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2021 Chevy Blazer vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4

2021 Chevy Blazer

2020 Toyota RAV4
9-speed automatic

Transmission

8-speed automatic
108 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

99 cubic feet
4,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds
Keyless Open and Start

Proximity Key

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Lots of crossovers are equipped with the essential infotainment and safety features, but relatively few offer dynamic, sporty driving. If you’re searching in Shawnee Mission for an SUV that can do both, the new 2021 Chevy Blazer and the Toyota RAV4 should be topping your list. Keep reading to compare the Chevy Blazer vs. Toyota RAV4 head-to-head with Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission.

 Chevy Blazer vs. Toyota RAV4: Performance

The Blazer or the RAV4 may be a better choice depending on your unique driving needs in Kansas City, but we think the specs reveal the Blazer as the more capable choice for most drivers. Below, we’ll compare RAV4 vs. Blazer when it comes to towing, handling, and engines:

RAV4 vs. Blazer: Towing Capacity

If you need an SUV with enough power to tow larger utility trailers and campers, the Blazer is a better choice. It can tow a full thousand pounds more than the RAV4:

  • Chevy Blazer — 4,500-pound max towing capacity
  • Toyota RAV4 — 3,500-pound max towing capacity

RAV4 vs. Blazer: Handling

A smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission and sports car-inspired handling give the Chevy Blazer a unique appeal among SUVs. More of a car-based crossover, it handles with the agility you’d expect from a smaller vehicle. The RAV4 handles more like a conventional SUV, so your choice between the RAV4 vs. Blazer may come down to driving preferences.

RAV4 vs. Blazer: Engine Power

The RAV4 has a slight edge in terms of horsepower, but the Blazer has the advantage when it comes to torque. Higher horsepower provides more acceleration on the highway, whereas torque is associated with towing power. Compare engine specs below:

  • Chevy Blazer: 2.5L I-4 with 193 hp and 188lb-ft of torque
  • Toyota RAV4: 2.5L I-4 with 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque

Chevy Blazer vs. Toyota RAV4: Dimensions

A family-oriented SUV is one with plenty of space for passengers and all their gear. Both models offer roomy cargo areas, but tall passengers may have trouble with the lack of rear legroom in the RAV4’s second row. You’ll also note that the Blazer cabin provides more room for passengers overall:

Chevy Blazer Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume — 108 cubic feet
  • Rear Legroom — 39.6 inches

Toyota RAV4 Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume — 99 cubic feet
  • Rear Legroom — 37.8 inches

Chevy Blazer vs. Toyota RAV4: Standard Features

It’s important to take a close look at standard features when comparing vehicles. That’s because you need to know whether the safety, infotainment, and convenience features you desire most come on the base trim, or whether you’ll need a pricey trim upgrade to access them.

Both the Blazer and the RAV4 offer popular features like hands-free Apple CarPlay® connectivity, but the Blazer provides some notable features that aren’t available on the RAV4:

  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Driver/passenger illuminated vanity mirrors

Find a 2021 Chevy Blazer for Sale in Merriam

Ready to learn more about the Chevy Blazer trims and options? Contact us today for more info, or use our online vehicle finder service to narrow down your choices. Browse genuine Chevy accessories and OEM parts to build a totally unique Blazer that stands out from the crowd in Overland Park!

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*APR and cash allowance vary by model. Length of contract limited. Must finance with GM Financial. Some customers may not qualify. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 7/5/22.

*APR and cash allowance vary by model. Length of contract limited. Must finance with GM Financial. Some customers may not qualify. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 7/5/22.

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