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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
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
RWD 4-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $19,787 $21,090
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $21,267 $22,700
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $23,372 $25,030
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $24,852 $26,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,259
$19,787
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,155
$21,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$352 / 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. Much less of a cute-ute than it used to be, the 2008 Jeep Liberty defines SUV-lites by not being one.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 40.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 46.9 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 56.0 52.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 38.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 58.2 48.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 56.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 104.1
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA 44.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.8 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8 -
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 70.1
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 35.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 106.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 72.4
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 35.0 -
Liftover Height (in) - 33.3
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.0
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 9.1
Length, Overall (in) - 176.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 64.2
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 41.0 31.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.1 11.9 x 1.1
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 12.4 x 0.5
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 19.5
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
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), On Center 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 35.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.36
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QTM TRY
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1793 -
Spare Tire Order Code ZNF TBC
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1793 -
Rear Tire Order Code QTM TRY
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 810 500
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2950 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2307 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2024 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3897
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.8 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 210 @ 5200
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 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.61
Trans Order Code M30 DEH
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 4.46
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.72
Trans Type 4 6
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive 2-Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.21
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet TrailBlazer Jeep Liberty
Body Code NA -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front Independent A-Arms
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 Live Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.82 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/stabilizer bar
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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