It’s not exactly a secret that the SUV segment is one of the most competitive in the automotive industry. There’s also no doubt that Chevrolet has some of the most beloved vehicles in said segment, including the 2021 Blazer and the 2021 Equinox. If you’re torn between the two, here are the differences you should know about before making a final decision.
Both the Blazer and the Equinox pack a pretty potent punch under the hood — but in different ways. The 2021 Equinox comes standard with a 1.5-liter engine built to maximize efficiency. It succeeds with an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway.* Meanwhile, the 2021 Blazer shoots for capability and excitement with three engine choices. The most substantial engine, a beefy 3.6-liter V6, belts out 308 horsepower.
When you’re raising kids in Eustis, Florida, you need a vehicle that’s as flexible as you are. If you’ve got a larger crew — or tend to bring a lot of gear along for road trips — you may appreciate the extra space offered by the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer. It’s longer, taller, and wider than the Equinox, and provides more overall passenger room. That’s not to say that the Equinox will make your family members feel cramped, though. It still offers more than enough space to keep everyone comfortable.
It’s hard to deny that the Blazer is a bona fide showstopper. Its available Black mesh grille, angular wheels, and sculpted body are designed to turn heads. The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, on the other hand, has a more understated appearance and less-than-aggressive persona. However, both models offer a Midnight Edition and Sport Edition that add bolder design elements.
*EPA-estimated 26 MPG city/31 highway with 1.5L engine (FWD).