Chevy Blazer Vs. Chevy Equinox

By Justin Cupler | July 22nd, 2019

Chevy has tons of crossovers to meet all our Saginaw buyers’ needs, and one of the latest is the 2019 Blazer. How does the new 2019 Chevy Blazer compare to the existing 2019 Chevy Equinox? Continue reading to find out. 

Exterior

In 2018, Chevy released the redesigned Equinox and threw a stick of dynamite in the brand’s relatively timid crossover design language. This new design brought in sharper lines, thin wraparound headlights, a distinct grille, and more to set it apart in a very vanilla class. 

While the Equinox was a wild redo for Chevy, no one expected what would happen just a years later when the 2019 Chevy Blazer debuted. This midsize crossover rolled in with an even more aggressive look with its sleek headlights, kick-up rear glass, aggressive front end, and more. This sharp, new crossover makes the Equinox look relatively toned down. 

 

Completing the 2019 Blazer’s wild look are its more striking standard features, including HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, and bright 18-inch wheels. The Equinox isn’t too far behind it, but its lower base price results in a few cuts. 

The Chevy Blazer is significantly larger than the Equinox in every key measurable, making the latter easier to handle in tight traffic and to stuff into ever-shrinking parking spaces. 

 

Measurement 2019 Chevy Blazer 2019 Chevy Equinox Difference
Length 191.4 inches 183.1 inches +8.3 inches
Width 76.7 inches 72.6 inches +4.1 inches
Height 67 inches 65.4 inches +1.6 inches
Wheelbase 112.7 inches 107.3 inches +5.4 inches
Ground Clearance
7.6 to 8 inches
Curb weight 3,810 to 4,246 pounds 3,274 to 3,682 pounds +536 to +564 pounds

 

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Equinox

  • Smaller and easier to manage
  • Toned-down body fits more buyers’ style
  • More value

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Blazer

  • Stunning new look
  • Sure to grab a few stares
  • Standard 18-inch wheels

Interior

The 2019 Chevy Equinox’s cabin pushed the automaker’s cabin and use of premium materials in its mainstream crossovers to new heights. It also brought in a more shapely dash with a contrasting insert, satin-chrome trim, and more. For all the Equinox did to advance interior design, the Blazer turned it on its ear with a “floating” infotainment screen, more distinct horizontal lines, sporty rounded air vents, a stubby shifter, and a new four-spoke steering wheel. There is no denying the Blazer has the superior interior in both style and luxury. 

In the features department, the Equinox’s base L trim is equipped with all the basics most buyers need and a few added premium amenities. These standard features include the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, a 7-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth audio streaming, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, power windows, Single-zone manual climate control, illuminated vanity mirrors, a deluxe three-spoke steering wheel, power door locks, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and more. 

 

The base 2019 Chevy Blazer L is a more premium crossover, and it has the price and list of standard features to prove it. That list includes all the same standard features as the Equinox, plus a digital compass, two rear charge-only USB ports, 8-inch touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium cloth seating, and an HD rearview camera. 

In terms of roominess, the 2019 Chevy Blazer wins in nearly every measurable, and it wins some by large margins. Surprisingly, though, the smaller Equinox’s rear seats have a tiny advantage in legroom. Cargo room also goes to the Blazer, but only by a fraction of a cubic foot. 

 

Measurement 2019 Chevy Blazer 2019 Chevy Equinox Difference
Front headroom 39.8 inches 38.2 to 40 inches -0.2 to +1.6 inches
Front legroom 41 inches 40.9 inches +0.1 inches
Front shoulder room 59.1 inches 57.2 inches +1.9 inches
Front hip room 55.6 inches 54.2 inches +1.4 inches
Rear headroom 38.6 inches 36.9 to 38.5 inches +0.1 to +1.7 inches
Rear legroom 39.6 inches 39.7 inches -0.1 inches
Rear shoulder room 58.6 inches 55.5 inches +3.1 inches
Rear hip room 54.2 inches 51.7 inches +2.5 inches
Cargo room (rear seats upright) 30.5 cubic feet 29.9 cubic feet +0.6 cubic feet
Cargo room (rear seats folded) 64.2 cubic feet 63.5 cubic feet +0.7 cubic feet

 

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Equinox

  • More headroom
  • Lots of features for the money

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Blazer

  • Roomier cabin
  • More standard features
  • Sporty-looking cabin

Performance

Smaller crossovers must combine fuel efficiency and power using several engine options, and the 2019 Blazer and 2019 Equinox offer that. The Blazer comes standard with a 193-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivers a respectable 27 mpg highway. Its optional 3.6-liter V-6 engine offers 308 horsepower and a 6.2-second 0-to-60 time for buyers who prefer a little pep. 

