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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 1799 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

Best car I ever owned

By on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Could drive for hours and my back never hurt"

Cons: "No navigation system"

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

"Never had major problems. Best Highway car I ever had. In town it could use a little more power. Extremely comfortable seats with power lumbar support."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

2006 4x4 4.2L

By on Sunday, December 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "4x4 works great"

Cons: "Nickel and dime ya to death with minor issues."

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

"Have owned this trailblazer for 6 years now. Love the 4 wheel drive. Pulls trailer well. It's been a good vehicle, I bought it with 30k miles on it has 117k now. Have had a few issues. Idle pulley, water pump, transfer case seal, wiper module, high speed blower relay, idle air control valve. tie rods, starter. Has check engine light on now and has an idle problem sometimes dies when stopping. Lights flicker at times. Dealer cant figure out the problem with that. I'm tired of paying diagnostic fees and they cant fix it. (3 times now). Been driving it that way for two years now. Overall good vehicle for a newer model. To bad they can't build em like they did in the 60's and 70's to last a lifetime with minimal problems."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Excellent car.....most reliable ever owned.

By on Sunday, November 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Dependability, power, looks, easy to drive"

Cons: "Front seat construction.....only con!"

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

"Our 2005 Trailblazer is the best we've ever owned out of 3. Aside from a couple of fuse problems over the years, we have yet to have any sort of major mechanical problem. The car handles extremely well, on and off road. We have been in all sorts of weather conditions, and it has gotten us anywhere we wanted to go."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

best vehicle I have owned

By on Monday, November 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

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

"had it about 11 yrs just hit a deer so probably totaled but if not I'll still will be driving it very dependable"

7 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Almost everything went wrong with this car

By on Saturday, October 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 109,800

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Truning radius rocks, fast and responsive"

Cons: "Weird problems pop up"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"This car has been such a lemon that I am considering no more Chevys! But, knock on wood, it is still running like a champ. All the shocks went bad, the heated seats have been faulty twice, 3 years in a row one of the coils went bad, The anti-lock braking system is completely gone (which does not effect my actual brakes at all and would cost almost the value of the car to fix), The AC went out once, the seat memory system (for 2 different drivers) has lost it's memory, The makeup mirror on the visor broke & doesn't light (but the bulb still works when pushed)"

13 people out of 29 found this review helpful

I bought this SUV new and would do it again.

By on Friday, October 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 254,000

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

Pros: "Good machine, utility, and design."

Cons: "Let you know when I find one."

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

"This truck did all I asked it too, I drove it hard some times, had a few reasonable repairs over the years. Drove it across country with five passengers and all our soccer gear."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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