The bumpers are mounted 2 inches lower than the usual position a modification that makes the TrailBlazer more level with passenger cars in the event of a collision. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Its torque output is impressive as well, at 275 pounds-feet. Rather than a V-6 or V-8 engine, the 2002 TrailBlazer held a 270-horsepower, 4. And the faster it goes, the smoother it gets. Towing was a high priority with the TrailBlazer.
Performance fiends with good memories will recall the '60s and early '70s, when Chevy buyers could check a box on the order sheet for more no-frills genuine performance. Dual-stage front airbags deploy with varying force, which depends on crash severity. On the other hand, the long-wheelbase TrailBlazer does offer significantly better second-row leg and hip room than the Explorer, with 37. All TrailBlazers came factory equipped with a detachable towing hitch. The full-throttle upshift comes at 6000 rpm, and the engine is still only striding, not screaming. The standard final drive ratio on all TrailBlazers is 3.
Even when struggling up mountain grades, theres not much of a struggle as the 275 horses take their work in stride. Stability is also affected by strong crosswinds at high speeds. The also resembles the second generation TrailBlazer. The second generation TrailBlazer is built in Thailand and in Brazil. They were available in both and all-wheel-drive configurations.
. In Auto, which shifts power to all four wheels as conditions require, the TrailBlazer can be towed without having to disconnect the driveshaft, a very convenient feature. Show full review Vehicle Overview Size matters when it comes to sport utility vehicles. A vehicle with a low center of gravity is generally less likely to roll over than a vehicle with a high sense of gravity. Brushed nickel is the basic trim, while wood comes with the leather interior. On exit ramps, when braking and turning at the same time, it does not feel as stable as a TrailBlazer or Tahoe.
The TrailBlazer debuted in five-passenger form. The TrailBlazers interior space is ample in both the front and rear seats, and passengers occupy somewhat firm seats. Despite the emergence of this all-new TrailBlazer, Chevrolet is keeping the smaller, prior-generation Blazer in its lineup at least into 2003. We found the Bose system offered outstanding sound quality and adjustment versatility. The Chevy TrailBlazer is designed to be driven off road. This vehicle was 410 mm 16 in longer and had a higher roofline to allow easier access to the third row of seats. With an official Mexican Highway Patrol escort along on the test drive, we felt free to briefly run the TrailBlazer up to 100 mph, and it was above 80 where the inline engine really showed the silky side of its character.
For the Brazilian, South African and Saudi markets, the 3. Archived from on April 23, 2009. A big tachometer is on the left, speedometer in center, and on the right are smaller gauges for water, battery, gas and oil. Chevrolet says the front buckets are designed to accommodate heights ranging from 4 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 2 inches, but there is a noticeable lack of side bolstering. When tromping on the gas, few drivers are likely to realize that the source of power is an inline-six rather than a V-8. It is totally rugged and capable, while being totally comfortable and civilized. An IntelliStart feature prevents the starter from engaging unless the engine is stopped.
The inline-6 engine feels more powerful than a V6 with the torque of a small overhead-cam V8. An inline six is inherently smoother than most V6s, and simpler as well; whereas a V6 takes up less space, and a 90 degree V6 can be manufactured using V8 tooling, two reasons for the soaring popularity of V6 engines in the 1980s and 90s. Standard equipment on all models includes dual-stage driver and passenger airbags, which inflate with less intensity in slower crashes. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-950-2438 -. The pillars and window lines are graceful, while the headlamps and turn signals split by the grille crossbar are stylish. The TrailBlazer won the award in 2002.
The suspension was stiffened up and lowered from the factory, it had an added air-leveling system in the rear, and it rode on 20 in 510 mm wheels and 255 mm 10. The console includes an open storage bin, an enclosed compartment and two cupholders forward of the gear lever plus two more for the rear passengers. An old reliable straight six served as the base-level power plant in Chevrolet trucks and passenger cars from 1929 right into the mid-1980s. The six-cylinder engine is designed to run cool thanks in part to that big seven-quart oil pan and efficient. The fuel tank is larger. As is the case with the original 1969—1994 , since 1995 , since 1935 and 1983—2005 , the second-generation TrailBlazer is based on a truck frame, namely the second generation.
Exterior The regular-length five-passenger TrailBlazer rides a 113-inch wheelbase and measures 191. The TrailBlazer also gets more power. Cargo space escalates past 100 cubic feet when all rear seats are folded. Attention to detail in other places is evident, from a battery box that draws in cooling air, to remarkably sanitary wiring under the hood, to rear-seat headrests that conveniently flip down for better rearward driver visibility. As reported by Automotive News, sales in the first partial year totaled 115,103 units. Inline sixes were once the industry norm.