The 2019 Equinox has three engine options, starting with its standard turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 170 horses and 203 pound-feet of torque. This allows the Equinox to deliver up to 32 mpg highway, but it is quite slow with its 9.2-second 0-to-60 time. The optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot delivers 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque that helps it sprint to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and deliver up to 29 mpg highway. 

Buyers seeking thriftiness will prefer the Equinox’s 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder that is light on horsepower at 137 ponies but big on thriftiness with up to 39 mpg highway. 

 

2019 Chevy Blazer 2019 Chevy Equinox Difference
Standard engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder 1.5-liter turbo 4-cyl
Horsepower 193 hp at 6,300 rpm 170 hp at 5,600 rpm +23 hp
Torque 188 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm 203 lb-ft at 2,500 to 4,500 rpm -15 lb-ft
Transmission 6-spd automatic 6-spd automatic
Driveline FWD FWD (std) / AWD (opt)
0-60 time 8.1 seconds 9.2 seconds -1.1 seconds
Towing capacity 1,500 pounds 1,500 pounds
MPG City 22 mpg 25 to 26 mpg -4 to -3 mpg
MPG Highway 27 mpg 30 to 32 mpg -5 to -3 mpg
MPG Combined 24 mpg 27 to 28 mpg -4 to -3 mpg
Optional engine 3.6-liter V-6 2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl
Horsepower 308 hp at 6,700 rpm 252 hp at 5,500 rpm +56 hp
Torque 270 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm 260 lb-ft at 2,500 to 4,500 rpm -10 lb-ft
Transmission 9-spd automatic 9-spd automatic
Driveline FWD (std) / AWD (opt) FWD (std) / AWD (opt)
0-60 time 6.2 seconds 7.2 seconds 1 second
Towing capacity 4,500 pounds (w/ AWD and trailering package) 3,500 pounds +1,000 pounds
MPG City 18 to 20 mpg 22 mpg -4 to -2 mpg
MPG Highway 25 to 26 mpg 28 to 29 mpg -4 to -3 mpg
MPG Combined 21 to 22 mpg 24 to 25 mpg -4 to -2 mpg
Optional engine
1.6-liter turbo-diesel 4-cyl
Horsepower
137 hp at 3,750
Torque
240 lb-ft at 2,000 rpm
Transmission
6-spd automatic
Driveline
FWD (std) / AWD (opt)
0-60 time
9.4 seconds
Towing capacity
1,500 pounds
MPG City
28 mpg
MPG Highway
38 to 39 mpg
MPG Combined
32 mpg

 

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Equinox

  • Huge fuel economy with the diesel engine
  • Turbo four-cylinder combines power and thrift

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Blazer

  • More standard power
  • Quicker to 60 mph in all trims
  • Super-quick with the optional V-6 engine

Pricing and Features

There are six trim levels in the 2019 Chevy Blazer lineup — L, 2.5L Cloth, 3.6L Cloth, 3.6L Leather, RS, and Premier — and their starting prices range from $29,995 to $43,895. 

 

The 2019 Chevy Equinox lineup includes eight trim levels: L 1.5L Turbo, LS 1.5L Turbo, LT 1.5L Turbo, LT 2.0L Turbo, LT 1.6L Turbo Diesel, Premier 1.5L Turbo, Premier 2.0L Turbo, and Premier 1.6L Turbo Diesel. Their starting prices range from $24,995 to $35,095. 

2019 Chevy Blazer Key Features and Pricing by Trim

L: $29,995

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Ride-and-handling suspension
  • 18-inch bright-silver aluminum wheels
  • Automatic-on/off headlights
  • Body-color door handles
  • Intermittent front windshield wipers 
  • Black, horizontal-four-bar grille
  • Heated, power mirrors
  • HID headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Black-painted mirror caps
  • Dual-outlet exhaust with bright, circular tips
  • Rear intermittent wiper
  • Tire-inflator kit
  • Upper grille shutters
  • Four-way manual passenger’s seat
  • Six-way manual driver’s seat
  • 4.2-inch driver-information center
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Digital compass
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Two rear charge-only USB ports
  • Two front USB data ports
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system 
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Voice command
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Cruise control
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Carpeted front and rear floor mats
  • Keyless unlock and ignition
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • OnStar
  • Power windows
  • Rear air vents
  • Premium cloth seating
  • HD rearview camera
  • Hill-start assist
  • Teen driver

 

2.5L Cloth: $33,495

  • All L features, plus
  • 18-inch compact spare tire
  • Road-emergency tool kit
  • Deep-tinted glass
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • SiriusXM

 

3.6L Cloth: $34,495

  • All 2.5L Cloth features, plus
  • 3.6-liter V-6 engine

 

