Chevrolet TrailBlazer Models and TrailBlazer History

Originally conceived as an upscale trim level version of the Chevrolet Blazer in 1999, the TrailBlazer became its own mid-sized sport utility vehicle in 2002. Replacing the Blazer small sport utility vehicle, the TrailBlazer invoked a stronger sense of refinement than its predecessor did. Aiming for the middle-class families that were tempted by the Ford Explorer, the 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer came standard with a 270-horsepower 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system, air conditioning as well as front and side-impact airbags. One year after the sales premiere of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, the mid-sized sport utility vehicle was expanded to include an extended length model and a new engine.


Included with third row seating, the seven-passenger 2003 TrailBlazer EXT Along with possessing a cargo volume of 100.2 cubic feet with the back two rows of seating folded down, the Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT’s production lasted from 2003 to 2006. Also in 2003, a 290-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8 powerplant was first offered on a Chevrolet mid-sized sport utility vehicle. Optional with the TrailBlazer EXT model, the V-8 engine provided enough momentum to tow up to 7,200 pounds. A North Face Edition package was also introduced on the 2003 TrailBlazer the included special seating as well as standard liftgate luggage rack, rain-sense windshield wipers and a clothesline.


Another V-8 engine was planted into the Chevrolet TrailBlazer for 2006 as an SS model was introduced. The 2006 TrailBlazer SS received a 395-horsepower 6.0-liter V-8 paired with a sport-tuned suspension, 20-inch wheels and some minor styling changes. The truck-based TrailBlazer ended production after the 2009 model year and was replaced by the more car-like Chevrolet Traverse crossover. Discontinued in North America since 2009, Chevrolet revived the TrailBlazer name in 2012 for some international markets.

New and Used TrailBlazer Prices, Chevrolet TrailBlazer Model Years and History

A popular midsize SUV, the 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is known for its smooth ride, roomy interior, numerous features and low sticker price.
The 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a mid-size SUV that comes standard with electronic stability control.
A mid-size SUV with seating for five, the 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer now comes standard with GM's StabiliTrak control system to keep things moving smoothly on any type of road condition.
A mid-size SUV with seating for five, the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer can be had with 4WD or 2WD, and all versions are equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission.
Slotting in size under the Suburban and Tahoe, the 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is a mid-size SUV that seats five passengers and is available with a V6 or a new V8 engine.
The 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is a mid-size five-passenger SUV available with RWD or 4WD and a bunch of new optional equipment for the new model year.
The 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is a four-door mid-size SUV that has room for up to five passengers and a 275 hp six-cylinder engine under the hood.
A brand-new mid-size SUV, the stylish 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is available with a standard wheelbase that seats five or the EXT extended version which can fit up to seven passengers.