March 15th, 2021 by

Do you have your heart set on purchasing the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, but want to first be certain that it’s the right two-row SUV for you and your family? If this is the case, Knoepfler Chevrolet is here to lend a hand! To help you see just how much the Blazer has to offer, we’re comparing it to some of its fiercest competitors: the 2019 Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Honda CR-V. 


Chevy Blazer vs Toyota RAV4


First, let’s put the Blazer up against the 2019 RAV4. Right off the bat, you’ll notice that the Chevrolet SUV has two possible engine options, compared to the single standard powertrain included across the board in the Toyota, meaning that choosing the latter will limit your ability to customize how your SUV performs. As a result, whereas the RAV4 can only offer up to a 3,500-lb. towing capacity1, the Chevy easily outmatches it with a 4,500-lb. maximum towing capacity2. Even when we turn our attention to the cabin, the Blazer still comes out ahead, as it provides both an 8-inch touchscreen3 and dual-zone climate control as standard equipment. With the RAV4, you’ll need to shell out for extra upgrades to access these.


Chevy Blazer vs Ford Escape


Next, let’s see what the Ford Escape has to offer compared to the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Although both of these compact SUVs come standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, you’ll have a much different experience in the vehicle from Chevy. In addition to cranking out a robust 193-hp and 188 lb.-ft. of torque, the Blazer’s system operates at a commendable 22 MPG city4 with FWD. Meanwhile, those driving the Escape might be underwhelmed with its 168-hp and 170 lb.-ft. of torque, especially since it comes at a less efficient 21 MPG city5. The Ford’s cabin is also less comfortable than the Chevy’s, as evidenced by its cramped 37.3 inches of rear legroom and lack of a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel. Not only does the Blazer include the latter as standard, but it also supplies a more welcoming 39.6 inches of second-row legroom.


Chevy Blazer vs Honda CR-V


Finally, we’ll see how the 2019 Blazer compares to the Honda CR-V. Although both SUVs have available engine upgrades, you’ll get much more out of what the Chevrolet brings to the table. Its optional 3.6L naturally-aspirated V6 system easily outduels the Honda’s 1.5L turbo powertrain, generating 308-hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque to the CR-V’s meager 190-hp and 179 lb.-ft. of torque. The story certainly doesn’t improve for the Honda when we focus on cabin amenities, as it only provides a standard 4-speaker sound system to the Chevy’s 6-speaker setup. Plus, whereas you can add cooling functions to the Blazer’s front seats, the CR-V has no such upgrade available.


After comparing the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs the competition in Sioux City, IA, we’re confident you’ll agree that the Blazer manages to top them all. To experience all this and much more, visit Knoepfler Chevrolet during our convenient business hours.


Blazer vs. RAV4

  • 4,500-lb. towing capacity vs. 3,500-lb. towing capacity
  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen vs. optional 8-inch touchscreen
  • Standard dual-zone climate control vs. optional dual-zone climate control

Blazer vs. Escape

  • Standard 193 horsepower vs. standard 168 horsepower
  • 22 MPG city vs. 21 MPG city
  • 39.6 inches of rear legroom vs. 37.3 inches of rear legroom

Blazer vs. CR-V

  • Maximum 308 horsepower vs. maximum 190 horsepower
  • Standard 6-speaker sound system vs. standard 4-speaker setup
  • Optional ventilated front seats vs. no such option


  1. Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle’s exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.
  2. Requires AWD model. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
  3. Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.
  4. EPA-estimated 22 city/27 highway MPG for 2.5L FWD engine and 20 city/26 highway for 3.6L FWD engine.


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