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2007 Ford Explorer

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

  2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS
MSRP
$25,370
$29,155
Invoice $24,030 $27,259
MPG
City/Highway
14/21 12/20
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Those who have serious towing needs and consider full-size SUVs too ponderous will find the 2007 Ford Explorer just right. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Stable handling
  • Great interior design
  • Power-folding third-row seat

Dislikes:

  • Engine noise (V-6)
  • Ride isn’t as settled as that of newer crossover SUVs
  • Resale value is an open question

Likes:

  • Comfortable ride
  • Easier entry/exit compared to big SUVs

Dislikes:

  • Out-of-date design
  • Behind the curve in safety
  • Noisy interior
  • Clumsy on-road handling
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