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2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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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 1827 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

handling is excellent, great power

By on Friday, July 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "superior suv. period."

Cons: "radio replaced under warranty; no other cons"

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

"lots of room in the back with the middle seats up, interior holds up well, comfortable for long drives, bose sound system is super, maneuvers superior in traffic, wish it were still made!! would definitely buy another SS, LOVE this suv"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Perfect for young drivers

By on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 188,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "smooth riding, spacious, comfortable, reliable"

Cons: "Paint chips, rusts easily, speakers not durable"

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

"Bought my 2004 trailblazer in 2011 second hand with 77000 miles on it. It was a salvaged title when bought but you could never tell. In four years of owning this car and adding over 100000 miles to it, minor repairs have had to be done with one major repair which was the transmission. Perfect for an 18 year old about to go to college, very comfortable ride, plenty of storage space and easy to drive not to mention extremely safe. Great car if your looking to get a mid size safe and reliable suv."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Good value for the money, it is a work horse

By on Friday, July 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Pulls my 25' travel trailer with no issues. Too bad GM does not have a comparable vehicle today except for the Tahoe which is bigger and more pricey. Decent on gas 17 city 21 highway 12 pulling the trailer, keeping speed about 60 Drives great, rides great and looks masculine"

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

250,000 and still reliable

By on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable for years"

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

"My Trailblazer is a 2002 and has 250,000 miles on it. It's still very reliable, with only minor mechanical work done over the years. Body still looks great, engine and tranny working just fine."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Very reliable!

By on Friday, June 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 163,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "good towing and cargo space, comfortable"

Cons: "needs better rust proofing"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I have use this vehicle mostly for commuting. 55 mile a day! Although, at times, have had to haul trailors or equipment. What ever the propose, it has shown its worth."

9 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Best driving and riding vehicle I have owned.

By on Friday, June 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,624

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort"

Cons: "Gas"

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

"Best driving and riding vehicle I have owned. That is why I have had it 12 years. Would like better gas mileage."

9 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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