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 make a lasting impression. The Blazer turns heads with its chiseled lines and sharp angles, creating a sporty facade that stands out amongst modern midsize crossovers. The new Escape also makes a bold entrance with its sleek silhouette, hexagonal grille, and stylish rear bumper. 

When we take a step back and look at these vehicles side-by-side, it may 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 11 styles to choose from, including 21-inch gloss-black rollers, while the new Ford Escape features seven wheel styles. 

These two midsize crossovers 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. They’re also available with LED headlights that cast light farther than traditional halogen bulbs and 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

Advantage of the 2022 Ford Escape

  • Hexagonal grille and sporty rear decklid spoiler offer enhanced curb appeal

Interior 

Next, let’s slip into the driver’s seat. As midsize crossovers, the new 2022 Ford Escape and 2022 Chevrolet Blazer both offer seating for up to five people and remarkable styling with sculpted dashboards and available leather-appointed seating. Ford equipped the Escape with a rotary gear shift dial that opens the cabin up, while Chevy borrows design cues from the Camaro with accent stitching and round air vents. 

Their spec sheets also show them closely matched in head and legroom, both in the front and in the back, though the new Escape does come out ahead in cargo space: 

  • Front Headroom
    • Ford Escape: 40.0 inches
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 39.8 inches
  • Second-Row Headroom
    • Ford Escape: 39.9 inches
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 38.6 inches
  • Front Legroom
    • Ford Escape: 42.4 inches
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 41.0 inches
  • Second-Row Legroom
    • Ford Escape: 40.7 inches
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 39.6 inches
  • Cargo Space
    • Ford Escape: 65.4 cubic feet
    • Chevrolet Blazer: 64.2 cubic feet

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

Advantage of the 2022 Ford Escape 

  • More cargo space than the Chevy Blazer

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 eight-speaker 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 2022 Ford Escape side of things, you’ll find the Sync® 3 infotainment system that offers smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Sync your device to the Escape’s 8-inch touchscreen to enjoy music streaming, hands-free calling, and turn-by-turn directions without having to touch your smartphone. Ford pairs its entertainment system with an available 10-speaker B&O® sound system by Bang & Olufsen, so you’re surrounded by concert-quality sound. 

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

Advantage of the 2022 Ford Escape

  • Available with a 10-speaker sound system, two speakers more than the Blazer

Safety 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Ford Escape both 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 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. 

It is worth noting though that despite sharing many of the same safety features, only the Ford Escape was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick. 

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

Advantage of the 2022 Ford Escape

  • Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick 

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 180 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. The available 2.0-liter four cylinder offers more power 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

Advantage of the 2022 Ford Escape

  • Available as either a hybrid or plug-in hybrid for enhanced fuel efficiency 

Which Should You Buy? 

When it comes right down to it, you can’t go wrong with either the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer or 2022 Ford Escape. These midsize crossovers offer loads of style, plenty of advanced tech features, and satisfying engine options. Both can be had with available all-wheel drive and both earned NHTSA five-star overall safety ratings. 

With all this in mind, the only way to figure out which vehicle you prefer is with a test drive. Visit GarberAuto.com today to find the Garber dealership nearest you and then give us a call to schedule a test drive of the new 2022 Chevrolet Blazer and 2022 Ford Escape.

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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.

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