2020 Chevrolet Blazer Vs. 2020 Ford Edge

By Justin Cupler | September 1st, 2020

Crossovers are far from the most exciting vehicles to shop for, but the 2020 Chevy Blazer and 2020 Ford Edge throw that stigma on its ear with sharp designs and surprising performance for our Jacksonville area car shoppers. Which is the better midsize crossover for you? Continue reading to find out.

Exterior

The crossover segment is an interesting one because their designs range from about as vanilla as you can get to rather wild. The 2020 Blazer and 2020 Ford Edge are on the wild side of center on that scale, as they are not too over the top, but they are also far from vanilla.

 

The 2020 Ford Edge is the tamer of these two crossovers with its squared shoulders, strong bodylines, a forward-leaning rear liftgate, and deeply scalloped doors. On top of all that, the 2020 Edge also has its performance-geared ST trim that adds gloss-black accents, a mesh-style ST grille, side sills, and unique wheels, and much more.

 

 

The 2020 Chevy Blazer has been referred to as a Camaro crossover, thanks to its in-your-face styling, making it the wilder of these two crossovers. Despite its bold looks, the Blazer is far from the wildest-styled crossover on the market, but it does stand out with its squinty headlights, bodylines shooting all over the place, bold chrome grille center bar, and more. The Blazer also has the RS package, which adds black accents and other sporty touches to dress it up a bit.

 

 

In terms of key standard exterior features, these two models are very similar. The 2020 Edge’s key standard equipment includes 18-inch Sparkle Silver aluminum wheels, an acoustic-laminated windshield, active grille shutters, black beltline molding, body-color upper and black lower front bumper, body-color door handles and spoiler, stainless steel dual exhaust exits, chrome grille bars and surround, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, Bi-LED low- and high-beam headlights with auto on/off, power mirrors with black caps, and more.

 

The 2020 Blazer’s standard goodies include dual-outlet exhaust with circular bright tips, 18-inch Bright Silver aluminum wheels, automatic-on/off high-intensity-discharge headlights, signature Blazer grille, body-color door handles, body-color mirror caps, heated power outside mirrors, LED daytime running lights and taillights, lower bodyside moldings, active upper aero shutters, and more.

 

The tale of the tape says the Blazer is longer and wider, but the Edge is taller and has up to 0.8 inches of extra ground clearance.

 

Measurement 2020 Chevy Blazer 2020 Ford Edge Difference
Length (in.) 191.4 188.8 +2.6
Width (in.) 76.7 75.9 +0.8
Height (in.) 67 68.3 -1.3
Wheelbase (in.) 112.7 112.2 +0.5
Ground Clearance (in.) 7.4 8 to 8.2 -0.8 to -0.6
Curb weight (lbs) 3,782 to 4,287 3,958 to 4,525 -743 to +329

 

Advantage: 2020 Ford Edge

  •       Sporty-looking ST trim
  •       More toned-down design
  •       Standard LED headlights

Advantage: 2020 Chevy Blazer

  •       Standout design
  •       Virtually identical features for cheaper

Interior

Despite a sharp exterior, the 2020 Edge’s interior carries on with the same Ford cabin that has been around for a few years. While it is not a bad design, it is a little too simple with its large touchscreen with a large black panel under it and flanked by additional cheap black trim. Moving into the ST trim adds a little more excitement with its ST steering wheel and bolstered sport seats, but it is still the same basic dash.

 

 

The 2020 Blazer is the polar opposite with its wild exterior design flowing into the cabin. This creates a striking look that includes a focus on horizontal lines to make it look wider, a sharply styled infotainment screen, circular air vents, and much more.

 

 

As for standard features, the Ford Edge’s key interior goodies include dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear door-sill scuff plates, a 4.2-inch instrument panel productivity screen, the SYNC 3 infotainment system with enhanced voice recognition, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, a six-speaker AM/FM audio system, a rotary gear shifter, cloth seating, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and more.

 

The 2020 Blazer matches many of these features and adds a high-definition 8-inch touchscreen and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

 

The Edge comes back to push the Blazer out with its wide range of standard safety equipment the Blazer does not offer as standard. These include SOS post-crash alert, automatic high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, hill-start assist, and post-collision braking.

 

When looking at interior space, the Edge wins in every category. The biggest wins come in key areas too, including rear-seat legroom and cargo space.

