If you’ve been searching for an electric crossover SUV, options on the market have been limited. Luckily, Chevrolet is releasing two such electric vehicles (EVs) soon. The team at Huffines Chevrolet Plano have compared the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV to the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV to help you decide if one of these electric crossover SUVs is right for you.
Power and Performance Specs
We’ll first look at the power and performance of these two SUVs. With the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV, you’ll get a single motor on most models. When paired with front-wheel drive (FWD), this motor will produce 210 horsepower and 242 lb-ft of torque. If you decide to get the all-wheel drive (AWD) instead, you’ll get a dual-motor, which leads to an increase of 290 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque.
Chevrolet hasn’t released exact power specifics for the 2024 Blazer yet. The only information we have is that the top-of-the-line Blazer SS will have a dual-motor powertrain that delivers 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque. All other trims should offer performance that’s similar to the Equinox. One notable difference is that with the 2024 Blazer, you can opt for rear-wheel drive (RWD) and a single-motor. This is one of the few vehicles ever to offer all three drives.
Range and Efficiency
As these are EVs, knowing how far you can get on a single battery charge is essential. For both standard models, the estimates are essentially the same. The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV is expected to have a range of 250 miles, while the Blazer comes in at 247 miles. However, if you opt for a more premium trim on the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV, you’ll get an increased range of 293 miles. With both vehicles, you can expect a slight dip in range if you get an AWD model rather than FWD.
When it comes to charging these vehicles, the Blazer will likely charge a little faster. If you connect to a DC fast charger, the Blazer beats the Equinox with a maximum charge rate of 190 kW to 150 kW. You’ll likely be able to give the Equinox an additional 70 miles of range after 10 minutes of fast charging, so expect slightly better numbers for the Chevrolet Blazer.
Comfort and Storage
Chevrolet hasn’t disclosed the exact sizing information for both of these vehicles, but we know a few things and can make educated guesses about the others. For starters, the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV should have a maximum cargo space of 57 cubic feet if you fold down the rear seats. In addition, the Equinox and the Blazer should comfortably seat up to five people. Expect the interior space to rival similar crossover SUVs on the market.
As for interior comfort features, we have a little more information. Some features you can expect to find with both vehicles include heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and a sunroof. Just like with other crossover SUVs, you can expect more comfort features as you move up to more premium trims.
Technology and Entertainment
The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV and 2024 Chevy Blazer EV feature a digital driver information center. This dashboard provides essential driving information and adds to the sophisticated look of both vehicles. These digital displays also come with touch-screen infotainment systems, making it easy to control your media, navigation, and settings. The Blazer features the larger touch screen on the base model but upgrading to a more premium trim of the Equinox delivers the same infotainment system.
While Chevrolet hasn’t announced all the specifics yet, some other technology features you’ll likely find with these models include the following:
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integrations.
- Wi-Fi hotspot.
- In-dash navigation.
- Premium audio system.
One of the most beneficial safety features available with both models is General Motors’ Super Cruise system. This is a semi-autonomous hands-free driving system compatible with thousands of roads across the country. You can also expect many other standard driver assistance features, such as automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring. While neither vehicle has received a safety evaluation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration yet, we expect it to receive a strong rating thanks to the numerous included safety features.
Trims and Price
Finally, each vehicle will have several trim options to choose from, impacting the features and the overall price. Exact prices aren’t available yet, but Chevy predicts that the 2024 Equinox will have a starting MSRP of around $30,000, while the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV will start at around $44,995. The trim options for both vehicles should be as follows:
- Chevy Equinox EV 1LT.
- Chevy Blazer EV 1LT.
- Chevy Equinox EV 2LT.
- Chevy Blazer EV 2LT.
- Chevy Equinox EV 3LT.
- Chevy Blazer EV RS.
- Chevy Equinox EV 2RS.
- Chevy Blazer EV SS.
- Chevy Equinox EV 3RS.
Which Vehicle Is Right for You?
These two vehicles have a lot in common, which may make it hard to choose between the two of them. However, there are enough differences that one is likely better for you than the other. If you’re looking for a smaller SUV and want something more affordable, the 2024 Chevy Equinox is likely the better fit. On the other hand, if you want more space and power and a few more premium features, you should explore the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV.
Learn More at Huffines Chevrolet in Plano
If you’re interested in getting an electric Chevy vehicle and you live in the Plano area, Huffines Chevrolet is here to help. We have a wide range of EVs available, or we can alert you when the Equinox or Blazer becomes available. You can also talk with our finance department to learn more about affording your next Chevy vehicle. Feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable team with any questions you might have or to schedule a test drive. We’ll do whatever we can to assist you and make buying your next EV simple.