Chevy Blazer vs. Subaru Ascent

As far as midsize SUVs go, the Chevy Blazer and the Subaru Ascent are two of the best options you’ll find among the used cars in Chicago. Either one will serve you well whether you’re using it for regular commuting, road tripping, running errands, or a combination of all three. The only difficult thing about these used cars in Illinois is choosing which one to buy, because they’re both so versatile.

To help you with your decision, we’re going to outline the exterior, interior, and performance features of both cars.

The Chevy Blazer

With the Chevy Blazer, you’ll enjoy the classic reliability of a Chevrolet in a brand new model of midsize SUV which just entered production in 2019. The predecessors of the Chevy Blazer are the Chevy Equinox and the Chevy S-10 Blazer.



The Chevy Blazer features seating for 5 and a roomy interior with very comfortable second-row seating. When you sit in a Blazer, if you didn’t know you were in a midsize SUV, you’d feel like you just sat down in a sports car. The interior has modern, race-inspired air vents and dashboards while maintaining great functionality.


Just like the interior is styled, the exterior of the Chevy Blazer is angular and aggressive. This complements the interior’s race-like feel despite the Blazer being such a practical, useful car for families and adventurers alike.


Just looking at the Chevy Blazer, you’d assume that its engine packs a punch… and that would be a correct assumption. The standard version of the Blazer comes with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine which delivers 193 horsepower. You can also upgrade to a V-6 which delivers 308 horsepower. Depending on which engine you opt for, the Blazer will get between 18 and 22 mpg in the city and 25 and 27 mpg on the highway.

The Subaru Ascent

Like the Chevy Blazer, the Subaru Ascent was released as a new model for the first time in 2019. But while it may be new, it still embodies the long-standing spirit of Subaru.




The Ascent’s interior is large and convenient with three rows of seats capable of seating up to eight people and plenty of space for cargo. Like most other Subaru’s the interior wouldn’t qualify as high-end luxurious, but that’s not really what you buy a Subaru for anyway. As far as practicality and comfort, you can’t do much better than the Ascent’s interior.


Even if the Subaru logo wasn’t on it, you’d likely be able to tell that the Ascent is a Subaru through and through. Its exterior design borrows plenty of elements that you’ll find in other Subarus, though it is still very much its own unique vehicle.


All Ascents come with all-wheel drive which ensures no Chicago road is a problem. The four-cylinder engine can tow up to 5000 pounds and delivers a respectable 260 horsepower. Fuel economy ranges from 20 to 21 mpg in the city and 26 to 27 on the highway.

Like we said, it’s not an easy choice between these two used cars in the Chicagoland area. So come down to Hawk Auto, where you can test drive both, and try them out for yourself.

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