New for 2019, the Chevrolet Blazer is a midsize crossover that delights customers at dealerships like Chevrolet Smelterville, thanks to its bold, yet elegant styling, refined ride, excellent handling and user-friendly infotainment system. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer rides on the same platform as the GMC Acadia and is positioned between the Equinox and Traverse in the Chevrolet lineup.
The 2019 Ford Edge competes with the Chevy Blazer in the midsize crossover segment. We’ll compare the two vehicles and see which one proves to be the best buy.
Buyers who choose the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will save money compared to Edge buyers. The Blazer has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $28,000. The Edge has a starting MSRP of $29,995. You won’t actually pay the MSRP when you visit a dealer like the Chevrolet dealership in Smelterville. We use the MSRP to compare the prices of the two vehicles.
The Chevrolet Blaze comes standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission, which provides more acceleration and lower engine speed when traveling at highway speeds. The Ford Edge only gets an eight-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to real-world driving, the Chevy Blazer outperforms the Ford Edge. According to Edmunds, the Blazer with its 3.6-liter V6 was able to accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, a great time for a vehicle in its class. Meanwhile, the Edge’s standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine made the zero-to-60 sprint in a sluggish 8.3 seconds
The Blazer can make quick turns without showing evidence of body roll. Handling is agile, especially for a vehicle of its size. The Blazer’s track is 1.6 inches wider in the front and 1.5 inches wider in the rear than the Edge, which provides better handling and stability. The Blazer’s smaller turning radius makes it more maneuverable than the Edge.
Anyone looking for a vehicle with outstanding towing capacity will want to choose the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, which can tow up to 4,500 pounds. The Ford Edge has a maximum towing capacity of only 3,500 pounds.
The designers at Chevrolet bestowed the Blazer with a fresh-looking interior that makes the Edge’s older design seem tired. The Edge’s dash looks generic, while the Blazer has many interior features adapted from the Chevrolet Camaro. All in all, you’ll find more excitement in the cabin of the Blazer than inside the Edge.
Safety is an important consideration when you’re buying a new vehicle. To help keep children safe, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer provides a backseat warning system that alerts the driver if the rear door was opened at the start of a trip, helping to prevent the driver from leaving infants and young children in the car. The Ford Edge doesn’t have a backseat warning system. The Blazer has an available 360-degree parking monitor. The Edge only has a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors, which leave it unprotected from obstacles on the side of the vehicle.
While both the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer and the 2019 Ford Edge are excellent vehicles, all things considered, the Blazer has the edge over the Edge.