The TrailBlazer feels underpowered with its inline six-cylinder engine, but it offers a compliant--if somewhat jiggly--ride.
Handling is ungainly, with excessive body lean and slow steering.
We also found the brakes unimpressive in our tests.
Wind noise is pronounced and the seat-mounted seat belts are awkward to use.
Electronic stability-control became standard starting in 2006, which made emergency handling more secure.
The EXT version, which offered seating for seven, was discontinued after 2006, and the entire model line was dropped after 2009.