There are a lot of great SUVs on the market today — so many, in fact, that it can often be hard to decide between them all when you’re shopping for a vehicle. Two popular options that people consider are the 2021 Chevy Blazer and the 2021 Ford Edge. Below, we’ll cover some of the highlights of each. This will hopefully help you decide between the two so that you can end up with an SUV that’s perfect for you.
2021 Chevy Blazer Review and Specs
Let’s start by looking at the 2021 Chevy Blazer. This stylish SUV fits up to five people comfortably. This is due in large part to its 41 inches of legroom in the front and 39 inches of legroom in the back. It also has plenty of head clearance, with front and back headroom at 39.80 and 38.60 inches, respectively. You’ll also have plenty of space for your stuff, with up to 64 cubic feet of storage with the back seats down.
Besides plenty of space, the 2021 Blazer also comes with the latest entertainment and technology features. For starters, it has an 8-inch color Driver Information Center, which allows you to play your favorite music or get directions to your destination. It also features a six-speaker audio system that provides great sound quality throughout the car. In addition to entertainment technology, the Blazer has some excellent safety technology, such as:
- Automatic emergency braking.
- Seven air bags.
- Forward collision alerts.
- Rear vision camera.
- Blind-side alert.
- Lane keep assist with departure warnings.
- And a rear cross-traffic alert.
Finally, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer has plenty of power under the hood along with superior handling. A 3.6-liter V-6 engine comes standard on all models. Depending on the trim level, you can get anywhere between 193 to 308 horsepower and 188 to 270 pound-feet torque. There’s also a nine-speed automatic transmission, which provides a smooth ride at all speeds. You can also get a model with either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), depending on your preference. This engine also provides great fuel economy, with an average of 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg in the highway, for a combined 22 mpg.
2021 Ford Edge Review and Specs
The 2021 Ford Edge is another five-seater SUV with a lot to like. On each trim, you can get an SUV with either FWD or AWD, except the ST trim, which only comes with AWD. This SUV comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift capability. The standard engine is a twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 turbocharged, direct-injection engine. What this means is that you’ll get about 250 horsepower and about 280 pound-feet torque, which is typically more than enough for an everyday driver.
Inside, you can expect about 42.6 and 40.6 inches of legroom in the front and rear, respectively. As for headroom, the Edge has 40.2 inches in the front and 40.3 in the back. For storage space, if you put the back seats down, you’ll get about 73.4 cubic feet. If you leave the seats up, you’ll get 39.2 cubic feet.
Finally, the inside of the vehicle offers some great features. A large touch screen sits in the center of the dashboard and makes it easy to select your options while you’re driving. You can also turn your Ford Edge into a Wi-Fi hot spot, giving you great internet access wherever you go. Like the Chevy Blazer, the Ford Edge has a six-speaker audio system that provides good sound quality in the entire car. The safety technology features of this SUV include:
- Rearview camera.
- Post-crash alert system.
- Front safety belt reminders.
- Knee air bags.
- Remote keyless entry.
- Anti-theft system.
Which Is Right for You?
Now that you’ve read about each of these two SUVs, you may have a hard time choosing between them — after all, they’re both great SUVs with a lot in common. However, one may be better for you than the other, depending on your needs and what you’re looking for in an SUV.
For example, the 2021 Chevy Blazer offers a better ride quality. This SUV was designed with sports cars in mind, and you can tell when you’re driving it. It even has similar climate control vents to a Camaro, bringing the sports-car feel to the interior. In addition, the 2021 Blazer is typically more affordable compared to the 2021 Edge. The 2021 Chevy Blazer starts at a base MSRP of $29,995, which is lower than the base model Ford Edge at $32,495.
At the same time, the 2021 Ford Edge also offers some advantages. For example, some prefer its infotainment center. In the Ford Edge, you get a larger touch screen and the ability to connect your phone wirelessly, something you can’t do in the Chevy Blazer. If you’re someone who prioritizes the technology that’s available inside the vehicle, you may prefer to drive the 2021 Ford Edge.
These are the primary differences between the two models. They are both great whether you’re driving around the city or going out into the wilderness for a camping trip. You’ll be able to fit your passengers comfortably along with their luggage. It essentially comes down to your personal preferences and how much you’re looking to spend on your next SUV.
Let Huffines Chevrolet in Plano Help You Decide
If you’re having trouble picking between the 2021 Ford Edge and the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, the team at Huffines Chevrolet in Plano is here to help. Our expert team can answer all of your questions and help you pick out a vehicle that is best for your situation. We can also set you up with a test drive so that you can make sure your choice is right for you.
To get started, you can view our current inventory online today. You can also contact us at any time to schedule a time to visit our dealership. We’re always available to answer any questions you may have about these vehicles. Our goal is to help you find the vehicle that’s right for you, whatever that may be.
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