The Chevrolet Blazer and the Ford Edge are two very similar competitors in the midsize SUV category. They are both very capable crowd-pleasers. So how do you choose? Well, today we will go over a few points which may help you determine which the best choice is for you.
Cost = Blazer
First off, let’s start with cost. There are four available Edge models and the beginning base price for them is $31,100. The Blazer has a total of six available trim models and starts at a very competitive price of $28,800. For this round that means that the Blazer wins in overall price comparison.
Fuel Efficiency = Comparable
When considering which vehicle to go with depending on fuel efficiency, either of these vehicles will make you proud. The Blazer gets an impressive 21 mpg City / 27 mpg Highway and the Edge gets a notable 21 mpg City / 29 MPG Highway, making them relatively the same depending on who is behind the wheel.
Let’s talk about power and maneuverability. Both vehicles have options that allow you to choose between a Front Wheel Drive SUV and an All-Wheel Drive SUV. The Blazer also has 3 different engine options; the 2.5L 4-cylinder, 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder, and the 3.6L V6. The Edge has two engine options; the 2.0L EcoBoost® and the 2.7L V6 EcoBoost®. Because you have so many engine options, the power and torque range a bit depending on which option you are more comfortable with. The most powerful of the five engines is the Edge’s 2.7L V6 EcoBoost®, however, if you decide to go with that option or the second most powerful engine, the Blazer’s 3.6L V6, then your fuel efficiency will take a hit. If that is a trade you are willing to make, then the 335 horsepower and the 380 lb. ft. of torque is the most impressive and powerful option you have.
There are two things to consider before you jump the gun and go with the highest rated powered vehicle. First is that the Blazer hugs the road and handles a bit better. Secondly, when properly equipped, the Blazer has the capability to tow up to 4,500 lbs., whereas the Edge has a limit of 3,500 lbs.
Once again, both vehicles do stack up quite nicely when it comes to the overall style and feel inside and out. However, with the sleek aggressive look of the Blazer, combined with the overall better attention-to-detail interior, it is the clear winner in this category.
The technology for the Edge and Blazer are high-class. Both vehicles have things that differ from each other in this department, so depending on your preference, you decide the winner. If you are looking for a more streamlined, sleek, customizable interior, then the Blazer is the SUV for you. The Edge, on the other hand, has more of a hometown, easy-going feel with how things are organized and displayed.
When it comes to attention to detail, sporty feel, and aggressive look, the Chevrolet Blazer is just what you are looking for. The Ford Edge has a bit more of a relaxed and classy driving environment, so it is definitely built for a different crowd than the Blazer.