Review: Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8L 4x4 LTZ

By Niky Tamayo
 

Chevrolet Trailblazer in the Philippines

In recent years, to meet changing US-market demands, Chevrolet dropped the likable Trailblazer SUV from its US lineup and replaced it with an all-new crossover called the Traverse. Unfortunately for Chevy, while buyers wanted crossover economy, they still wanted the SUV look, which means they all went out and bought front-wheel-drive faux-SUV Ford Explorers instead.

Luckily, the Chevrolet Trailblazer still lives, as a Colorado-based truck designed in Brazil, built in Thailand and powered by a European diesel. But how far removed is this multinational pastichefrom the old Trailblazer? And can something so global in reach be truly American?

Chevrolet Trailblazer in the Philippines

Chevrolet Trailblazer in the Philippines

STYLING

Chevrolet's new styling perhaps looks best on the Trailblazer. The aggressive multi-piece grille and tall hood-line make for an imposing presence, and the rising beltline and muscular haunches lend the vehicle a handsome dynamism. Out back, the lines of the sculpted tailgate draw the eyes down to the grab-handle. Nice touch, that.

The new face might not be as memorable as the split-level headlamps and grille on the old Trailblazer, but the overall design has a more modern, more global appeal. The thick-spoked rims, on the other hand, present a uniquely American aesthetic, and suit the truck well.

Chevrolet Trailblazer in the Philippines

INTERIOR

At a glance, the interior looks fantastic, with chunky shapes and curves everywhere. I particularly like the Camaro-inspired instrument cluster and the circular-themed climate control, with its easy-to-read digital screen.

Plastic surfaces leave something to be desired. The door panels and glovebox lid are of hard and dull plastics. Seating space and comfort easily trump the Fortuner-Montero Sport duo, although the narrow rear doors make ingress and egress to the rear seats clumsy. The third row is spacious, but doesn't fold into the floor completely, making the otherwise large cargo bay a little less useful for carrying large items.

Chevrolet Trailblazer in the Philippines

Chevrolet Trailblazer in the Philippines

ENGINE PERFORMANCE

While the 2.5 is merely average, the 2.8 is the new King of the Hill. It's got more punch than the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, with a smoother, more balanced power delivery. You won't mistake it for anything but a diesel, however. The coarse gurgling drowns out easy-listening music under acceleration.

The slick six-speed automatic is responsive in both auto and manual modes, and the long sixth gear makes for a relaxing 1,700rpm at 100kph. Mixed economy is commendable for the weight and power, at around 8-12km/L, but hot summer traffic sees that figure drop considerably.

RIDE AND HANDLING

While noticeably wider than Japanese trucks, the Trailblazer is narrow enough to feel handy in traffic, with surprisingly good forward visibility. It has a well-controlled primary ride, but things can get a bit choppy in the back seat as single-wheel bumps tend to cause some axle shimmy.

The big Chevy is better sorted than most competitors, with balanced handling, modest body roll and strong brakes. While handling is competent, the heavy electric steering, the thick insulation and the view over that wide hood make it feel very big and very American.

EXTRA FEATURES

While the base model gets the Colorado's capable underpinnings and 800mm wading depth, the 4x4 gets so much more. Here, you have a low-range transfer case, a full suite of electronic stability systems, luscious leather, a power driver's seat, chrome bits, backing-up sensors, and a pretty good stereo. Add P85,000, and you're upgraded to a touchscreen navigation system with an integrated parking camera and headrest monitors.

Despite the price premium, customers seem to be flocking toward the 4x4 model. Unless they drop the price of the 4x2 or give it an automatic transmission, I doubt that will change.

THE VERDICT

The Trailblazer is arguably the best 4x4 midsize SUV by far--for now. What's more, it maintains that quintessentially American spirit, something the other "American" here, the Ford Everest, has always lacked. All that's missing is an automatic 4x2 model to take the fight to the sales leaders (Toyotaand Mitsubishi).

The Trailblazer is a worthy heir to the name, and whether it goes Stateside or not, it takes the ASEAN SUV segment to the next level. Ford will have to work overtime on the new T6-based Everest to beat this.