3.6L Leather: $38,695

  • All 3.6L Cloth features, plus
  • Black roof-mounted side rails
  • Heated, auto-dimming outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Power, programmable liftgate
  • Six-way power front passenger’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Remote ignition
  • Perforated-leather seats
  • Universal home remote
  • Blind-zone monitoring
  • Lane-change alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors

 

RS: $41,795

  • All 3.6L Leather features, plus
  • Dual-outlet exhaust with rectangular bright tips
  • 20-inch Dark Android machine-face aluminum wheels
  • High-gloss RS signature RS grille
  • Hands-free gesture liftgate
  • 120-volt power outlet
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system
  • 8-inch color driver-information center
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Automatic heated steering wheel
  • Cargo management system
  • Navigation
  • In-vehicle apps
  • 8-inch HD touchscreen
  • Two USB ports (one Type-A and one Type-C) in the front storage compartment

 

Premier: $43,895

  • All 3.6L Leather features, plus
  • Dual-outlet exhaust with rectangular bright tips
  • 20-inch Medium Android machine-face aluminum wheels
  • Body-color door handles with chrome accents
  • Premier signature black horizontal-four-bar grille
  • Hands-free gesture liftgate
  • Silver roof-mounted side rails
  • 120-volt power outlet
  • 8-inch color driver-information center
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Automatic heated steering wheel
  • Eight-speaker Bose audio system
  • Bright front sill plates
  • Cargo-management system
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system
  • 8-inch HD touchscreen
  • Navigation with enhanced voice recognition
  • In-car apps
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Two-position memory for driver’s seat, outside mirrors, and steering column
  • Two USB ports (one Type-A and one Type-C) in the front storage compartment

2019 Chevy Equinox Key Features and Pricing by Trim

L 1.5 Turbo: $24,995

  • 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Electric parking brake
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Acoustic laminated windshield
  • Halogen headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Heated, power outside mirrors
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Six-speaker AM/FM audio system
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Active noise control
  • Android Auto 
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Voice command
  • Power windows with express-down rear and front passenger, and express-up/down driver’s window
  • Single-zone manual climate control
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Four-way manual front seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Deluxe three-spoke steering wheel
  • 3.5-inch monochromatic driver-information center
  • Carpeted front floor mats
  • Power door locks
  • Keyless open
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Chevrolet Connected Access capable
  • OnStar
  • Rear seat reminder
  • Rearview camera
  • Teen Driver
  • Remote panic alarm

 

LS 1.5L Turbo: $27,095

  • All L 1.5L Turbo features, plus
  • 16-inch compact spare tire
  • Rear carpeted floor mats

 

LT 1.5L Turbo: $28,395

  • All LS 1.5L Turbo features, plus
  • Deep-tinted rear glass
  • HID headlights
  • Roof-mounted luggage carrier provisions
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • 4.2-inch multicolor driver-information screen

 

LT  1.6L Turbo Diesel: $30,795

  • All LT 1.5L Turbo features, plus
  • 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Chrome roof-mounted side rails

 

LT 2.0L Turbo: $30,895: 

  • All LT 1.5L Turbo features, plus
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Chrome roof-mounted side rails
  • 18-inch bright machined-aluminum wheels with Sparkle Silver pockets

 

Premier 1.5L Turbo: $32,295

  • All LT 1.5L Turbo features, plus
  • Fog lights
  • LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Heated, power, auto-dimming mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Chrome roof-mounted side rails
  • 18-inch bright machined-aluminum wheels with Sparkle Silver pockets
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system
  • 8-inch HD touchscreen
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Remote ignition
  • Universal home remote
  • HD rearview camera
  • Lane-change assist
  • Blind-zone monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors

 

Premier 1.6L Turbo-Diesel: $34,495 

  • All Premier 1.5L Turbo features, plus
  • 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission

 

Premier 2.0L Turbo: $35,095

  • All Premier 1.5L Turbo features, plus
  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 19-inch Ultra-Bright machined-aluminum wheels with Sparkle Silver pockets

Who Should Buy the 2019 Chevy Equinox?

If value is your main concern, the Chevy Equinox delivers this in two ways: its lower starting price and generous features, and its superior fuel economy. 

Who Should Buy the 2019 Chevy Blazer?

For buyers looking for a sportier option, the Chevy Blazer stands out in the crowd of vanilla crossovers. Plus, with its optional V-6 engine, the Blazer offers surprisingly quick acceleration. 

 

Whether you prefer the 2019 Equinox or the 2019 Blazer, we have plenty of them in stock here at Garber Chevrolet Saginaw serving the Freeland and Bay City areas. Stop by our showroom today to check out all our in-stock 2019 Equinox and 2019 Blazer models. Can’t make it to our Saginaw area showroom today? Navigate to our online showroom to see all our in-stock crossovers, choose a few that suit your needs, and schedule a test drive when it’s convenient for you.