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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SXT
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Trim

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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,098
$27,259
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,335
$29,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$456 / month
$486 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 37.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.6 -
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 58.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 58.5
Third Leg Room (in) 34.4 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Hip Room (in) 48.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 58.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 46.9
Third Head Room (in) 39.2 -
Front Hip Room (in) 58.7 56.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Height, Overall (in) 74.3 72.5
Liftover Height (in) NA -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 -
Wheelbase (in) 119.2 113.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 39.6 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.0 74.7
Track Width, Front (in) 64.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 200.8 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - NA
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
Step Up Height - Front (in) - NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 43.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 35.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 68.4 41.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA 39.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 102.4 80.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 20.1 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.1 12.0 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x .87 12.8 x 0.78
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27 22.0
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.86 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 36.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 20.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 20.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code TY8 QTM
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P235/75R16
Front Tire Order Code TY8 QTM
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - ZNF
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1793
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1793
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 385 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 810
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3850 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4625 -
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
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.2 13.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - NA
Engine
Displacement 3.7L/226 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 285 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 276 @ 4600
Engine Order Code EKG LL8
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) NA 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.63
Trans Order Code DGV M30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.92 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Durango Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Body Code - NA
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.82
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Torsion Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.33
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle Coil
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.42
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2950
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3200
Frame
Frame Type - - TBD -
Doors
Side Door Type - Swing-out
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3
 
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