Compare 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs 2008 Dodge Durango

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
2008 Dodge Durango
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2WD 4-Door LT w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TrailBlazer 2WD 4-Door LT w/1LT 14 20 $27,259 $29,155
TrailBlazer 2WD 4-Door LT w/2LT 14 20 $29,242 $31,275
TrailBlazer 2WD 4-Door LT w/3LT 14 20 $31,411 $33,595
TrailBlazer 2WD 4-Door SS 12 16 $34,777 $37,195
TrailBlazer 4WD 4-Door LT w/1LT 14 20 $29,293 $31,330
TrailBlazer 4WD 4-Door LT w/2LT 14 20 $31,271 $33,445
TrailBlazer 4WD 4-Door LT w/3LT 14 20 $33,444 $35,770
TrailBlazer 4WD 4-Door SS 12 16 $36,773 $39,330
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2WD 4-Door Adventurer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
Durango 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
Durango 2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
Durango 4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
Durango 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
Durango 4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
Durango 4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,259
$29,775
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,155
$32,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
46.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.0 58.7
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
58.2 57.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.1
Third Head Room (in)
- 39.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 59.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 108.6
Third Leg Room (in)
- 34.4
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA 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 -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 74.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA 39.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 119.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 76.0
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.0 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 200.8
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.4
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41.0 68.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 48.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.1 102.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 20.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
39.6 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.1 13.2 x 1.1
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.78 13.8 x .87
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 27
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 37.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.86
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1793 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QTM TP5
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QTM TP5
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1793 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZNF - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5400 5900
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
810 590
Weight Information
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 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4941
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.8 16.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 750
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000 230 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600 290 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
LL8 EVE
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.7L/287
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.67
Trans Order Code
M30 DGQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet TrailBlazer Dodge Durango
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 NA
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.33 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2950 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Solid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.82 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Torsion Springs
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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