SUV cars based on their ute stablemates are not a new thing – just look at the Toyota Fortuner (based on the Hilux), Ford Everest (based on the Ranger) and MU-X Isuzu (based on the D-Max) for the proof of that. The 2018 Holden Trailblazer (formerly known as Colorado7, and based on Colorado) is another clear sign that these are good reasons to attract money from a public otherwise set by ute?
The 2018 Holden Trailblazer is available in three spec levels, each with a competitive market price: the LT base-spec ($ 47,990, excluding road costs), LTZ (which we tested, $ 52,490) and the series limited Z71 (starting at $ 53,490).
The Trailblazer is a solid looking trolley all clean, lines stretched back and forth – and all in all it has a real and substantial squat presence. If we’re going to get any “fantasy Dan” with our hyperbole: accented chrome headlights sting the day running back along the chunky body to the taillights LED slicks. If we stick to the basics: the Trailblazer looks good.The Z71 has everything from this gear as well as a distinctive sporty appearance, Filled with black cap, black mirrors, black exterior door handles, Z71 named leather trim and 18 inch black alloy wheels.
Inside, the inside has tidy tweaked so rather basic feel to it, but it’s not a bad thing in a wagon that will have to dirt cop and ice cream dropped in the middle of the general chaos of life. day-to-day leather-trim seats add a touch of class to the otherwise family-friendly dimensions and environment. There are two cupholders at the front of the small harbor housing the central console USB which, when used, eats into the available space.All doors that have a molded bottle hump, the one who would not cop our CarsGuide water bottle with no second encouragement.The force -row passengers receive an armrest / center cup support that folds down when there is no one sitting in the middle. Rear passengers also receive air vents and manual air conditioning control.
The 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine has a power output of 147 kW at 3600 rpm and a large 500 Nm gun at 2000 rpm and is perfectly suited for a six-speed automatic transmission. This Trailblazer is, on paper, a very good ride with so much torque available and from bottom to bottom.