2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2019 Cadillac XT5

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the Blazer and the XT5 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

There are over 3 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Cadillac dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Blazer’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are better in initial quality than Cadillac vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet 6th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 8 more problems per 100 vehicles, Cadillac is ranked 12th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are more reliable than Cadillac vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet 6th in reliability, above the industry average. With 62 more problems per 100 vehicles, Cadillac is ranked 27th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Chevrolet vehicles are more reliable than Cadillac vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Chevrolet 5 places higher in reliability than Cadillac.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Blazer FWD V6 gets better fuel mileage than the XT5 FWD (20 city/26 hwy vs. 19 city/26 hwy).

Transmission

A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Chevrolet Blazer, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the XT5.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Blazer RS/Premier’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the XT5 (265/45R21 vs. 235/65R18).

The Blazer RS/Premier’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the XT5’s optional 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Blazer RS/Premier offers optional 21-inch wheels. The XT5’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

The Blazer has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The XT5 doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Blazer is 2 inches wider in the front and 1.8 inches wider in the rear than on the XT5.

Chassis

The Chevrolet Blazer may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 50 to 200 pounds less than the Cadillac XT5.

The Blazer uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The XT5 doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

The Blazer has 1.4 inches more front headroom, .8 inches more front shoulder room, 2.6 inches more rear headroom, .1 inches more rear legroom and 2.4 inches more rear shoulder room than the XT5.

Cargo Capacity

The Blazer has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the XT5 with its rear seat up (30.5 vs. 30 cubic feet). The Blazer has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the XT5 with its rear seat folded (64.2 vs. 63 cubic feet).

Towing

The Blazer’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the XT5’s (1500 vs. 1000 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the Cadillac XT5 is only 3500 pounds. The Blazer offers up to a 4500 lbs. towing capacity.

Ergonomics

The Blazer (except L) offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The XT5 doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

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