2019 Chevy Blazer vs. 2019 Ford Explorer Differences near Des Plaines, IL

Are you looking for a new SUV, but aren’t sure which model will accommodate your needs best? The Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago team has compared two popular models for you to consider: the 2019 Chevy Blazer and 2019 Ford Explorer. Here, you can learn more about their differences to help you make an easy decision.

Learn more about the Chevy Blazer, and check out the new vehicle inventory at our Chevy dealership near Des Plaines, IL, for model availability. For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team online or by calling (773) 465-2000.

We will be looking at the 2019 Chevy Blazer RS, starting at $41,795 MSRP, and 2019 Ford Explorer Limited, starting at $42,765 MSRP.


Although the 2019 Chevy Blazer and Ford Explorer both have energetic performances, the Blazer’s 3.6L V6 engine offers the most power. You’ll also prefer its transmission offering and city fuel economy. View performance details on the 2019 Chevy Blazer vs. Ford Explorer in the following table.

2019 Chevy Blazer Model 2019 Ford Explorer

3.6L V6


2.3L EcoBoost

308 HP @ 6,600 RPM


280 HP @ 5,600 RPM

270 lb.-ft. @ 5,000 RPM


310 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

20 city/26 hwy MPG

Fuel Economy

19 city/27 hwy MPG

9-speed automatic


6-speed SelectShift® automatic

Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive

Drive System

Front-wheel drive or intelligent 4WD


You’ll find a host of shared interior features on the 2019 Chevy Blazer and 2019 Ford Explorer, like dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. More interior features you can expect on the Chevy Blazer include:

  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Perforated leather-appointed seats
  • Premium carpeted floor mats available
  • Memory settings for front seats, outside mirrors, and steering column



Modern drivers require the latest advancements. Luckily, the 2019 Chevy Blazer and Ford Explorer have a plethora of excellent features for you to take advantage of. And you’ll be afforded some of the same technologies on both models. The Wi-Fi® hotspot is perfect for staying connected while you’re out on the open road, while SiriusXM® Satellite Radio gives you more music options for your commute.

Two technologies that are only available on the Chevy Blazer are the Bose® premium sound system and a rear seat infotainment system. The Bose® sound system provides high-quality audio to accompany your journey, while the rear-seat infotainment system keeps back seat passengers entertained for hours on end.


The 2019 Chevy Blazer and Ford Explorer have the advanced safety features you’re looking for. From LED headlights to tire pressure monitoring, you’ll find many safety similarities on the Blazer and Explorer. However, the 2019 Blazer has a few more driver assist features you can look forward to utilizing.

  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system
  • Rear park assist
  • Lane change alert with lane departure warning