2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer

The 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is one of the finest examples of a truck-based midsize SUV. It can handle huge loads and navigate rough off-road terrain without problems. However, in addition to this, it is quite smooth, comfy, and civilized. The basic gearbox for the base engine is a four-speed automatic transmission, and the base engine is a 4.2-liter inline-6 Vortec 4200 that produces 285 horsepower. The LS2 6.0-liter V8 engine from General Motors is included in the TrailBlazer SS. This engine is capable of producing 390 horsepower. Electronic stability control from GM, known as StabiliTrak, is standard equipment in all models. Additional safety features include dual-stage airbags for both the driver and the passenger.


The 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer has 3 trim levels:

  • LS
  • LT
  • SS

Performance and Fuel Economy

On all TrailBlazers, rear-wheel drive is standard, but the four-wheel drive may be ordered as an option. Due to the low structural stiffness, the chassis is often disturbed by uneven road surfaces, and the steering needs continuous adjustments to maintain accuracy. This complaint applies to the normal TrailBlazer to a lesser degree than it does to the 390-horsepower SS model due to the 390-horsepower SS’s upgraded suspension and steering rack, which give it a livelier and better feel than the regular TrailBlazer. The Saab 9-7X and the GMC Envoy are closely connected to the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, which only varies from them in terms of its look and its tune.


Two distinct trim levels are available for the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer: LT and SS. There are five separate equipment packages labeled 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, 1SS, and 3SS. The Chevrolet TrailBlazer has a choice of three different engines: a 285-horsepower, 4.2-liter inline-six; a 300-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8; and the SS’s 390-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8. Each engine is connected to an automated gearbox that has four gears. A variant of the EXT with an extended wheelbase was produced until a few years ago, when it was discontinued. The TrailBlazer features one of the interiors that looks the cheapest of any vehicle today, even though it has a reasonable amount of room for passengers and freight.


The TrailBlazer has a length of 191.8 inches and sits on a wheelbase that is 113 inches. Similarities are seen between this vehicle’s headlights, grille, and other features and Chevrolet‘s bigger Tahoe and Suburban models. Wheels with seventeen inches come standard, but wheels with eighteen inches diameter are optional. Wheels of 20 inches in diameter are standard on the SS. There are now three more hues to choose from Dark Cherry Metallic, Black Granite Metallic, and Desert Brown Metallic. There are 7.8 inches of ground clearance. Although it rides an inch lower than other TrailBlazers, the TrailBlazer SS has the same ground clearance as the other TrailBlazers. A larger front stabilizer bar, more robust brakes, and more rigid suspension springs are some other improvements made for the TrailBlazer SS.

Interior Seating and Comfort

The 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer has enough capacity for five people inside, but there is no third-row seating available as an option. On difficult terrain, the ride is cushioned but a little bouncy, and the TrailBlazer does not handle it with a notably secure or confident feel. The inside does not have a particularly quiet atmosphere since there is some noise from the road and the engine, and the design of the instrument panel and the materials used appear inferior and out of date.

Safety Features

All TrailBlazers are equipped with anti-lock brakes, stability control by GM called StabiliTrak, side curtain airbags, and front and rear anti-roll airbags. In either of the two crash tests it was subjected to, the Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2008 fared very well. The TrailBlazer received just three stars, the lowest score normally granted for driver protection in the frontal test conducted by the federal authorities. However, it received four stars for passenger safety.


  • Height: 72.50 in
  • Length: 191.80 in
  • Width: 74.70 in
  • Curb weight: 2016 lbs

Engine type: Gas I6, 4.2L

Fuel tank: 22.0 g

2008 Chevrolet trailblazer

2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer Factory Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the 2008 Chevy Trailblazer Repair Manual for your 2008 Trailblazer.

  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing
  • Customer Assistance

The service manuals for the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation.

2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer, they get a Chevy Trailblazer Owners Manual containing all the required information for future maintenance and modifications.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.

2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer Price

The 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer has the following price for purchase:

  • LS: N/A
  • LT: $27,745 or €27352
  • SS: $32,155 or €31700

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average lifespan of the Chevy Trailblazer?

200,000 miles

What is the reliability rating of the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer?

4 out of 5

Common Problems with the Trailblazer?

road noise, stiff riding, body shakes, sluggish engine

electric brake boost failure, speed control issues