Compare 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs 2008 Toyota 4Runner

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
2008 Toyota 4Runner
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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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RWD 4-Door V6 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 21 $25,658 $28,415
RWD 4-Door V8 SR5 15 19 $27,477 $30,430
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 20 $27,711 $30,690
RWD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 21 $27,621 $30,725
RWD 4-Door V8 Sport 15 19 $28,902 $32,105
4WD 4-Door V8 SR5 14 17 $29,532 $32,705
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 20 $29,677 $33,000
4WD 4-Door V8 Sport 14 17 $30,954 $34,380
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 21 $31,695 $35,100
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 19 $33,284 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 20 $33,748 $37,375
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 17 $35,337 $39,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,259
$25,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,155
$28,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$474 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.2
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. 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
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
58.2 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
46.9 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.0 55.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 34.6
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 103.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.0 -
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)
191.8 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 69.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 109.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 189.2
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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)
- TBD - - 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
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 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 -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
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), On Center
20.4 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.04
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.6
Tires
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
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 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2307 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4045
Wheels
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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600 266 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LL8 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SR5
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet TrailBlazer Toyota 4Runner
Body Code
NA -
Suspension
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 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2950 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Coil-Spring
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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