2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Review
This review was written when the 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer was new.
The TrailBlazer falls short of top competitors in reliability, refined interior and -- unless you're talking about the powerful SS model -- performance. If you're in the market for an affordable midsize SUV, you should also consider the Honda Pilot, GMC Acadia and Nissan Murano.
The 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, reviewers say, has more power than its chassis can handle and lacks the general refinement of its competitors. "Strong performance, a roomy cabin and plentiful features are strong points for the 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer," says Edmunds, "but mediocre interior materials and handling (SS model excepted) prevent our full endorsement." And while many reviewers agree with Car and Driver in finding the TrailBlazer "spacious, comfortable and well equipped," most also find its style, both inside and out, a bit dated. This leads Consumer Guide to conclude that the TrailBlazer "is now on death row."
The TrailBlazer is priced competitively, though the price tag increases considerably with an upgrade to the high-performance SS. MSN points out that the TrailBlazer is "the most affordable of GM's truck-type midsize sport-utility vehicles," and says that the SS is "a bargain considering what it adds to the standard version. It provides the best of two worlds -- the utilitarian benefits of a truck and much of a sports sedan's driving kicks." Kelley Blue Book reports, "When it comes to resale, the TrailBlazer does not hold its value as well as rivals from Toyota and Nissan." IntelliChoice gives the TrailBlazer a rating of "worse than average" for its predicted five-year cost of ownership, compared to other vehicles in its class.
The 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is available in three main trims: the base LS, the LT and the SS. The SS is broken down into two sub-trims: the 1SS and the top-of-the line 3SS.