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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door LT w/1LT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LT w/1LT 14 20 $25,941 $27,745
2WD 4-Door LT w/2LT 14 20 $27,844 $29,780
2WD 4-Door LT w/3LT 14 20 $29,742 $31,810
2WD 4-Door SS w/1SS 12 16 $30,064 $32,155
2WD 4-Door SS w/3SS 12 16 $33,276 $35,590
4WD 4-Door LT w/1LT 14 20 $27,937 $29,880
4WD 4-Door LT w/2LT 14 20 $29,835 $31,910
4WD 4-Door LT w/3LT 14 20 $31,738 $33,945
4WD 4-Door SS w/1SS 12 16 $32,061 $34,290
4WD 4-Door SS w/3SS 12 16 $35,272 $37,725
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 21 $25,658 $28,415
RWD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 21 $27,621 $30,725
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 21 $31,695 $35,100
RWD 4-Door V8 SR5 15 19 $27,477 $30,430
RWD 4-Door V8 Sport 15 19 $28,902 $32,105
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 19 $33,284 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 20 $27,711 $30,690
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 20 $29,677 $33,000
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 20 $33,748 $37,375
4WD 4-Door V8 SR5 14 17 $29,532 $32,705
4WD 4-Door V8 Sport 14 17 $30,954 $34,380
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 17 $35,337 $39,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,941
$25,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,745
$28,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$462 / month
$474 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line You should only consider the 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer if you frequently tow; even then, most truck-based alternatives handle much better. The 2008 Toyota 4Runner isn’t as roomy or as efficient as newer crossover designs, but if you need towing or off-road capabilities, it’s a good, safe choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.00 34.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 40.20 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 58.20 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.50 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.60 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.50 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 46.90 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 56.00 55.3
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 103.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.80 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.70 75.2
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 34.96 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.80 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.80 -
Height, Overall (in) 72.50 69.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.00 109.8
Track Width, Rear (in) - 62.0
Track Width, Front (in) - 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.7
Length, Overall (in) - 189.2
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 43.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 41.0 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 80.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 75.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.14 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 23.0
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.04
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P265/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1793 -
Rear Tire Order Code QTM NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P265/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code QTM NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1793 -
Spare Tire Order Code ZNF NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 810 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5400 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2016 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2950 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2300 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4045
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 276 @ 4600 266 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LL8 NA
Displacement 4.2L/254 4.0L/241
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 236 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.40
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.04
Trans Order Code M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.73
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SR5
Vehicle Name Chevrolet TrailBlazer Toyota 4Runner
Body Code TB4 -
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2950 -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.82 0.83
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.33 1.14
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Coil-Spring
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out -
 
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