The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Blazer are two crossovers that put a tech-friendly, smooth-riding spin on family travel. But you can only choose one, so how do you know which has the potential to be your best daily driver? Check out our comparison guide for the low-down on these modern people haulers.
The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is technically classified as a five-passenger compact crossover. With its bigger dimensions, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer falls into midsize crossover territory. So if you’re looking for a little extra rear-seat legroom for your extra-tall kids, the Blazer delivers the goods. But that’s not to say that the Equinox doesn’t make excellent use of its cabin space.
As you might expect from any modern Chevrolet, both the 2019 Equinox and Blazer are practically brimming with tech features. These crossovers have a lot in common here. Both come standard with features you typically have to pay extra for, like an in-cabin Wi-Fi connection and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Both crossovers even features four standard USB ports, so passengers in both rows can keep their device batteries afloat.
And the Equinox and Blazer give you the convenience factor too. These crossovers help you make a grand exit with standard keyless ignition. With a few upgrades, you can plug your laptop into the 120-volt, household-style power outlet and enjoy crisp, clear nighttime vision with LED headlights and taillights.
Your personal level of sportiness can help you choose between the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Blazer. Both crossovers are capable. Predictably though, the Equinox tows a bit less than the Blazer, maxing out at 3,500 pounds. The Blazer, with its heftier engine and size, can tow a bit more boat, with max capabilities of 4,500 pounds.
The Blazer also offers all-wheel drive, traction-boosting technology that’s sure to lead to off-road adventure. All-wheel drive is optional for the Equinox—you just need to pay a little extra to get it. However, the Blazer’s version of this performance gear can decouple the rear axle to improve fuel economy. So that’s something to consider.
As far as hauling stuff goes, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer gives you plenty of room. Flip down the rear seats for an impressive 54.2 cubic feet of cargo space for your garden supplies and home goods hauls. However, the Equinox is a little more spacious. If you’ve got sizable items that need moving, you’ll appreciate its 63.9 cubes of max cargo space.
As you may have guessed, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is a bit thriftier than the Chevrolet Blazer. But you might not know that the Equinox delivers its thriftiest ride with its optional diesel engine, a rarity in this segment. With it, the Equinox earns up to 28 city and 39 highway miles per gallon. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has yet to offer a thrifty diesel engine but earns up to 22 city and 27 highway mpg anyway. That’s really not bad for such a capable crossover.
In the end, choosing between the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox really comes down to what you want in a crossover. The compact Equinox returns impressive fuel mileage, making it commute-friendly. Add all-wheel drive into the mix and the Equinox is even pretty sporty. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is the bigger, sportier option, giving your family extra legroom and an increasingly rugged ride.