2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer – check on the honest off-road

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As you know, the classic, framed off-road SUV in our day is steadily dying out. Heavy, frame-bridge, brutal and rough in manners – today, they are the last of the dinosaurs. Therefore, every new vehicle of this type in the age of SUV fashion.

One such “non-trending” event recently was the debut of the second generation of the midsize SUV Chevrolet Trailblazer facelift, which, was firstly presented in March 2012 at the motor show in Bangkok.

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2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer release date

The manufacturer has delayed the update, last time it happened in 2014. The nearest update will be available in mid 2017.

Release date: mid 2017

2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer redesign

The second “Trailblazer” – new utilitarian pickup truck Chevrolet Colorado in the Thai-Brazilian bottling.

2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer price

According to preliminary data, prices for Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 will start with $40,000.

Compare with the 2017 Chevy Tahoe price

2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer interior

Fans of thorough finishing materials and cool bells and whistles you may not read – the pioneer saloon of 2017 show off nothing. The massive instrument panel has an interesting design, the original decision of climate control unit, but not of islet softness: all plastic in the interior is not expensive on look and feel.

The driving position is high (not nearly on the floor, as, for example, some Japanese classmates), but the seats, though covered with good leather, seemingly simple-minded and in the General surroundings look slightly alien. Cloth trimming would have looked more natural here.

Spacious: a lot room, even on the third row (the new Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 is 7-seater).

Gauges in the “pits” like in Chevy Camaro coupe look interesting, but not very informative: the scale is small, and the arrows overlap the numbers. But the trip computer is useful, it knows almost everything: runs, average and current speed, the amount of power consumption and amount of used fuel, battery voltage, engine hours accumulated, the temperature outside and even in the gearbox.

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2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer off-road

On off-road feats inciting the clearance, which amounts to 10 inches at the front, with 16-inch wheels and a more solid 10.5 in with wheels of 265/60 R18 dimension. The motor bottom is covered with a steel protection, the box is pressed under the bottom, and the powerful aluminum case partially covers the frame. Climbing through the fields, The pull of the diesel was enough to beat mud and sand even on the top row of transmission. If you include a lower level with a ratio of 2,62 (Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – 1,9), Trailblazer turns into a stubborn tractor, crawling forward until there is clearance under the bottom and “hook” the wheels. Despite universal tires Bridgestone Dueler H/T, 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer creep nearly everywhere. The off-road ability might be increased by lowering tire pressure on mud, sand and snow surfaces.

Steel protection of the engine and tank as standard equipment. Transmission is high, the case covers the frame. Perhaps the most vulnerable element here is hanging below the frame side muffler.

2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer engine

The new car is trying to recoup the engine and the behavior on the track. Under the hood, test car employs a 2.8-liter GM Duramax turbodiesel. It is also available to order a car with a 3.6-liter V6 with a capacity of 239 HP (torque – 242 ft lb). The Duramax is equipped with direct fuel injection and the turbocharger with variable geometry, which “blows” from the motor 180 HP and the torque of 346 ft lb. Paired with the engine works 6-speed automatic transmission, while the opponents has only 5-speed “automatic”. Diesel pulls the car easily, transmission change gears smoothly and fairly quick. However, the SUV is heavy (4761 lbs), diesel is catching slowly: the car is with automatic transmission accelerates to 60 mph in 12.5 seconds (the slowest rate), whereas a lighter car with a gasoline engine needs only 8.8 sec.

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2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer equipment

With many electronic assistants, the 2017 Trailblazer will be able to conquer the road of any complexity.

The basic package Chevrolet Trailblazer will include: climate control, leather upholstery, stability system, parking sensors, radio with 8 speakers, 4 airbags.

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2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer pictures

2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer V6
Drivetrain
Engine type DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection
Displacement 3,6L
Power/torque 239 hp; 242 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 112 inch
Length 192 in
Height 72.7 in
Passenger volume N/A
Cargo volume N/A
Performance
0-60 N/A
Top speed N/A
PRICE RANGE: $28,000-$37,000 (est)
Competitors: Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango, Buick Enclave

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Comments
  • Bill Cenne

    No Trailblazer is worth $40,000. And no one will ever use the third row seating, scrap it. If they get the price in the twenty thousands, they will be the best selling SUV in history. I’m not sure they want that, they want to capitalize on the well known and respected name recognition for the highest profit, just like the Impala, Camaro, and Corvette names.

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Chevrolet SUV for EU market will be updated for 2017, getting new turbodiesel engines and some minor improvements for the interior.

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