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in 2009 Affordable Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $10,518 - $18,205
Original MSRP: $29,155 - $39,330
MPG: 14 City / 20 Hwy
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2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Interior

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Roominess is one of the TrailBlazer's main assets. However, reviewers complain about the styling and quality of the interior, saying it looks and feels cheaper than nearly every other entry in its class.

  • "The similar Envoy and 9-7X have more-upscale interiors than TrailBlazer, but all suffer generic fabrics and unappealing hard, molded plastics that fall well short of most competitors' decor." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The TrailBlazer offers a good amount of space for passengers and cargo, but it has one of the cheapest-looking interiors in the automotive world." -- Car and Driver
  • "The TrailBlazer's cabin is rather bland and constructed with some subpar materials, but the layout is straightforward and it's reasonably comfortable for up to five adults." -- Edmunds

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Seating

The TrailBlazer seats five people and boasts a spacious second row.

  • "Good headroom and legroom, even for taller folks. The seats are too soft for best support but are not uncomfortable." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Interior space is ample, and the seats are somewhat firm." -- Cars.com
  • "The SS has front bucket seats that are more supportive than those found on regular TrailBlazers. But, as with all TrailBlazers, there's plenty of room in the front and rear seat areas." -- MSN

Interior Features

The TrailBlazer offers standard features that are average for the class, including air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cruise control, OnStar, auxiliary power outlets, a tilt steering column, an AM/FM stereo with CD player and satellite radio. For 2009, Bluetooth phone connectivity is now available. Reviewers appreciate the simple controls for the navigation system.

  • "Most switchgear works smoothly, but adjusting the low-mounted climate controls forces a long look from road. The available touch screen navigation/audio system is fairly easy to use, and doesn't complicate stereo adjustments." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Gauges can be quickly read and climate controls are commendably large, although set rather low for drivers with short arms. Also, the console-mounted gearshift partially blocks the front cupholders near the dashboard when the transmission is in drive mode." -- MSN

Cargo

The TrailBlazer offers good cargo room for its class, with 41 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row or 80.1 cubic feet with the second row folded. Reviewers appreciate the multiple storage cubbies.

  • "The 60/40 split 2nd-row seat converts easily, helped by automatic-folding headrests. The tailgate's opening glass sits too high up for easy routine loading/unloading. The cabin has a good array of pockets and compartments for small items." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The large cargo area has a low, wide opening and the second-row seat easily flips and folds entirely forward, providing an impressively large cargo area." -- MSN

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