 

Measurement 2020 Chevy Blazer 2020 Ford Edge Difference
Front headroom (in.) 39.8 37.7 to 40.2 -0.4 to +2.1
Front legroom (in.) 41 42.6 -1.6
Front shoulder room (in.) 59.1 60.3 -1.2
Front hip room (in.) 55.6 55.9 -0.3
Rear headroom (in.) 38.6 37.9 to 40.3 -1.7 to +0.7
Rear legroom (in.) 39.6 40.6 -1
Rear shoulder room (in.) 58.6 60.5 -0.9
Rear hip room (in.) 54.2 57.5 -3.3
Cargo room w/ rear seats up (cu.-ft.) 30.5 39.2 -8.7
Cargo room w/ rear seats folded (cu.-ft.) 64.2 73.4 -9.2

 

Advantage: 2020 Ford Edge

  •       Huge interior
  •       Big on safety

Advantage: 2020 Chevy Blazer

  •       Sharp interior styling
  •       Loads of standard features

Performance

Under its hood, the 2020 Ford Edge has two turbocharged powertrain options. The base setup is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. This engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive for a 7.6-second sprint to 60 mph. This is a half-second quicker than the base Blazer, plus the Edge has a slight fuel-economy advantage at this level.

 

The Edge ST boasts a 2.7-liter turbo V-6 engine with 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. This power heads through an eight-speed automatic transmission and out to all four wheels for a 6.1-second 0-to-60 time. The ST also has an upgraded chassis for enhanced handling.

 

 

The Blazer starts with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 193 horses and 188 pound-feet of torque. This routes through a nine-speed automatic transmission for an 8.4-second gallop to 60 mph.



Next up is the optional 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with a GM-estimated 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine also pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission. There have been no 0-to-60 tests with this engine yet, so stay tuned for updates.

 

Topping the Blazer range is a 3.6-liter V-6 with 308 horsepower 270 pound-feet of torque. This engine also uses a nine-speed automatic transmission and front or all-wheel drive. All said, the Blazer with this engine can sprint to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is very close to the Edge ST.

 

2020 Chevy Blazer 2020 Ford Edge Difference
Standard Engine 2.5-liter 4-cyl 2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl
Horsepower 193 hp at 6,300 rpm 250 hp at 5,500 rpm -57 hp
Torque 188 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm 275 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm -87 lb-ft
Transmission 9-spd automatic 8-spd automatic
Driveline FWD FWD (std)/AWD (opt)
0-60 time 8.1 seconds 7.6 seconds +0.5
Towing capacity 1,500 pounds 1,500 pounds (FWD)/3,500 pounds (AWD) +0/-2,000 pounds
MPG City 21 mpg 21 mpg +0 mpg
MPG Highway 27 mpg 28 to 29 mpg -2 to -1 mpg
MPG Combined 23 mpg 23 to 24 mpg -1 to +0 mpg
Optional Engine 2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl
Horsepower 230 hp at 5,000 rpm (est.)
Torque 258 lb-ft at 1,500 to 4,000 rpm (est.)
Transmission 9-spd automatic
Driveline FWD (std)/AWD (opt)
0-60 time TBD
Towing capacity 1,500 pounds
MPG City TBD
MPG Highway TBD
MPG Combined TBD
Optional Engine 3.6-liter V-6 2.7-liter turbo V-6
Horsepower 308 hp at 6,600 rpm 335 hp at 5,500 rpm -27 hp
Torque 270 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm 380 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm -110 lb-ft
Transmission 9-spd automatic 8-spd automatic
Driveline FWD (std)/AWD (opt) AWD
0-60 time 6.3 seconds 6.1 seconds +0.2 seconds
Towing capacity 4,500 pounds 3,500 pounds +1,000 pounds
MPG City 18 to 19 mpg 19 mpg -1 to +0 mpg
MPG Highway 25 to 26 mpg 26 mpg -1 mpg to +0 mpg
MPG Combined 21 mpg 21 mpg

 

Advantage: 2020 Ford Edge

  •       Super-quick ST model
  •       Enhanced agility from ST
  •       Quicker base model with no fuel economy penalty

Advantage: 2020 Chevy Blazer

  •       Nearly as quick without turbocharging
  •       Smooth V-6 power delivery
  •       Higher towing capacity

Pricing and Features

The 2020 Ford Edge lineup has four trim levels: SE, SEL, Titanium, and ST. Their starting prices range from $31,100 to $43,265.

There are six trim levels in the 2020 Chevy Blazer lineup – L, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, RS, and Premier – and their starting prices range from $29,995 to $43,895.

