2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2019 Lincoln MKC

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Blazer are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The MKC doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Blazer LT/RS/Premier offers an optional 360 degree parking monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The MKC only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

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

Warranty

The Blazer’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the MKC’s (6 vs. 5 years).

There are almost 4 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Lincoln 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 Lincoln vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet 6th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 1 more problems per 100 vehicles, Lincoln is ranked 7th.

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 Lincoln vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet 6th in reliability, above the industry average. With 9 more problems per 100 vehicles, Lincoln is ranked 10th.

Engine

The Blazer’s optional 3.6 DOHC V6 produces 20 more horsepower (305 vs. 285) than the MKC’s optional 2.3 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Blazer V6’s fuel efficiency. The MKC doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

Regardless of its engine, the Blazer’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) Lincoln only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the MKC 2.0 Turbo.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chevrolet Blazer uses regular unleaded gasoline. The MKC with the 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Blazer FWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the MKC (19.4 vs. 15.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Blazer AWD’s standard fuel tank has 6 gallons more fuel capacity than the MKC (21.7 vs. 15.7 gallons).

Transmission

A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Chevrolet Blazer, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a six-speed automatic is available for the MKC.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Blazer RS/Premier’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the MKC (265/45R21 vs. 255/40R20).

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

The Chevrolet Blazer’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Lincoln MKC only has 5 wheel lugs per wheel.

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 MKC doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Blazer’s wheelbase is 6.8 inches longer than on the MKC (112.7 inches vs. 105.9 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Blazer is 4 inches wider in the front and 3.7 inches wider in the rear than on the MKC.

Passenger Space

The Blazer has 9.9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the MKC (107.8 vs. 97.9).

The Blazer has .2 inches more front headroom, 1.2 inches more front hip room, 3.1 inches more front shoulder room, 2.8 inches more rear legroom, 1.4 inches more rear hip room and 3.3 inches more rear shoulder room than the MKC.

Cargo Capacity

The Blazer has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the MKC with its rear seat up (30.5 vs. 25.2 cubic feet). The Blazer has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the MKC with its rear seat folded (64.2 vs. 53.1 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Blazer’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The MKC doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Towing

Maximum trailer towing in the Lincoln MKC is limited to 3000 pounds. The Blazer offers up to a 4500 lbs. towing capacity.

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