2021 Chevy Trailblazer vs. 2020 Ford Escape

2020 chevy trailblazer vs 2020 ford escape red exterior comparison

2021 Chevy Trailblazer


2020 Ford Escape
$19,000 MSRP

Starting Price

$24,885 MSRP
173.5 inches

Total Length

180.5 inches
103.9 inches


106.7 inches
Continuously Variable Transmission

Transmission Type

Automatic Transmission
Chevy Safety Assist

Standard Safety Suite


Reintroduced for the 2021 model year, the new Chevy Trailblazer is back in Duluth after 11 years out of production. The 2021 Trailblazer has re-emerged as a small SUV model with a starting price of just $19,000 MSRP, which will lead many Lawrenceville shoppers to wonder how it compares to others in its class, such as the Ford Escape. Find out with Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth below, where we’ll compare the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer vs. 2020 Ford Escape in terms of their pricing, size, and more!

Chevy Trailblazer vs. Ford Escape: Affordability

If you’re searching for a budget-friendly starter SUV, you can’t beat the affordability of the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer! It starts out at a mere $19,000 MSRP – over $5,000 less than the 2020 Ford Escape, which starts at $24,885 MSRP.

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Trailblazer: Transmission Types

Being a slightly larger SUV than the Trailblazer (we’ll talk more on that in just a moment), the Ford Escape is able to house a slightly more powerful engine than the Chevy Trailblazer. However, the Trailblazer more than makes up for it with a standard Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Escape has a standard automatic transmission.

What’s the big advantage of a standard CVT? This type of transmission is able to continuously change its gear ratio, which translates to a smoother driving experience in Suwanee. Unlike an automatic transmission, a CVT is able to perform at peak efficiency no matter what speed you’re traveling at. As a result, drivers of the Chevy Trailblazer will find themselves spending less time and money at the pump than drivers of the Ford Escape.

Chevy Trailblazer vs. Ford Escape: Size & Maneuverability

When you’re shopping for a small SUV, you’re probably searching for something that offers more space than a sedan or hatchback, but is easier to drive around the city than a full-size SUV. Here, the Trailblazer offers the advantage of a more compact stature than the Escape, allowing you to effortlessly navigate narrow city streets and snag even the tightest of parking spaces. Check out their dimensions to learn more:

2021 Chevy Trailblazer Dimensions

  • Length: 173.5 inches
  • Wheelbase: 103.9 inches
  • Front/Rear Track: 61.2 inches/61.3 inches
  • Width: 71.2 inches

2020 Ford Escape Dimensions

  • Length: 180.5 inches
  • Wheelbase: 106.7 inches
  • Front/Rear Track: 62.4 inches/61.8 inches
  • Width: 74.1 inches

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Trailblazer: Safety Suites

Even at the base-level, the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer has a full suite of standard safety tech to help you cruise with confidence. The Ford Escape offers a couple of comparable features, but nowhere near a full suite:

2021 Trailblazer: Chevy Safety Assist Suite

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • IntelliBeam Headlamps

2020 Ford Escape Standard Safety Features (No Safety Suite Available)

  • Pre-Collision Assist w/ Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane-Keeping System

Test Drive a 2021 Trailblazer at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth!

After comparing these Chevy vs. Ford small SUVs, we’re sure you’re eager to get behind the wheel! Contact Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth to arrange a 2021 Trailblazer test drive near Johns Creek today. Apply for financing to get pre-approved before your visit, and be sure to look for the Trailblazer in our rotating new vehicle specials!

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