Compare Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs. Toyota 4Runner vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Compare the Chevrolet TrailBlazer against the Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the TrailBlazer, 4Runner and Grand Cherokee stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new TrailBlazer, 4Runner and Grand Cherokee. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2009 Toyota 4Runner 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2009 Toyota 4Runner 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • 2-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • 2-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • 4-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • 4-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • 2-Wheel Drive LT 3LT
  • 4-Wheel Drive LT 3LT
  • 2-Wheel Drive SS 3SS
  • 4-Wheel Drive SS 3SS
RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (SE)
RWD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Laredo
  • 4WD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • RWD 4dr Overland *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr SRT-8
  • 4WD 4dr Overland *Ltd Avail*


MSRP $29,155 $28,640 $30,450
Invoice $27,260 $25,860 $28,090
Avg. Paid $10,518 $17,133 $12,657

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.5 8.6 7.5
Critics' Rating 6.3 8.4 8.2
Performance 6.9 8.3 8.5
Interior 6.7 7.7 8.0
Cost to Own N/A 8.7 8.5
Safety 7.0 8.1 8.5
Reliability 3.0 5.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

  • Roomy interior
  • Powerful engines
  • Superb build quality
  • Tons of rugged capabilities
  • Exceptional reliability rating
  • Upscale, refined interior
  • Comfortable ride on-road
  • Nearly unbeatable off-road
  • Terrible safety scores
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Shoddy interior materials
  • Uncomfortable ride quality
  • Cramped available third row
  • Poor safety scores
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Crossover SUVs are more composed on road
  • Back seat isn’t especially roomy

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 4.2L/254 Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas V6 3.7L/225
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SR5 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 113.0 109.8 109.5
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 188.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 75.2 85.5
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 69.3 68.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
Step Up Height - Side (in)

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Optional Standard Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4045 4261

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Optional
Tires - Front All-Terrain Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional Standard Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional


Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Standard Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Optional
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.1 108.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.7 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 46.9 41.8 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 58.0 59.1
Front Hip Room (in) 56.0 55.3 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.1 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 34.6 34.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.2 58.5
Second Hip Room (in) 58.2 55.4 55.3
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 80.1 75.1 66.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 41.0 42.2 29.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Optional
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 4.2L/254 4.0L/241 3.7L/225
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 285 @ 6000 236 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 276 @ 4600 266 @ 4000 235 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.4 37.4 37.1


Diesel Fuel Optional
Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21 21
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 23.0 21.1


Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA independent
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Live Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double wishbone w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil spring w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Coil


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.