Compare 2009 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

2009 Nissan Pathfinder
2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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2WD 4-Door V6 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $33,630 $36,310
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,499 $27,210
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,266 $30,510
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $35,664 $38,510
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,369 $29,210
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $30,116 $32,510
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SE Off Road 14 20 $32,798 $35,410
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,238 $40,210
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,630
$27,259
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,310
$29,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$605 / month
$486 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder is a top-notch choice for towing or serious off-roading, but otherwise there are more comfortable vehicles. 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
22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 58.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.6
Third Hip Room (in)
44.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 46.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
149.1 -
Third Head Room (in)
36.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 56.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.2
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 113.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.3 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Height, Overall (in)
72.2 72.5
Liftover Height (in)
30.0 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 7.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.2 41.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 39.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.2 80.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
17.4 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.5 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.7 12.8 x 0.78
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 12.0 x 1.1
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.0
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- - TBD -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 20.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QTM
Front Tire Size
P265/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
P265/65R17 P235/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA QTM
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZNF
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R17 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 810
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4678 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3200
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
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.3 13.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
288 @ 4000 276 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
VQ40 LL8
Displacement
4.0L/241 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
266 @ 5600 285 @ 6000
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA M30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.06
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 2.29
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 1.33
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.98 0.82
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2950
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Frame
Frame Type
- - TBD -
Doors
Side Door Type
- Swing-out

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