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Average User Score
4.5 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 14 reviews
2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 14 reviews
A sport utility vehicle that takes the word "sport" seriously, the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer hides a hotrod under its shell. The five-seater SUV comes in a variety of standard LT trims or the performance-oriented SS trims, both available in either rear-wheel or full-time all-wheel drive. The LT comes equipped with a choice of a 4.2-liter, 285-hp I6 or 5.3-liter, 300-hp Vortec V8 with cylinder deactivation for better fuel economy. A 6.0-liter, 390-hp V8 powers the sporty SS models, taking it from 0-60 in under six seconds. All models come with a 4-speed HydraMatic auto tran.
New features for the 2008 Trailblazer include standard side curtain airbags across the lineup and XM satellite radio. Enhanced safety is provided by standard ABS brakes, traction and StabiliTrak control, 17-inch alloy wheels, and rollover protection. Rear seats split-fold for up to 80 cubic feet of cargo space, and the base models come well equipped with power features, CD player, and cruise control. The SS eliminates extra body weight (no roof rack or cladding) to make the most of its V8 engine, and improved handling and tight turn radius are helped by a one-inch lower ride height (7.8 inches in the LT), bigger front stabilizer bar, and stiffer springs. The SS has a sportier appearance as well, offered in monochrome colors, with sleeker lines and more menacing front grille.
The AWD in the LTs features low-range gearing for off-road performance and it can be engaged on dry pavement. Equipped with the I6, the 2008 Trailblazer reports 16/22 mpg, while the V8 reduces that to 14/17, so you shouldn't buy this or any SUV if fuel economy is a concern. Owners are impressed with the tight handling and turning ratio. The interior is comfortable and spacious, with decent cargo capacity, and the V8 eye-poppingly fast, making the Trailblazer attractive to parents who need to cart around children during the day, but like to unleash their inner performance driver at night when the kids are in bed.
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer Questions
2008 Chevy Trailblazer Sss. When In Drive It Feels Like Its Harder Than Usu...
When in Drive i have to accelerate more than usual to start moving. Wasn't doing that yesterday and just started out of nowhere. In reverse it seems normal so why only in drive? What could it pos...
Transmission Shifting Problems
When I take off in drive the seems to hang between gears and engine will race. I can slow down and manually shift into the right gear and it will start shifting properly. This this does not happen e...
Po 171 Code
check engine light is on getting a po 171 code. car is running fine
Where Is The Dash Illumination Dial On A 2008 Trailblazer?
The dash lights on my 2008 TrailBlazer are not as bright as they were. Where is the dash illumination dial/switch to make them brighter?
2008 Trailblazer Low Fuel Light
lightThe low fuel light does go on when I start the vehicle but I think it is not registering when the tank is really low....is that possible?