Compare Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Everest: What "cowboy" is for you?

Compare Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Everest: What “cowboy” is for you?

Ford Everest and Chevrolet Trailblazer are two SUV models from the US that cost about 1 billion VND. Should I buy Everest or Trailblazer? Let’s compare to know!

The VND 1 billion SUV segment in the Vietnamese market is quite exciting with a lot of “warriors” participating in the sales round. Ford Everest and Chevrolet Trailblazer are both 7-seat SUVs from two famous American brands sold at the same price of 1 billion dong. Not only compete directly with each other, these two representatives also have to confront the “stunned” players from Japan such as Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Isuzu MU-X ….

2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Everest 2018Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Everest

We chose to compare in detail the two highest versions, Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.5 LTZ 4 × 4 and Ford Everest Titanium 2.0 4 × 4. Let’s see how these two models show themselves in this war!

General introduction about Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Everest

In the latest car, Chevrolet Trailblazer is designed to bear many of the “brothers” of Colorado pickup. As announced by the company, the new Trailblazer Chevrolet has been upgraded with many amenities, maximizing the soundproofing of engine noise, as well as optimizing the aerodynamics for many details.

Meanwhile, Ford Vietnam has confirmed its mid-size SUV Everest has many noticeable changes. Specifically, the American car manufacturer elaborates for more seamless and clearly honed the thorny, sporty, trendy. At the same time, the engine is stronger and the driving experience is “more” than its predecessor.

Compare Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Everest on the exterior

Chevrolet Trailblazer with an overall height of 1,850 mm makes an impressive appearance when looking directly, especially from the sides of the car. Pragmatic American style is evident in the square design like Fortuner cars. This helps to optimize the inside space more widely.

The Trailblazer is based on the famous Colorado pickup platform. With a ground clearance of up to 221 mm, the Trailblazer can wade to a depth of 800mm. Indeed, few terrain conditions can make this SUV difficult for Chevrolet. The company adds chrome plating for a lot of exterior details such as car door borders, door handles and mirrors to increase the elegance and appearance for the car.

The first section of Chevrolet Trailblazer is quite bunker with the style and layout of the grille, the cavity and the fog lights. One point of reverse on the headlamp equipped on the Trailblazer uses only halogen technology. In addition, the ribbed lines at the front of the car, the body of the car and the wheel arch look not really eye-catching. The rear end is also quite simple and faint and almost retains the design of the 2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The taillights with many bright beams are probably the only attraction of the rear.

Looking at Ford Everest, we see the shape of the car is equally high with the design almost completely inherited from Ford’s F-series. The most attractive is the double-spoke la jante double-spoke set with a sharp and durable alloy surface with a diameter of up to 20 ”, adding very sporty embossed wheel cavities.

According to experts assess Ford Everest, Ford 7-seat SUV exudes a very solid but no less flexible. The Everest caliper sets the new version including three chrome bars with a protective cover under the front bumper that is expanded to feel more bunker and thorny than the old Everest.

Ford Everest 2018 facelift with many new pointsFord Everest facelift with many new points

The rear of the Ford Everest is quite harmonious, more beautiful than the Chevrolet Trailblazer. Ford creates a seamless connection between the two sets of LED rear lights with chromed door brace parts engraved with logo for the luggage compartment.

Exterior parameters Chevrolet Trailblazer Ford Everest
Length x Width x Height (mm) 4,887 x 1,902 x 1,848 4,820 x 1,860 x 1,837
Wheelbase (mm) 2,845 2,850
Ground clearance (mm) 219 210
No-load weight (kg) 1,994 2,050
Tire size 265 / 65R17 265 / 65R20
Wade limit (mm) 800 800

Compare Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Everest about the interior

The 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer seems to draw all its appeal into the interior of the car. The first emotion when entering and experiencing is that everything is new, luxurious and refined. According to the information, GM Australia Design Center, Port Melbourne has mastered this interior design, almost in tune with the interior design of Colorado, its cult pickup. The dominant color is black and gray.

