|4,500 lbs||Max Towing Capacity||3,500 lbs|
|Standard||Teen Driver Safety System||Not Available|
In the field of midsize crossover SUVs, you have a lot of different models out there to choose from, so narrowing down your options can be tough. We often find it helps to look at just one or two models at a time, seeing what they have to offer, and comparing them to find out how they stack up. Considering the 2020 Chevy Blazer vs 2020 Ford Edge, for example, you can see that they are both fine SUVs with a lot to offer. With significantly more trim levels to choose from, however, the Blazer gives you much more freedom to get just what you want.
That is not to say that the 2020 Ford Edge is a terrible choice, we simply mean that it cannot keep up with all the different options that the Blazer gives you. For example, there are only two engines to choose from with the Edge, while the 2020 Chevy Blazer has three different engines you can consider, and you can get far greater towing capacity with the Blazer as well. With so many more trim levels to choose from, you can find the Blazer that has just what you need without going overboard or missing out on anything – plus the Chevy model starts at a lower price.
The 2020 Chevy Blazer is also an excellent choice for going off-road compared to the Edge, which has a more performance-focused design that misses out on some great off-road functionality. Both of these SUVs have two rows of seating for up to five people, and the available interior technology and comfort features are great, with some options for the Blazer that just cannot be beat. When you are ready to see the 2020 Chevy Blazer for yourself, then come visit us at DePaula Chevy in Albany, NY, and we will help you find the perfect combination of options and performance for what you need.
One of the best things about the 2020 Chevy Blazer is just how much freedom it gives you in choosing the perfect combination of features for whatever you are looking for. Pretty much every new vehicle out there gives you different trims to choose from, but not all of them give you as many as Chevrolet does. With the Blazer, you have six different trims to choose from, starting with the great L trim that gives you a 2.5L engine, 18-inch wheels, and an 8-inch infotainment display. From there, you can choose the 1LT trim, which has advanced safety features available and available heated front seating.
The 2LT takes things a step further, with a 2.0L Turbocharged engine, available AWD, and other great features on offer for an incredible driving experience. Then there is the 2020 Chevy Blazer 3LT, which builds on the 2LT with perforated leather-appointed seating and heated front seats that come standard. For incredible performance, two different high-end trims are available, starting with the RS, which has a 3.6L engine with AWD available, unique black exterior accents, and black and red interior accents for a unique look and feel. Then there is the Blazer Premier, which has unique chrome-trimmed exterior details and chrome accents, with leather-appointed seating in either Jet Black or Maple Sugar for a rich, luxurious look that is incredibly sophisticated throughout.
Only four trims are available on the 2020 Ford Edge, which is fine but certainly not as flexible as six. The standard SE trim features a 6-speaker sound system, standard 8-inch Infotainment display, and a 2.0L engine. From there, the SEL trim builds on the standard features with a few more options, including heated front seats and different appearance options for the 18-inch wheels. The Titanium trim for the Edge has some nice features like the option for 20-inch wheels and a heated steering wheel, but the lack of any trims between it and the SEL is a real shame. Finally, the ST trim has a performance focus that certainly gives it some great features, but overall you miss out on having extra trims for more freedom.
Although high towing capacities and off-road potential might not be your first consideration when looking at a midsize SUV, it is still important and can certainly come into play. In terms of towing capacity, the 2020 Chevy Blazer is the clear winner, offering up to 4,500 lbs of towing when properly configured. By comparison, the best the 2020 Ford Edge can do in terms of towing is up to 3,500 lbs, even when equipped for optimal towing. 1,000 lbs of difference can certainly matter when hauling a boat or camper for a day of fun, and the Edge can leave you wanting if you underestimate what you need to tow.
The 2020 Chevy Blazer is generally considered a better choice for going off-road as well when compared to the 2020 Ford Edge. With its 9-speed automatic transmission, available AWD, and high ground clearance, the Blazer might not be born for the trail, but it can handle quite a lot. The traction select system also gives you a tremendous amount of control with the simple turn of a dial. This lets you choose between FWD and AWD, gives you a Tow option to help with pulling a trailer, and an Off-Road setting that helps optimize throttle to give you better handling on rough trails and uneven conditions.
Both the 2020 Chevy Blazer and the Ford Edge have great features inside with different options available at each trim. To keep things simple, let us look at the top trims for each.
The Blazer Premier gives you an 8-inch infotainment system with Navigation, a Bose premium audio system, and perforated, leather-appointed seats that are heated and ventilated. There are power-adjustable front passenger and driver seats, numerous USB ports, a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an 8-inch digital driver information display. You also get keyless open and start, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and ambient interior lighting.
The 2020 Ford Edge ST has power-adjustable front seats that are heated, along with an 8-inch Infotainment display with available Navigation, rather than included like the Blazer Premier. The Edge ST has ambient lighting, a B&O sound system, and a perforated leather steering wheel, though heating for the steering wheel is an available option and not standard. Remote start is standard on the Edge ST, while adaptive LED headlights and front and rear floor liners remain only available options.
The good news is that both of these vehicles have great safety features – to keep things simple, let us look at the highest trims, and what they come with.
The 2020 Chevy Blazer Premier features LED daytime running lamps, StabiliTrak electronic stability and traction control, and numerous airbags. It also has rear park assist, a rear cross traffic alert, and a lane change alert with side blind zone alert. You get an HD rear vision camera, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a teen driver system in the Blazer Premier too.
Key safety features on the 2020 Ford Edge ST include a blind spot information system, cross-traffic alert, and auto high-beam headlamps. It has a reverse sensing system, along with a lane keeping system, and numerous airbags. While the Edge ST comes with a tire pressure monitoring system and AdvanceTrac with roll stability control, there is no option for a teen driver system.