SIZING UP THE NEW CHEVY TRAILBLAZER AGAINST THE FORD ESCAPE
There comes a time in every adult’s life when purchasing a vehicle is an act that’s unavoidable. It could be that you’ve reached a milestone, and it’s time to acquire your first vehicle. Or maybe you’re a seasoned vehicle owner, and you think it’s high time for an upgrade.
Wherever you are in your journey as a vehicle shopper, it’s smart to consider vehicle comparisons. Today we’ll be comparing the all-new Chevy Trailblazer to the Ford Escape.
We’re thrilled to find a moment to pause and look at the differences and similarities of these two sport utility vehicles.
How does the Chevy Trailblazer compare to the Ford Escape?
Now since curiosity (along with an interest in shopping for your next SUV) has brought you here, let’s get started. How does the Chevy Trailblazer stack up against the Ford Escape?
First, we’d like to provide a little background on both the Chevy Trailblazer and the Ford Escape.
A brief overview of the Chevy Trailblazer
Looking at the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, you’ll find a small SUV that’s both bold and spacious. The Trailblazer has seen quite the evolution into the subcompact SUV it is today.
The 2021 model is a size between the Chevy Trax and the Chevy Equinox. The Trailblazer has been out of production since 2009 in the United States. But this 2021 Trailblazer is part of the model’s new reboot.
The Trailblazer is a bit different from the model known as simply the Blazer. The Blazer is bigger than the Trailblazer. And, ironically, the most similar trait between the two is actually the word “blazer” in their model names. The Trailblazer is a crossover SUV while the Blazer was a truck-like midsize SUV.
A brief overview of the Ford Escape
For the Ford Escape 2021 model, the exterior is expected to be similar to the 2020 model. This crossover SUV has a more rounded look with its exterior design features. Inside, the modern cabin isn’t so busy with a myriad of buttons. It’s simplified yet still modern. And the style gives the cabin an illusion of having more space. Some surmise that the 2021 Ford Escape will be out in the fall of 2020. But for the purpose of this article, we’ll focus on the 2020 Ford Escape.
The Chevy Trailblazer vs. the Ford Escape
First, let’s start with pricing. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer comes out to $26,900 as the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. The 2020 Ford Escape comes out to $26,385.
So yes, the Trailblazer is a few hundred dollars more, but when it comes to the amount leaving your bank account each month, the difference isn’t vast. That’s because the monthly payment estimate is similar. The Trailblazer’s estimated payment is $448 per month and the Escape’s is $440 per month.
Now let’s discuss fuel economy. Both the Trailblazer and the Escape tout 26 miles per gallon in the city. On the highway, the Trailblazer gets 30 miles per gallon and the Escape gets 31 miles per gallon.
SUVs with space
Both vehicles fall into the sport utility vehicle category. They’re both compact, but one is slightly bigger than the other.
Both list passenger capacity at five. The Escape is slightly bigger with 180.5 inches of overall length to the Trailblazer’s 173.7 inches. For cargo area, you’ll see less space in the Trailblazer with 54.5 cubic feet while the Escape weighs in at 65.4 cubic feet.
Other features to talk about
On the Trailblazer, you’ll find FWD and AWD options. Standard front safety and driver-assist features make this vehicle shine. The infotainment system comes with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto8, and Sirius XM sound. And 40/60 split-folding rear seats are part of the model’s design.
For the Escape, you’ll also find FWD and AWD options. There’s a Personal Safety System that comes with the vehicle. And Driver-assist technologies are also available, called the Ford Co-Pilot360. SYNC 3 is another feature you can acquire for your Escape. It brings Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and Android Auto into your SUV. With FordPass Connect, the vehicle can be a Wi-Fi hot spot, too.
Worth a second (and third) look
By now you’ve seen how the new Chevy Trailblazer sizes up against the Ford Escape. The Trailblazer, in our opinion, is worth a second and third look. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to check one out at your local Chevy dealership.
Dig deeper into the Chevy Trailblazer
For more on the Chevy Trailblazer, consider this more detailed examination of its interior. You’ll find spaciousness and comfort for the whole family. The cargo area is geared to support a variety of needs. And what about technology? We’ve already touched on some of that above. The Trailblazer is made for your inner DJ.