TEST: Chevrolet Trailblazer vs. Toyota Fortuner

Team comments

Ian McLaren

Trailblazer feels suitably solid, but the Fortuner is the more nimble of the two

Ian McLaren
Gareth Dean

Material improvements to the Trailblazer are welcome, but it’s not enough

Gareth Dean
Steve Smith

It has a gem of a torque-rich engine, but the Fortuner’s cabin remains an acquired taste

Steve Smith

Trailblazer has its merits, but Fortuner feels more polished overall

Nikesh Kooverjee
  • Basson

    “It’s a minor touch, but it contrasts with the Fortuner’s urethane-rimmed wheel and so-so cloth seats that sit at odds with what’s otherwise a well-built, similarly soft-panel-equipped and visually engaging cabin”

    I thought the 2.4 Fortuner has leather seats now:
    http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/toyota-sa-beefs-up-hilux-srx-adds-bling-to-fortuner/
    “Furthermore, 2,7 VVTi and 2,4 GD-6 Fortuner derivatives now boast leather interior trim.”