2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer  -  $28,490


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $28,490
Base Invoice: $26,687
Destination Charge: $745
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr LT w/1LT
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 14 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: 2WD 4dr LT w/1LT
Transmission: Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
Engine: Engine, Vortec 4.2L I6 SFI with transmission oil cooler (285 hp [212 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 276 lb-ft of torque [374 Nm] @ 4600 rpm)

Pros

Powerful standard I6 engine; available 390-horsepower V8 engine.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer seemingly provides something for everyone. All trim levels provide a comfortable ride for five passengers, good towing capability, and ample cargo space.

There are two trim levels available: LT and the SS. The LT trims come standard with a 4.2L inline six-cylinder engine that makes a healthy 285 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 277 ft-lbs of torque at 4600 rpm. The optional 5.3L V8 engine is available and makes 300 horsepower at 5300 rpm and 321 ft-lbs of torque at 4000 rpm. The 5.3L V8 sports the impressive active fuel management feature that deactivates four of the eight cylinders and propels the vehicle on just four cylinders in instances where extra power is not needed. The transition from eight to four cylinders and back is virtually undetectable and helps boost fuel economy.

Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, power windows and locks, OnStar, cruise control, air conditioning, a CD player with XM satellite radio, and StabiliTrak stability control system.

The LT trim adds features such as a roof rack, fog lamps, power mirrors, power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

For those wanting a sporty SUV, the TrailBlazer offers its SS trim level in either 2WD or AWD versions. The SS TrailBlazer includes a sport-tuned suspension, 20-inch alloy wheels, heavy duty front disc brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, quicker ratio steering, and the Corvette-based LS2 6.0L V8 engine, as well as other changes. These enhancements create an aggressive look outside and some serious acceleration with sub six second 0-60 mph times. Power reaches 390 horsepower 6000 rpm and 400 ft-lbs of torque at 4000 rpm.

Notable options on all trim levels include a rear seat DVD entertainment system, Bose premium speaker system and power sunroof.

At less than $28,000 the 2WD LS offers impressive standard equipment for the price. A loaded 4WD LT V8 TrailBlazer can push just past the $38,000 mark. Pricing for the 2WD SS TrailBlazers start at $31,990 with destination charge. An AWD SS TrailBlazer will run a minimum of $34,090.


Model News

For 2008, the Chevy TrailBlazer carries over largely unchanged. It does receive a boost in standard equipment in the form of XM satellite radio and side curtain air bags in the front and rear.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Chevy TrailBlazer is a traditional body-on-frame SUV, which makes it attractive to buyers in the market for a mid-sized SUV with towing and off-road capability. The standard 4.2L six-cylinder engine is very capable, and two available strong V8 engines make sure the TrailBlazer can never be accused of being underpowered.


Trim Curb Weight
4316.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
2300.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
2016.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
2950 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
3200 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
2300 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
2016 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
650.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1184.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
4316.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1234.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1234.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
10000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5400 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
810 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Coil

Spring Capacity - Front
3100 lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
3200 lbs

Axle Type - Front
Independent

Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating

Axle Capacity - Front
2950 lbs

Axle Capacity - Rear
3200 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
46 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
36 mm

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.33 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.82 in

Front Tire Order Code
QTM

Rear Tire Order Code
QTM

Spare Tire Order Code
ZNF

Front Tire Size
P245/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size
P235/75R16

Front Tire Capacity
1793 lbs

Rear Tire Capacity
1793 lbs

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
20.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.4 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.0 x 1.14 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x 0.78 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.0 gal

Gross Axle Weight Rating
6150.00 lbs

Curb Weight
4316.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
1834.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
5550.00 lbs

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
308.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
440.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LL8

Engine Type
Gas I6

Displacement
4.2L/254

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600

Trans Order Code
M30

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Total Cooling System Capacity
13.9 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
40.20 in

Front Leg Room
46.90 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.50 in

Front Hip Room
56.00 in

Second Head Room
39.60 in

Second Leg Room
37.00 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.50 in

Second Hip Room
58.20 in

Wheelbase
113.00 in

Length, Overall w/rear bumper
191.80 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.70 in

Height, Overall
72.50 in

Overhang, Front
34.96 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
32.1 in

Ground Clearance, Front
7.80 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
7.80 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
80.1 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
43.7 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
39.6 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
80.1 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
41.0 ft³

Rear Door Type
Liftgate

Side Door Type
Swing-out

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V240000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 04, 2010

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1365070

Summary
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 BUICK, LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 BUICK ENCLAVE; CADILLAC CTS; MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL; SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MODEL YEAR 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WASHER FLUID SYSTEM (HWFS). A RECALL WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 2008 TO ADD A FUSE TO THE CONTROL CIRCUIT HARNESS TO ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) ELECTRICAL SHORT. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN NEW REPORTS OF THERMAL INCIDENTS ON HWFS MODULES AFTER THIS IMPROVEMENT WAS INSTALLED. THESE INCIDENTS RESULTED FROM A NEW FAILURE MODE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DEVICE'S THERMAL PROTECTION FEATURE. THE SIGNIFICANCE VARIES FROM MINOR DISTORTION TO CONSIDERABLE MELTING OF THE PLASTIC AROUND THE HWFS FLUID CHAMBER.

Consequence
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE HEATED WASHER MODULE TO IGNITE AND A FIRE MAY OCCUR.

DEALERS WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE AND REMOVE THE HEATED WASHER FLUID MODULE. AN UPDATED PAGE FOR THE OWNER MANUAL WILL BE PROVIDED AND INSERTED IN THE OWNER MANUAL TO DOCUMENT THAT THE FEATURE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride

Engine, Vortec 4.2L I6 SFI with transmission oil cooler (285 hp [212 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 276 lb-ft of torque [374 Nm] @ 4600 rpm)

Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive

Rear axle, 3.42 ratio

GVWR, 5550 lbs. (2517 kg) (CS15506 models only.)

