Chevy Blazer EV vs. Equinox EV Comparison: There’s an electric crossover for everyone

Chevy Blazer EV vs. Equinox EV Comparison: There’s an electric crossover for everyone

The Blazer and Equinox EVs have a lot in common, but the latter will be more affordable and will start at $34,995

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Chevrolet’s electric revolution is well underway as the Blazer EV will soon be followed by the Equinox EV. With that in mind, we’re looking at how the crossovers compare to each other, although we don’t have full details at this point.

However, the biggest difference is the price as the Equinox EV will start at $34,995. This makes it much more affordable than the Blazer EV, which currently starts at $56,715 in 2LT AWD form. However, a front-wheel drive model will be added to the lineup soon and should be cheaper.

Price isn’t the only thing that separates them, as the Equinox EV is a compact crossover that has a 116.3-inch (2,954 mm) wheelbase. That means it’s much smaller than the midsize Blazer EV, which measures 121.8 inches (3,094 mm) between the wheels.

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Equinox EV, Michael Gauthier/Carscoops

Despite being in different segments, the two crossovers have similar cargo capacities as the Equinox EV can hold up to 57.2 cubic feet (1,620 liters) of luggage. That’s slightly less than the Blazer EV, which has 59.8 cubic feet (1,693 liters) of cargo space.

The similarities don’t end there, as both models come standard with an 11-inch digital instrument cluster and a 17.7-inch infotainment system with Google built-in. Both models also offer Super Cruise and a host of standard driver assistance systems.

Power to the people

Where the crossovers really diverge is on engines, where the Equinox EV will be offered with both front- and all-wheel drive. The former has an estimated 213 hp (159 kW / 216 hp) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque, while the latter has 288 hp (215 kW / 292 hp) and 346 lb-ft (469 Nm).

The Blazer EV is more interesting because it offers front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive. The company hasn’t said much about the front-wheel drive model, but the all-wheel drive model has 288 hp (215 kW / 292 hp) and 333 lb-ft (451 Nm) of torque. The rear-wheel drive model has 340 hp (254 kW / 345 hp) and 325 lb-ft (440 Nm) of torque, while the range-topping SS model will have 557 hp (415 kW / 565 hp) and 648 lb-ft (878 Nm). meter).

While the Blazer wins the performance battle, the front-wheel-drive Equinox has an EPA range of 319 miles (513 km). That’s better than the 279 miles (449 km) achieved by the all-wheel-drive Blazer, but less than the 324 miles (521 km) achieved by the rear-wheel-drive model.

Blazer EV, Michael Gauthier/Carscoops

When it’s time to charge, the Equinox EV has up to 150 kilowatts of DC fast charging capability. This means the model can reach nearly 70 miles (113 km) in 10 minutes.

This is almost identical to Blazers equipped with an 85 kWh battery, which also delivers 150 kW and a range of about 69 miles (111 km) at the same time. Blazers equipped with the 102 kWh battery have an increased DC fast charging capacity of 190 kW, giving them a range of about 78 miles (126 km) in ten minutes.

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Both models come with 11.5 kW Level 2 charging capacity, allowing the Equinox EV to reach a range of up to 34 miles (55 km) per hour. However, the Equinox EV 3RS AWD will be offered with an increased power of 19.2 kilowatts and this will enable it to have an electric range of 51 miles (82 km) per hour.

Chevrolet hasn’t said much about the Blazer’s Level 2 charging capabilities, but it has previously said the model can have a range of up to 24 miles (39 km) per hour. However, this figure appears to be based on the dual-level charging cord, which maxes out at 7.7kW.

Another thing worth noting is that both models can only tow up to 1,500 pounds (680 kg). This is disappointing and competitors are much more capable in this regard.

Specs aside, Chevrolet officials told us that the Blazer EV and Equinox EV will appeal to a variety of consumers. The latter is expected to be very popular in the center of the country where the company believes shoppers will be attracted by its “performance and design”. The Equinox EV, on the other hand, is a “practical and affordable” crossover that is expected to be popular on the East and West Coast.

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