SPECS: CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER 2.8L 4x4 AT

Engine: 2.8-liter direct-injection VGT diesel

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Power: 177hp @ 3,800rpm

Torque: 470Nm @ 2,000rpm

Drive layout: 4WD

Seating: 7

Price: P1,718,888

Score: 18/20

Photos by Ken Tamayo

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  • tugata24 May 09 2013 @ 03:28pm
    Awesome!
  • maranello_5775 May 09 2013 @ 04:14pm
    great photos you've got, it makes the Trailblazer more appealing to the eyes
  • vip1991 May 09 2013 @ 04:49pm
    Whenever I see one in person, the back part looks kind of awkward like the fiesta sedan. I think it's the shape of the rear window and the tail lights.
    • hiro62486 Jul 16 2013 @ 01:48pm
      I think a diffuser would make it better!
  • foolishofficer May 09 2013 @ 05:20pm
    You hit it right. One big option missing is a 4X2 A/T. The difference from 4X2 M/T to 4X4 A/T is such a big leap.
  • vgpena May 09 2013 @ 06:31pm
    Love this thing in Metallic Grey but I hate it in every other color :P
    • carwiki May 11 2013 @ 11:38am
      For me, I love the Ocean Blue-d Trailblazer.
  • carwiki May 09 2013 @ 06:59pm
    This SUV is really nice indeed. It's really fast, responsive and also, comfortable. Hehehe... I really expect that I'll get many vote downs from the fanboys of Montero and Fortuner. Called-out comment
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 11 2013 @ 05:09pm
      Mitsubishi and Toyota fanboys unite? LoLs XD
  • numbah5 May 09 2013 @ 07:30pm
    Nice review Niky! We never regret buying the Trailblazer LTZ 4x4. 4 months and more than 7,000 kms and counting. Just a side note, you should had let Botchi ride shotgun with you or let him drive this with you at the passenger seat while you were reviewing this.
    • carwiki May 09 2013 @ 07:35pm
      "Just a side note, you should had let Botchi ride shotgun with you or let him drive this with you at the passenger seat while you were reviewing this."

      I concur.
    • Niky Tamayo
      Niky Tamayo May 10 2013 @ 08:13pm
      Unfortunately, given the intricacies of scheduling, we contributors don't often get to share cars over the course of a test drive.
  • carwiki May 09 2013 @ 07:40pm
    Just a question, does the 3rd row couch raised enough from the floor?
    • numbah5 May 09 2013 @ 08:15pm
      Yes. It's raised from the floor about an inch. Chevy has a solution for that. Buy the storage box na magpapalevel sa space sa likod and will serve also as a storage for the EWD and other tools.
      • TingMatic May 09 2013 @ 09:17pm
        but a lot higher than that of the Fort, Monty, Everest and Alterra, right?
    • Niky Tamayo
      Niky Tamayo May 10 2013 @ 01:33pm
      The third row is higher off the floor than the Montero's, and has more legroom than the Fortuner. Best of both worlds, actually.

