetrain selections, consumers will have the ability to put their personal touch on their 2009 Trailblazer.

This Chevrolet can be fitted with either a 285 horsepower Vortec 4.2L I6 or an even more impressive 390 horsepower 6.0L SL2 Small Block V8 engine. Both engine selections have more than enough power for this five-passenger model. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard on the I6 version, while the V8 gets a heavy-duty electronically controlled four-speed automatic. The only problem that might come into play for some consumers is the Trailblazer's fuel economy; with the I6 coming in at 15 city MPG and 21 highway MPG, comparable to the Mitsubishi Endeavor , and the V8 estimated at 12 city MPG and 16 highway MPG. more
2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
The 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer continues the fine Chevy tradition of delivering powerful, tough and dependable trucks. This truck outshines every other vehicle in its class including Toyota Land Cruiser in all areas except for having slightly less passenger capacity than the average (113.4 cubic feet vs.
2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
The 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer models (LS - $25,780, LT - $28,705, and SS - $32,055) continue to uphold the model's reputation for quality horsepower, towing ability, cabin comfort, and amenity selection.
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