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The Isuzu MU-X has been launched at a starting price tag of Rs.23.99 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Is this big full-sized SUV better than upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer? Let’s find out.

The Isuzu MU-X SUV has been officially launched in India with a lot of promises to the car buyers. With a starting price tag of Rs.23.99 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for the 4×2 variant and Rs.25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for the 4×4 variant, the Isuzu MU-X has a lot of potential to boost its presence on the Indian roads. The all-new Isuzu MU-X sports various new design and styling tweaks. And is one of the best-looking big SUVs available today.

The Isuzu MU-X offers a tough competition to the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Pajero Sports and the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Here, we bring you a side-by-side comparison of Isuzu MU-X and 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer to find which one is the best.

Isuzu MU-X vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017

Exterior Design

Isuzu MU-X

On the exterior, the all-new Isuzu MU-X looks much inspired from the D-Max pick-up truck as they both share a common platform. The designers at Isuzu have left no stone unturned while working on this SUV. The Isuzu MU-X sports a full-sized SUV profile with muscular and contemporary SUV looks. The center of attraction is the thick chrome grille placed between new head-lamps. The all-new designed front bumper carries fog lamps and LED DRLs, which looks clean and well-placed. It gets all-new designed 18-inch alloy wheels to go with the looks.

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017

The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer gets a complete makeover and it now looks stronger, muscular and aggressive. It gets a revised grille, streamlined bonnet, new headlamps coupled with integrated LED daytime running lights, new bumper with large air vents, larger fog lamps, chrome detailing and a lot more. The face-lifted 2017 Trailblazer is 9mm longer than the outgoing model. Adding to the thrills, it also gets a new pair of alloy wheels.

Interiors

Isuzu MU-X

On the interior, the Isuzu MU-X gets a well-planned dashboard, which is again inspired from the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross pick-up truck. The dashboard gets piano black frames for the central console, AC control pod, AC vents and silver accents on the steering wheel. The cushioning on door pads and armrests is good too. However, the quality of the materials used on the interior is not up to the mark, when comparing with other SUVs in the segment. The spacious and roomy cabin space will offer good comfort to the passengers on long journeys. It gets a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system, which again doesn’t matches up to its rivals.

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017

On the interior, the 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer has got major changes. The perfectly finished and placed dashboard gets an all-new design built on premium quality material. Chevrolet has taken a big step while improving the quality of materials used inside the car as the outgoing model lacked the premium touch on inside. The dual-tone beige and black interior of this SUV is spacious and roomy, offering a sense of comfort to the passengers. The central console has a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system, which can also be used as a navigation display.

Safety Features

Isuzu MU-X

The Isuzu MU-X sports a high tensile steel body construction, which would be really safe during a crash. Other safety features included on Isuzu MU-X are dual airbags, brake assist, traction control, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC) and hill-start assist.

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017

The Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 gets a couple of safety features like airbags, front parking sensors, collision warning, lane change assist, blind warning assist, reverse camera with cross traffic alert system, ABS with EBS and much more.

 Power

Isuzu MU-X

The Isuzu MU-X is powered by a 3.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that churns a maximum power of 174hp at 3,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 380NM at 1,800-2,800 rpm. This diesel engine is coupled to a 5-speed sequential sift automatic transmission. It is also offered in an all-four wheel drive variant.

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017

The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer will be powered by the same engine which currently powers the outgoing model. The 2.8-litre 4-cylinder Duramax diesel engine on the Trailblazer delivers 200bhp of power at 3,600rpm and a maximum torque of 500NM at 2,000 rpm. The braking system and suspension on new Trailblazer have been improved for better performance.

Price in India

Isuzu MU-X

The Isuzu Mu-X has been launched with an attractive price tag of Rs.23.99 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi) for its base variant.

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017

Currently, there is no official word on the price tag of face-lifted Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017. However, it expected to price between Rs.23-25 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Are you planning to buy Isuzu MU-X SUV or you will wait for the 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer? Share your thoughts, comments and feedback in the section below.

 

Post Author: Christy White

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