Making a comparison of the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer and the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee can seem quite overwhelming at times due to the sheer volume of models and price ranges that the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers. For the average person, the top-of-the-line Trackhawk model of the Grand Cherokee, which starts out at $87,095, isn’t going to be necessary or feasible. To help create a better “apples to apples” comparison, let’s do a comparison of the differences between two models that have about the same starting price in the mid $30,000 range. This will help give you a better point of view of how the two vehicles stack up straight across in comparison with each other. For this comparison, we will use the Blazer 2LT (All Wheel Drive) trim and the Grand Cherokee Laredo E (4x4) trim.
Fuel Efficiency = Blazer
The fuel efficiency section of this comparison goes to the Blazer. It has an EPA estimated 19 mpg City / 26 mpg Highway, whereas the Grand Cherokee comes in just below that at 18 mpg City / 25 mpg Highway.
This category is taken by the Blazer also. The All-Wheel Drive engine that is in this model is the 3.6L V6 and it can pump out 308 horsepower and 270 lb. ft. of torque. The Grand Cherokee has a comparable 4 Wheel Drive 3.6L V6 engine but can only produce 293 horsepower and 260 lb. ft. of torque.
Interior Room = Comparable
The interior of both vehicles are quite comparable when it comes to space. With all their differences considered, the interior room of these vehicles really “come out as a wash” as they say.
Infotainment / Comfort = Blazer
The Grand Cherokee and Blazer share some common ground in certain aspects of the interior. Some of those things include; Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot capable, dual zone climate control, air filtration, keyless open, 8-way power driver’s seat, and a locking glove box. However, there are several places where they differ. The Grand Cherokee has a 7” display and the Blazer has an 8” display. The Grand Cherokee only has 12V power outlets, when the Blazer has two data ports; 1 USB type-A and one USB type-C in instrument panel as well as, two charging only ports on the rear of the center console for passengers, a single USB type-A and a single USB Type-C. The Blazer also has an electronic locking glove box and programmable liftgate, whereas the Grand Cherokee isn’t equipped with either.
Both these vehicles are good options when it comes to towing a small/lighter load. The Grand Cherokee can tow up to 3,500 lbs in this model. However, the Blazer one ups its competition again by having the capability to tow a maximum of 4,500 lbs.
As you can see, even though the Grand Cherokee has a lot more options when it comes to models and capabilities, when it comes down to the quality, quantity, and price of the head to head details, the Blazer outdoes its competition. When you start adding lots of little things, they start adding up fast. For Chevrolet, all the little things they have sprinkled throughout its Blazer, really do stack up and make it the vehicle of choice.