Used 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

$9,988 - $13,598
2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

2008 Highlights

The 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer carries over with minimal changes, most notably adding satellite radio and side curtain airbags to its standard equipment list.


  • Powerful engine lineup, comfortable highway manners, straightforward controls.


  • Aging design, nondescript cabin with some mediocre materials, unsettled handling, no third-row seating, below-average crash-test scores.

Used 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer for Sale

Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2008 LT 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A) Black Light Gray premium cloth107,279 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazerLT
Est.Loan: $166/mo
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2008 LT 4dr SUV 4WD w/3LT (4.2L 6cyl 4A) Black Ebony premium leather87,211 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazerLT
Est.Loan: $278/mo
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2008 Fleet 4dr SUV 4WD w/2FL (4.2L 6cyl 4A) Black Light Gray premium cloth48,696 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazerFleet
Est.Loan: $204/mo
Red Jewel Tintcoat Ebony premium leather82,630 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazerSS
Est.Loan: $343/mo
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When you're ready for an automotive upgrade, try this 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4WD 4DR SS W/3SS on for size, which features a dual climate control, stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, side air bag system, and airbag deactivation. It comes with a 6 liter 8 Cylinder engine. We've got it for $18,812. This SUV 4X4 is one of the safest you could buy. It earned a crash test rating of 4 out of 5 stars. The exterior is a sleek red. Don't regret waiting on this one! Call today to schedule your test drive. Contact Information: Buchanan Automotive, 1035 E Main St, Waynesboro, PA, 17268, Phone: (717) 762-3141, E-mail: Our Guaranteed Credit approval is backed by a check for $100.00 if you don't ride home in your next vehicle or take your written approval with payments and terms home to review we will cut you a check! Many Certified Pre Owned, commission free

Dark Cherry Metallic Light Gray premium cloth161,674 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazerLT
Est.Loan: $102/mo
H&M Auto Group(5)
50.4 mi away
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Dark Cherry Metallic Ebony premium cloth121,539 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazerLT
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Best Motors(4)
51.9 mi away
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Imperial Blue Metallic Light Gray premium leather135,027 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazerLT
Est.Loan: $153/mo
Imperial Blue Metallic 65,755 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazerLT
Est.Loan: $198/mo
Bob Bell Chevrolet
54.4 mi away
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104,166 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazerLT
Est.Loan: $204/mo
Dark Cherry Metallic Light Gray premium cloth123,493 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazerLT
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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94,344 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Est.Loan: $203/mo
Black Granite Metallic Ebony premium cloth114,800 miles
Used 2008Chevrolet TrailBlazerLT
Est.Loan: $164/mo
Faulkner Honda(16)
90.9 mi away
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BLACK, 4.2L, automatic,CARFAX 1-Owner. In Good Shape. CD Player, Onboard Communications System, Dual Zone A/C, Satellite Radio, Trailer Hitch, Aluminum Wheels, 4x4, Non-Smoker vehicle. Click here for more infoEXCELLENT SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILY: 5 Star Driver Side Crash Rating. 4 Star Passenger Front Crash Rating. Child Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control, 4-Wheel ABS, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes Safety equipment includes Child Safety LocksPURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE: CARFAX 1-OwnerKEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Satellite Radio, Onboard Communications System, Trailer Hitch, Dual Zone A/C Keyless Entry, Privacy Glass, Bucket Seats.OPTION PACKAGES: DIFFERENTIAL, HEAVY-DUTY LOCKING REAR, AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume and TheftLock (STD), TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE (STD), ENGINE, VORTEC 4.2L I6 SFI with transmission oil cooler (285 hp [212 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 276 lb-ft of torque [374 Nm] @ 4600 rpm) (STD). Chevrolet LT w/1LT with BLACK GRANITE METALLIC exterior and EBONY interior features a Straight 6 Cylinder Engine with 285 HP at 6000 RPM*. Non-Smoker vehicle.EXPERTS RAVE: explains Rugged and durable, the TrailBlazer has its roots in Chevy's Blazer line of vehicles, which has long provided transportation to those who take the climb every mountain maxim literally.. Pricing analysis performed on 7/10/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Though still a decent SUV, the 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer's aging design puts it at a disadvantage against newer competitors.

vehicle overview

The Chevrolet TrailBlazer represents what one could consider to be the old guard of midsize SUVs. In the midst of a consumer shift to carlike crossover SUVs, the TrailBlazer maintains the traditional SUV trait of truck-based architecture. While this provides advantages in terms of off-road performance and towing capacity, it limits the vehicle's appeal to those mostly interested in responsive handling and a well-packaged and versatile interior.

