The styling of the 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer leaves most reviewers unimpressed.
The design of the TrailBlazer hasn’t been updated since its introduction in 2002. While Kelley Blue Book praises the "Chevrolet TrailBlazer's rugged yet refined pose," which "seems as comfortable off-road as in the valet parking lot," Edmunds simply refers to the vehicle’s "aging design," while Cars.com notes that the TrailBlazer's "headlights, grille and other elements share similarities with Chevrolet's larger Tahoe and Suburban."
ConsumerGuide reports that the interior "suffers [from] generic fabrics and unappealing hard, molded plastics that don't match the look or feel of most competitors' décor," while Car and Driver considers the TrailBlazer’s cabin "one of the cheapest-looking interiors in the automotive world." Edmunds continues on the "aging design" theme: "another major drawback is the TrailBlazer's cabin design...it looked out of date soon after this midsize SUV's debut." The interior “places it at the bottom of the class,” says Car and Driver.