      The only thing is it can't fold flat into the floor like the third row on the MS, which means less cargo space. With the Fort, even though they don't fold flat, at least they fold to the sides so you can put long items down.
  • GotToRead May 09 2013 @ 08:55pm
    Actually, the engine is mostly designed by Isuzu :)
    • numbah5 May 09 2013 @ 09:00pm
      Uhm no it isn't. The inline 4 Duramax Diesel engine is made by VM Motori S.p.A. of Italy, which is jointly owned by GM and Fiat. Isuzu wasn't involved in the design of this engine. What Isuzu was involved in before were the V8 Duramax Diesel engines made for the Silverados and Sierras.
      • GotToRead May 09 2013 @ 09:50pm
        I'm aware of the VM but prior to this, I've read somewhere that design was from Isuzu but production is from VM Motori...I can't seem to find the article now.
    • TingMatic May 09 2013 @ 09:16pm
      Nope, the Duramax engine was designed and tested by VM Motori Italia which is 50% owned by GM.
    • Chester05 9 months ago
      a sale representative at Chevrolet dagupan told me that GM bought the duramax technology from isuzu and thats the only involvement of isuzu to the blazer.
  • TingMatic May 09 2013 @ 09:11pm
    Hi Niky, did you try running it at 130kph at only 2,000 rpm? Blazer is truly the king of the midsize SUV now. It's just too bad that they do not have a matic for the 4x2 variant. And that is the main reason why the Fort and the Monty are still outperforming the Blazer in overall sales. And Niky, you were right with your various observations about the 4x4 matic Blazer. I fully agree with you!
    • numbah5 May 09 2013 @ 09:17pm
      Uhm, how'd you know that at the 6th gear, it's 130 kph at 2,000 RPM? Did you see the pic that was posted at other car forum site and at the facebook page of chevy club philippines? Only us Trailblazer owners know that and tried it.
      • Darkmatter May 09 2013 @ 10:59pm
        Enlighten us then mr trailblazer owner. Not all of us are aware of that forum and fb page.
      • numbah5 May 09 2013 @ 11:07pm
        This reply to TingMatic was made because I seriously doubt he owns one as he claimed in another Trailblazer relates article. And its 129 kph at 2,000 RPM as indicated at the digital speedometer.
        • Darkmatter May 09 2013 @ 11:17pm
          So it's 129kph @ 2k rpm then. :))
        • TingMatic May 11 2013 @ 08:38pm
          Does a 1km per hour alleged difference matter at all? He he he.
      • Tandang Sora May 10 2013 @ 11:08pm
        It's a diesel engine and it's quite obvious that it's possible, owner or not.
        • numbah5 May 11 2013 @ 09:50am
          I also have a 2009 Montero Sport GLS SE. On my Monty it's around 100-103 kph @2k RPM on the 4th gear (final gear).
    • Darkmatter May 09 2013 @ 10:56pm
      Yep, they need a 4x2 variant in a/t. Tapos ipa chip mo! FTW!!
      • numbah5 May 09 2013 @ 11:03pm
        Yes they need to launch the 4x2 A/T. I heard that they are planning to do it within the year, timetable not sure. In some countries they have the 4x2 A/T variant powered by the 2.8L Duramax Diesel powering the 4x4 variant. No 2.5L Duramax Diesel powering the 4x2 A/T variant in those countries.
  • warak1422 May 09 2013 @ 09:19pm
    Super Like
  • warak1422 May 09 2013 @ 09:19pm
    btw, where is TM?
  • warak1422 May 09 2013 @ 09:20pm
    haha and2 na pla 7 mins ago hehe
  • numbah5 May 09 2013 @ 11:10pm
    Niky, if Ford finally launches the all new Everest, it would be a battle royale between the 2 American automakers in the highly competitive PPV segment. More so when Toyota launches the all new Fortuner
    • Niky Tamayo
      Niky Tamayo May 12 2013 @ 02:21am
      Remains to be seen what the future holds. There's not even rumors of a new Fort or Montero platform yet... so it looks like it'll be a straight fight between the "Americans", unless Isuzu brings out a seven-seater based on the new D-Max.
  • ennovy70 May 10 2013 @ 12:40am
    No comment except maganda naman po talaga ang trailblazer at sadyang hindi naman po maganda kahit kailan ang monterosport.
  • ennovy70 May 10 2013 @ 12:42am
    dati na po yatang binabayaran ng mitsubishi si sir botchi para pagandahin po ang sulat niya tungkol sa montero kahit hindi naman po talaga. opinyon lang naman po
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 10 2013 @ 05:18pm
      If you don't have anything nice to say just sh*t the f*ck up, kaya nga if you'll notice wla along comment na pinost because I don't like the vehicle and I have nothing nice to say about it. Hoping you'd do the same.
    • Tandang Sora May 10 2013 @ 11:09pm
      Once in a while I agree with the kid above my comment. Nothing good to say? Shut the F.uck Up.
      • numbah5 May 11 2013 @ 09:47am
        Ang bitter mo sir.. .
      • Kyoichi Sudo May 11 2013 @ 05:05pm
        Actually that reaction of mine makes sense. If your objective is just to ruin another vehicle in this article and has nothing good to say about the topic, just keep your mouth and hands shut, period.
  • markdejesus76 May 10 2013 @ 01:46am
    Looks good in front and rear pero mukhang inipit pag sa side view tinignan. Just sayin'. :)
  • wengweng2003 May 10 2013 @ 03:27am
    is the engine noise inside the cabin as loud as in the isuzu crosswind?
    • numbah5 May 10 2013 @ 09:10am
      The engine noise inside the cabin is quieter than both the Crosswind and the Montero Sport :)
      • Kyoichi Sudo May 11 2013 @ 05:08pm
        That's because the Montero Sport you own is the 3.2 GLS SE w/c has a very powerful grunt, one of my uncles own a GTV and another one has a GLX and both doesn't make to much noise and harshness...
    • Niky Tamayo
      Niky Tamayo May 10 2013 @ 01:35pm
      It's quiet enough, for a diesel. It's just a bit harsh when you shove your foot to the floor. Kind of tuneless, but not terrible. Something you get used to, over time.

