2019 Chevy Blazer vs. 2019 Acura RDX

Midsize SUVs are great because they offer you a good amount of space for passengers and cargo as well as some great capability. The 2019 Chevy Blazer is all-new to the midsize SUV segment. How does this vehicle stack up against the 2019 Acura RDX?

Below, we will compare these two vehicles including a comparison of the exterior, interior, technology, performance, and pricing. Read on to learn more about each of these midsize SUVs.

Exterior Comparison

The exterior of the all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer offers a bold look. The front end of this vehicle has LED daytime running lights at the top of the fenders with HID headlamps low on the fascia. A unique and distinctive grille takes up much of the front end with an athletically sculpted hood above it. The LED taillights have chevron designs to give you a unique look.

The 2019 Acura RDX has a bold look with a diamond pentagon grille and an all-new front fascia. The Jewel Eye LED headlights look great and offer you some amazing function using seven LED lamps per headlight. The rear design is spectacularly sculpted with round exposed dual exhaust finishers and LED taillights. This vehicle also has a panoramic moonroof to help you let nature in.

Interior and Technology

The 2019 Chevy Blazer seats five people with some great available comfort features. This vehicle will have available heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel.

Standard technology features for the 2019 Chevy Blazer include an 8-inch color touchscreen, Chevrolet infotainment 3, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. You can upgrade to get available features such as wireless charging and six USB ports. You can also get the available myChevrolet Mobile App that allows you to remotely start your car, lock or unlock your doors, view diagnostic information, and more.

The Chevy Blazer doesn’t offer a lot of safety features standard, but you have several available features like adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and forward automatic braking. You can also get the available Teen Driver Technology that can help you coach your teen even when you are not in the car with them.

The 2019 Acura RDX seats five on standard leatherette upholstery. This vehicle also offers you standard heated front seats, but you have to upgrade for the Milano leather upholstery and heated rear seats.

The RDX also offers you some great standard technology features. Standard features include a 10.2-inch infotainment screen, two USB ports, Bluetooth, HD radio, Apple CarPlay, Siri Eyes Free, and AcuraLink. AcuraLink gives you the ability to remotely lock and unlock your car as well as call for roadside assistance and view technical data from your vehicle.

Driver assistance features also come standard in the 2019 Acura RDX. This vehicle gives you AcuraWatch features standard. AcuraWatch includes feature such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and lane keep assist.

These vehicles offer you some similar features when it comes to technology. You get infotainment, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and more. The 2019 Blazer also offers you built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi. The Acura RDX does offer you more standard safety features, but it also has a much higher starting price.

Performance

Under the hood, the 2019 Chevy Blazer has a standard 2.5-liter ECOTEC engine. This engine gives you 193-horsepower. The 2019 Blazer offers you another engine option as well. The second engine is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that gives you 305-horsepower. This engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission to give you smooth shifting. Also, this V6 engine can tow up to 4,500 pounds.

Both of the engines in the Blazer give you Variable Valve Timing to improve performance and Intelligent Stop/Start Technology to improve fuel efficiency. The base engine gives you an estimated 27 highway miles per gallon, while the V6 engine gives you an estimated 26 highway miles per gallon.

The 2019 Acura RDX only has one engine option for you. This vehicle has a 272-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine is paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission. For fuel efficiency, this vehicle gets an estimated 22 city miles per gallon and 28 highway miles per gallon.

When you compare the performance of these two vehicles, the 2019 Chevy Blazer offers you the more powerful engine with the 3.6-liter V6 that can tow up to 4,500 pounds.

Pricing

Finally, let’s take a look at the cost of these two different vehicles to see which one fits your budget best. The 2019 Chevy Blazer has a starting price of $28,800. The top-level trim for the 2019 Blazer is the Premier trim. The Premier trim starts at a price of $42,700. The starting price for the 2019 Acura RDX is around $37,000. With all the bells and whistles, the Acura RDX can cost you $45,500.

As you can see, the Chevy Blazer offers you the more affordable price. This vehicle starts out less expensive, and it is less expensive even at the high trim options. The 2019 Chevy Blazer is the better fit for your budget.

Which is Right for You?

These are two great SUV options. Which option is better for you? In this comparison, both vehicles offer you a stylish and functional exterior. In terms of performance, the 2019 Chevy Blazer offers you a more powerful engine option than the RDX. The Blazer can also tow up to 4,500 pounds. When you take a look at interior features and technology, the 2019 Acura RDX offers you more standard features. However, the Acura RDX also starts off almost $10,000 more expensive than the Chevy Blazer. That means you could add features and technology to the Blazer and still have a lower starting price.

Overall, the 2019 Chevy Blazer seems to win this comparison. It is a more affordable vehicle that offers you a great performance and some good standard features. This vehicle also shoots for an upscale look and feel.