The TrailBlazer was last redesigned in 2002, and its age is showing. Though performance and ride quality remain strong points, the Chevy's cabin design is dated and its handling, always circumspect, doesn't inspire much confidence. And unlike most rivals with optional third-row seating, the 2008 TrailBlazer makes do with just two rows and a passenger capacity limited to five.

The 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer could still be a fair choice for consumers wanting a vehicle for frequent towing or off-road use. Some might also find appeal in the high-performance TrailBlazer SS. But overall, we think there are plenty of better choices for a mainstream midsize SUV. Models like the Ford Explorer and Toyota 4Runner handily top it in terms of cabin refinement and handling composure while also offering the option of third-row seating. This is also true for new crossovers like the Toyota Highlander and Saturn Outlook. Even if you are set on a TrailBlazer, the vehicle's evergreen status means you could pick up a certified-used model for additional savings.

trim levels & features

The 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is available in two distinct trim levels -- LT and SS -- with several variations to consider. The base 1LT package comes well-equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone manual air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, OnStar, satellite radio and a CD player. The 2LT upgrade adds automatic climate control, rear air-conditioning and audio controls, leather seating, a power driver seat, heated outside mirrors and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Stepping up to the TrailBlazer 3LT gets you 18-inch wheels, driver seat memory, a power passenger seat, heated front seats and a Bose sound system. Depending on trim variation, major options include power-adjustable pedals, a Sun and Sound Package with a sunroof and a premium audio system, rear-seat DVD entertainment and a navigation system.

The basic high-performance TrailBlazer SS (1SS) package is equipped similarly to the 1LT in terms of comfort and convenience features, but also incorporates upgraded V8 power, a sport-tuned suspension with quicker steering, high-performance brakes, 20-inch wheels, a limited-slip differential and special interior and exterior trim. The top-of-the-line 3SS package is even more fully equipped, much like the 3LT package.

performance & mpg

Chevy's TrailBlazer comes standard with a 4.2-liter inline-6 that generates 285 horsepower and 276 pound-feet of torque. A 5.3-liter V8 is optional, featuring 300 hp and 321 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are backed by a four-speed automatic transmission and a choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel drivelines.

The TrailBlazer SS boasts a 6.0-liter V8 cranking out 390 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, mated to a heavy-duty four-speed automatic. For the SS, one may choose standard 2WD or an available full-time AWD system that maximizes street performance instead of off-road ability. Either way, the SS is seriously quick and can hit 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds. Maximum towing capacity varies from 5,900 pounds on six-cylinder models to 6,800 pounds with either of the two V8s.


The 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer includes standard antilock disc brakes, stability control, OnStar communications and side curtain airbags. Government frontal impact testing garnered three stars out of five for the driver and four stars for the front passenger, while side-impact crash testing resulted in a perfect five stars for the protection of both front and rear occupants. In frontal offset crash testing by the IIHS, the TrailBlazer received a "Marginal" score (the second-lowest ranking on a four-point scale).


The 2008 Chevy TrailBlazer's standard suspension has both good and bad qualities. With tuning on the soft side, it offers an exceptionally comfortable ride around town and on the highway but loses composure quickly when pressed hard through corners or over bumpy terrain. The SS is a different story, delivering a firmer but still comfortable ride at normal road speeds. When pushed through corners and twisty roads, however, its body motions are extremely well controlled, with much more precise steering feel and very little lean.