Trailering wire harness, connector in bumper

Rear wheel drive

Battery, heavy-duty 600 cold-cranking amps, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power

Alternator, 150 amps (Standard with (LL8) Vortec 4.2L I6 SFI engine only.)

Trailering equipment, heavy-duty, includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness, CHMSL wire and heavy-duty flasher (4-wire harness on SS model) ( 7-wire adaptor shipped loose in glove box.)

Suspension, front independent

Suspension, rear 5-link coil springs

Stabilizer bars, front and rear

Steering, power

Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel muffler and tailpipe

Tools, mechanical jack and wheel wrench

Key, single, 2-sided

Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7" (43.2 cm x 17.8 cm) Sport aluminum, includes center caps and steel spare

Tires, P245/65R17 all-season, blackwall (Upgradeable to (QTE) P245/6R17 on-/off-road blackwall tires.)

Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver-and front passenger-side glass)

Luggage rack, roof-mounted, Black, adjustable with center and side rails

Tire, spare P235/75R16, all-season, blackwall (Included and only available with (LL8) Vortec 4.2L I6 SFI engine and (QTM) P245/65R17 all-season blackwall tires or (QTE) P245/65R17 on-/off road blackwall tires.)

Wheel, 16" (40.6 cm) full-size spare (Included and only available with (LL8) Vortec 4.2L I6 engine and (N75) 4 - 17" x 7" (43.2 cm x 17.8 cm) Sport aluminum wheels.)

Side rails, roof-mounted, Black

Moldings, body-color bodyside

Door handles, body-color

Bumpers, front and rear body-color, rear step includes pad

Grille, body-colored

Headlamps, dual composite halogen with automatic exterior lamp control

Fog lamps, front, halogen

Daytime Running Lamps

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent with pulse washers

Wipers, rear intermittent with washer

Body, liftgate with liftglass

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume and TheftLock (May be substituted with (UC6) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer)

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com)

Seats, front buckets with Premium Cloth, driver lumbar control, adjustable outboard head restraints and 8-way power driver seat adjuster with power recliner

Defogger, rear-window electric

Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters and panic button

Theft-deterrent alarm system, content theft alarm, includes beeping horn and flashing lights

Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted front and rear, removable

Seats, second row split-folding

Console, floor with CD storage

Floor covering, full-floor color-keyed carpeting

Quiet Package with strategically placed elements of sound insulation

Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable with brake/transmission shift interlock

Steering wheel, vinyl

Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature, oil pressure, tachometer, liftgate ajar, warning light for safety belt, ABS/parking brake, directional hazard signals and high beam

Warning tones, headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver safety belt unfasten and turn signal on

Tire pressure monitoring system

Convenience Package, power windows and door locks, programmable with lighted switches, driver and front passenger Express-Down windows, power rear glass release and rear-window wiper/washer

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Air conditioning, dual-zone manual climate control

Heater and defogger with front and side front door window defoggers and rear passenger heating ducts

Glovebox, passenger-side of instrument panel

Power outlets, auxiliary

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Armrests, driver and passenger doors, padded

Door trim, integral padded armrests and driver- and front passenger-side map pockets

Headliner, Neutral-colored cloth with matching retainer moldings

Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, padded with cloth trim, color-keyed

Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard

Lighting, interior with theater dimming, cargo compartment, reading lights for front seats, second row dome light, door- and tailgate-activated switches and illuminated entry and exit feature

Cup holders, front and rear

Cargo tie downs, 5 in-floor, located in the rear compartment

StabiliTrak, Stability Control System

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASSlock

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com for system limitations and details. Not available with certain FDR order types. Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.)

Air bags, frontal, driver and front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Air bags, head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Door locks, rear child security

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Horn, dual note high and low

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, VORTEC 4.2L I6 SFI
$0

 
ENGINE, VORTEC 5.3L V8 SFI
$1,250

 
GVWR, 5550 LBS. (2517 KG)
$0

 
GVWR, 6001 LBS. (2722 KG)
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE
$0

 
NO LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL
$0

 
DIFFERENTIAL, HEAVY-DUTY LOCKING REAR
$270

 
REAR AXLE, 3.42 RATIO
$0

 
REAR AXLE, 3.73 RATIO
$50

 
LT PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
TIRES, P245/65R17 ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL
$0

 
PAINT, SOLID
$0

 
PAINT, TWO-TONE, ACCENT BODY-COLOR
$150

 
DARK CHERRY METALLIC
$0

 
GRAYSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
MOONDUST METALLIC
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
BLACK GRANITE METALLIC
$95

 
SILVERSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
RED JEWEL TINTCOAT
$295

 
DESERT BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
SILVERSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKETS
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY/DARK GRAY, PREMIUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
EBONY, PREMIUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC CD CHANGER
$395

 
WHEELS, 4 - 17" X 7" (43.2 CM X 17.8 CM) SPORT ALUMINUM
$0

 
OPTION DISCOUNT
$-500

 
ALTERNATOR, 145 AMPS
$0

 
SUN AND SOUND PACKAGE
$1,445

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, BOSE PREMIUM SPEAKER SYSTEM
$0

 
SUN AND SOUND PACKAGE NOT DESIRED
$0

 
WHEEL, 17" (43.2 CM) FULL-SIZE SPARE
$0

 
TIRE, SPARE P245/65R17 BLACKWALL
$0

 
SMOKER'S PACKAGE
$30

 
SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING
$950

 
ASSIST STEPS, BLACK
$375

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

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