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Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

Feb 1, 2024

Consumers choose cars, everyone has their own preferences, some people like to choose the best-selling models on the market, “go with the flow” for peace of mind, and some people believe in their own judgment and are willing to learn more and choose a hidden gem. Today we want to introduce three SUV models, with terminal prices covering the 13-35 million price range, with options from 5 to 7 seats, each with their own unique features, let’s find out more. Chevrolet Trailblazer Price: 184,900-239,900 Terminal discount: about 50,000 Power system: 1.5T+6AT, 2.0T+9AT Body size: 4646×1843×1688mm General Motors’ models have always had a competitive advantage in power specifications, and as the flagship cost-effective brand under General Motors, Chevrolet has naturally become an ideal choice for those who want high-spec power and affordable prices. As a 4.6-meter 5-seat SUV, the Trailblazer’s terminal discounted price has already reached the 135,000-190,000 price range. At this price point, you can choose the 1.5T+6AT, or even the 2.0T+9AT model. The 1.5T model has a maximum output power of 169 horsepower, while the 2.0T model has a maximum output power of 237 horsepower. The 2.0T model also offers a 48V mild hybrid system, which can to some extent improve start-up speed, power response, and driving smoothness. In addition, there are two four-wheel drive models available, with high power specifications and a rich selection.

Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

In terms of appearance and interior design, the Explorer has not been updated for a long time. The overall style is relatively steady and the interior design is mainly practical. The car retains a large number of physical buttons, which can meet the needs of many practical consumers in the era of large screens.

Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

In terms of configuration, the entry-level model offers cruise control, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and start, LED headlights, 8-inch central control screen, rear air conditioning vents, and other features. It can basically meet the needs of home use, except for the lack of a reversing image system. The high-end model provides a reversing image, adaptive cruise control, streaming media rearview mirror, front seat ventilation and heating, BOSE sound system, which is considered outstanding among the joint venture SUVs in this price range.

Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

In July 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released the declaration image of the new model of the Explorer, with a more rugged design. This means that friends who are interested in the Explorer will soon have a good opportunity to choose a car. On the one hand, the new model will change the relatively outdated design of the current model, and the new car is indeed more handsome. On the other hand, for friends who like the current model and pursue high cost performance, the clearance sale of the current model after the new car is launched is also worth looking forward to.

Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

Ford Ruijie L Price: 229,800-309,800 yuan (43630$) Terminal discount: about 8,000 yuan (1130$) Power system: 2.0T+8AT, 2.0T hybrid Body size: 5000×1961×1773mm In February 2023, the new generation of Ford Ruijie L made its debut, with a more youthful appearance and the introduction of a hybrid system as the most important change.

Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

The hybrid system of the Ruijie L is composed of a 2.0T engine and an E-CVT gearbox. The engine has a maximum output power of 202kW and a peak torque of 405Nm, and can be fueled with 92 octane gasoline. With the electric motor, the Ruijie L can achieve a 0-100km/h acceleration in 7.1 seconds. In addition, the Ruijie L also offers a power combination of 2.0T + 8AT, with the 2.0T engine capable of producing 252 horsepower.

Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

In terms of interior space layout, the Ford Edge L offers a wide range of options, providing both 5-seater and 7-seater models, with the 7-seater model available in two different seat layouts. In terms of interior space performance, based on previous testing experiences, the front row provides about 2 fists of legroom in normal driving position, while the third row also has about 2 fists of legroom. Thanks to the extended length of 5000mm and wheelbase of 2950mm, the legroom performance of the Ford Edge L is quite impressive.

Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

In terms of interior, the ST-Line and regular versions of the Edge L adopt different interior color schemes. The ST-Line version features a black and red color scheme, with red accents on the air conditioning vents and seat surfaces, as well as added suede leather material inside the car, creating a more dynamic interior atmosphere. The regular version, on the other hand, has a light-colored interior with gold accents, giving a warmer interior style. With a youthful exterior design, two interior styles, two power systems, and diverse interior space layouts, the Edge L offers a wide range of choices.

Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

Lynk & Co 09 EM-P Price: 307,800-347,800 yuan (48980$) Terminal discount: None Power system: 2.0T+3DHT plug-in hybrid Body size: 5042×1977×1780mm After introducing pure fuel and hybrid SUVs, let’s take a look at the plug-in hybrid SUV with excellent safety design and chassis texture, the recently launched Lynk & Co 09 EM-P. Currently, there are a total of 7-seat and 6-seat models with 4 prices ranging from 307,800 to 347,800 yuan (48980$). In terms of power system, the Lynk & Co 09 EM-P uses a 2.0T engine matched with front and rear dual motors, with a maximum output power of 254 horsepower for the engine, 348 horsepower for the electric motor, and a system comprehensive output power of 555 horsepower, achieving a 0-100km/h speed of 4.9 seconds, and a WLTC pure electric range of 160km, with a fuel consumption of 7.5L/100km.

Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

The Lynk 09 EM-P, a model sharing the SPA platform with the Volvo XC90, has been widely praised for its safety design and chassis quality since its birth. In addition to retaining the previous safety design, the Lynk 09 EM-P also improves passenger access to the third row by optimizing the interior space design, such as adding a second-row seat with lateral movement function in the 6-seat version. Furthermore, to meet entertainment needs, the new model also adds a passenger side sun visor display screen. In terms of chassis, the top-of-the-line Lynk 09 EM-P offers dual-chamber air suspension and CCD continuous damping adjustable shock absorbers, providing superior driving quality and passing ability.

Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

As the flagship SUV model under the Lynk & Co brand, the plug-in hybrid model of the Lynk & Co 09 has undergone multiple upgrades. The interior space design, intelligent configuration, and power system have all been upgraded. Currently, it has excellent overall quality and is suitable for friends who are interested in 6/7-seater SUVs in the price range of 300,000 to 350,000. You can go and experience it.

Discover Affordable SUVs: Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Ruijie L, Lynk & Co 09 EM-P

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