2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a mid-size SUV manufactured by Chevrolet since 2002. The Chevrolet TrailBlazer was introduced in 1999 as a Blazer set-up. In 2002, TrailBlazer became a model in its own right. The Blazer production overlapped the TrailBlazer until 2005. In the United States, Chevrolet Trailblazer was marketed from 2002 to 2009, while in Russia it has been in production since 2004. The second series was launched in 2012, which is not sold in America but in Asia. The model has the front mounted motor and has the rear or integral traction.
2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT
In the Chevrolet TTrailBlazer, the range was also offered the EXT version, which was distinguished by three rows of seats that could accommodate seven passengers. In the SUV panorama offered at the time, this version was unique. Compared to the other TrailBlazer, this version was taller and longer in order to allow easy access to the rear seats. The 2018 Trailblazer EXT version was based on General Motors’ GMT370 platform.
The EXT was produced in Oklahoma City. The latest Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT came out of the assembly line on February 20, 2006. The EXT version could be recognized by the design of the rear doors (which were not cut by the presence of the rear wheel arches, being a long pass version) as well as by the metal cap placed on each of the rear windows at the fixing point of the opening
2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS
The SS version (“Super Sport”) was introduced for the model year 2006. This model was the first SUV to be included in vehicles belonging to the SS category. This version fitted a 6 L LS2 V8 engine, which was previously mounted on the Pontiac GTO. This engine delivered 395 hp of power and 540 N.m of torque. The 2018 Trailblazer could accelerate from 0 to 97 km/h in 5.8 seconds. Other differences with the standard range were the installation of a four-speed automatic gearbox, a cooling air intake system, a limited slip differential of 4.10, ZQ8 sports suspension and special brakes Derived from those of the Corvette.
2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer Engine
2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer included, amongst the standard equipment, the 4.2- liter Atlas LL8 6-cylinder engine, delivering a power of 291 hp and a torque of 376 N.m. The 5.3 -liter small-block engine was equipped with an Active Fuel Management system that optimized fuel input in the engine to avoid waste and fuel consumption. The system mentioned “turned off” four cylinders on eight to limit fuel consumption during motorway trips and in the case of a minimum system. In the first case, fuel consumption was 12 L / 100 km. This engine delivered 302 hp and 447 N.m.
The 4.2L engine was included in the list of the top 10 engines of the magazine Ward’s Autoworld thanks to special solutions such as the double camshaft in the head, and the variable timing applied to the exhaust ducts.
2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer Safety
The TrailBlazer was the subject of several crash tests that were performed by the IIHS. For the first examples of TrailBlazer, the judgment was Marginal, while the evaluation of the specimens produced from 2005 to 2009 was Acceptable. In 2008, the models were equipped with curtain airbags, which were available in the standard equipment. Nevertheless, TrailBalzer obtained the Marginal judgment for lateral impacts. The lateral torso airbags were never available for 2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer model.