Chevy's TrailBlazer has consistently been one of the most
successful mid-size sport utility vehicles on the road.
Teamed up with the larger TrailBlazer EXT, the duo combines
Chevy truck strength with some of the finer features of
There are plenty of new features on the 2004 Chevy TrailBlazer,
including a last-door locking feature and new 17-inch bright
aluminum wheels. Interior design changes include a monochromatic
instrument panel, Light Cashmere cloth reclining bucket
seats or premium two-tone leather seating surfaces. Infotainment
additions for 2004 include XM Satellite and Navigation radios.
The 2004 Chevy TrailBlazer is offered in two models: LS
and LT. In addition, there is also a unique North Face model.
The TrailBlazer EXT is covered in a separate review.
The four-door Chevy TrailBlazer seats five passengers. Up
front, drivers are given the convenience of a 22-character
message display, which provides information on many of the
TrailBlazer's heating/ventilation/air conditioning system
has been rated one of the best in its class. It has dual
zones and a high-airflow system that warms up and cools
down faster than virtually any other system in the segment
or price range.
The LT model has an overhead console with a Universal Garage
Transmitter and Travelnote. Universal Garage Transmitter
allows vehicle owners to program up to three different signals
for items such as the garage door opener, house lights or
an electric gate, while Travelnote can record brief reminders
on a digital voice recorder.
The North Face Edition is made available for the outdoor
lover. In addition to such interior items as The North Face
duffel bags and blanket, these models also feature unique
exterior design cues. They have standard unique 17-inch
sport aluminum wheels, lower accent-color body cladding,
body-colored outside rearview mirrors, running lamps, headlamp
washers and B-pillar badging.
The 2004 Chevy TrailBlazer uses a 4.2-liter, inline 6-cylinder
Vortec engine with 275 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 275 lb-ft
of torque at 3600 rpm. The result of this inline configuration
is superior balance, which virtually eliminates shake and
idle roll. 4-speed automatic transmission is standard.
An Autotrac four-wheel-drive system is standard on 4x4
models. Traction control is available as an option for two-wheel-drive
Safety and Security
The Chevy TrailBlazer features 12 specially tuned body mounts
to both secure the vehicle and reduce vibration and road
noise. Four-wheel vented disc antilock brakes, dual-stage
airbags for front seating positions and three-point restraint
systems for all seating positions (including the middle
rear) are standard. Side-impact airbags for front seating
positions are also available.