      And nothing is as loud or rattly as my beloved Crosswind. Nothing. Free back massage every time you're sitting in traffic. :p
      • pat May 15 2013 @ 11:18am
        I can relate to this pretty damn well. The family car I drive (Crosswind as well) rattles like a tumble dryer in idle. Haha.
  • jesslink May 10 2013 @ 09:26am
    Monty all the way...four thumbs up (kasama na yung sa paa)...LOL! also this is my opinion...
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 10 2013 @ 05:20pm
      They will dislike your comment because it praises the subect's rival. Don't worry, that thing will not last long, lets just see their faces when they see the next-gen Montero Sport...
      • Kyoichi Sudo May 10 2013 @ 05:36pm
        Subject's*
        • bruce May 14 2013 @ 01:12pm
          correction on a spelling got 7 dislikes? can't believe it!
  • benedict_251 May 10 2013 @ 09:27am
    Number figure pls- which is correct 180 hp or 177 hp? Pls state the correct figure!
    • numbah5 May 10 2013 @ 09:43am
      It's 180 ps, translate it to hp, it becomes 177 hp
      • Niky Tamayo
        Niky Tamayo May 10 2013 @ 01:35pm
        Pretty much. Even though most people use the two figures interchangeably, they're not the same.
  • numbah5 May 10 2013 @ 05:37pm
    There's an immature, angry fanboy of the other brand on the loose here LOL!!! :)))
    • domeafavor May 10 2013 @ 10:47pm
      LOLOLOLOLOL!!!! :))))
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 11 2013 @ 05:01pm
      Immature? So if I trashtalk here about your TB saying non-sense and irritable words about it will you still be as calm as this comment of yours? I'm already being quiet here not to comment in this article for me to avoid saying negative remarks about this vehicle and it looks like you're pushing me to do so...

      Don't make me. You'll not be pleased seeing the other side ;)
  • 16bab16 May 10 2013 @ 06:47pm
    Dont be vias with sir b. Santos. Someday he will talk about the trailblazer, what he was doing with montero. He will also compare this two suv as what he compares the fortuner and montero. He loves his job as commentator in auto industry. Many car lover waits for him to talk about the trailblazer.
    • gvm0116 May 11 2013 @ 10:20pm
      I'm trying so hard to understand your point....... OK now I think I got it. Peace! :)
  • The Stig May 10 2013 @ 07:18pm
    wow!.shining and shimmering yung pic ng trailbazer sa taas tapos pag-open ng hood ang dumi.LOL
    • Feeter Silverster May 10 2013 @ 09:45pm
      typical media unit ung sample ng TB kaya ganyan
  • ennovy70 May 10 2013 @ 07:51pm
    sir kyoichi sori po opinyon lang po nasabi ko kay sir botchi na mukhang binabayaran po siya ng mitsubishi dati na kasi po puros mitsubishi po ang pinapabili po niya basta may nagtatanong kahit hindi naman po talaga maganda
    • numbah5 May 10 2013 @ 08:17pm
      Didn't you know that Kyoichi Sudo is a die hard Mitsubishi fanboy? That is why he has that reaction to your comment.
    • Niky Tamayo
      Niky Tamayo May 10 2013 @ 08:17pm
      There's nothing wrong with Mitsubishi vehicles. And while the Trailblazer is currently the best ladder-frame truck in the class, the Montero Sport still offers the most bang-for-the-buck in terms of 4x2 variants.

