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2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

$671 — $14,607 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
15-19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance
  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • Quiet running
  • Ride comfort
  • Handling

The Bad

  • Fuel economy
  • Short rear-seat bottoms
  • Visibility
  • Abundant, though tolerable, size
  • EXT model discontinued

What to Know

about the 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
  • Inline-six-cylinder engine
  • Active Fuel Management V-8
  • 395-hp TrailBlazer SS
  • Car-compatible bumpers
  • Available Autotrac 4WD
  • Tight turning circle
  • Standard electronic stability system

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet's midsize TrailBlazer sport utility vehicle debuted early in 2002 as a five-passenger vehicle. A seven-passenger, extended-length TrailBlazer EXT joined the lineup later, but was discontinued after 2006. Changes for 2007 are few, as the current TrailBlazer is in its twilight years.

The 2007 TrailBlazer offers a standard 4.2-liter inline-six-cylinder engine as well as an optional 5.3-liter V-8. The latter engine includes General Motors' Active Fuel Management technology (formerly called Displacement on Demand), which deactivates four cylinders under light loads such as highway cruising. Chevrolet says the fuel management technology increases the TrailBlazer's gas mileage by as much as 5 percent.

TrailBlazers come in base LS and step-up LT trim levels. A high-performance SS model packs a sport-tuned suspension and a 6.0-liter V-8 from Chevrolet's Corvette sports car.

The TrailBlazer is closely related to the Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy and Saab 9-7X.


Exterior
The TrailBlazer rides a 113-inch wheelbase and measures 191.8 inches long. The headlights, grille and other elements share similarities with Chevrolet's larger Tahoe and Suburban. Sixteen-inch wheels are standard, while 17- and 18-inch wheels are available.

Ground clearance is 7.8 inches. The TrailBlazer SS rides an inch lower than other TrailBlazers, but ground clearance remains the same. Other changes for the TrailBlazer SS include stiffer suspension springs, bigger brakes and ...
Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet's midsize TrailBlazer sport utility vehicle debuted early in 2002 as a five-passenger vehicle. A seven-passenger, extended-length TrailBlazer EXT joined the lineup later, but was discontinued after 2006. Changes for 2007 are few, as the current TrailBlazer is in its twilight years.

The 2007 TrailBlazer offers a standard 4.2-liter inline-six-cylinder engine as well as an optional 5.3-liter V-8. The latter engine includes General Motors' Active Fuel Management technology (formerly called Displacement on Demand), which deactivates four cylinders under light loads such as highway cruising. Chevrolet says the fuel management technology increases the TrailBlazer's gas mileage by as much as 5 percent.

TrailBlazers come in base LS and step-up LT trim levels. A high-performance SS model packs a sport-tuned suspension and a 6.0-liter V-8 from Chevrolet's Corvette sports car.

The TrailBlazer is closely related to the Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy and Saab 9-7X.


Exterior
The TrailBlazer rides a 113-inch wheelbase and measures 191.8 inches long. The headlights, grille and other elements share similarities with Chevrolet's larger Tahoe and Suburban. Sixteen-inch wheels are standard, while 17- and 18-inch wheels are available.

Ground clearance is 7.8 inches. The TrailBlazer SS rides an inch lower than other TrailBlazers, but ground clearance remains the same. Other changes for the TrailBlazer SS include stiffer suspension springs, bigger brakes and a larger front stabilizer bar.


Interior
A plastic-heavy dashboard incorporates a four-spoke steering wheel and large instrument gauges. Two-row seating is standard, and the backseat folds for additional storage. With the rear seat down, maximum cargo volume measures 80 cubic feet.

GM's OnStar communication system is standard. Options include a backseat entertainment system with a DVD player, XM Satellite Radio, power-adjustable pedals, rain-sensing wipers and leather seating surfaces.


Under the Hood
Rated at 291 horsepower and 277 pounds-feet of torque, the TrailBlazer's 4.2-liter inline-six-cylinder teams with a four-speed automatic transmission. The optional 5.3-liter V-8, operating with Active Fuel Management, produces 302 hp and 330 pounds-feet of torque. It also works with a four-speed automatic.

The TrailBlazer SS holds a 6.0-liter V-8 sourced from the Corvette. It's rated at 395 hp and 400 pounds-feet of torque, and it runs through a heavy-duty four-speed automatic.

Rear- or four-wheel drive is available. When properly equipped, the TrailBlazer can tow up to 6,700 pounds.


Safety
All-disc antilock brakes are standard, as is an electronic stability system. Side curtain airbags are optional. Dual-stage front airbags deploy with varying force depending on crash severity.

Driving Impressions
Performance is a strong point. When tromping on the gas, few TrailBlazer drivers are likely to realize the source of power is an inline-six-cylinder rather than a V-8. Not only is engine sound barely discernible (except when pushed really hard), but road noise is also virtually absent. Acceleration is undeniably stronger with the V-8, but it's not a dramatic difference.

On smooth surfaces, the four-wheel-drive TrailBlazer's ride is comparable to a car's. Its handling is a bit on the slow side, but the driver benefits from a satisfying steering feel.

Interior space is ample, and the seats are somewhat firm. The hard-working TrailBlazer competes enthusiastically against the Ford Explorer and other midsize rivals in passing power, ride comfort and handling prowess.


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
66 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

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(5.0)

This has been a great car.

by zoey from idnianapolis IN on November 13, 2018

I love chevy trailblazer. I think there a great car. I would pick a SUV over any car. They feel safe to me. I think they last the test of time. Read full review

(5.0)

Fast, Fast, Fast!

by Alex from MN on November 13, 2018

By far the best daily driver I've ever owned! The comfort and reliability are always standard for a Chevrolet of this year but the added fun of the 400+HP LS2 6.0L V8 made this one xxxx of a scorcher!... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer currently has 5 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The TrailBlazer received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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