Compare 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs 2007 Ford Explorer

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
2007 Ford Explorer
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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 V6 Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $26,790 $28,370
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V6 Limited 15 21 $29,923 $31,775
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V6 XLT 15 21 $24,030 $25,370
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $27,982 $29,665
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 21 $31,114 $33,070
Explorer 2WD 4-Door V8 XLT 15 21 $25,222 $26,665
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 15 20 $28,902 $30,665
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 15 20 $32,034 $34,070
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 15 20 $26,142 $27,665
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,093 $31,960
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 20 $33,226 $35,365
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 20 $27,333 $28,960
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,259
$26,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,155
$28,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$473 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.8
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. Those who have serious towing needs and consider full-size SUVs too ponderous will find the 2007 Ford Explorer just right.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.0 55.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
58.2 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.0
Front Leg Room (in)
46.9 42.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 113.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 8.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 73.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
35.0 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.1 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
191.8 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 8.2
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 72.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA 32.9
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 44.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
39.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41.0 45.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.1 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.78 11.85 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.1 12.01 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
20.4 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1793 1700
Spare Tire Order Code
ZNF TC2
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 709
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 709
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1793 1700
Rear Tire Order Code
QTM TC2
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1700
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 709
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R16 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QTM TC2
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
810 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5400 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 8500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3200 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2024 2108
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5550 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2950 2860
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2307 2332
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.8 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
LL8 99E
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.22
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.54
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.29
Trans Order Code
M30 - TBD -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet TrailBlazer Ford Explorer
Body Code
NA NA
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 32.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2950 3240
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.82 0.77
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 2200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 32.0
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Ford SLA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.33 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent Ford SLA
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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