A special feature of the design of the Trailblazer seating system is the style of the theater seating style. This layout helps from the second row of seats – 3 people have a better view. The driver’s seat on the Trailblazer LTZ has 6-way power adjustment. Passenger seat is 4-way mechanical adjustment. The second row of seats has a folding ratio of 60:40, the third row is 50:50. But a regrettable Trailblazer is that the car doesn’t have a sunroof.

Close-up of the Trailblazer seat system in 2018

Close-up of the Trailblazer seating system

The center console tableau part of Chevrolet Trailblazer is quite square, angular and also covered with leather. All arrangements in this area are intuitive and modern. You will have an 8 ”touch screen with a DVD player. Air conditioning clusters with chrome trim to create a luxurious look.

The steering wheel of the Chevrolet Trailblazer is a 3-spoke form with a full range of shortcut keys for audio control and hands-free calling (in this premium version the steering wheel is covered in leather). However, according to the evaluation of the steering wheel is quite rough, not as refined and luxurious as other SUV models. One point in return is the clock cluster behind the steering wheel is quite nice and intuitive.

2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer cockpitCockpit Chevrolet Trailblazer

About the multimedia system Chevrolet Trailblazer has improved connectivity issues quite well. Apple CarPlay and Androi Auto have been integrated, including Voice Siri Eyes Free and remote car start. Its exclusive Mylink version 3 entertainment technology is great for providing quite high-end experiences.

Ford Everest 2020 is an SUV model designed with functions aimed at home users. Looking into the cabin compartment, you will clearly realize this. Materials used in accordance with Ford criteria must meet the requirements of light and durable. Interior space is really spacious and comfortable. The interior finishing material of the car is quite soft, creating a luxurious as well as effective in reducing the noise of the vehicle when operating.

Ford Everest 2020 is highly appreciated for its meticulous care for the interior of the car. The facilities are arranged quite scientifically and handy to provide users with the best possible experience. The cockpit on the cabin of Ford Everest is highly appreciated. The driver’s seat is designed to be much taller, so that the driver can see best. Steering wheel can adjust many directions. Thanks to this flexibility, the operator is completely in control of the sitting position, especially useful for long journeys.

Close-up of the cockpit of the Everest 2020
Close-up of the Ford Everest cockpit

The electric and manual adjustment features of the Ford Everest seat system are similar to those of the Chevrolet Trailblazer. Material leather seats, quite hugging, comfortable and luxurious. The space between the rows of seats is sufficient for legroom. The top is quite airy. The second row of Ford Everest is more appreciated for having an effective tilt adjustment function. However, the Everest last row is quite limited, really only suitable for children.

Seat system of Ford Everest 2018

Ford Everest seat system

About the entertainment system on Everest 2020, Ford equipped with up to 10 extremely cool speakers. Not to be outdone in terms of connectivity technology, Ford integrates its proprietary entertainment and connectivity technology, SYNC Version 3. You will have an 8 ”touch screen, an SD memory card slot and a portable Wifi transmitter be integrated. Of course, Ford Everest fully supports Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity.

Compare Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Everest about the engine / operation

In terms of engine and performance between the two models, according to the assessment, if the other versions, the engine performance between Chevrolet Trailblazer and Everest is similar. However, the Everest Titanium 4 × 4 version alone, due to the use of the Bi-Turbo Diesel engine, makes the performance stronger.

Technical data Chevrolet Trailblazer Ford Everest
Engine type Variable Duramax Turbocharger oil Variable Bi-Turbocharger Oil
Capacity (cc) 2.5L 2.0L
Max power 180 / 3,600 213 / 3,750
Standard exhaust Euro 4 Euro 4
Gear 6-speed automatic 10-speed automatic transmission
Install electric bridges Have Have
Front suspension Independence Independence
Rear suspension Disk / Disc Disk / Disc
Tire 265 / 60R18 265 / 50R20
Anti-slip differential Have Have

According to the evaluation, the Chevrolet Trailblazer car feels quite light and comfortable, the suspension works very effectively. The car’s engine shows its strength when it comes to climbing a hill or offroad. The ability to yoke quite well from the tire system and the sound of wind when traveling on the road. However, there are still disadvantages in Trailblazer such as acceleration still lag, diesel engine noise has not improved, the feeling of driving at high speed is still not sure as desired.

