Compare 2008 Toyota 4Runner vs 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

2008 Toyota 4Runner
2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,658
$27,259
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,415
$29,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$474 / month
$486 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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
City
16 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 56.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.1 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 58.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.6
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 46.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 72.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 113.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 -
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.2 41.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 39.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.1 80.1
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
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 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)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.8 x 0.78
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 22.0
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 20.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZNF
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QTM
Front Tire Size
P265/70R16 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R16 P235/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA QTM
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)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 810
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4045 -
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- NA
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/241 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
236 @ 5200 285 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 4000 276 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LL8
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA M30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.06
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota 4Runner Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Body Style
4 Door SR5 4 Door
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.82
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 1.33
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Coil
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil-Spring -
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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