A veteran in the Sport Utility Vehicle arena, Chevrolet has designed and manufactured many mid-sized SUV's and has achieved great success with them. Proof of that success is the winning of the Chevrolet Trailblazer of the North American Truck of the Year Award in 2002 were a complete redesign was made. Introduced in 1999, the Trailblazer was a more luxurious version of the four-door Blazer that was similar to the GMC Envoy.
Everything was new for 2002 for the Trailblazer as well as its siblings the GMC Envoy and Oldsmobile Bravada. Nothing was left untouched, no remnants of the previous models were present and everything is improved. Of the three identical SUV's, the Trailblazer is the sportier among them. The Trailblazer comes in three trims, the base LS, mid-level LT and luxury LTZ versions. Under the hood, you will see a 4.2-liter 24-valve inline six, dubbed the Vortec 4200; it replaces the old 4.3 V6 and is way ahead of the 4.3 in terms of refinement and power output. As a matter of fact with 270 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque the new Inline 6 engine produces considerably more power than most other SUV's V8 engine, let alone the V6 of the competitions. GM's super silky smooth 4L60E four-speed automatic handles the gear changes and does so with utmost ease. By 2004, GM released a newer more powerful engine, which produced 20 more horsepower and a considerable amount of torque.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer wasn't heralded as on of the best trucks in North America for nothing. It is very powerful, extremely rugged and reliable yet it has its smooth edges, classy and comfortable. The rigid chassis, an intricate suspension system, dependable braking system, stylish designs and impressive interior are some of the aspects that make it placed highly on many lists. Many accolades has been granted to the sophisticated four-wheel-drive system the Chevrolet Trailblazer possesses, this is perfect for off-road driving it is designed to do, and is very dependable in going to harsh terrain. Overall, this truck from General Motors has in it a legacy and the expertise brought upon by experience. Performance wise it is tops, design wise it is very stylish, utility wise it is very handy, generally, the Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the true best trucks this country has ever seen. It works well anywhere and anytime, be it in the city, in the long stretched highways or the back trails of the national parks, this baby will take you anywhere in comfort and style.