(4.2) 53 reviews
MSRP: $1,471$12,559
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 15-19
Engine: 291-hp, 4.2-liter I-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5
2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Our Take on the 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Our Take

Introduced in 2002, Chevrolet's TrailBlazer sport utility vehicle was intended to be a midsize replacement for the company's compact Blazer. Rather than a V-6 or V-8, the TrailBlazer draws power from a 4.2-liter all-aluminum inline-six-cylinder engine. An extended-length TrailBlazer EXT... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Fuel economy
  • Short rear-seat bottoms

Notable Features

  • Inline-six-cylinder or V-8
  • New 395-hp SS model
  • Available side-curtain airbags
  • Car-compatible bumpers
  • Available Autotrac 4WD
  • Tight turning circle


Our Expert Reviews

With gasoline prices hovering at $3 a gallon, this may not be the best time for Chevrolet to cram a big 6.0-liter V-8 engine into its midsize sport ute, but there's no denying that the TrailBlazer SS makes the trip from gas station to gas station pretty entertaining. We averaged 13.2 mpg. In a word: ouch.Introduced in 2002, the TrailBlazer first was offered with a 4.2-liter six-cylinder, t... Read full review for the 2006 Chevrolet Trail Blazer

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Consumer Reviews


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So far...so good

by WHJEK from Shawnee, Kansas on November 28, 2011

Purchased my 2006 Trailblazer about 3 months ago. The vehicle had about 65,000 and I have put about 8000 on the vehicle since purchase. I get about 16 mpg mixed city driving, and about 21 on the highw... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 8 recalls for this car.

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