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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 $27,259 $29,155
2WD 4-Door LT w/2LT 14 20 $29,242 $31,275
2WD 4-Door LT w/3LT 14 20 $31,411 $33,595
2WD 4-Door SS 12 16 $34,777 $37,195
4WD 4-Door LT w/1LT 14 20 $29,293 $31,330
4WD 4-Door LT w/2LT 14 20 $31,271 $33,445
4WD 4-Door LT w/3LT 14 20 $33,444 $35,770
4WD 4-Door SS 12 16 $36,773 $39,330
2WD 4-Door SXT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,259
$25,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,155
$27,335
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$456 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Families can do much better with any of the more modern crossover SUV designs—including Chevy’s own Traverse—but the 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is still a good vehicle for towing purposes. If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 59.6
Front Leg Room (in) 46.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.0 58.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.8
Second Hip Room (in) 58.2 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 59.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.2
Third Leg Room (in) - 34.4
Third Hip Room (in) - 48.1
Third Head Room (in) - 39.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 59.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 108.6
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8 -
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 74.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 39.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 119.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 76.0
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 35.0 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.8 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 64.4
Track Width, Front (in) - 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.7
Length, Overall (in) - 200.8
Liftover Height (in) - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 102.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 20.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.6 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 41.0 68.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 48.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 13.8 x .87
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 1.1 13.2 x 1.1
Brake Type Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 27
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 37.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.86
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.2
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QTM TY8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1793 -
Spare Tire Order Code ZNF - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1793 -
Rear Tire Order Code QTM TY8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5400 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 385
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 810 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3850
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2307 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2024 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2950 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4625
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.8 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 136
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 276 @ 4600 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LL8 EKG
Displacement 4.2L/254 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 210 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type 4 4
Trans PTO Access NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 - TBD -
Trans Order Code M30 DGV
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.92
Summary
Body Code NA -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Chevrolet TrailBlazer Dodge Durango
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2950 -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Solid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.82 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 NA
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.33 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Torsion Springs
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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