Chevrolet’s new SUV lineup is arguably its best ever. Now available at dealers like the Chevy dealer in Smelterville, the all-new Chevrolet Blazer has caught the attention of many drivers. This midsize crossover’s dynamic styling and sporty performance promise to leave you impressed. It’s also loaded with all of the latest technologies. Let’s see how the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer compares to the 2019 GMC Acadia.
You’ll appreciate the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer’s great value. An attractive starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $28,800 makes it a genuine bang for the buck. While the 2019 GMC Acadia is also a good deal, it has a steeper starting price of $29,800.
The same 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with automatic stop-start technology comes standard on both SUVs. However, expect the Blazer to save you extra money at the pump. A more modern, nine-speed automatic transmission enhances its fuel economy. According to Chevy Smelterville, you’ll find the Acadia’s six-speed automatic transmission to be a tad less efficient. While the Blazer returns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, the Acadia delivers 21 in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
Like the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2019 GMC Acadia offers excellent handling. Nevertheless, sportier driving dynamics give the Blazer an advantage. Its wider track and a lighter curb weight help inspire confidence when cornering.
A powerful 3.6-liter, V6 engine is available on both of these crossovers. It’s the best choice for drivers who need to tow. While the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds, the 2019 GMC Acadia can tow up to 4,000 pounds. When moving a heavy load, you’ll benefit from the Blazer’s extra muscle.
The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has an eye-catching design. While the 2019 GMC Acadia is also attractive, it doesn’t look as sleek. You’ll immediately notice the Blazer’s Camaro-inspired front fascia, which features thin headlights and a bold grille. A black mesh grille and dual exhaust tips help give the Blazer RS an especially aggressive look. Blacked-out wheels further elevate its curb appeal. Some of the exclusive colors available for the Blazer include Canjun Red Tintcoat, Kinetic Blue Metallic and Sunlit Bronze Metallic.
Both of these SUVs come loaded with high-tech features. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone app integration and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot come standard. However, the Blazer’s standard 8.0-inch touchscreen is larger than the Acadia’s 7.0-inch display. You will also have access to creature comforts like heated and ventilated leather seats. An available Bose sound system takes your music-listening experience to the next level.
Although the GMC Acadia seats up to seven people, it sacrifices some storage space. There's only 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the Acadia’s third row. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Blazer provides 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space in the back.
The Last Word
While the 2019 GMC Acadia is a solid choice, it loses in this comparison. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is sportier, has a higher towing capacity, and offers extra fuel savings.