The TrailBlazer's cabin is rather bland and constructed with some subpar materials, but the layout is straightforward and it's reasonably comfortable for up to five adults. For its higher price tag, there's nothing exceptional about the SS model's interior aside from a silver-faced tach, monogrammed "sport" seats and a few pieces of bright trim. Cargo capacity is generous, however, with nearly 44 cubic feet of luggage space that increases to 80 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

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Features & Specs

SS 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)LT 4dr SUV w/2LT (4.2L 6cyl 4A)SS 4dr SUV AWD (6.0L 8cyl 4A)LT 4dr SUV 4WD w/2LT (4.2L 6cyl 4A)SS 4dr SUV AWD w/3SS (6.0L 8cyl 4A)LT 4dr SUV w/3LT (4.2L 6cyl 4A)LT 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)LT 4dr SUV 4WD w/3LT (4.2L 6cyl 4A)SS 4dr SUV w/3SS (6.0L 8cyl 4A)LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)Fleet 4dr SUV w/2FL (4.2L 6cyl 4A)Fleet 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)Fleet 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)Fleet 4dr SUV 4WD w/2FL (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower390 hp @ 6000 rpm285 hp @ 6000 rpm390 hp @ 6000 rpm285 hp @ 6000 rpm390 hp @ 6000 rpm285 hp @ 6000 rpm285 hp @ 6000 rpm285 hp @ 6000 rpm390 hp @ 6000 rpm285 hp @ 6000 rpm285 hp @ 6000 rpm285 hp @ 6000 rpm285 hp @ 6000 rpm285 hp @ 6000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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2008 Trailblazer
We bought it new, I now have 160,000 miles on it and are heading for Arizona tomorrow. No problems whatsoever. New bat., new tires, new alt., that's it. I have a 18' camper and traveled around the USA. handled great, could use a little more power, but did nicely in the mountains. I have a 4500 lb. boat and we go to Lake Superior, approximately 350 miles, and it handled the job nicely.
Good Truck
Got my 08 Trailblazer used and I've been loving it ever since. Has a plenty of power for a pretty large SUV, yet also gets around 19mpg if driven for optimal fuel economy. Drives perfectly smooth and handles really well for an SUV, the only thing is that the sway bars are VERY stiff, so going over a speed bump at an angle is going to shake you pretty bad. Handles well off road, can hold its own just fine even with 2wd. I preferred almost everything about the Trailblazer when I compared to all the other SUVs of its caliber on the market.
Great Vehicle
Leased 1Lt w/4x4-- 1 yr into owning the vehicle moved cross country--happy with performance and ride. It was a comfortable vehicle and has great turning radius for getting in and out of parking spaces. Even my hubby liked the turning and handling. I was involved in a 3 car crash-rear ended by a earlier model TB and had minimal damage-new rear bumper and lift gate. This vehicle held up. My lease is up and cant buy it--so will turn it in- It will be missed and down the road I will keep checking to see if I cant pickup the same model. It was great in the snow or any elements. Always felt safe and comfortable.
Used 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Overview

The Used 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include SS 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT 4dr SUV w/2LT (4.2L 6cyl 4A), SS 4dr SUV AWD (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT 4dr SUV 4WD w/2LT (4.2L 6cyl 4A), LT 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A), LT 4dr SUV w/3LT (4.2L 6cyl 4A), SS 4dr SUV AWD w/3SS (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A), LT 4dr SUV 4WD w/3LT (4.2L 6cyl 4A), SS 4dr SUV w/3SS (6.0L 8cyl 4A), Fleet 4dr SUV w/2FL (4.2L 6cyl 4A), Fleet 4dr SUV 4WD w/2FL (4.2L 6cyl 4A), Fleet 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A), and Fleet 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer?

Save up to $224 on one of 12 Used 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,999 as of 07/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT is priced between $4,999 and $13,598 with odometer readings between 65755 and 161674 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Fleet is priced between $9,988 and $9,988 with odometer readings between 48696 and 48696 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS is priced between $18,812 and $18,812 with odometer readings between 82630 and 82630 miles.

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