CAR COMPARISON: Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8L LTX vs. Isuzu mu-X 3.0L LS-A
Both the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Isuzu mu-X are successful SUV nameplates in the Philippines, but did you know that they share the same platform? The two vehicles are the result of a successful partnership between General Motors (GM) and Isuzu, and so you’ll find that they have the same wheelbase length, along with a slew of other similarities.
That said, they are far from the same car, and with their latest versions, each car has come into its own, with unique and attractive attributes that make it special.
Today, both the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Isuzu mu-X have boosted their appeal as upscale SUVs, with the ruggedness and practicality that they have been known for still intact. Here is a spec-by-spec comparison the middle trims for both cars: the Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8L 2WD 6AT LTX vs. the Isuzu mu-X 3.0L LS-A 4×2 AT Blue Power.
|Specs||Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8L 2WD 6AT LTX||Isuzu mu-X 3.0L LS-A 4x2 AT Blue Power|
|LWH (mm)||4887 x 2132 x 1852||4825 x 1860 x 1840|
|Engine||Diesel, 2.8L, DI, L4, DOHC with Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT)||4-cylinder in-line Blue Power diesel engine with Turbo Intercooler|
|Curb Weight (kg)||2013||2157|
|Max Output (hp/rpm)||200/3800||174/3550~3650|
|Max Torque (Nm/rpm)||500/2000||380/1800~2800|
|Transmission||6 speed - AT||6-speed AT with Sequential Shift|
|Suspension||Double Wishbone Independent Suspension with coil over twin tube Shock Absorber / 5-Link with Rear Coil Spring||Independent Double Wishbone with Coil Spring and Stabilizer / 5-link Coil Spring and Stabilizer Bar|
|Brakes Front/Rear||Ventilated Disc / Solid Disc||Ventilated Discs / Solid Discs|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||219||230|
|Cargo Capacity (L)||NA||NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||65||65|
|Wheels||Aluminum 17-inch x 7.0 J, Design 2||255/60 R18 Aluminum Alloy, including spare wheel|
|Airbags||Driver and Passenger||Driver and Passenger|
|Headlights||Halogen Auto On/Off with Leveling Control||Bi-LED projector headlamps with integrated Daytime Running Lamps and Auto Headlamp Leveling|
|Foglights||Front and Rear||Front|
|Price||PHP 1,805,888||PHP 1,795,000|