2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4.2 inline six from North America
Chevy did their homework!
Nothing has gone wrong with the vehicle yet, nor would I expect it to with 4,500 miles on it.
After have previously owning 2 Blazers, I was anxious to find out about this new Trailblazer. Boy was I glad I did. This vehicle is the real deal! A nice compromise between the Blazer and Tahoe, the Trailblazer offers the power of the Tahoe (270 hp), but the ride like that of a Honda Accord. Yes, I said Honda Accord. This thing is smooth, more than adequate room on the inside, and nothing has been overlooked on this SUV. You don't feel like you are going to tip when going hard into a corner.
I have already taken the Trailblazer on 2 trips and the highway ride is impressive. When comparing to the Explorer, it isn't even close. The V8 in the Explorer offers 31 less horsepower, more than 2000 lbs less towing capacity, and interior room is bigger in almost every capacity on the Trailblazer.
Simply put, Chevy did their homework. I got the LS package which is generously equipped. I elected for the On-Star package as well which I highly recommend. Go drive one, I guarantee you will be impressed. You should be since the sister to the Trailblazer, the Envoy, is the Motor Trend Truck of the Year.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th December, 2001
27th Feb 2003, 10:10
I purchased my new 2003 Trailblazer LS a few weeks ago.
It handles nicely. Its smooth over rough roads and is incredible quiet when cruising the highways.
The power builds steadily without out abrupt bursts like you would experience with a V8. It cruises at 65 mph at 1600 rpm. Now that's how you save on gas mileage!!
Estimate is 21 mpg on the highway. After the break in period I believe it just might do better on long straight stretches off road.