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2021 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

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Blazer

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New 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$28,800 to $44,700
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $28,771 to $42,644 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 19 - 22 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Blazer offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Ascent, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Ascent will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Blazer.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Blazer requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Ascent, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Blazer will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Ascent. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Chevrolet Blazer is much higher than that for the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Blazer is about the same width as the Subaru Ascent. The Chevrolet Blazer is slightly shorter than the Subaru Ascent, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Blazer doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

Handling
The Chevrolet Blazer has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Ascent, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Ascent is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Blazer for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Blazer has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Chevrolet Blazer seats a lot fewer people than the Subaru Ascent. The Chevrolet Blazer has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Ascent.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Blazer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Ascent.