Used 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV
Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV
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The midsize 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV may be one of the older designs on the market, but its 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 that's perfectly suited for towing moderate loads. The TrailBlazer is also available as a high-performance version wearing the famous SS logo and packing a 390-horsepower, 6.0-liter V8 under its hood. Still, the TrailBlazer is beginning to show its age and faces tough competition from within its own family. For about the same price, the new eight-passenger Chevrolet Traverse offers more interior room, better handling and safety features and superior fuel economy.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you need something bigger than an Equinox but not as massive as a Suburban, the 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer will probably fit well into your life (as well as your garage). It has good front- and rear-seat legroom, a fair amount of cargo space and the ability to tow up to 6,800 pounds (SS model).
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 New for 2009
For 2009, OnStar 8.0 now offers Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity. The 5.3-liter V8 option has been dropped.
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 6.0-liter V8 found in the SS model 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.
The standard 4.2-liter in-line six-cylinder engine offers more power than some V8s and commendably good fuel economy, as well.
The words "fun to drive" and "SUV" rarely go hand in hand, but they do when talking about the SS package's sport tuned suspension, big tire and wheel package and 390-horsepower V8.
The TrailBlazer's interior is typically Chevrolet: Simple and clean. However, the design is definitely 90s-era Chevy and lacks the sophistication found on newer models such as the Tahoe and Traverse. The seating is firm and the dash and controls are adorned in wood trim and sturdy black plastic. Backlighting on the power window buttons and steering wheel-mounted controls are two excellent features that aid while driving at night. Chevrolet offers a number of sophisticated electronic toys, including rear-seat DVD entertainment and OnStar telematics.
The 2009 Chevrolet 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 there's enough glass 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. Due to its age, popular features such as a power liftgate and HID headlamps are not part of the TrailBlazer's option list.
Notable Standard Equipment
The 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT features 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, aluminum wheels, keyless entry, garage door opener, eight-way power driver's seat and a Driver Information Center. The SS trim adds a 6.0-liter V8, larger brakes, performance suspension, 20-inch wheels and SS logo badging.
Notable Optional Equipment
Options for the TrailBlazer include four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive (SS), power sunroof, rear DVD entertainment system, limited-slip rear differential, touch-screen navigation radio and power-adjustable foot pedals.
Under the Hood
The 4.2-liter in-line six is terrific, unless you're towing something really big. It provides plenty of power, decent highway fuel economy and quiet operation. The 6.0-liter V8 is an excellent option for those who need more power, but it carries a high price tag and consumes fuel like there's no tomorrow.
4.2-liter in-line 6
285 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
276 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/20 (2WD), 14/20 (4WD)
390 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
400 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 12/16 (2WD), 12/16 (AWD)
The TrailBlazer LT's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts just under $30,000, with four-wheel drive adding a little over $2,000 to the bottom line. Pricing for the SS model ranges from about $38,000 to $44,000, depending upon options. The Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price paid by consumers in your area, so be sure to check it out before you buy. When it comes to resale, the TrailBlazer does not hold its value as well as rivals from Toyota and Nissan, and trails the Ford Explorer by a few percentage points.
Chevrolet TrailBlazer Consumer Reviews
February 28, 2018
Great truck, had its hiccups
Bought a Trailblazer SS in 2009 for some summer fun and winter driving with the AWD. currently sitting at 127k miles it has been nothing...
November 12, 2017
My 2006 2WD LS Trailblazer has provided dependable, trouble free transportation from 2006 through the present year 2017. The L6...
November 11, 2017
GREATEST CAR IVE EVER HAD
Wonderful vehicle. Ive had it for 6 years with no problems. I do regular maintenance on it and I love my TB LT which has always started...
July 16, 2017
Most reliable vehicle I have ever owned
We have had our trailblazer for 13 years now, and its started every time. No major problems. We now have 175575 miles on it and it still...
May 03, 2017
I love my trailblazer!
I have owned this traliblazer for the past 7 years and it has been a great car. My only negative complaint is the gas mileage. For a...
Just My Two Cents
April 24, 2017
I LOVE IT ~~~ WISH THEY WERE AVAILABLE! ID BUY!
This is the BEST vehicle we have ever owned. I bought it new 15 years ago. We pulled a 22 foot sport boat home to Ark. from Pensacola...
April 21, 2017
The best SUV ever. On my 2nd one.
Has way more power than youd expect from a 4 liter inline 6. Ride is just right. In 4wd with the Goodyear Assurance triple tread tires I...
April 10, 2017
i love this car it is the best so far
December 25, 2016
Best Bang for the Buck
I purchased the 2006 Trailblazer LS 2WD new and have had outstanding service since purchasing this vehicle. The L6 engine provides...
October 06, 2016
This is the best and most dependable automobile that I have ever owned.