2020 Ford Edge Key Features and Pricing by Trim

SE: $31,100

  •       2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  •       Automatic engine stop/start
  •       Eight-speed automatic transmission
  •       Front-wheel drive
  •       Electric power steering
  •       18-inch Sparkle Silver aluminum wheels
  •       Acoustic-laminated windshield
  •       Active grille shutters
  •       Black beltline molding
  •       Body-color upper bumper, black lower bumper
  •       Body-color door handles
  •       Body-color spoiler
  •       Black lower body cladding
  •       Stainless steel dual exhaust exits
  •       Chrome grille bars and surround
  •       LED daytime running lights
  •       LED taillights
  •       Bi-LED low- and high-beam headlights with auto on/off
  •       Power, manual-folding mirrors with black caps
  •       Tinted rear glass
  •       Variable-intermittent, rain-sensing windshield wipers
  •       Single-speed intermittent rear wiper
  •       Cargo-management system
  •       Cargo net
  •       Center floor console with armrest
  •       Dual-zone automatic climate control
  •       Second-row floor vents
  •       Cruise control
  •       Dark slate center-stack
  •       Front and rear door-sill scuff plates
  •       Front and rear floor mats
  •       Illuminated vanity mirrors
  •       Cargo-area tie-down anchors
  •       Dark Ano Gray instrument panel appliques
  •       4.2-inch instrument panel productivity screen
  •       SYNC 3 infotainment system
  •       Enhanced voice recognition
  •       8-inch touchscreen
  •       AppLink
  •       Apple CarPlay®
  •       Android Auto™
  •       Two smart-charging multimedia USB ports
  •       Six-speaker AM/FM audio system
  •       MP3 capability
  •       Outside temperature display
  •       Cargo area LED light
  •       Second-row LED dome light
  •       Four 12-volt power outlets
  •       Rotary gear shifter
  •       Cloth seating
  •       Four-way manual passenger’s seat
  •       Second-row 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  •       Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  •       Remote front windows
  •       Power windows with front one-touch up/down operation
  •       Power door locks
  •       Compass
  •       4G LTE Wi-Fi
  •       Remote ignition, lock, and unlock
  •       Parked-vehicle locater
  •       SOS post-crash alert
  •       Automatic high-beam headlights
  •       Blind-spot monitoring
  •       Lane-keeping assist
  •       Automatic emergency braking
  •       Hill-start assist
  •       Post-collision braking
  •       Rearview camera

SEL: $34,355

  •       All SE features, plus
  •       Bright beltline molding
  •       18-inch split-spoke Sparkle Silver-painted aluminum wheels
  •       Power, heated mirrors with integrated LED turn signals and body-color caps
  •       Satin Twilight interior accents
  •       Ano Gray instrument panel appliques
  •       Six-way power passenger’s seat
  •       EasyFold® second row seats
  •       SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad
  •       Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Titanium: $38,100

  •       All SEL features, plus
  •       Acoustic-laminated front side glass
  •       Body-color door handles with bright inserts
  •       Hands-free gesture liftgate
  •       LED signature lighting
  •       LED taillights
  •       Silver roof-rack side rails
  •       19-inch Luster Nickel-painted aluminum wheels
  •       Metal-plated interior trim
  •       Ambient lighting
  •       Illuminated door-sill scuff plates
  •       Mechanical Stripe aluminum instrument panel applique
  •       Two driver-configurable 4.2-inch color LCD displays
  •       Leather-trimmed seats
  •       Sport bucket seats
  •       Heated, 10-way power adjustable front seats
  •       Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  •       Windshield wiper de-icer
  •       Outside mirror memory
  •       Perimeter alarm
  •       110-volt AC power outlet
  •       12-speaker B&O audio system
  •       HD Radio
  •       Remote ignition
  •       Universal garage door opener
  •       Wireless charging pad
  •       Forward sensing system

ST: $43,265

  •       All SEL features, plus
  •       2.7-liter turbocharged V-6 engine
  •       All-wheel drive
  •       Ford Performance engine cover
  •       Ford Performance-tuned suspension
  •       Class II trailer-tow package with trailer-sway control and hitch cover
  •       20-inch bright machined aluminum wheels with high-gloss black-painted pockets
  •       Acoustic-laminated front-side windows
  •       Black beltline molding
  •       Body-color front and rear bumpers
  •       Body-color lower cladding
  •       Gloss-black grille with ST logo
  •       LED taillights
  •       Power liftgate
  •       Black roof-rack side rails
  •       Black headlight treatment
  •       Active noise control
  •       12-speaker B&O sound system
  •       HD Radio
  •       Metal-plated interior accents
  •       Aluminum pedal covers
  •       Ambient lighting
  •       Door-sill scuff plates with Ford Performance logo
  •       Brush weave aluminum instrument panel applique
  •       Two ST unique 4.2-inch instrument panel screens
  •       Leather-trimmed seats with Miko® inserts
  •       ST bolstered bucket seats with City Silver stitching and embossed ST logo
  •       10-way power front seats with heat
  •       Driver’s seat memory
  •       Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with memory
  •       Perforated leather steering wheel with City Silver stitching and ST logo
  •       Unique floor mats

