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2009 Ford Explorer

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

  2009 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS
MSRP
$28,470
$29,155
Invoice $26,458 $27,259
MPG
City/Highway
13/21 12/20
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line If you are looking for a truck-based SUV that can tow, the Ford Explorer is ahead of most of its rivals. 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:

  • Power-folding third-row seat
  • Independent rear suspension
  • Interior styling
  • Great crash-test scores

Dislikes:

  • Ride can be choppy
  • Still doesn’t handle as well as car-based crossover utes
  • Rough V-6 engine

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  • Out-of-date design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
Crash Test Ratings
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