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Consumer Reports Picks 2024 Ford Edge Over 2024 Chevy Blazer

Though it’s entering its final model year of production – which is slated to end in March 2024 – completely unchanged, the Ford Edge has long been a favorite of the folks at Consumer Reports. The consumer organization has blessed the Ford Edge with a long list of accolades over the years, including naming it one of the best SUVs on the market for $40k or less not just once, but twice, as well as one of the best American vehicles on sale and a superior choice over its rival, the Chevy Blazer back in 2021. Now, Consumer Reports has once again named the Ford Edge as the better choice when compared to that same GM model, too.

This information comes to us from the organization’s latest list of popular mid-size crossovers/SUVs to avoid and what to buy instead, a regular feature that aims to point out the fact that just because a specific model might sell well, that doesn’t mean that it’s reliable or even worth buying at all. Thus, CR lines up every vehicle in a specific segment and compares them to each other based on its recommended status, testing results, owner surveys, reliability, and presence of safety features.

In that regard, CR calls the Chevy Blazer a vehicle to avoid, for a variety of reasons. The Blazer has an overall score of just 60 out of 100 possible points, for starters, with below average reliability and poor predicted owner satisfaction scores. CR notes that the Blazer is “more focused on styling and comfort than utility,” and it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of power and fuel economy, too.

On the flip side, the 2024 Ford Edge is named as a superior alternative to the Blazer thanks to its above average predicted reliability score and excellent road test scores, with the rag calling it a “roomy and capable SUV,” overall. The Edge reportedly accelerates smoothly and quietly, offers up plenty of interior space, an isolated cabin, and an impressive number of standard features, to boot.

We’ll have more on the Edge soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Edge news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. TeeKay

    Just in time for Ford to discontinue it .


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