Compared: 2023 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2023 Chevrolet Equinox

This pairing of Chevy's crossovers covers the spread from budget-friendly to performance-oriented.

2023 Chevrolet Blazer vs 2023 Chevrolet EquinoxChevrolet | Blazer (top), Equinox

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It feels like there's a vehicle for every niche or buyer, especially at Chevrolet, where you'll find a wide range of distinctly different crossovers and SUVs for sale. The compact 2023 Chevrolet Equinox and the midsize 2023 Blazer are two-row options for shoppers seeking a versatile crossover that won't break the bank. One caters to those on a budget, while the other touts more power and performance. Here’s how they stack up when compared.

2023 Chevrolet BlazerChevrolet | Blazer

2023 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2023 Chevrolet Equinox: Price

The entry-level Blazer 2LT starts at nearly $37,000 for FWD models, while AWD adds $2,700. The top-spec FWD RS and Premier models feature the same starting price of about $44,000, but the RS comes with a 308-hp V6 engine, while the Premier uses a 228-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-four and asks shoppers to cough up $500 for the V6. These top trims ask $2,900 to upgrade to AWD.

2023 Chevrolet EquinoxChevrolet | Equinox

The Chevy Equinox is ideal for those with a budget. It starts at nearly $28,000 for the front-wheel-drive (FWD) LS, though shoppers who need all-wheel drive (AWD) can pay $1,600 extra. The top-trim Equinox Premier AWD will set you back around $35,000, making it more affordable than any trim of the Blazer. The Equinox’s only available engine is a 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 175 hp.

2023 Chevrolet Blazer interiorChevrolet | Blazer

2023 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2023 Chevrolet Equinox: Interior

The two crossovers have significantly different approaches to interior design. The Equinox features a more traditional, conservative layout expected in a mass-market compact crossover. The Blazer is more stylish, with a floating infotainment screen and large circular vents that double as HVAC controls. Furthermore, the Blazer features larger information and infotainment screens, giving it a more premium feel than the Equinox. Both vehicles offer plenty of equipment, including heated and vented seats, a heated steering wheel, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.

2023 Chevrolet Equinox interiorChevrolet | Equinox

The two vehicles feature similar interior dimensions, with the Blazer slightly edging out the Equinox in passenger volume with a total of 107.8 cubic feet versus 103.5. The same goes for the cargo space, with the Blazer featuring 30.5 to 64.2 cubic feet, outdoing 29.9 to 63.9 for the Equinox.

2023 Chevrolet BlazerChevrolet | Blazer

2023 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2023 Chevrolet Equinox: Fuel Economy

While interior dimensions likely won’t help differentiate these two crossovers, performance and efficiency certainly do. The four-cylinder in the Blazer is rated at 25 mpg in FWD models and 24 mpg combined when paired with AWD. The V6 is much more powerful, but is thirstier, returning 22 mpg in FWD configurations and 21 mpg with AWD.

2023 Chevrolet EquinoxChevrolet | Equinox

The Equinox and its 1.5-liter engine return 28 mpg combined in FWD models, while AWD-equipped models manage 26 mpg.

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Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad is an award-winning automotive journalist who has contributed to several automotive, electric vehicle, luxury lifestyle, and technology publications. His work isn't just limited to the written word, as he's also hosted YouTube videos and podcasts. Having grown up in the '90s, he has a strong sense of attachment to that era's style, though he also loves to geek out about the modern, futuristic tech and powertrains rolling out today.