When you’re looking for a new vehicle to carry your adventures forward, it can be an exciting time, especially when you have options like the Ford Bronco and the Chevy Blazer. To help your decision-making process, we at LaFontaine Ford of Flushing have written up this Ford Bronco vs. Chevy Blazer review for all our friends and neighbors in Flushing and the surrounding areas of Flint and Swartz Creek, Michigan.
The Ford Bronco comes equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost® Turbocharged TI-VCT GTDI I-4 engine on a 4×4 drive type. The transmission depends on whether you purchase the 2-door or 4-door model. The former has a 7-speed manual transmission, while the 4-door has a 10-speed automatic transmission. The power output tops out at 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.
By comparison, the Chevy Blazer is issued a 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine including Variable Valve Timing (VVT), Spark Ignition Direct Injection, and Stop/Start tech. It comes standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Regarding the power output, it achieves 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, falling quite a bit short of the Bronco.
Staying connected while you’re out on the road is an important part of the driving experience. While both vehicles come equipped with immersive technologies, we’ll see how they stack up against each other.
The Bronco comes standard with SNYC® 4 edition on an 8-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with swipe capability, and AM/FM stereo with six speakers. Additional features include AppLink® with App Catalog, 911 Assist®, FordPass Connect™, and SiriusXM® with 360L. There’s also the attractively convenient wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility via Bluetooth®.
The Chevy Blazer comes with a bevy of features that are similar to what the Bronco offers. It comes with a 6-speaker audio system and an 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen accompanying the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. It also has OnStar® and Chevrolet Connected Services capability, a SiriusXM 3-month subscription, and Bluetooth® connectivity.
You can see that, while the Blazer offers great features, it lags a bit behind the Bronco’s offerings. The Blazer is geared toward Chevrolet-focused infotainment features, while the Bronco is more universal, especially with the inclusion of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability.
Now that our friends and neighbors in Flushing, Flint, and Swartz Creek, MI, have had the opportunity to read our Ford Bronco vs. Chevy Blazer review, we think they’ll agree the Ford Bronco is the superior vehicle with more to offer. Going forward is simple: All you need to do is schedule a test drive of your own at LaFontaine Ford of Flushing today!