2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer | new car review

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 by

Contending with the likes of the Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Prado, Hyundai Veracruz, Ford Explorer and the likes, The 2008 has established itself as one of the more popular American mid-size SUVs in the Middle East, combining toughness with style and versatility. Available in two variants, TrailBlazer and Trailblazer EXT – which thanks to an additional third row seat, propels the latter into large SUV territory.

The Trailblazer comes with a choice of two powerplant options – 4.2L inline six cylinder and 5.3L V8. GM’s fuel-saving Active Fuel Management (AFM) technology is standard with the V8 engine. AFM regulates between eight- and four-cylinder grunts to produce improved fuel economy in certain light-load driving conditions. The 4.2L unit produces 294 horsepower and 396 Nm, while the 5.3 V8 generates 396 horsepower and 505 Nm of torque. As with the rest of Chevy’s big SUV range, a four-speed auto box is used.

Available options on Trailblazer include a power sunroof, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, Bose premium speaker system, and an AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD changer. Also available are adjustable brake and accelerator pedals, head side-curtain air bags, inside rear view mirror with temperature gauge and compass, leather seating surfaces with eight-way-power driver and passenger seats, and both factory- and dealer-installed running boards.

With its spacious third-row seat, the Trailblazer EXT has provision to carry up to seven passengers, along with more than 23 cubic feet (663L) of stowage behind the third seat. The second and third rows can be folded flat, opening up 107 cubic feet (3,030L) of cargo space.

Four-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes are standard. An Autotrac four-wheel-drive system is standard on 4WD models.

Technical Specifications
Engine4.2-litre V65.3-litre V8
Power294 bhp396 bhp
Torque396 Nm505 Nm
Transmission4-Speed Automatic4-Speed Automatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 91000- upto 125000*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

Competition

GMC Envoy
Nissan Pathfinder
Ford Explorer
Toyota Prado

 

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