If you are someone who spends a lot of their time in the city but are equally at home in the wilderness, then you need a car that can handle anything you might throw at it. The Chevrolet Trailblazer for sale is the perfect meeting point between the city and nature. It can handle the most challenging road conditions with ease. The Chevrolet Trailblazer is rugged and sophisticated, the perfect crossover.
The exterior of the Trailblazer
As this is a vehicle that can be driven off-road, you will find that it has a very high stance and rugged dimensions. With its bulky size and chiseled hood, there is an almost intimidating feel to it. The Chevy bowtie grille, which are flanked by high-mounted headlights, compliments this look nicely. The chunkiness of the Chevrolet Trailblazer for sale shows just how rugged and ready the car is.
This vehicle is all about versatility and the interior really does reflect that. First up is the dual gage instrument cluster with ice blue accents and a leather wrapped steering wheel. This houses the MyLink infotainment system, USB ports, radio and cruise control. This coupled with the plush seating will deliver you to a driving dream.
The Mylink system is an infotainment system that includes video playback, USB/auxillary inputs, hands free cellphone functionality and Bluetooth connected to six speakers and a 7-inch LCD display. You can stream video, music and voice over this system.
There are seven seats, all capable of seating a mid-sized adult with plenty of leg space to spare. These seats can fold back to give you more storage room if needed. Then there are the eleven cup holders (we aren’t kidding) and the airbag protection for both the front seats with EBS, EBD and Panic Brake Assist as a standard feature.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer isn’t that refined on the inside as one will have to compromise on refinement for the go-anywhere capabilities that the Trailblazer is made for.
There are two spec levels, namely the ‘LT’ an ‘LTZ. We will discuss the difference a bit later in the article.
There are two engine variations that are offered on the new Trailblazer for sale.
2.5 Duramax Diesel
- 4 cylinders
- 16 valves
- 120kW of power
- 380 Nm of torque @2,000 rpm
A direct injection system means you have more power at higher fuel efficiency. These engines cause the turbocharger and the intercooler system to work in unison. This partnership regulates the temperature and density of air being cycled through the engine which results is improved combustion, horsepower and torque. This powerful engine is connected to a 6-speed manual transmission which is designed to accommodate everything from day-to-day diving to heavy-duty transportation use.
2.8 Duramax Diesel
- 4 cylinders
- 16 valves
- 144kW of power
- 500 Nm of torque @2,000 rpm
As the previous engine, the 2.8 Duramax utilises direct injection. Chevrolet uses something called a Variable Geometry Turbo, along with an intercooler, to heighten torque output at low revolutions. There is a servo motor that is controlled by the ECM (engine control module) which improves fuel efficiency and performance. The Duramax engine in the new Chevrolet Trailblazer was also given a 6-speed Active Select automatic transmission to make your driving experience that much better. Consistent power and optimal fuel efficiency is achieved with the help of an overdrive gear of two gear ratios.
Safety in the Chevrolet Trailblazer
As you might have up to seven people in this vehicle, safety is very important. The Trailblazer has a large chassis and a high-strength body structure that gives excellent protection.
A double independent wishbone and gas shock absorber allows for comfort and traction.
You get double SRS airbags and safety three point safety belts along with a strong body that protects the cabin from side impacts. A collapsible steering wheel will reduce the force of impact to the chest with regards to a frontal collision. Extra support beams installed inside the door panels mean that the impact from a side collision is absorbed.
There is a new safety feature that the Trailblazer has come up with that has to do with hill climbs and descents. See the explanation below:
HDC (only in the automatic)
If you are driving down a steep slope, switch on the HDC (Hill descent control) system and this will cause the engine and the brakes to work in unison in order to automatically limit the speed you are moving at to the most appropriate level, making the descent safer
HSA (Hill Start Assist)
The HAS system is similar to the HDS system but this prevents the Chevrolet Trailblazer for sale from rolling away when trying to pull away on a gradient. This system holds the car stationary after the brake is released.
Trims for the Trailblazer
As we mentioned before there are two trim levels, the LT and the LTZ:
The LT model has the following features:
You will get an air conditioner with rear overhead vents for the people at the back. A 6-speaker sound system with Bluetooth functionality. Driver, front passenger and curtain airbags with ABS, EBD and BAS breaking systems. Cruise control and rear park assist. Lastly you will get front and rear disc brakes with 16 inch alloys wheels.
LT Chevrolet trailblazer price: R 439,300
The LTZ model has the following features:
With the LTZ you will have climate control and a 6-speaker sound system. Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Descent Control (HDC) (Automatic models), Panic Break Assist (PBA). Trailer Sway Assist (TSA) and Panic Break Assist (PBA). You also get two driving modes and 18” Alloy wheels.
LTZ Chevrolet trailblazer price: R 518,700
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