      It's a bold claim to say someone is "bayaran" just because they have a passion for certain cars. Would you say the Montero Sport's four year run winning its class at the Philippine Car of the Year competition (which is judged by a panel of over thirty judgeds via anonymous scoring and audited by a professional firm) is because all those judges are "bayaran"? If you don't like the cars, fine. But don't expect people who don't share your opinion to have ulterior motives for their choices.
      • numbah5 May 10 2013 @ 08:27pm
        Niky, siya lang nagsabi nun hindi ako. I agree that ennovy's comment is below the belt already. I just merely pointed out Kyoichi Sudo's reaction to his comment, which was also below the belt, with matching bad words even though KS censored those bad words.
        • Tandang Sora May 10 2013 @ 11:11pm
          Excuses excuses excuses
        • Niky Tamayo
          Niky Tamayo May 11 2013 @ 09:36am
          Numbah5, np. I was replying to ennovy. The software reordered our comments.
        • Kyoichi Sudo May 11 2013 @ 04:55pm
          Ewan ko lng sir kung di uminit ulo mo kpag pinagsalitaan nya rin ng ganun ang Trailblazer mo...
      • numbah5 May 10 2013 @ 08:34pm
        And another thing Niky, I don't have any bad eggs with Mitsubishi because my family owns a Strada and a Montero Sport. Both cars did their job well. It's just that I find the Trailblazer a better SUV than the Montero Sport right now that we own 1. It's like this: the Montero improved on the weakness of the Fortuner (harsh ride). The Trailblazer improved on the weaknesses of the Montero Sport (noisy and rough diesel engine IMO, and lack of electronic stability control features)
    • rockyroad May 10 2013 @ 11:22pm
      The sales of the montero speaks for itself..if hindi talaga maganda then why it still remains the number 1 selling vehicle in its class.
      • numbah5 May 10 2013 @ 11:28pm
        They're the king in terms of sales because Mitsubishi made very affordable to own one through discounts and flexible installment terms. Worth mentioning also that the Montero Sport has so many variants that cater to the lower upper to middle middle class. Their GLX variant already enroaches into the territory of the top of the line Innova and Mitsubishi's own Fuzion. That's the good thing about the Montero Sport.
        • rockyroad May 10 2013 @ 11:42pm
          Well for me even if a vehicle is so affordable thru discounts and flexible installment terms but does not meet my needs and my taste coupled with the vehicles features then why should I buy it that would be a waste of money for me.
          • Kyoichi Sudo May 11 2013 @ 04:50pm
            A very good point. Its like asking will you buy a Suzuki Alto when you're looking for a spacious and well-equipped vehicle?

            Just like what I always say, Sentido Kumon.
            • JepzMendoza May 12 2013 @ 12:43am
              well your right about that, you cannot compare Suzuki Alto to Mitsu Montero sports... they dont belong to the same category.
              • Kyoichi Sudo May 12 2013 @ 06:27am
                The point here is that why buy a vehicle for a reason that its affordable? Does it meet your main needs? Does it satisfy your wants? These questions always show up to every car buyer that's why I believe that the buyers of the Montero Sport GLX has many other reasons for buying the vehicle other than being too affordable.

                Hoping you'd think widely enough. I don't want to shame a person that also brings my surname since it would be bad in my part...
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 11 2013 @ 04:46pm
      Its really your fault Sir Ennovy, you didn't mention anything in your previous comments that its just your no-so-humble opinions. And oh, I don't regret what I acted in that reply of mine....

      One more thing, even though the Montero Sport's pricing is a winner, it won't sell a lot if it wasn't for its enticing specs and features that's why you really can't say na walang maganda sa Montero Sport or else buong sambayanan na ang bahala umaway sayo since there's always a Montero Sport in every street here in Metro Manila and in many parts of this country...
  • carwiki May 10 2013 @ 09:19pm
    Here we are again, guys. Just stop the fight. Hindi naman purki't mahal na mahal namin yung Trailblazer eh, anti-Mitsubishi na kaagad. Earnestly, I like the Montero. Why? Because of it's spacious trunk and also, it has techies to play with. All of us here have our own taste buds. God created that for us. Hindi naman iyan ginawa ng Diyos na iisa lang ang mga panlasa natin eh.

