Where did Greta Thunberg go? Did you take up your mind and stop skipping school? That would make her happy! Previously, Chevrolet had a lot of cylinders and few steps in the machine, but now it’s the other way around. Three cylinders. Turbocharged. 150 strength. Without any alternative. The VT40 variator is combined with the front-wheel drive, and the 9T45 hydromechanical Jim’s automatic machine, which has been cut as many as nine steps, is combined with the all-wheel drive transmission!
The only engine available is the 1300cc L3T. In the aluminum three-cylinder block – cast-iron sleeves. The intake manifold is integrated into the block head. The oil pan is composite.The only engine available is the 1300cc L3T. In the aluminum three-cylinder block – cast-iron sleeves. The intake manifold is integrated into the block head. The oil pan is composite.All-wheel drive Trails have a nine-speed 9T45 automatic developed by GM. Among competitors, there is no one to boast of such a number of steps.
All-wheel drive Trails have a nine-speed 9T45 automatic developed by GM. Among competitors, there is no one to boast of such a number of steps.
I can’t say that the Trailblazer doesn’t accelerate well. He confidently leaves from 11 seconds when accelerating to 100 km / h. When overtaking on an oncoming lane, you do not pour cold sweat. But the feeling that there is not enough torque and one more cylinder does not leave the whole road.
But the machine goes down almost without delay during acceleration and does not freeze for a long time in low gears – a good box! At the highest level at 130 km / h, the tachometer needle is at around 2000. Must be economical! But in other modes, the consumption is higher than expected: the average 10 liters per hundred in the combined cycle is a bit much for such a small car.
If at least sometimes you plan to move off the asphalt, out of the two top versions RS and Activ (they have the same price tag), it is better to choose the second one. At the “ereski”, the front lip of the bumper hangs low, and it is very easy to peel off paint or break low-lying foglights. Aktiva has different bumpers with “practical” geometry – no spoilers, the lower part is made of unpainted plastic. Under the metal protection, 194 mm is declared, which I hastened to check. He climbed under the car and made sure that he had not been deceived.
And in general, off-road Trailblazer is not so bad. The rear axle is connected without delays and tangible shocks, sometimes noticeable on Korean cars. Chevrolet also copes with diagonal hanging, slowing down the slipping wheels in time. He would have to add more assistants, but even without them, Trailblazer is one of the best among compact SUVs.