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Selected Style RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (SE)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 21 $25,658 $28,415
RWD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 21 $27,621 $30,725
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 21 $31,695 $35,100
RWD 4-Door V8 SR5 15 19 $27,477 $30,430
RWD 4-Door V8 Sport 15 19 $28,902 $32,105
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 19 $33,284 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 20 $27,711 $30,690
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 20 $29,677 $33,000
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 20 $33,748 $37,375
4WD 4-Door V8 SR5 14 17 $29,532 $32,705
4WD 4-Door V8 Sport 14 17 $30,954 $34,380
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 17 $35,337 $39,135
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
$25,658
$27,259
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,415
$29,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$474 / month
$486 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 58.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 46.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 -
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
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 35.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 75.1 80.1
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 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 12.8 x 0.78
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 22.0
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.4
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 20.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 20.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size P265/70R16 P235/75R16
Front Tire Order Code NA QTM
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1793
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1793
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
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 -
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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 4000 276 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA LL8
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
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.06
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
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota 4Runner Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Body Style 4 Door SR5 4 Door
Body Code - NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil-Spring -
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
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3200
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
Frame
Frame Type - - TBD -
Doors
Side Door Type - Swing-out
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3
 
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