2019 Chevy Blazer vs. 2019 Ford Edge
One of the things we love about an SUV is the flexibility it offers. You can drive the right SUV to pick up business clients for dinner. You can trust the right SUV to safely transport your kids to and from school and soccer. And you can have fun with the right SUV when you are camping with the fam and exploring natural trails.
The very best SUVs are the ones that allow you to do all of those things, and the 2019 Chevy Blazer and 2019 Ford Edge are top contenders for that title. Both are gorgeous SUVs with plenty of style, technology, and power. So which one is right for you? Take a look at how these two contenders compare to get a better idea:
Looks aren’t everything, but they do count for a lot when you’re shopping for a mid-size SUV. After all, you aren’t getting this vehicle to haul rocks – you’re getting it to drive yourself, your family, your friends, and your associates. You want to look good while you’re doing it!
Both the Chevy Blazer and the Ford Edge are lookers, but they do have a style that’s all their own. With the 2019 Chevy Blazer, you get an SUV that’s a little more polished around the edges. While the 2019 Ford Edge has a more practical look, the Blazer features smooth divots and turned-down edges, contributing to a more sophisticated look overall. Both have a beefy front end, but the Blazer softens the aesthetic with a rounded hood and trim headlights that give a more upscale look. It also has a floating roofline that adds to the overall effect.
The 2019 Chevy Blazer is a bit longer than the Ford Edge, but their sizing is about the same overall. The Blazer comes in at 191.4 inches in length, compared with 188.1 inches for the Edge. Meanwhile, both have a wheelbase of about 112 inches (the Blazer is a half inch bigger than the Edge) and a width of about 76 inches (the Blazer is .8 inches wider than the Edge). The Blazer does come up a bit shorter than the Edge though, by nearly two inches.
You might find those extra inches on the Blazer to give you a bit more room inside and a bit more stable footing on the road, while you might find the fewer inches off the top will make you less top heavy and feel more agile.
Interior and Technology
Open up the doors on the Blazer and the Edge, and you’ll find that the Blazer continues with its trend of upscale styling and sophistication. The sleek interior has features like rounded vents (invoking luxury car trends), an open storage area for phones, and an 8-inch center touchscreen. The interior is also trimmed in leather- and metal-look materials, giving it an air of luxury.
The interior of the Edge is a bit more utilitarian with its urethane trim, but it does come through with the technology. You’ll find a well-designed center stack that includes a large touchscreen, a rotary shifter, and enclosed phone storage. In addition, you’ll find technology like a 4G wi-fi hotspot that can connect 10 devices and a Ford+Alexa app that lets you control your home assistant from the car, doing things like turning off the lights from the road or playing some music for your dog.
The Blazer has an infotainment system, as well, and has features like keyless entry for convenience and an HD rearview camera.
Both SUVs have plenty of leg room and space for cargo, though you will find a bit more room to stretch in the Edge. Though we could give you the numbers, the best way to know whether the SUV is going to work for you and be comfortable on those long trips is to visit your local dealership and take a test drive yourself. You’ll know as soon as you sit in those seats how you’ll feel driving the SUV.
You’ll get exceptional performance from both the 2019 Chevy Blazer and the 2019 Ford Edge, but the choice will depend on how you like to drive and where you want to take your SUV.
The 2019 Chevy Blazer has a 2.5-liter Inline 4 engine that puts out 193 horsepower and 118 pounds per feet of torque. The Ford Edge has more power in its 2.0-liter Inline 4 engine, which puts out 250 horsepower and 280 pounds per feet of torque. You can upgrade the engine on both, and the Blazer tops out at a 3.6-liter V6 that puts out 305 horsepower. You can get more power with the standard Edge or the upgraded Blazer, but you’ll pay for both with long-term reduced fuel efficiency.
Again, you’ll need to take a test drive to really get a feel for how these two SUVs handle. Most people don’t need the extra horsepower to have fun driving or to feel like they have control on the road or even most off-road trails. Put these two through their paces – well, at least as much as you can on a test drive – to find out what they can do and how they feel while they’re driving.
Which is Right for You?
The 2019 Chevy Blazer and the 2019 Ford Edge both have a lot to offer, and they’re both available for affordable prices. The 2019 Chevy Blazer starts at just $28,800, while the 2019 Ford Edge rings up at $29,995. With the Blazer, you’ll pay a lot less, and you’ll also get an SUV that looks like it cost a lot more. The stylish SUV handles like a dream, has comfortable seating, and is loaded with extras that will make driving feel like a luxury.
Visit your local Chevy dealership to take a test drive of the 2019 Chevy Blazer and fall in love with this sleek SUV. Bring the family so you can get a sense for how comfortable everyone can be while you’re driving.