2022 Chevy Blazer vs 2022 Ford Edge

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  • 2022 Chevy Blazer

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    2022 Ford Edge

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    25Fuel Economy (mpg)23
    4,500Max Towing (lbs)3,500
    9-speed Transmission (type)8-speed

    For many drivers, a midsize SUV represents that “just right” option between the smaller compact models and the larger full-size vehicles. There are many different midsize models available, however, so choosing the right one can be tricky – narrowing down your options to focus on just one or two at a time helps with that. Looking at the 2022 Chevy Blazer vs 2022 Ford Edge, for example, we can see that these are both fine options that have a lot to offer. While the Ford Edge is certainly a good vehicle in its own right, the Chevy Blazer simply has extra things going for it to make it a better choice for many people.

    Although price is not always the deciding factor when it comes to every vehicle, as you look at how similar the Chevy Blazer and Ford Edge are, it is important to remember that the Blazer starts at about $2,000 less than the Edge. With that in mind, both of these vehicles have two engines available: a starting I-4 and an available V6, both of which offer impressive performance and a fun drive. We should note that the Ford engines are paired with either a 7-speed or 8-speed automatic transmission, while the Blazer features a more responsive 9-speed automatic. The Chevy Blazer is available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive for both engines, but only all-wheel drive is offered on the Edge.

    While both of these midsize options are similar in overall size, the Chevy Blazer can give you significantly greater towing capacity, which is important if you are interested in hauling a trailer or boat around behind your vehicle. To us, when looking at a vehicle, the safety features on it are among the absolute most important things we consider. The good news there is that both of these vehicles are quite safe and include a number of standard safety features that are very impressive. Once again, the Blazer simply comes out ahead thanks to a few extra systems, such as Chevy’s Teen Driver technology that helps new drivers learn safe habits.

  • Drivetrain

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    The engine in a vehicle is very important, but it is only one part of the larger system that is responsible for your overall driving experience. You want to choose a midsize SUV with a powerful engine, as well as a quick and responsive transmission and a great drivetrain. This sort of “big picture” view when looking at performance in a vehicle can help you choose a model that will be fun to drive for a long time.

    Two Engine Options

    Both the 2022 Chevy Blazer and the 2022 Ford Edge feature two different engines that you can choose, giving you a good amount of freedom to get the kind of performance you need–at least Chevy does. The Blazer gives you a standard 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine that delivers 228 hp; there is also an available 3.6L V6 engine that boosts that up to 308 hp for quicker, more impressive overall performance. Although two of the trims for the Blazer come with one engine or the other, the other two trims let you choose which engine best meets your needs.

    The good news with the Ford Edge is that it has two impressive engines of its own: a standard 250 hp 2.0L I-4 engine and a 2.7L V6 that offers 335 hp. As you can see, that is more horsepower than either engine in the Chevy Blazer–though the Blazer’s available engine is more powerful than the standard Ford Edge one. The problem with the Ford SUV, however, is that its V6 is only available on a single trim–the most expensive ST trim, which starts at about $2,500 more than the highest trim on the Chevy model. Every other Ford Edge only has the standard engine offered on it with no option to let you choose the engine you want.

    Freedom to Choose

    This means that you get much more freedom with the Chevy Blazer, thanks to the trims that let you choose the engine you want. In addition to this, the Ford Edge is only offered with all-wheel drive, while you can get either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive on the Blazer. Combine these options with the fact that the Blazer has a nicer 9-speed automatic Transmission–compared to the standard 8-speed automatic from Ford– and you can see that the Blazer gives you a lot more to enjoy at a lower price.

  • Performance

    A white 2022 Chevy Blazer is shown from the side parked on a city street.

    One of the biggest concerns a lot of people have when looking for a new SUV is what kind of fuel efficiency they will be able to get. While midsize models represent a great middle-ground between the smaller and larger options, they can still be somewhat more fuel-hungry than we would like. Although both of these SUVs have great fuel economy to offer, the Chevy Blazer comes out with better options.

    Fuel Economy

    This is in large part due to the fact that you can choose front-wheel drive for the Chevy Blazer, while the Ford Edge is only available with all-wheel drive. This makes a big difference in terms of gas mileage, especially when you are looking at city driving and getting around town. To put things into perspective, here is the estimated fuel economy for these vehicles (for city/highway/combined):

    Chevy Blazer

    • 2.0L I-4 (FWD): 22/29/25 mpg
    • 3.6L V6 (FWD): 20/27/22 mpg
    • 2.0L I-4 (AWD): 22/27/24 mpg
    • 3.6L V6 (AWD): 19/26/21 mpg

    Ford Edge

    • 2.0L I-4 (AWD): 21/28/23 mpg
    • 2.7L V6 (AWD): 19/25/21 mpg

    As you can see, they are quite close overall, but the Blazer certainly has an advantage. If you tend to do a lot of city driving, and you want a front-wheel drive, then the Chevy model really comes out on top.

    Tow Ratings

    Best of all, not only do you get better gas mileage, but the Blazer is also a more capable option with improved towing capacity, particularly with the available 3.6L V6 engine. The Ford Edge can handle up to 3,500 lbs. of towing, which is the same as the Blazer with the standard engine, but the available engine pushes that up to 4,500 lbs. for the Chevy model, letting you pull more weight behind you.

  • Safety

    The black interior of a 2022 Chevy Blazer shows the steering wheel and infotainment screen.

    No matter what else you look at while shopping for a vehicle, you should always focus on the kinds of safety features that a model has. Great fuel economy and impressive engine options are meaningless if your SUV cannot help keep you safe on the road. Fortunately, both of these models have impressive safety technology, though the Chevy Blazer does offer more.

    Ford Co-Pilot360

    The Ford Edge comes with a Ford Co-Pilot360 technology package standard, which includes a lot of good safety features. For example, it comes with a lane-keeping system to warn when a driver seems to be veering from their lane, as well as a pre-collision assist system with automatic emergency braking to help avoid collisions. Altogether, the Edge has some great features, but the Chevy Blazer gives you more.

    Chevy Safety Assist

    Standard safety features on every Blazer includes front pedestrian braking that provides a pedestrian alert when you are driving at low speeds and can automatically brake to avoid striking a person. You also get LED daytime running lamps and forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking to help you avoid collisions. A following distance indicator is standard, as is a lane keep assist system with a lane departure warning to help you stay in your lane and warn you when you seem to be drifting.

    One of the most impressive safety features of the Chevy Blazer is the Teen Driver system that you can activate and connect to a specific key fob. When this key is being used, certain systems are restricted or altered in order to help build safe habits. For example, the music volume can be limited, and a warning will sound when traveling at speeds higher than a limit that you set. There is even an in-vehicle report card that you can pull up to review how your teen driver is doing, so you can see how they can improve and what you can focus on to ensure they are driving safely.


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