Chevy Blazer Vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

By Justin Cupler | June 27th, 2019

The 2019 model year brought two stylish, new crossovers to the Linwood area, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2019 Chevy Blazer. Both midsize crossovers boast bold looks, the latest in tech, and loads of space, but which one works best for your family? Find out here. 

Exterior

The Hyundai Santa Fe is all-new for 2019. This redesigned midsize crossover brings in a sharp new look that includes thin headlights, sharp body lines, a bold grille, and more. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe also boasts sharp standard features like 17-inch wheels, chrome grille, and LED daytime running lights. Move up in the trim levels, like the Limited and Ultimate, and the Santa Fe gets downright luxurious with LED lighting, 18-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, and more. 

The 2019 Chevy Blazer is all-new, and it is a sight to behold. It boasts strong body lines, a stunning grille, and a slightly forward-leaning rear hatch. An extra dose of creativity comes in the RS trim that includes dark touches, a gloss-black grille, and 20-inch wheels. This look stands out in a crowd, making it a great buy for those who like their car to be the center of a conversation. 

In terms of size, the 2019 Blazer is significantly larger than the Santa Fe, making the latter easier to park in tight spaces and zip through traffic with. 

 

Measurement 2019 Chevy Blazer 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Difference
Length 191.4 inches 187.8 inches +4.3 inches
Width 76.7 inches 74.4 inches +2.3 inches
Height 67 inches 66.1 inches +0.9 inches
Wheelbase 112.7 inches 108.9 inches +3.8 inches
Ground Clearance
Curb weight 3,810 to 4,246 pounds 3,590 to 4,085 pounds +161 to +220 

 

Advantage: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • Smaller and easier to zip through traffic
  • SEL Plus offers tons of value

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Blazer

  • Stands out in a crowd
  • Sportier RS trim
  • Better-equipped base trim

Interior

Inside, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe boasts the typically classy interior the Korean brand is known for. It includes plenty of satin-chrome accents, a dashtop 7-inch touchscreen, a clean center stack, and smooth lines. As you move into higher trim levels, more upscale features like an 8-inch touchscreen, 12-speaker audio system, leather upholstery, ventilated seats, and more add to its classy design. 

The 2019 Chevy Blazer takes a sportier interior approach to match its exterior. This cabin boasts round air vents, a slick horizontal applique, and cabin-widening horizontal lines. It also boasts a few more-premium standard features like an 8-inch touchscreen, in-car Wi-Fi, and more. At its highest trims, the Blazer is just as well-equipped as the Santa Fe with leather upholstery, ventilated seats, but its peak audio system is an eight-speaker Bose unit, falling short of the Hyundai by four speakers. 

The Santa Fe comes standard with a fair number of desirable standard goodies, including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch touchscreen, and four USB ports. While these are impressive for its price, they fall short of the Blazer’s standard tech equipment.

 

The 2019 Santa Fe makes up for its shorter list of tech with plenty of advanced standard safety features to keep you and your family safe, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, driver-attention warning, adaptive cruise with stop and go, blind-spot warning, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, safe-exit assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. Most of these features are available with the Blazer, but they are optional. 

 

Measurement 2019 Chevy Blazer 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Difference
Front headroom 39.8 inches 41.2 inches -2.4 inches
Front legroom 41 inches 44.1 inches -3.1 inches
Front shoulder room 59.1 inches 59.1 inches
Front hip room 55.6 inches 57.5 inches -1.9 inches
Rear headroom 38.6 inches 37.9 to 39.2 inches -0.6 to +0.7 inches
Rear legroom 39.6 inches 40.9 inches -1.3 inches
Rear shoulder room 58.6 inches 58.3 inches +0.3 inches
Rear hip room 54.2 inches 56.3 inches -2.1 inches
Cargo room (seats upright) 30.5 cubic feet 35.9 cubic feet -5.4 cubic feet
Cargo room (seats lowered) 64.2 cubic feet 71.3 cubic feet -7.1 inches

 

Advantage: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • Roomier interior
  • Massive cargo area
  • Sleek cabin

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Blazer

  • Sporty cabin
  • Tons of standard tech

Performance

There are two four-cylinder engine options in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. The base engine is a 2.4-liter unit that cranks out 185 horsepower. The optional unit is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that injects 235 horsepower.