    Argument ended. I don't want to implicate some fanboys in.
    • Feeter Silverster May 10 2013 @ 09:46pm
      I also like the Monty, it will accelerate even if you stepped on the brake pedal, san ka pa? hehe
      • Tandang Sora May 10 2013 @ 11:12pm
        At least It's far from having a Knocked engine. A balanced Displacement to output.
        • Kyoichi Sudo May 11 2013 @ 05:02pm
          Absolutely correct!
      • rockyroad May 10 2013 @ 11:27pm
        huh?
      • Kyoichi Sudo May 11 2013 @ 04:47pm
        Lols XP
      • Brentot_22 May 12 2013 @ 11:47pm
        San ka pa ahahaha,MONTY na!!!!!!
  • numbah5 May 10 2013 @ 11:23pm
    Another Mitsu fanboy on the loose.... tsk tsk tsk....
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 11 2013 @ 04:48pm
      Oh really? I can't see any other than me...
  • ennovy70 May 11 2013 @ 11:04pm
    sir kyoichi, nagpa-sorry na po ako at parang nagmamalaki pa po kayo. sige po babawiin ko nalang po sori ko sir. marunong lang po sigurong magbenta at magsinungaling si sir botchi sa mga nagtatanong sa kanya kaya po mabenta po siguro ang montero kahit poi sa toto pangit po talaga. ito po ay opinyon ko lang naman po at opinyon ko po hindi po kayo siguro marunong pumili ng sasakyan
    • JepzMendoza May 12 2013 @ 12:36am
      i definitely agree on you on this one ennovy70...
    • Niky Tamayo
      Niky Tamayo May 12 2013 @ 02:27am
      Enough is enough. If you want to continue participating on this site, you will have to show respect for its contributors. You may disagree with Mr. Santos's opinions, but saying that he is "sinungaling" and "bayaran" simply because his opinions don't agree with you are very serious allegations.
      • Kyoichi Sudo May 12 2013 @ 06:32am
        I really don't know what came in his mind to do such things Sir Niky. It would be better for us to forget about this scratch and just go back to the topic. I'm not joining since I don't have anything nice to say about the topic so it would be better for me to keep my mouth and hands shut ;)
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 12 2013 @ 06:20am
      Sir Ennovy ndi nmn po ako nagmamalaki or nagpapapogi or something dto sa TGP, I even don't have any right to do such things. My apologies also for having a sharp tongue because personally medyo masungit talaga ako...

      But the big reason why I spoke to you like that on your previous comments is because that you are already ruinning one's reputation here in TGP, not to mention, a Consumer Editor. What the h*cm came in your mind to do things like that? Didn't you know what he says about the Montero Sport are mostly his personal opinions(except for the features, of course)and observations about the vehicle? Hndi na nya kasalanan kung na-impress sya sa mga specs at features ng Montero Sport, maganda nmn tlga kasi. If you're a fan of this TrailBlazer then go praise it, there's no reason to bring-up another topic here like what you did coz its really senseless and you speak like d na magkakaroon ng bagong gen ang Montero Sport kung makapanira ka. And mind you, many MMPC staffs often visit this website to gather info, if they see your comments baka maiyak ka na lng kpag lumabas ang next-gen Montero Sport dahil binawian ka ng MMPC. They can actually do that thing so don't underestimate...

      And lastly, like what Sir Tamayo said, if you still want to continue participating on this website's activities and articles better have respect on the people behind all of this. This isn't your personal website for you to be guaranteed that you'll not be banned from here. Actually I'm always ready to be banned here since this sharp tongue and mind of mine are sometimes being too much offensive. Hopefully after this latest reaction of mine would already straight-up your mind...

      That's all.
    • carwiki May 12 2013 @ 09:51am
      That's enough sir. You're already hurting a high-ranking person here in this site. It's your own risk to be evicted in this forum.
  • macpro May 12 2013 @ 10:45am
    The top variant trailblazer, as shown on the pictures posted here looks ok. However, IMHO, the lower variant is not appealing at all in terms of looks. The lower variant's stock wheels and tires installed are too small for the size of this vehicle. Chevrolet could have just used the same wheel and tires specs for all variants just like what toyota, mitsu, ford did on their SUVs.
    • carwiki May 13 2013 @ 09:19am
      Agree. Even the design of the wheels of the 2500 variant was so awful.
  • ennovy70 May 12 2013 @ 07:29pm
    sir koyichi sudo salamat po sa sinabi ninyo na keep your big mouth shut. tignan po natin kung kaya ninyong patunayan dahil sadyang mayabang po yata kayo at wala naman po talagang alam sa sasakyan. inuulit ko lang po sir na opininyon lang naman po ang sinsasabi ko at nasa inyo na po kung maniwala kayo o hindi. hindi ko rin naaman po pinipilit sa lahat na dapat po silang maniwala. kayo po siguro si sir botchi di ba sir?
  • fortis May 12 2013 @ 09:27pm
    "And can something so global in reach be truly American?"
  • JoHunter May 12 2013 @ 09:38pm
    Anything is better compared to the Everest.

