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I am 15, almost 16. I learned how to drive in two suv's (05 Mazda Tribute and 11 Ford Escape) and I have driven bigger ones. My family is interested in purchasing a boat. However, my dad's 4 cyl. Escape will barely tow a 4-Wheeler. So, My dad want my first car to be tow-worthy. It has to be safe and also has to get decent gas mileage. Would a Chevrolet Trailblazer or GMC Envoy be a good first car in my situation? Can I expect to get decent gas mileage? Any safety complaints.

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It's a truck,not a escape! What is good mileage to you? Cause trucks and good mileage is like apples and oranges.Or like buying Ferrari and want 40 mpg.
 

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I am 15, almost 16. I learned how to drive in two suv's (05 Mazda Tribute and 11 Ford Escape) and I have driven bigger ones. My family is interested in purchasing a boat. However, my dad's 4 cyl. Escape will barely tow a 4-Wheeler. So, My dad want my first car to be tow-worthy. It has to be safe and also has to get decent gas mileage. Would a Chevrolet Trailblazer or GMC Envoy be a good first car in my situation? Can I expect to get decent gas mileage? Any safety complaints.

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Either would be a good first car. They are a full frame rear wheel drive vehicle so they are safer than an escape. Which is built more like a front wheel drive car. If you stay with the 4.2 litre you can expect around 15-17 city and up to 22 on the highway. I have a CAI on mine so I get a couple more mpg. The trailblazer is also set up from the factory with a hitch and tow package.
 

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I think it would be a good first car, I get 20-22 on the freeway, also have a boat that it pulls with ease, although it is a bass boat that is relatively light compared to a family boat. Keep up with maintenance and it will do good for you.
 
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