The engine power of Trailblazer 2018 is slightly better than Everest 2018Trailblazer engine power is a bit better than Everest

Considering the Ford Everest specifications in terms of engine, in the highest version, Everest is stronger than Trailblazer. In addition, this SUV of Ford also features its new 10-speed automatic transmission. According to the survey, this is the SUV with the most gearbox in this mid-sized segment. The new gearbox asserts that Ford not only improves steering function but also helps optimize fuel consumption.

Soundproofing noise from the engine compartment of Ford Everest is quite good during operation. Offroad capabilities of the car also can not be underestimated when owning a ground clearance of 210 mm and wading of 800 mm. Ford integrates offroad modes very convenient for Everest such as Sand, Snow, Grass, Mud, Rock … However, according to evaluation when accelerating, Ford Everest does not give a sporty feel like Trailblazer.

Performance of Ford Everest 2018 is quite good on many types of terrainPerformance of Ford Everest is quite good on many types of terrain

Compare Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Everest in terms of safety equipment

The detailed list of safety equipment on the two SUV models is compared:

Safety equipment Chevrolet Trailblazer Ford Everest
Brake system Anti-lock braking ABS

Electronic brake force distribution EBD

Emergency brake assist

Anti-lock braking ABS

Electronic brake force distribution EBD

Emergency brake assist

Electronic balance Have Have
Departure across the slope Have Have
Anti-slip system Have Have
Electronic brake Yes Yes
Cruise control Have Have
Tire pressure sensor Have Have
Sensor & reversing camera Rear camera & rear parking sensor Front camera & front and rear parking sensor

Automatic parking assistance system

Bag when safe 2 bags before 6 airbags
Other equipment Pass pass support

Anti-roll system (ARP)

Trailer control when towing (TSC)

Blind spot warning

Warning vehicles moving horizontally when backing

Frontal collision warning

Warning vehicles out of lane

Automatic speed control system

Pass pass control

Blind spot warning

Warning vehicles when crossing

Lane keep assist system

Lane departure warning system

Collision warning system

Passive safety equipment, Ford Everest scored when equipped with 3 times the number of airbags Trailblazer. In terms of active safety, the two companies equipped do not differ much when compared. Ford Everest is proud to be the only SUV equipped with intelligent parking assistance system.

Should I buy a Chevrolet Trailblazer or Ford Everest?

Latest Ford Everest prices:

  • Ford Everest 2.0L 4 × 2 MT Ambiente: VND 999 million
  • Ford Everest 2.0L 4 × 2 AT Ambiente: VND 1,052 billion
  • Ford Everest 2.0L Trend AT single turbo: 1,112 billion
  • Ford Everest 2.0L Titanium AT single turbo: 1,177 billion
  • Ford Everest 2.0L Titanium AT dual turbo: 1,399 billion

Latest Chevrolet Trailblazer price:

  • Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.5L VGT 4 × 4 AT LTZ: VND 1,066 billion
  • Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.5L VGT 4×2 AT LT: 925 million
  • Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.5L 4×2 MT LT: VND 885 million

Both the Ford Everest and Chevrolet Trailblazer are suitable for customers who are looking for a spacious mid-size 7-seater SUV, fully equipped, to meet the needs of moving in a variety of terrains.

However, if the price is important, if you want to choose a “soft” model or prefer a calm style, Trailblazer will be more suitable. And if you have a budget to buy a bigger car, love the modern, dynamic Ford Everest will be a good choice.

Minh Phong

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