    And why do you speak as if being American for a car is a good thing?
  • Brentot_22 May 12 2013 @ 11:43pm
    For me mas gusto ko ang TRAILBLAZER than MONTY SPORT......Ewan ko lang kapag nilabas na ang new Everest,baka Everest ang matipuhan ko........
    • carwiki May 13 2013 @ 09:21am
      I really hope that those artist redinitioned (I'm not sure about the spelling. hehehe.) Everest become the true production. Hehe.
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 13 2013 @ 01:45pm
      I know you're being offensive here Brentot, all caps ka pa to offense someone here...
  • dmaxnation May 13 2013 @ 03:51pm
    I'd rather wait for the all new isuzu alterra
  • jerrikson May 13 2013 @ 05:55pm
    I prefer the Trailblazer also. The Montero is not appealing to me never been a fan at all. Also, I'm waiting for an all new Everest
  • iandits21 May 14 2013 @ 12:27am
    dapat hindi nyo pinagaawayan yan..tsk..
    but still, before typing any comments, make sure that it is not offensive..
    mga tao, me kanya kanyang taste yan sa sasakyan..
    • carwiki May 15 2013 @ 09:18am
      1, iandits21. All of us here have our own taste in cars. It's impossible if lahat naman ng tao dito eh puro Montero lang ang tinikman, right?
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 15 2013 @ 07:54pm
      As if I STARTED all of this Montero Sport talking here... And true that also, we have every taste that differ to others kaya kung d mo gusto ang isang kotse, wag mong ipagsigawan na ayaw mo at sisiraan mo pa, bka lng nmn kasi maistorbo ang mga nananahimik dba???
  • numbah5 May 15 2013 @ 06:29pm
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 15 2013 @ 07:56pm
      Happy now bro? ;)
  • ennovy70 May 15 2013 @ 08:56pm
    sir kyoichi *l*l mo sir sa totoo lang. wala naman po kayong alam. satsat pa rin po kayo ng satsat wala naman alam. pangit po talaga montero sa totoo lang mausok maingay makina kagaya ninyo po
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 16 2013 @ 08:52am
      Sa tingin mo ba hndi magiging mausok ang pinagmamalaki mong Trailblazer kpag nagtagal? Pano nga nmn uusok ang TB eh bagong labas pa lng nmn? Kahit ang Montero Sport at Fortuner ganyan nung mga bagong labas pa lng sila pero kpag nga nagtagal magiging mausok at maingay din yan. At teka, cnu ba sa atin ang nagsimula nito para sabihin mong satsat lng ako ng satsat dto? Topic dto Trailblazer, nananahimik ako tpos bigla kang susulpot at babanggitin ang pangalan ng Montero Sport tpos sisiraan mo pa khit wla pa nmn naninira sa Trailblazer. Tas sasabihin mo ur just telling your opinions about the MS? Ang topic dto Trailblazer tpos opinion mo tungkol sa Montero Sport, cnu na sa ating dalawa ang maingay ngayon?

      At kung mkapagsalita ka ng wlang alam akala mo magkakilala tayo ng personal ah, you don't know know me sir.
      • numbah5 May 16 2013 @ 10:51am
        Diesels will always belch smoke in the long run (except if you regularly fuel it up with Euro 4 diesel). But the problem with the Monty, and it is a fact, even if you just got out of the showroom, it already belches black smoke.

        And to answer you in another of your post, one of my cousins drive a GLS-V Montero. He has rode on our TB thrice and commented that the TB has better NVH levels than his Monty GLS-V. The engine of our TB according to him is quieter than the engine of his Monty GLS-V.
        • carwiki May 22 2013 @ 06:53pm
          I concur. I saw a Monty climbing up a zigzag that really smokes out black soot even though in a straight line.
  • ennovy70 May 15 2013 @ 09:04pm
    sir carwiki si sir kyoichi lang po sigurado puros monterosport lang ang tinikman sa sinasabi po ninyo kaya po wala po siyang alam sa totoo lang
  • reycoyan May 16 2013 @ 09:46am
    Opinyon ko lng po,im sure maganda lang yan sa papel..ewan ko na lang kung malakas sa market nyan.
    kung ako sa company ng CHEVROLET e magsara na.
    kailan pa naging maganda ang mga sasakyan nila??siguro pag sila na lng nasa market.lol
    • numbah5 May 16 2013 @ 10:42am
      Uhm, do you know what you're talking about? If it's not accepted by the market, how come it has a nationwide 1,000 unit backlog and continues to increase? How come there are those who have reserved for the TB 1-5 months ago and haven't got their TB units yet? This is a scenario reminiscent of 7 years ago when Toyota launched the Fortuner.

