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2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Overview
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2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Review

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Chevrolet's midsize TrailBlazer SUV may be one of the older designs on the market, but its winning combination of size, power, interior room and price make it a force with which to be reckoned. The five-passenger TrailBlazer comes with a potent yet fuel-friendly in-line six-cylinder engine, and has an available 5.3-liter V8 perfectly suited for towing heavy loads. The TrailBlazer even offers a high-performance version wearing the famous SS logo and packing a 395-horsepower, 6.0-liter V8 under its hood. A long list of optional equipment makes it easy to personalize the TrailBlazer, creating a rolling recreation room for the kids in a safe and stylish package both mom and dad can feel good about.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need something bigger than an Equinox but not as massive as a Suburban, the TrailBlazer will probably fit well into your life (as well as your garage). It has good front- and rear-seat legroom, lots of headroom and a fair amount of cargo space.

You May Not Like This Car If...

You may not like the TrailBlazer if you're looking for car-like handling or need the convenience of a third-row seat.

What's Significant About This Car?

Major changes for 2007 include three new colors and a standard tire pressure monitoring system. The long wheelbase model has been discontinued.

Driving the TrailBlazer

Driving Impressions The standard engine is the powerhouse 4.2-liter in-line six. This amazing engine has the power of a small V8, delivering ample passing power at all speeds. If, however, more torque...

is required for towing, the addition of a 5.3-liter V8 is available.

The TrailBlazer's steering wheel has a solid, firm feel to it, devoid of the floating disconnect inherent in so many power steering systems. You always have a good idea where the TrailBlazer is going, and its tight steering and double A-arm front suspension frees you from constantly making corrections to keep the vehicle from drifting out of its lane. A firm brake pedal brings the TrailBlazer to a quick stop every time, and the brakes show little fade after repeated use.

Rear Seats
Extended models feature easy-access third-row seats.

Displacement-On-Demand V8
With DOD technology, also known as Active Fuel Management, the 5.3-liter V8 runs on four cylinders when not under load. All eight cylinders come on-line nearly instantaneously once the accelerator is depressed.

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Details
Interior

The TrailBlazer's interior is typically Chevrolet: Simple and clean. The seating is firm and the dash and controls are handsomely adorned in wood trim and sturdy black plastic. Backlighting on the power window buttons and steering wheel-mounted controls are two excellent features often overlooked by many other manufacturers. Chevrolet offers some of the most sophisticated electronic toys on the market, including rear-seat DVD entertainment and OnStar telematics.

Exterior

The TrailBlazer's rugged yet refined pose seems as comfortable off-road as in the valet parking lot. Tall doors make it easy to get in without bumping your head, and enough glass lines the sides to give the driver a nearly-uninterrupted view through 360 degrees. The Trailblazer SS trim gets jet black paint, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and a lowered ride height.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The TrailBlazer comes standard with dual-zone manual air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), StabiliTrak electronic stability control, illuminated entry, power liftgate release, AM/FM stereo with CD, rear window wiper/washer and aluminum wheels. The LT model adds keyless entry, garage door opener, heated mirrors, eight-way power driver's seat and a Driver Information Center.

Optional Equipment

Options for the TrailBlazer include four-wheel drive, a 5.3-liter V8, power sunroof, rear DVD entertainment system (LT), limited-slip rear differential, OnStar, touch-screen navigation radio, front- and second-row head-curtain airbags and power-adjustable foot pedals.

Under the Hood

The 4.2-liter in-line six is terrific, unless you're towing something really big. The 5.3-liter V8 is an excellent option for those who need more power. Its Active Fuel Management technology helps out with highway fuel economy. For those eager for a high-performance SUV, the SS version, complete with 6.0-liter V8, is the clear choice.

4.2-liter in-line 6
291 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
277 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/22 (2WD automatic), 15/21 (4WD automatic)

5.3-liter V8
302 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
330 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/22 (2WD automatic), 15/21 (4WD automatic),

6.0-liter V8
395 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
400 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/19 (2WD automatic), 14/17 (AWD automatic)

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2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 1781 Ratings for the 2002 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.6/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

118,000 miles and only three repairs

By on Saturday, September 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"80,000 miles on first set of tires Still has original brakes Avg mpg 19, about 21 on the highway 1st repair) 90,000 miles New throttle body $596 2nd repair)100,000 miles Idler pulley bearing $177 3rd repair)110,000 miles Front wheel bearing $417"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Not ANY problems. One owner. Selling due to death.

By on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,434

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Always kept inside. New tires.(2000 miles ago) New brakes. (1000 miles ago) Quiet smooth ride. Bose system. White/Gray leather interior. Super clean engine! (No runs! No drips! No errors!"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Average

By on Friday, September 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable ride, nice sound system (JBL w/6 disc)"

Cons: "4L60E transmission failure at 32,000 miles"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"My 2002 Trailblazer LTZ 4WD has been 'average' for reliability. The transmission on this vehicle (and other GM vehicles) The 4L60E transmission has a high failure rate due to a sun-shell and input gear defect. Cost about 2700.00 to replace if out of warranty. Otherwise, its been a decent SUV. Fuel mileage in mine ranged from 17-23mpg...Not the best in the mid-size SUV class. As long as you keep up on the maintenance, the Trailblazer should last a long time....Not trouble-free, though. 4.2 I-6 engines are known to overheat if abused enough by poor driving habits. It is no high performance motor by any means. NEVER let the 4.2L get low on oil for too long...you'll pay a big price for doing so. The good things about it? The sound system, smooth ride, steering wheel controls are convenient and help keep your eyes on the road. 4WD handles well in adverse conditions. Low range 4WD mode is exceptional as well."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

I love my vehicle

By on Friday, September 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Dependable, good gas mileage"

Cons: "rattling sound from suspension"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this vehicle in 2007 and have not had any major problems with it. I have been over the road with it from Michigan to Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas and Illinois and she has not missed a lick. The Gas mileage is very good and besides from a few rattles I would not trade it for the world. I am thinking of getting a newer vehicle and giving this to my son and that is only because I know it is a dependable vehicle and I can trust it to be as good to him as it was to me."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best car I have ever owned.

By on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We have had very few problems with this vehicle. 11 years of reliability. Never sluggish, and pretty fair mileage for this size of car with 4 wheel drive. A work horse for transporting items to and from our cottage."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

best I ever owned

By on Friday, August 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,880

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "heat & a/c in rear seat area, roomy, smooth ride"

Cons: "NONE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have not had any issues with this vehicle and have never had more than an oil change, tires, regular maintenance done. Too bad this SUV is no longer made because it is the best ever. I have driven many vehicles and have been happiest and most impressed with this one. I don't look at ever getting rid of this vehicle until I can't drive it anymore.....that may a very long time"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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