Chevrolet TrailBlazer - 2009

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Overview

Models:

Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT and SS

Body style / driveline:

4-door, 5-passenger, front-engine, 2- and 4-wheel-drive midsize sport utilities

Construction:

body on frame

EPA vehicle class:

midsize sport utility

Manufacturing location:

Moraine, Ohio

Key competitors:

Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, Toyota 4-Runner

 Engines

 

Vortec 4.2L I-6 (LL8)

6.0L V-8 (LS2)

Type:

4.2L I-6

6.0L V-8

Displacement (cu in / cc):

256 / 4157

364 / 5967

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

3.66 x 4.01 / 93 x 102

4.00 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92

Block material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

dual overhead camshafts, continuously variable valve timing, 4 valves per cylinder

overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder, hydraulic roller lifters

Ignition system:

coil-on-plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs

coil near plug

Fuel delivery:

sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

10.3:1

10.9:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

285 / 213 @ 6000*

390 / 291 @ 6000

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

276 / 374 @ 4600*

400 / 542 @ 4000

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

premium fuel recommended but not required

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6300

6600

Emissions controls:

3-way catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation, evaporative collection system, variable valve timing

evaporative system, catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation

EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):

14 / 20 (2WD)

14 / 20 (AWD)

12 / 16 (2WD)

12 / 16 (AWD)

Transmissions

 

Hydra-Matic 4L60-E

Hydra-Matic 4L70

Application:

std with 4.2L

std with SS 6.0L engine

Type:

4-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive, electronically controlled automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch

heavy-duty 4-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive, electronically controlled automatic overdrive with torque converter clutch

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

First:

3.06

3.06

Second:

1.63

1.63

Third:

1.00

1.00

Fourth:

0.70

0.70

Reverse:

2.29

2.29

Final drive ratio:

3.42:1 (std.)

3.73:1 and 4.10:1 (opt.)

4.10:1

 Chassis/Suspension

Front:

independent, double A-arm, 46-mm shocks, 34-mm stabilizer

Rear:

LT: 5-link solid axle, 36-mm shocks, 34-mm stabilizer bar on 2WD, 24-mm stabilizer bar on 4WD;

SS: 5-link solid axle, solid 9.5-in heavy-duty (400-lb pre-load) limited-slip axle, 36-mm shocks, 24-mm stabilizer bar

Transfer case system:

Autotrac (standard on 4WD)

Steering type:

rack-and-pinion (hydraulically assisted)

Steering ratio:

LT: 20.4:1

SS: 16:1 low friction

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

LT: 3.82

SS: 3

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m):

LT: 36.4 / 11

SS: 36.4 / 11.1

 Brakes

 

TrailBlazer

TrailBlazer SS

Type:

4-wheel vented disc with front aluminum dual piston calipers, standard 4-wheel ABS; drum-in-hat parking brake

4-wheel vented disc with front cast iron dual piston calipers, standard 4-wheel ABS; drum-in-hat parking brake

Rotor diameter x thickness

(in / mm):

front: 12 x 1.14 / 305 x 29;

rear: 12.8 x 0.78 / 325 x 20

front: 12.8 x 1.14 / 325 x 29;

rear: 12.8 x 0.78 / 325 x 20

Total swept area (sq in / sq cm):

front: 210 / 1353;

rear: 217 / 1397

front: 228 / 1469

rear: 217 / 1397

 Wheels/Tires

 

TrailBlazer

TrailBlazer SS

Wheel size & type:

std: 17-inch sport aluminum;

opt: 17-inch bright aluminum;

opt: 18-inch polished aluminum

20-inch polished cast aluminum

Tires:

245/65R17

245/60R18

255/50 R20 V-rated

Dimensions

Exterior

 

TrailBlazer

TrailBlazer SS

Wheelbase (in / mm):

113 / 2870

113 / 2870

Overall length (in / mm):

191.8 / 4872

191.8 / 4872

Overall width (in / mm):

74.7 / 1897

74.7 / 1897

Overall height, with side rails (in / mm):

74.5 / 1892

67.83 / 1723

Track (in / mm):

front: 63.1 / 1603

rear: 62.1 / 1576

front: 63.1 / 1603

rear: 62.1 / 576

Minimum ground clearance (in / mm):

7.8 / 198

7.82 / 198.5

Ground to top of load floor (in / mm):

32.1 / 817

30.05 / 763

Step-in height, 2WD (in / mm):

19.7 / 500

17.6 / 446

Approach angle (deg):

29

TBD

Departure angle (deg):

23

TBD

Curb weight (lb / kg):

2WD: 4356 / 1976

4WD: 4523 / 2052

2WD: 4496 / 2039

4WD: 4662 / 2115

Weight distribution (% front / rear):

2WD: 53 / 47

4WD: 53 / 47

2WD: 53 / 47

4WD: 53 / 47

Interior

 

TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer SS

Seating capacity:

1st row: 2

2nd row: 3 (total 5)

Headroom (in / mm):

1st row: 40.2 / 1021

2nd row: 39.6 / 1006

Legroom (in / mm):

1st row: 46.9 / 1191

2nd row: 37 / 940

Shoulder room (in / mm):

1st row: 58.5 / 1486

2nd row: 58.5 / 1486

Hip room (in / mm):

1st row: 56 / 1422

2nd row: 58.2 / 1478

Cargo length floor (in / mm):

70 / 1778

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

2nd row seat up: 41 / 1162

behind 1st row seat: 80.1 / 2268

Capacities

 

TrailBlazer (4.2L)

TrailBlazer SS

GVWR, standard (lb / kg):

2WD: 5550 / 2517

4WD: 5750 / 2608

2WD: 6001 / 2722

4WD: 6001 / 2722

Payload, base (lb / kg):

2WD: 1194 / 542

4WD: 1227 / 567

2WD: 1505 / 683

4WD: 1338 / 607

Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg):

2WD: 5900 / 2676

4WD: 5700 / 2586

2WD: 6800 / 3084

4WD: 6600 / 2994

Maximum tongue weight (lb / kg):

400 / 181

(without sway control)

400 / 181

(without sway control)

Fuel tank (gal / L):

22 / 83.3

22 / 83.3

Engine oil (qt / L):

7 / 6.6

5.5 / 5.2

Cooling system (qt / L):

13.9 / 13.1

15.3 / 14.5

* SAE certified.

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS

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