Compare 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs 2008 Nissan Pathfinder

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
2008 Nissan Pathfinder
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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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2WD 4-Door V6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,283 $26,980
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,154 $28,980
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,054 $30,280
2WD 4-Door V8 SE 13 18 $29,533 $31,880
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $29,904 $32,280
4WD 4-Door V8 SE 12 18 $31,614 $34,130
4WD 4-Door V6 SE Off Road 14 20 $32,585 $35,180
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $33,418 $36,080
2WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $34,990 $37,780
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $35,452 $38,280
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,024 $39,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,259
$25,283
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,155
$26,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.6
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 tow and off-road with the family, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the better traditional truck-based SUVs available.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
46.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
56.0 55.5
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
58.2 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 40.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 28.1
Third Hip Room (in)
- 44.0
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 149.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 72.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 112.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 72.6
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 -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 192.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.1 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
39.6 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41.0 49.2
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)
- TBD - 73.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.78 12.1 x 0.7
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 11.7 x 1.1
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.1
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 - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.54
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R16 P245/75R16
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 P245/75R16
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 P245/75R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5400 6000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
810 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
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)
- 4446
Wheels
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 - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.8 10.9
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 V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LL8 VQ40
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.0L/241
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000 266 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.53
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.35
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.13
Summary
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet TrailBlazer Nissan Pathfinder
Suspension
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 Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.82 1.0
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 Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.33 1.30
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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