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Holden Trailblazer LT 2018 review: snapshot

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  • Solid all-rounder
  • Plenty of torque at low revs
  • Off-road ability


  • Engine can be noisy
  • Needs more safety tech
  • No reach-adjust on steering wheel

The base-spec LT is the entry point for Trailblazer buyers. Its standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen to go with its Holden MyLink infotainment system, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, front fog lamps, signature daytime running lights, side steps, limited slip diff, rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

The 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine punches out 147kW at 3600rpm and its big-gun 500Nm at 2000rpm and is well-matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Seats are cloth and interior is basic materials all round, but hard wearing.

All Trailblazers have a five-star ANCAP rating.

Good-looking and a solid performer on- and off-road, the Trailblazer makes a strong case for your SUV-buying bucks.

(The LT was, at time of writing, being offered for $45,990 driveway with a seven-year warranty.)

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Holden Trailblazer 2018: LT (4X4)

Safety Rating
Engine Type Diesel Turbo 4, 2.8L
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Efficiency 8.6L/100km (combined)
Seating 7
Price From $24,420 - $30,140

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Range and Specs

Vehicle Specs Price*
LT (4X4) 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC $24,420 - $30,140
LT (4X4) (5YR) 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC $25,630 - $31,680
LTZ (4X4) 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC $27,390 - $33,000
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*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
Marcus Craft
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Raised by dingoes and, later, nuns, Marcus (aka ‘Crafty’) had his first taste of adventure as a cheeky toddler on family 4WD trips to secret fishing spots near Bundaberg, Queensland. He has since worked as a journalist for more than 20 years in Australia, London and Cape Town and has been an automotive journalist for 18 years. This bloke has driven and camped throughout much of Australia – for work and play – and has written yarns for pretty much every mag you can think of. The former editor of 4X4 Australia magazine, Marcus is one of the country’s most respected vehicle reviewers and off-road adventure travel writers.
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