2020 Chevy Blazer Key Features and Pricing by Trim

L: $29,995

  •       2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  •       Nine-speed automatic transmission
  •       Front-wheel drive
  •       Automatic engine stop/start
  •       Electronic parking brake
  •       Dual-outlet exhaust with circular bright tips
  •       18-inch Bright Silver aluminum wheels
  •       Automatic-on/off headlights
  •       Signature Blazer grille
  •       Body-color door handles
  •       Body-color mirror caps
  •       Front intermittent wipers
  •       Heated power outside mirrors
  •       High-intensity-discharge headlights
  •       LED daytime running lights
  •       LED taillights
  •       Lower bodyside moldings
  •       Rear intermittent wipers
  •       Spare tire delete
  •       Active upper aero shutters
  •       Four-way manual passenger’s seat
  •       Six-way manual driver’s seat
  •       4.2-inch driver-information center
  •       4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  •       Six-speaker audio system
  •       Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  •       Digital compass
  •       Active noise cancellation
  •       Two rear USB charge-only ports
  •       Two front USB data ports
  •       Chevrolet Connected Access capable
  •       Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System
  •       8-inch touchscreen
  •       Apple CarPlay®
  •       Android Auto™
  •       Cruise control
  •       Illuminated vanity mirrors
  •       Dual-zone automatic climate control
  •       Front and rear carpeted floor mats
  •       Keyless open and ignition
  •       Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  •       Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  •       OnStar
  •       Power windows with driver’s side one-touch up/down and passenger’s side one-touch down
  •       Rear air vents
  •       Premium cloth seating
  •       HD rearview camera
  •       Rear-seat reminder
  •       Teen Driver
  •       Tire fill alert

1LT: $33,495

  •       All L features, plus
  •       Roadside emergency tool kit
  •       Compact 18-inch spare tire
  •       Deep-tinted rear glass
  •       Eight-way power driver’s seat
  •       SiriusXM

2LT: $33,995

  •       All 1LT features, plus
  •       2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine

3LT: $38,195

  •       Black roof-mounted side rails
  •       Heated, power, auto-dimming outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
  •       Power programmable liftgate
  •       Six-way power passenger’s seat
  •       Heated front seats
  •       Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  •       Remote ignition
  •       Universal home remote
  •       Lane-change alert
  •       Blind-zone monitoring
  •       Rear cross-traffic alert
  •       Rear park assist

RS: $41,795

  •       All 3LT features, plus
  •       3.6-liter V-6 engine
  •       Bright rectangular exhaust tips
  •       20-inch Dark Android machine-face aluminum wheels
  •       Hands-free gesture liftgate
  •       RS signature grille
  •       120-volt power outlet
  •       8-inch color driver information center
  •       Ambient interior lighting
  •       Automatic heated steering wheel
  •       Cargo-management system
  •       Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System
  •       Navigation
  •       8-inch high-definition touchscreen
  •       SiriusXM with 360L

Premier: $43,895

  •       All 3LT features, plus
  •       3.6-liter V-6 engine
  •       20-inch Medium Android machine-face aluminum wheels
  •       Body-color door handles with chrome accents
  •       Bumper-integrated bright rectangular dual-exhaust tips
  •       Hands-free gesture liftgate
  •       Premier signature grille
  •       Silver roof-mounted side rails
  •       120-volt power outlet
  •       8-inch driver information center
  •       Ambient interior lighting
  •       Automatic heated steering wheel
  •       Bose premium eight-speaker audio system
  •       Bright front sill plates
  •       Cargo-management system
  •       Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System
  •       Navigation
  •       8-inch high-definition touchscreen
  •       Heated and ventilated front seats
  •       Heater rear outboard seats
  •       Two-position memory for driver’s seat, outside mirrors, and steering column
  •       Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  •       SiriusXM with 360L

Who Should Buy the 2020 Ford Edge

For buyers who find the looks of the Blazer too over the top but still want a crossover with a little flavor, the Edge may be a great balance. Also, folks who want a true performance crossover without breaking the bank will fall in love with the new Edge ST.

Who Should Buy the 2020 Chevy Blazer

Shoppers who can’t stomach another vanilla SUV but can’t fit their family in a Camaro will find the looks they want in the 2020 Blazer. Plus, those who do a lot of towing will have the added benefit of an extra 1,000 pounds of capacity in this sporty crossover.

 

Ready to take the sporty 2020 Chevy Blazer home with you? Stop by the Garber Automall new-car showroom serving Orange Park, Fleming Island, and the surrounding areas to take the 2020 Chevy Blazer for a spin. A little too busy to make it into the showroom today? Check out our online inventory page, choose a few in-stock Blazer models that fit your needs, then schedule a test drive around your busy life.