(5.0) 4 reviews
MSRP: $3,497$15,609
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 14-17
Engine: 285-hp, 4.2-liter I-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5
2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Our Take on the 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Our Take

Chevrolet's midsize TrailBlazer SUV, which debuted early in 2002, is closely related to the Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy and Saab 9-7X. The five-passenger TrailBlazer comes in LT and SS trim levels and competes with the Ford Explorer, Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee.The 5.3-liter V-8 is d... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Inline-six-cylinder engine
  • 390-hp TrailBlazer SS
  • 5.3-liter V-8 discontinued
  • Available Autotrac 4WD
  • Tight turning circle
  • Electronic stability system standard

8 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.