The Chevrolet Equinox EV and Blazer EV offer a range of powertrain options and all the economical and sustainability-enhancing benefits of an all-electric SUV. Though similar (both utilize the Ultium battery and drive platform), there are a couple of differentiators that drivers in the greater Lubbock, TX area should be aware of.
Size and Affordability
The Chevrolet Equinox is a great SUV for families who are keeping an eye on the budget. The base model Chevy Equinox EV (LT trim) stickers for $30,000, about $14,000 less than the larger Blazer EV’s base model. Its exterior profile and lighting emphasize its electric architecture, while inside you’ll find plenty of space for five passengers. Five doors and a clamshell rear opening make it easy to load and unload.
If you’re into lots of headroom and legroom, the Blazer EV can be a great buy, though the compact Chevrolet Equinox EV’s counters with a slightly better average per-charge range of 300 miles (compared to Blazer’s 200-to-250-mile average), and slightly better overall value. Ultimately, both vehicles offer a comfortable, balanced ride and plenty of space for cargo and personal effects.
Power and Acceleration
The Equinox EV FWD powertrain will generate up to 210 hp and 242 lbs.-ft of torque, while drivers in the Lubbock, TX area who favor an AWD powertrain can expect 290 hp and 346 lbs.-ft of torque. These numbers are comparable to the Chevy Blazer EV’s, save for the Blazer SS model, whose dual-model powertrain delivers a potent 557 hp and 648 lbs-ft of torque.
The Blazer EV’s zero-to-60-mph acceleration in less than 4 seconds is slightly better than the Equinox EV’s 4.8 seconds.
The Chevy Blazer EV’s maximum charge tops out at 190-kW with a DC fast charger. Using an AC charger, the Blazer and Equinox can both accept 11.5 kW, though the Equinox 3RS eAWD can take 19.2 kW. The Equinox EV FWD’s 250-mile range is comparable to the Blazer EV’s 247-mile range.
The 2LT trim Blazer EV can deliver about 293 miles per charge, compared to the FWD Equinox’s estimated 300-mile range. It’s estimated that either vehicle will get roughly 280 miles on an AWD powertrain.
Infotainment and Safety Tech
Both the Chevy Equinox EV and Chevy Blazer EV come with an 11.0-inch digital gauge cluster display. The Equinox EV also offers an 11.0-inch touchscreen, though a 17.7-inch touchscreen is available (and is standard in the Blazer EV). Both models come with an optional head-up display and an impressive roster of optional features, including semi-autonomous parking, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a surround-view camera system, wireless charging, and more.
Both vehicles come with state-of-the-art driver assist and safety features including lane maintaining assistance, adaptive cruise control, front and rear automatic emergency braking, and more.
Which SUV EV Has the Edge?
Which of these strong Chevy EV offerings comes out on top? Both come with features and options that make them powerful and efficient EVs with plenty of range and charging capacity. However, the Equinox EV’s performance and price ($30,000 starting MSRP) give it a slight advantage over the Chevy Blazer EV, with its more expensive $44,000 price tag. Come test drive a Chevrolet Equinox at Lubbock’s Littlefield Chevrolet today!
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