Compare 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs 2009 Ford Escape

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
2009 Ford Escape
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2WD 4-Door LT w/1LT
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
4WD 4-Door LT w/1LT 14 20 $29,293 $31,330
4WD 4-Door LT w/2LT 14 20 $31,271 $33,445
2WD 4-Door LT w/3LT 14 20 $31,411 $33,595
4WD 4-Door LT w/3LT 14 20 $33,444 $35,770
2WD 4-Door SS 12 16 $34,777 $37,195
4WD 4-Door SS 12 16 $36,773 $39,330
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,259
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,155
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.4
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. Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
46.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
56.0 53.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
58.2 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99.5
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 67.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA 33.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 103.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 71.1
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.0 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA 43.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
191.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
- 174.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.2
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.1 66.3
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 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
39.6 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41.0 29.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.78 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.1 11.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 16.5
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 - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QTM NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1793 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZNF NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/70R16
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 P235/70R16
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)
500 150
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 1500
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)
- 4320
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.8 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LL8 997
Displacement
4.2L/254 2.5L/152
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 28
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.94
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.26
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.37
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.13
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet TrailBlazer Ford Escape
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.33 - TBD -
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 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2950 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.82 - TBD -
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 MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6

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