Size matters when it comes to sport utility vehicles, and mid size SUVs are the ones that capture the heart of the market. According to Tom Wallace, GM's vehicle line executive for its Mid size Truck Group, these three stem from a "ground-up build." Among the highlights is a new GM engine - not your typical V-6 or V-8, but rather a 270-horsepower, 4.2-liter, all-aluminum in
line-six-cylinder. GM claims it's the strongest engine in its class, ready to go against the V-8s in some other SUVs. An "in line-six is inherently balanced," said Ron Koctoa, chief engineer for GM's In line Engines group. GM claims that torsional rigidity with the in line engine has increased by 260 percent. Rear coil springs are coupled to a new five-link solid axle, and a new rack-and-pinion steering system delivers a 36.4-foot turning circle, said to be the tightest in the mid size SUV league. The five-passenger Trail Blazer debuted first. Performance is a strong point. When tromping on the gas, few drivers are likely to realize that the source of power is an in line-six rather than a V-8. Even when struggling up mountain grades, there's not much of a struggle as the 270 horses take their work in stride. Proudly serving Broome County since 1973. Offering Cars, Trucks, SUV's, 4x4's, and Mini Vans to the public with our 'Lease to Own' Program. Simply take the price of the vehicle add tax, title, license and fee, minus your down payment then divide by 104 (weeks/two years) that's your payment! This is an INTEREST FREE program. Everything comes with a 30 day 1000 mile Limited Drive Train warranty!
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