New seats, more optional equipment, new colors and more
safety features all attend the 2005 edition of the popular
TrailBlazer. Chevrolet's midsize sport utility vehicle is
the top-selling version of a design that is used by GMC,
Buick and Isuzu.
XM Satellite Radio continues as an option for 2005. It
is joined by some new add-ons, including an upgraded radio/navigation
system with control touch screen in the audio faceplate
and a DVD player.
The former will prevent you from having to ask for directions,
while the latter keeps the kids quiet for hours on end.
The 2005 Chevy TrailBlazer is offered in two trims: LS and
LT. The TrailBlazer EXT is covered separately.
Though not a complete redesign, the 2005 Chevy TrailBlazer
does manage to upgrade the interior trim from last year.
There is revised badging on the steering wheel, a new seat
design for improved comfort and new door panel, floormat
and console trim designs for LT models.
In addition, there are new chrome interior accents throughout
both the LS and LT versions of the 2005 TrailBlazer.
Available options on the TrailBlazer include adjustable
brake and accelerator pedals, sun visors with lighted vanity
mirrors, an inside rearview mirror with temperature gauge
and compass, rain-sensing wipers and leather seating surfaces
with eight-way-power driver and passenger seats,
Also optional for 2005 are a sunroof and both factory- and
dealer-installed running boards.
The Chevy TrailBlazer continues to be rugged, able to handle
rough driving conditions without much of a problem. 2005
TrailBlazers can be had with either two-wheel drive or four-wheel
drive. An Autotrac four-wheel-drive system is standard on
4WD models, while traction control is available as an option
for 2WD models.
The standard engine this year with 2005 Chevy TrailBlazers
is a 4.2-liter inline 6-cylinder model that can generate
275 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 275 lb-ft of torque at 3600
rpm. It is mated to a rugged Hydra-Matic 4L60-E electronically
controlled 4-speed automatic transmission.
For the bumps: a five-link rear suspension and independent
double-A-arms up front work with a system of 12 specially
tuned body mounts using hydraulics and rubber pads to dramatically
reduce vibration and harshness on any kind of road or trail.
Safety and Security
Upgraded occupant safety is one of the key improvements
to the 2005 Chevy TrailBlazer. Some of the key upgrades
include an available head side curtain airbag system with
a rollover protection sensing system, an occupant sensing
system for the front passenger, a revised front safety belt
reminder system and the LATCH child seat anchorage system.