2022 Chevrolet Blazer vs 2022 Ford Escape

Chevrolet and Ford have long been synonymous with the automotive industry. These two brand giants have paved the way in automotive innovation and it’s no wonder that we find them leading the charge in the midsize crossover segment. 

Their latest offerings, the 2022 Chevy Blazer and 2022 Ford Escape, bring a lot to the plate but you may find yourself wondering what separates the two of them from each other. 

Exterior 

With their bold grilles and athletic stances, the new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Ford Escape know how to make a lasting impression. The Blazer in particular turns heads with its chiseled lines and sharp angles, creating a sporty facade that stands out amongst modern midsize crossovers. 

When we take a step back and look at these vehicles side-by-side, it may at first glance seem like they’re close in size. However, taking a look at the specs sheet shows that the new 2022 Chevy Blazer comes out ahead in the size competition. 

  • Wheelbase
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 112.7 inches
    • Ford Escape: 106.7 inches
  • Length
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 191.4 inches
    • Ford Escape: 181.3 inches
  • Width
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 76.7 inches
    • Ford Escape: 74.1 inches
  • Height
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 67.0 inches
    • Ford Escape: 66.1 inches

The new Chevy Blazer also wins in the wheel department, offering up to 14 styles to choose from, including 21-inch gloss-black rollers. By contrast, the new Ford Escape only features seven wheel styles to choose from and doesn’t offer a size greater than 21 inches. 

These two midsize crossovers do have some things in common though. They both are available with a hands-free gesture liftgate that opens when you wave your foot below the rear bumper. Both can also be had with LED headlights that cast light farther than traditional halogen bulbs and also feature available roof racks you can use to transport bulky cargo. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer

  • Larger than the Ford Escape
  • Offers more wheel styles and sizes to choose from 

Interior 

Next, let’s slip into the driver’s seat. As midsize crossovers, the new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Ford Escape both offer seating for up to five people. Their spec sheets also show them closely matched in head and legroom, both in the front and in the back. With either vehicle, you can lower the 60/40 split-folding rear seats to unlock additional cargo space. The new Blazer offers 64.2 cubic feet of cargo space while the Escape weighs in at 65.4 cubic feet. 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Ford Escape offer remarkable styling as well with sculpted dashboards and available leather-appointed seating. Chevy borrows design cues from the Camaro for their midsize SUV, pairing it with accent stitching and round air vents. Ford meanwhile equipped the Escape with a rotary gear shift dial that opens the cabin up. 

Both the 2022 Chevy Blazer and 2022 Ford Escape are available with dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof to elevate your driving experience. Chevy also equipped its Blazer with active noise cancellation to keep your drive as relaxing as possible. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer

  • Active noise cancellation eliminates unwanted outside sounds
  • Borrows design cues from Camaro with round air vents and accent stitching 

Technology 

The new 2022 Chevy Blazer makes boring road trips a thing of the past with its advanced technology features. That’s why it’s paired with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system that supports smartphone integration via wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Sync your device to the Blazer’s 8-inch touchscreen to enjoy music streaming, hands-free calling, and turn-by-turn directions without having to touch your smartphone. 

Chevy offers the Blazer with an available Bose® premium audio system that surrounds you in crystal-clear sound. It also offers a number of features you won’t find on the new Ford Escape, like a 120-volt power outlet and rear seat reminder. The new Blazer even features an available rear camera mirror in place of a traditional rearview mirror that shows an unobstructed view of the area behind you. 

Over on the Ford side of things, you’ll find the Escape features the Sync® 3 infotainment system. The new Ford Escape offers smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, though it’s not wireless, and also features an 8-inch touchscreen. That infotainment system is matched with an available B&O sound system. 

On both the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Ford Escape, you’ll find available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® (data plan required), wireless smartphone charging, and a trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer

  • Available rear camera mirror provides unobstructed view of area behind you
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ offer wireless compatibility
  • 120-volt power outlet keeps your devices charged and ready to go

Safety 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Ford Escape each earned NHTSA five-star overall safety ratings and it’s easy to see why. These midsize crossovers are equipped with loads of advanced safety features, including: 

  • Forward-collision alert
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane change alert
  • Lane departure warning 
  • Side blind-zone alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system 

Chevy also offers its Blazer with an available HD surround-view camera that displays a 360-degree view of the area around you, making it easier to navigate tight parking lots and driveways. The Blazer also features OnStar® Automatic Crash Response that detects when you’ve been in an accident and contacts you to ensure you’re safe. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer

  • Available HD surround-view camera offers bird’s-eye view of surroundings
  • OnStar® Automatic Crash Response for added peace of mind

Performance

Take a peek under the new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer’s hood and you’ll find one of two thrilling engine options. This midsize SUV comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that doles out 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. If you prefer something with more power, there’s also an available 3.6-liter V-6 engine that ups the thrills to 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Both of these engines feature stop/start technology to maximize fuel efficiency in stop-and-go traffic. 

On the Ford side of things, you’ll find a standard 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine that achieves an anemic 180 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. The available 2.0-liter four cylinder fairs a bit better at 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Ford also offers the new Escape as either hybrid or plug-in hybrid configurations that achieve enhanced fuel efficiency. 

Both of these midsize crossovers are available with all-wheel drive and feature selectable driving modes. These driving modes make adjustments based on the mode you select, such as Off-Road and Snow, to ensure optimal handling for current road conditions. These crossovers also let you bring more along for the ride with available towing capabilities: the new Blazer can tow up to 4,500 pounds, while the Escape achieves a 3,500-pound towing capacity. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer

  • Available 3.6-liter V-6 engine offers the most horsepower and torque
  • Boasts a higher towing capacity at 4,500 pounds

Which Should You Buy? 

When you want a midsize crossover that delivers remarkable power, style, and plenty of advanced technology, look no farther than the new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer. The new Blazer beats out the competition by offering wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, an available HD surround-view camera, and active noise cancelation. Chevy’s crossover also offers more power than its Ford rival via its available 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. 

You can experience everything the new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer has to offer today by scheduling a test drive at Garber Chevrolet Linwood by calling (989) 697-4444. Or stop in to see us at 75 N Huron Rd, Linwood, MI 48634.

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Dianna Duchesne

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Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.
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