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The competition between Ford and Chevrolet is well-established and will likely outlive us all. In the midsize SUV segment, comparing the Chevy Blazer and the Ford Edge provides another point of contention among those passionate about those things. While each model offers similar enough base-level trims, the real fun is comparing the 2024 model year Chevy Blazer RS and Ford Edge ST performance trims

2024 Chevy Blazer RS vs. 2024 Ford Edge ST: Powertrain comparison

The 2024 Ford Edge ST wins the powertrain comparison with its standard powertrain. While lesser trimmed Edge models have a four-cylinder engine, the 2024 Edge ST features a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 producing 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission handles the shifting duties, and standard all-wheel drive delivers power to the tires.

The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer RS has front-wheel drive with an option for a twin-clutch all-wheel drive system. Other differences include the Blazer RS’s less powerful 3.6-liter turbo V6 with 308 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque backed by a nine-speed automatic transmission. 

Which has more interior space, the Blazer RS or Edge ST?

The interior dimensions of the 2024 Ford Edge ST lead those of the 2024 Chevy Blazer RS in every category, including the following:

Headroom (inches) 

  • First row: ST 40.2, RS 39.8
  • Second row: ST 40.3, RS 38.6

Leg room (inches) 

  • First row: ST 42.6, RS 41.0
  • Second row: ST 40.6, RS 39.6

Hip room (inches) 

  • First row: ST 55.9, RS 55.6
  • Second row: ST 57.5, RS 54.2

Shoulder room (inches) 

  • First row: ST 60.3, RS 59.1
  • Second row: ST 60.5, RS 58.6

Passenger and cargo room (cubic feet) 

  • Passenger Volume: ST 113.9, RS 107.8
  • Cargo Volume Behind First Row: ST 73.4, RS 64.2
  • Cargo Volume Behind Second Row: ST 39.2, RS 30.5

Does the Chevrolet Blazer RS get better fuel economy than the Ford Edge ST?

We’ll call this category a tie as the AWD-only 2024 Ford Edge gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Compare that to the FWD Blazer RS with its EPA rating of 19 city mpg and 26 highway mpg; the AWD version only drops to 18 mpg in the city. The most significant fuel-related advantage goes to the Blazer RS when comparing fuel tank capacity and driving range between fill-ups:

  • 2024 Ford Edge ST: 18.5-gallon gas tank – 350-mile range
  • 2024 Chevy Blazer RS: 19.4-gallon gas tank – 384-mile range

Do the 2024 Ford Edge ST or Chevy Blazer RS offer exclusive interior or exterior features?

The 2024 Chevy Blazer RS with AWD is the only 2024 Blazer model to offer a twin-clutch nine-speed automatic transmission. Other than special RS badging, that’s the only feature unique to the RS trim. Likewise, the 2024 Ford Edge ST features a seven-speed automatic transmission reserved for the ST trim. Additional Edge ST-only features include:

  • Available 21-inch gloss black-painted wheels with the optional performance brake package
  • A 2.7-liter V6 with compacted graphite iron block
  • Dual exhaust with chrome exhaust tube tips

Which is better, the Blazer RS or Edge ST?

The 2024 Chevy Blazer RS features a less expensive base price of $44,195, but adding AWD increases the Blazer RS MSRP to $47,095, compared to the 2024 Ford Edge ST’s $47,205 base MSRP. Additionally, while the Blazer RS wins the fuel economy and range category, it’s only slightly better than the Edge ST. If the higher-priced Edge ST fits your budget, you’ll get more horsepower, better cargo capacity, spacious passenger seating, and included AWD.

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