Carried over from 2007, the 2008 Chevy Trailblazer is a staple in Chevrolet's mid-size SUV lineup. Introduced in 1999, the Trailblazer is considered an upscale, affordably priced SUV, and a good value.
With three engines available, a 4.2 liter inline 6 with 285 horsepower, 5.3 liter V8 with 300 horsepower, and 6.0 liter V8 with 390 horsepower, the Trailblazer is powerful enough for most SUV duties and is able to tow up to 6,800 pounds.
A 4-speed automatic transmission drives either the rear wheels or all four wheels.
The Trailblazer seats five comfortably. Standard features include 4-wheel disc ABS, electronic stability control, the LATCH child restraint system, and OnStar with one year's subscription. Optional features include head-curtain side airbags, a DVD entertainment system, and a touch-screen navigation system.
EPA mileage estimates are 14 miles per gallon in the city and a respectable 20 on the highway.
Pricing for a 2008 Trailblazer starts at $26,815, and can top the $40,000 mark when fully loaded.
The 2008 Chevy Trailblazer offers plenty of power, versatility and comfort in a solid mid-sized SUV.