The Blazer’s base 2.5-liter unit is more potent at 193 horsepower, and its 8.1-second 0-to-60 time makes it a half-second quicker to 60 mph than the Santa Fe. The Blazer forgoes a turbo four-pot in favor of a 3.6-liter V-6 that cranks out 308 horsepower and zips it to 60 mph in a spirited 6.1 seconds.

Peak towing falls into the Blazer’s win category at 5,000 pounds, but the Santa Fe’s base 2,000-pound towing capacity beats the base Blazer by 500 pounds. 

 

2019 Chevy Blazer 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Difference
Standard engine 2.5-liter 4-cyl 2.4-liter 4-cyl
Horsepower 193 hp at 6,300 rpm 185 hp at 6,000 rpm +8 hp
Torque 188 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm 178 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm +10 lb-ft
Transmission 6-spd automatic 8-spd automatic
Driveline FWD FWD (std.) / AWD (opt.)
0-60 time 8.1-seconds 8.6 seconds -0.5 seconds
Towing capacity 1,500 pounds 2,000 pounds -500 pounds
MPG City 22 mpg 21 to 22 mpg +0 to +1 mpg
MPG Highway 27 mpg 27 to 29 mpg -2 to +0 mpg
MPG Combined 24 mpg 23 to 25 mpg 1 to +1 mpg
Optional engine 3.6-liter V-6 2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl
Horsepower 308 hp at 6,700 rpm 235 hp at 6,000 rpm +73 hp
Torque 270 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm 260 lb-ft at 1,450 to 3,500 rpm +10 lb-ft
Transmission 9-spd automatic 8-spd automatic
Driveline FWD (std.) / AWD (opt.) FWD (std.) / AWD (opt.)
0-60 time 6.1 seconds 7.8 seconds -1.7 seconds
Towing capacity 4,500 pounds (AWD) 3,500 pounds +1,000 pounds
MPG City 18 to 20 mpg 19 to 20 mpg -2 to +1 mpg
MPG Highway 25 to 26 mpg 24 to 25 mpg +0 to +2 mpg
MPG Combined 21 to 22 mpg 21 to 22 mpg

 

Advantage: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • More base towing
  • Better fuel economy

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Blazer

  • More base power
  • Potent V-6 engine
  • Much quicker to 60 mph with V-6

Pricing and Features

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

 

There are seven trims in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe lineup: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, Limited 2.0T, Ultimate, and Ultimate 2.0T. Their starting prices range from $25,750 to $37,100. 

2019 Chevy Blazer Key Features and Pricing by Trim

L: $29,995

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Circular, dual-outlet bright exhaust tips
  • Four-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Hill-start assist
  • 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, black-painted mirrors
  • HID headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Rear intermittent wiper
  • Active grille shutters
  • Four-way manual passenger’s seat
  • Six-way manual driver’s seat
  • 4.2-inch color driver-information center
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Digital compass
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Two charge-only USB ports
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth audio streaming 
  • Cruise control
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Keyless open and ignition
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Power door locks’
  • Power windows
  • Rear air vents
  • Premium-cloth upholstery
  • Two USB data ports (one type-A and one type-c)
  • HD rearview camera
  • OnStar
  • Rear seat reminder
  • Teen Driver
  • Tire-fill alert

 

2.5L Cloth: $33,495

  • All L features, plus
  • Roadside emergency kit
  • 18-inch compact spare tire
  • 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 mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Power liftgate
  • Six-way power passenger’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Remote ignition
  • Perforated leather seating
  • Universal home remote
  • Lane-change alert
  • Blind-zone monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors

