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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 1846 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

Good transportation for the money

By on Thursday, January 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Good value for price"

Cons: "Needs transmission work."

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

"The car still does not use any oil between changes every 5000 miles. Has an almost new set of tires on the car. My son has driven this car since it had 20k miles on it. No wrecks, no tickets. Already replaced brakes. Needs work on the transmission which is the original. Front driver power seat is usable but not operative. Radio is fine. 4 wheel drive is fine. Has trailer hitch. Seats are fine."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great vehicle for all around uses

By on Wednesday, January 06, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,368

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great utility for a small SUV with plenty of power"

Cons: "in town gas millage"

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

"Bought it a year old, drove it from CA to MN while pulling a car through the rocky mountains. Handled great have pulled quads, snowmobiles, and watercraft no issues. Drove through snow and ice undeterred. I put over 115,000 in the 8.5 years I have owned it living in MN, CO, CA. I would still have it, if some idiot in the fog hadn't totaled it. Never had any mechanical issues with it. I wish GM still made the trailblazer and offered the 4.2L I6 engine in either the Acadia or Traverse."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great SUV

By on Friday, December 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 113,500

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Smooth, quiet ride and easy to work on"

Cons: "Not very offroad capable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"This vehicle is a great SUV for family, recreation and work. Large trunk space and plenty of room for passengers. Towing capabilities are average for an SUV. Will tow a small trailer with a couple fourwheelers or snowmobiles, but you definitely know it's behind you because of the greater acceleration times and braking distances. Fuel economy is so-so with my personal average mpg around 16.5-17.5, but on a long trip you can squeeze around 450+ miles out of a tank of gas. Performance is not the greatest with the 4.2L L6 putting out only 235hp, it takes a little time getting up to highway speeds (0-60 in about 9 seconds), but does get the jobs done. Modifications are few and far between with the most common performance mods available being cold-air intakes, plug-n-play electronics and exhaust systems. Personally the best thing you can add to this vehicle would be a K&N filter. For me this didn't add power, but I do get better throttle response and about 15% better mpg than stock. 4x4 is okay as well. It definitely makes a difference in the tires you put on. General all season tires get the job done in a few inches of snow, but you'll be stranded if you try driving through 7"+. One plus side to the 4x4 is there is little to no noise from the transfer case or front differential. In 4x4 or 2x4, this SUV is a very nice and quiet ride. My Trailblazer has been very reliable so far with no major repairs needed, just the regular maintenance. As far as working on this vehicle, there's more access to common engine parts under the hood and to the steering, suspension, brakes and hub/bearings compared to my previously owned vehicles and they're fairly simple to change. Overall I give this vehicle a 7/10 rating for being a good quality SUV that's comfortable and reliable."

12 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Nice Pickup and Decent MPG!

By on Monday, November 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good value, nice pickup and acceleration"

Cons: "Some rusting at hinge points on doors"

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

"Bought this Certified with <5k miles 4 years ago from a local dealer for a very good price of 17k. Now approaching 20k miles on the engine. Definitely a nice "truck" ride with good pickup, very good handling overall and really decent layout, lots of room when you put the rear seats down. Overall very happy so far. Between oil changes just had to change out the TPMS sensors on 2 tires. Continue to treat the trim to make them more weather resistant and blacker in appearance. Recently cleaned up the headlights with a restore kit. Added and aftermarket head unit and speakers as the stock stuff just was not that good. Really good car IMHO, overall a solid 8. Also, just started using Lucas Fuel Treatment, seems to have improved my mpg just a bit...now get just over 20 mpg combined, not bad for SE FL driving with AC almost in use most of the year. Maybe I got lucky but lots of Home Depot runs show it is a good car but you definitely need to maintain it like any."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

I GOT A PRETTY GOOD TRAILBLAZER

By on Sunday, November 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "IT'S AN ALL AROUND GREAT USED SUV TO HAVE"

Cons: "NONE YET BUT I DO WISH WE GOT AN 8 CYL OVER A 6"

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

"WE RECENTLY BOUGHT A VERY NICE USED 2004 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER 4X4, WELL WE GOT A GOOD ONE! ONE OWNER WHO SHOWED IT MUCH LUV & TOOK VERY GOOD CARE OF IT, WHICH I THANK THEM FOR CUZ IT RUNS & DRIVES LIKE ALMOST NEW, STARTS UP WITH BARELY A TURN OF THE KEY & THE INSIDE IS VERY CLEAN TOO...BUT BESIDE ALL THAT IT HAS A SMOOTH RIDE & WE HEAR NOTHING OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD INSIDE & THERE'S ALOT OF LEGROOM IN THE FRONT & BACK, NOT THAT I'M TALL (5'6") BUT MY 6'1" SON CAN RIDE & DRIVE IT COMFORTABLY."

12 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Reliable suv

By on Sunday, November 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Fun, reliable, spacious"

Cons: "recall on driver passenger window"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"This was my first SUV, and drove it around a lot. I drove up North towards Oregan twice, and to Vegas a couple of times. Very spacious for taking camping gear. Loved this car, but ready to sell soon."

2 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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