Compare 2007 Ford Explorer vs 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

2007 Ford Explorer
2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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2WD 4-Door V6 XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 XLT 15 21 $24,030 $25,370
2WD 4-Door V8 XLT 15 21 $25,222 $26,665
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 15 20 $26,142 $27,665
2WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $26,790 $28,370
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 20 $27,333 $28,960
2WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $27,982 $29,665
4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 15 20 $28,902 $30,665
2WD 4-Door V6 Limited 15 21 $29,923 $31,775
4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,093 $31,960
2WD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 21 $31,114 $33,070
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 15 20 $32,034 $34,070
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 20 $33,226 $35,365
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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
$24,030
$27,259
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,370
$29,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$423 / month
$486 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Those who have serious towing needs and consider full-size SUVs too ponderous will find the 2007 Ford Explorer just right. 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
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.6
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 46.9
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 56.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 58.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 35.0
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.4 32.1
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
193.4 191.8
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.2 7.8
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 72.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.9 NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.3 43.8
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 113.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.2 7.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 39.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.1 41.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.8 80.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x - TBD - 12.8 x 0.78
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)
12.01 x - TBD - 12.0 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 20.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
T52 QTM
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 1793
Spare Tire Order Code
T52 ZNF
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 1793
Rear Tire Order Code
T52 QTM
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 810
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2108 2024
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2860 2950
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 10000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2332 2307
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 5550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3340 3200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 13.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 276 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
99E LL8
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.2L/254
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 285 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 1.63
Trans Order Code
- TBD - M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Body Code
NA NA
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.33
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 3200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2470 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.42
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 36
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 2950
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.82
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2200 3200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 46
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA Semi-Floating
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed - TBD -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA Swing-out
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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