 

RS: $41,795

  • All 3.6L Leather features, plus
  • Rectangular bright exhaust tips
  • 20-inch Dark Android machined-face aluminum wheels
  • High-gloss-black, hexagon-design RS signature grille
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • 120-volt power outlet
  • 8-inch color driver’s information center
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Automatic heated steering wheel
  • Cargo-management system
  • Navigation
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system
  • HD touchscreen

 

Premier: $43,895

  • All 3.6L Leather features, plus
  • Rectangular bright dual exhaust tips
  • 20-inch Medium Android machined-finish wheels
  • Body-color door handles with chrome accents
  • Premier signature black horizontal four-bar grille
  • Hands-free power 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 premium audio system
  • Bright front sill plates
  • Cargo-management system
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system
  • Navigation 
  • 8-inch HD touchscreen
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Two-position memory for the steering wheel, driver’s seat, and mirrors

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Key Features and Pricing by Trim

SE: $25,750

  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Automatic idle stop
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Projector headlights
  • Power, heated, body-color mirrors
  • Chrome window trim
  • Body-color door handle
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Body-color rear spoiler
  • Chrome-accent grille
  • Tinted glass
  • Two-speed, variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear windshield wiper
  • Manual climate control
  • Power windows with driver’s window auto-up/down
  • Power door locks
  • Six-way manual driver’s seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Exterior temperature display
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • 7-inch Display Audio
  • AM/FM/MP3 audio system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Four 2.1-amp USB ports (two front and two rear)
  • Monochromatic multi-information display
  • Rearview camera with guidelines
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Driver-attention warning
  • Adaptive cruise with stop and go
  • Blind-spot warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Safe-exit assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

 

SEL: $27,600

  • All SE features, plus
  • Front fog lights
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Proximity key with push-button ignition
  • SiriusXM
  • HD Radio
  • 7-inch multi-information display
  • One-touch-up/down front windows
  • Blue Link Connected Car System

 

SEL Plus: $29,800

  • All SEL features, plus
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • In-car ionizer 
  • 12-speaker, 630-watt Infinity premium audio system
  • Parking-distance warning
  • Rear-occupant alert

 

Limited: $32,600

  • All SEL Plus features, plus
  • LED taillights
  • LED headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Mirror-integrated turn signals
  • Satin-chrome door handles
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Leather upholstery

 

Limited 2.0T: $34,200

  • All Limited features, plus
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine

 

Ultimate: $35,450

  • All Limited features, plus
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Leg-cushion extension
  • Two-position memory for the driver’s seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • 8-inch color touchscreen
  • Navigation
  • Head-up display
  • Wireless phone charger
  • 360-degree camera

 

Ultimate 2.0T: $37,100

  • All Ultimate features, plus
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine

Who Should Buy the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe?

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe boasts a sharp, new look, but it is nowhere near as wild as the Blazer. This makes it a better option for buyers looking for something timider. Also, with its roomier body, the Santa Fe is best for larger families. 

Who Should Buy the 2019 Chevy Blazer?

Some say the Chevy Blazer is basically a Camaro wrapped up in a crossover body, and we agree. This makes it a great option for sports-car lovers who need a crossover. Plus, buyers who do a fair amount of towing will make good use of the extra 1,000 pounds the 2019 Blazer can pull behind it. 

 

Come check out the all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer today at Garber Chevrolet Linwood serving the Bay City area. Whether you’re commuting to work in Standish or heading off the beaten path in Linwood, the stylish 2019 Chevy Blazer is ready to take on the task. See what the 2019 Blazer offers by taking it for a test drive at Garber Chevrolet Linwood today. Can’t make it to our new-Chevy showroom today? Navigate to our online inventory page to see our in-stock 2019 Blazer models, choose one that suits your needs, and schedule a future test drive.