Chevrolet Blazer vs. Ford Edge

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, Automotive Editor - April 2, 2019

New crossovers continue to enter the market as they continue to grow in popularity. To keep the Ford Edge competitive in the ever-growing landscape, Ford has refreshed the crossover for the 2019 model year. With more technology than ever, a new performance-oriented model, and more standard features, the Edge continues to make a strong case for itself.

In the hopes of becoming a more competitive player in the mid-size segment, Chevrolet has revived an old nameplate: the Blazer. The all-new Blazer has sporty styling courtesy of the Camaro and an eye toward on-road comfort. Does it have what it takes to be a better option than the Edge?

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What the Blazer Gets Right

Few mid-size crossovers are as athletically styled as the Chevy Blazer. With similar design elements as the sporty Camaro, the Blazer stands out on the road, while the Edge blends in. For consumers that enjoy having a vehicle that they can't lose in a cramped parking lot, the Blazer is the obvious choice.

While the Edge has the more powerful engines, the Blazer is the better option when it comes to towing. Ford's mid-size crossover can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, while the Blazer has a towing capacity of 4,500 pounds. The extra 1,000 pounds gives the Blazer a distinct advantage for consumers that want some extra versatility.

The Blazer is the more affordable option than the Edge. Pricing for the Blazer starts at $29,995 (including destination) for 2019, while the Edge carries a starting price tag of $30,990.

What the Edge Gets Right

Thanks to the new ST trim, the Ford Edge is the more powerful option. The range-topping Edge ST features a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that generates 335 horsepower. The most powerful engine you can get in the Blazer is a 3.6-liter V6 that churns out 308 hp. For a mid-size crossover, the Edge ST has compelling performance, being able to get to 60 mph in less than six seconds.

The Edge is also more spacious than the Blazer. Passengers will find more front and rear head room, front and rear leg room, front and rear hip room, and front and rear shoulder room in the Edge. In addition to overall space, the Edge also has a more spacious cargo area. The Edge can hold up to 39.2 cubic feet behind the second row, while total cargo space is rated at 73.4 cubic feet. The Blazer's figures are 30.5 cubic feet and a total of 64.2 cubic feet.

For 2019, Ford bolstered the Edge's list of standard safety equipment, adding things like automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams as standard. The Blazer simply can't compete with the Edge when it comes to safety technology.

Can Looks Outweigh Usability?

The Ford Edge is the more usable option, but the Chevy Blazer's design is one of its high points. If you want a sporty design in a package that puts comfort first, the Blazer is a great option. It can't match the Edge overall, but it's a great crossover that a lot of consumers will enjoy.

Our Verdict: Ford Edge

While not as head turning as the Chevy Blazer, the Ford Edge is the better overall package. It has more space, more standard safety features, and a performance model that will appeal to anyone that likes to drive. The Edge is a well-rounded option that would be an excellent option for a one-vehicle household.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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