The 2009 Chevrolet 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 nearly identical to the GMC Envoy, which sells at a similar price, but is more trucklike.
Only the Durango feels as cumbersome and uncomfortable as the TrailBlazer, but it's a bit more of a workhorse.
The Liberty, Pathfinder, and 4Runner all have better off-road-focused models.
The Liberty is smaller and more maneuverable, while the Pathfinder stands out as having a better ride and a 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 handles far better than the TrailBlazer.
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|2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazerBrowse Used Listings||2008 Dodge DurangoBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2008 Jeep LibertyBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan PathfinderBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota 4RunnerBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door LT w/1LT||2WD 4-Door SXT||RWD 4-Door V6 XLT||RWD 4-Door Sport||2WD 4-Door V6 S||RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (GS)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||2-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SR5|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
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