The 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is mechanically similar and nearly identical to the GMC Envoy, which sells at a similar price.
Otherwise, the TrailBlazer is part of what once was the heart of the SUV market, but these best sellers are gradually being replaced by carlike crossovers.
The TrailBlazer is one of the worst-handling and most trucklike of the lot.
Only the Durango feels as cumbersome and uncomfortable, but it's a bit more of a workhorse.
The Liberty, Pathfinder, and 4Runner all have better off-road ability--or off-road-worthy models--with which to redeem themselves.
The Liberty is smaller and more maneuverable, and the Pathfinder especially stands out for having a good ride and more luxurious interior.
Then there's the formerly best-selling Ford Explorer, which is still perhaps the most direct competitor to the TrailBlazer.
Ford has done a much better job keeping the Explorer updated in recent years, and though it also has trucklike underpinnings, the Explorer rides and handles far better than the TrailBlazer.
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|2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazerBrowse Used Listings||2008 Dodge DurangoBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota 4RunnerBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door LT w/1LT||2WD 4-Door SXT||RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (GS)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SR5|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
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|2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs. 2008 Dodge Durango||2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs. 2008 Toyota 4Runner|