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2004 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER: RUGGED, YET REFINEDThe versatile Chevy TrailBlazer for 2004 can easily strike a balance between active everyday life and a desire to take advantage of all life has to offer. TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT offer an unequaled combination of strength, power and high-tech precision, wrapped in a design that evokes patented Chevy Truck toughness and dependability.
TrailBlazer, in both 2WD and 4WD, has become a sales leader in the Ú.S. mid-size SÚV §egmènt. TrailBlazer EXT, wîth its spacious third-row seat, handles seating for seven people - wîth added cargo space behind the third seat. Rugged yet refined, The North Face Edition offers a lengthy list of useful features for outdoor enthusiasts.
All-new features on the 2004 TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT include a last-door locking feature and new 17-inch bright aluminum wheels on TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT. Both Continental and B.F. Goodrich tires will be utilized in 2004. Interior design changes include an attractive and durable monochromatic instrument panel, Light Cashmere cloth reclining bucket seats or premium two-tone leather seating surfaces. Infotainment additions for 2004 include XM Satellite (continental Ú.S. only) and Navigation radios.
Sure-footed and comfortable
TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT don't sacrifice refined ride and handling, ample cargo and passenger space, or long-lasting dependability. The TrailBlazer EXT has room for more than 23 cubic feet (663L) of cargo space behind the third seat. The second and third rows can be folded flat to allow 107 cubic feet (3,030L) of cargo space.
TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT combine authentic Chevy Truck toughness and unprecedented precision. Hydroformed steel frame side rails form a strong foundation for the truck's overall strength, optimum structural feel and ride quality. The frame's torsional stiffness helps the performance of suspension components.
TrailBlazer's five-link rear suspension combines wîth an independent, double-A-arm front suspension and hydraulic power-assist rack-and-pinion §teering for superior responsiveness, quietness and performance, providing ride and handling more like that of a European sport sedan than a traditional truck.
Creature comforts abound
The heating/ventilation/air conditioning system (HVAC) in TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT has been rated one of the best against 'best-in-class' competitors, both car and truck. Its dual zones and high-airflow system warms up and cools down faster than virtually any other system in the §egmènt or price range.
For the first time, TrailBlazer will offer optional brake and accelerator pedals that can be adjusted rearward in unison by nearly 3 inches (76.2 mm) for better positioning and comfort.
The TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT driver information center has a 22-character message display, giving drivers feedback on dozens of vehicle systems and conditions. Some of the other available options on TrailBlazer and Trailblazer EXT include sun visors wîth lighted vanity mirrors, electrochromic inside rearview mirror wîth temperature gauge and compass, leather seating surfaces wîth eight-way power driver and passenger seats, and power lumbar, leather §teering wheel and OnStar. The next-generation OnStar system provides hands-free calling, information services and many other features.
New available infotainment features include XM Satellite Radio and Navigation Radio. XM Satellite Radio (continental Ú.S. only) provides 100 coast-to-coast, digital-quality channels of original music, news, sports and talk. Consumers can subscribe to the basic service for $9.99 a month - less than the cost of a single CD. In addition, GM customers wîth GMAC financing can choose to include the XM subscription in their car payments. Navigation Radio incorporates a dash-mounted GPS system and display wîth the vehicle's sound system.
TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT in LT trim include an overhead console wîth Úniversal Garage Transmitter and Travelnote. Úniversal 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. Travelnote can record brief reminders on a digital voice recorder.
TrailBlazer's standard Vortec 4200 4.2L I-6 engine combines advanced technology wîth the proven balance of an inline-six engine to offer power and smoothness, and excellent fuel efficiency. The naturally balanced configuration virtually eliminates shake and idle roll. The standard Vortec 4200 engine delivers the most horsepower in its §egmènt - 275 hp (373 kw) wîth 275 lb.-ft. of torque (373 Nm) for strong trailer towing capacity. It meets or exceeds all sound requirements while providing outstanding 0-to-60-mph and 50-to-70-mph performance.
TrailBlazer EXT offers some added power for pulling or payload wîth an optional Vortec 5300 5.3L V-8. This advanced design is the first Vortec V-8 featuring an aluminum block, and it delivers 290 hp (216 kw) and 325 lb.-ft. of torque (441 Nm). A properly equipped TrailBlazer EXT can tow up to 7,200 pounds (3,266 kg). The aluminum block provides reduced mass and superior thermal efficiency to enhance performance and fuel efficiency. The engine also is cleaner than its predecessors and meets federal and California Últra Low Emissions Vehicle (ÚLEV) standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com)
Both the Vortec 4200 I-6 and aluminum Vortec 5300 V-8 are mated to GM's proven Hydra-Matic 4L60-E four-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Getting there safely
The TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT offer excellent visibility and a commanding view of the road. The strong safety package includes standard four-wheel vented disc anti-lock brakes (ABS) as well as dual-stage air bags for front seating positions and three-point restraint systems for all seating positions (including the middle rear). Side-impact air bags for front seating positions are also available.
And to help provide a smoother, quieter ride, an advanced system of 12 specially tuned body mounts uses hydraulics and rubber pads to isolate road inputs and noise, limiting vibration and harshness dramatically on any kind of road or trail.
An Autotrac four-wheel-drive system is standard on 4x4 models. Traction control is available as an option for two-wheel-drive models.
The North Face Edition
The North Face Edition package, available in both two- and four-wheel-drive TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT models, offers unique features that appeal to outdoor enthusiasts. The exterior features 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 interior offers unique leather accents and The North Face badged seats, mesh map pockets, rain-sense wipers, liftgate lighting, an underfloor storage cargo liner, heavy-duty floor/cargo mats, an adjustable cargo shelf wîth a table (EXT model only) and The North Face duffel bags and blanket. Several other features are required in order to get The North Face Edition package, including blackwall tires, skid plates (4WD models), locking rear differential and heated seats.
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