Comparison between the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV and the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E
The Chevrolet Blazer EV and Ford Mustang Mach-E are compact, midsize electric SUVs that combine practicality and sportiness. New for 2024, the Blazer EV borrows the aggressive styling of the powerful Camaro from the soon-to-be-discontinued brand. Available in rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD), the Blazer EV features an open exterior design matched with an upscale cabin with lively touches like jet engine-inspired air vents and an available flatbed steering wheel.
On sale since the 2021 model year, the Ford Mustang Mach-E isn’t about to sit back and let this electron-chewing newbie steal the show. Like the Blazer EV, it’s also available with rear- or all-wheel drive. The Mach-E’s expanded powertrain options can be designed to maximize comfort and driving range or quick acceleration and passing power.
Let’s explore some of the highlights of the Blazer EV and Mustang Mach-E:
2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV
Starting at $56,715, excluding destination charge, the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV shows up on the scene, brimming with attitude. Its attractive looks and long list of available technology and convenience features should make it a worthy competitor to electric SUVs like the Mach-E, Tesla Model Y, and Hyundai Ioniq 5. With seating for five and over 500 horsepower in its range—the top end, the The new Blazer EV takes you and your four friends where you want to go quickly.
Chevrolet Blazer EV features
Blazer EV SS: This is the first time Chevrolet has applied the famous Super Sport or SS badge to an electric vehicle. The AWD Blazer EV SS is scheduled to arrive in the spring of 2024, and it packs a punch: 557 total horsepower and 648 pound-feet of torque. Chevrolet says this enables the Blazer EV SS to reach 60 mph in less than four seconds. The SS also rides on giant 22-inch alloy wheels and features a sportier, more aggressive bodywork than the standard Blazer EV.
Elegant cabin: The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV’s interior features plenty of soft-touch pieces and can be optioned with nice details like two-tone upholstery, ambient lighting, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats. The digital instrument panel and 17.7-inch touchscreen give it a fresh, modern look.
Driving range: As a rear-wheel drive RS model, the Blazer EV can travel 320 miles before needing a recharge. This is among the best combinations available in electric crossovers and SUVs. Even the mighty Blazer EV SS is expected to offer a range of about 290 miles.
Passenger room: Unlike with the Camaro, people climbing into the second row of the Blazer EV won’t destroy friendships or family bonds. With 39.6 inches of rear legroom in the back, the Blazer EV accommodates tall passengers well.
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2024 Ford Mustang Mach E
The Ford Mustang Mach-E continues to offer a little something for all types of electric vehicle shoppers. In standard form, the Ford EV is comfortable, spacious and practical with its tailgate and spacious cargo area. Top models, such as the GT and GT Performance Edition, are similarly easy to use but more powerful, thanks to their sport-tuned engines. Pricing for the 2024 Mustang Mach-E starts at $43,495, excluding destination charge.
Ford Mustang Mach-E features
Mustang Mach-E Rally: A Rally model has been recently added to the Mach-E lineup. This adds a touch of go-anywhere style thanks to a 0.8-inch suspension lift, lower skid plates, beefier tires, a large rear spoiler, and rally-inspired 19-inch alloy wheels. It’s an esoteric experience for Ford’s electric SUV, but it’s fun.
Driving range: At its most efficient, the Mustang Mach-E offers a range of up to 312 miles. This is for the California Route 1 model that comes with the extended range battery pack. DC fast charging allows the Mustang Mach-E to go from 10% to 80% in about 33 minutes.
Giant infotainment screen: A spacious 15.5-inch infotainment touchscreen sits proudly in the center of the dashboard. It installs vertically, and is easy to use with fast responses, large icons, and razor-sharp graphics. All standard in-car features are available such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless device charging, navigation, and satellite radio.
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There’s a lot of overlap with the Chevy Blazer EV and Mustang Mach-E. Both are available with all-wheel drive, have a maximum range of over 300 miles, and have high-performance trim that delivers blistering acceleration. They also have spacious 5-seater cabins with plenty of head and legroom.
The new 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV faces stiff competition but looks well-prepared to hold its place among electric-powered competitors. In its favor is a distinctive design that makes many other electric cars look dated by comparison, plus a spacious, well-detailed cabin that gets upgraded upholstery on higher trims with additional splashes of color. One drawback: The Blazer EV’s cargo space, at 25.5 cubic feet, falls short of the Mustang Mach-E (29.7) and a number of other electric SUVs.
Working in the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E’s favor is how customizable it is, making it easy to balance price, performance and range. The Mach-E is much less expensive than its new Chevrolet competitor, and both qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit. Although some touchscreen car cabins may be crazy to use extensively, the Mach-E’s large central screen is among the best ever. It worked like a giant cell phone (meaning it was easy). While the new Blazer EV holds a lot of promise, the Mach-E is a bargain.
|2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV||2024 Ford Mustang Mach E|
|engine||One electric motor||One electric motor|
|Horse power||TBD (LT and RS models)||266 hp|
|Torque||To be determined later||317 ft. lbs|
|moving in||1- Speed||1- Speed|
|Fuel economy||To be determined later||110 mpg city/96 mpg highway/103 mpg combined (rear-wheel drive)|
|Also available||Dual electric motors, four-wheel drive||Dual electric motors, all-wheel drive, long-range battery|
|Basic warranty||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Powertrain warranty||8 years/100,000 miles||8 years/100,000 miles|
|NHTSA Public Safety||To be determined later||5 stars|
|Maximum seating capacity||5||5|
|Wheelbase||112.7 inches||117.5 inches|
|Total length||191.8 inches||186.0 inches|
|an offer||76.7 inches||74.1 inches|
|to rise||67.0 inches||64.0 inches|
|Diameter shift||38.7 feet||38.1 feet|
|Height, front||39.8 inches||38.9 inches|
|Height, back||38.6 inches||38.2 inches|
|Legroom, front||41.0 inches||43.3 inches|
|Legroom, rear||39.6 inches||38.1 inches|
|Shoulder room, front||59.1 inches||57.6 inches|
|Shoulder room, rear||58.6 inches||55.9 inches|
|Shipment size||25.5/59.1 cu.ft||29.7/59.7 cubic feet|