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2021 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2022 Subaru Outback Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Blazer

MSRP*: $28,800 to $44,900
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2022 Subaru
Outback

MSRP*: $26,945 to $39,945
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Invoice* $28,771 to $42,835 $25,325 to $37,240
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 22 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 26 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 64.2 ft3 75.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 193 - 308 hp 182 - 260 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 4,500 lbs 2,700 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 191.4 in 191.3 in
Exterior Width 76.7 in 73.0 - 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.6 in
Front 37.7 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 Outback, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Outback 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Blazer as you will with the Subaru Outback, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Chevrolet Blazer is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Outback. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Blazer will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Blazer is much wider than the Subaru Outback, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Blazer takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Outback.

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

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Blazer and the Subaru Outback. The Chevrolet Blazer has less cargo space than the Subaru Outback, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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