      Think before you type.
  • reycoyan May 16 2013 @ 09:56am
    Well,mukhang ok mga specs ng Tb.maluwag sa likod .pwede siguro pang deliver ng mga gulay from baguio.
    hahaha.Trying hard kasi ng Chev.lol
    • numbah5 May 16 2013 @ 10:46am
      At least it's a high end vegetable delivery vehicle. And the driver drives in style, and the vegetables are constantly cooled during the trip from Baguio. And the TB will turn heads at the marketplace as it'll be a rare vegetable delivery vehicle, and will think that the owner is rich enough to afford a TB as a vegetable delivery vehicle.
    • domeafavor May 18 2013 @ 01:37pm
      oh, another immature basher detected! :))) lololol
      • Kyoichi Sudo May 23 2013 @ 07:15am
        Now this is what I call an immature comment, shame...
        • domeafavor May 23 2013 @ 05:18pm
          Sino Kyoichi fanboy, ikaw? :))))
  • gundam May 16 2013 @ 10:30am
    IIRC many years ago. Nanalo na ng SUV of the year yung old petrol fed TB . But sadly did not translate into sales.

    Dapat talaga same lang ang size ng tire sa 2 variant. Ano kaya reason? Tinipid. Same lang ba OD?
  • reycoyan May 16 2013 @ 11:20am
    @Numbah,nag like ako sa sinabi mo kasi ikaw ang hindi mo alam ang sinasabi mo.Tsk,tsk.sa umpisa lang yang sinasabi mo na marami ng sales ang Tb.Miles away pa rin pag kaya nilang tumbasan ang mga car ng mitsu.Nangangarap ka ng gisng.cge mangarap ka na at madalang lang kayo sa kalye.
    kailan pa lumakas sa market ang chev?pati chevy spark nila INAAMAG na sa display.walang mabenta..hahaha
    poor boy,pinapalakas mo lang loob mo.
  • reycoyan May 16 2013 @ 11:32am
    Mag iba na lang ang business ang chev.maybe CAR WASH na lng .im sure mas effective pa sila sa market.lol
    • carwiki May 22 2013 @ 06:51pm
      Shut the f*ck up dude!
      • Kyoichi Sudo May 23 2013 @ 07:19am
        Its his opinion on Chevy dude, connect sa topic d katulad ng iba dyan, Chevy pinaguusapan biglang pinasok Mitsu...
  • Haggar May 16 2013 @ 05:35pm
    It's one thing to say the Trailblazer is better than a Montero...but enough to justify the price difference? Put in another perspective, if I say that a Php 1.4 mil Hyundai Sonata or Toyota Camry is better than a 1.1 mil Honda Civic, people would be up in arms saying the Sonata/Camry is in a different class. So what makes it fair to compare a 1.2-1.4 mil Montero with a 1.7 mil Trailblazer?

    Assuming most buyers live in a city environment where 4x4 better describes their bedrooms and bathrooms rather than their need to go off-road, the 2.8 Trailblazer lines up directly against the 4x2 Kia Sorento and Santa Fe. Both of those vehicles seem to offer more features and a better ride while still being able to seat 7 adults.
    • Niky Tamayo
      Niky Tamayo May 23 2013 @ 02:32pm
      That's why it's imperative that Chevrolet brings in the fully loaded 4x2 AT. As it is, the 4x4 TB is actually in the same ballpark as the Fort 4x4 and the Montero Sport GTV, and is arguably a better choice than either... but none of these 4x4 variants make much sense in the city.
  • zephyro90 May 17 2013 @ 02:34am
    Previous owner of monty gls-v. After 1yr and 30,000km binenta ko lang ng 1m. Naguusok at di narepair ng mitsu. Nagpalit na sila ng scv, reset na ecu etc... wala pa rin. Samantalang Every 5000km PMS ni monty. Just want to share experience. Respect
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 23 2013 @ 07:22am
      Heavy right foot I guess? Gayan din situation sa uncle kong may GTV kpag nasa highway mahilig tumapak ng todo sa accelerator kaya minsan mausok MS nya but that's just the same w/ his previous Fortuner 3.0V...
  • g328 Aug 22 2013 @ 03:00pm
    I have both a 2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4x4 (Oceanic Blue) and a 2009 Toyota Fortuner 4x4 (Lithium) and the Trailblazer exceeds the Fortuner in just about everything: price, power, speed, acceleration. torque, space, fuel economy, looks. Some complaints though: Why only one key with remote entry/alarm control? When shifting to park as when stuck in traffic, why do the doors automatically unlock, this is dangerous to passenger safety.
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