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For enhanced safety, the front shoulder belts of the Chevrolet Blazer are height-adjustable, and the rear seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The Audi Allroad has only front height-adjustable seat belts.
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 Allroad doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.
Both the Blazer and the Allroad have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, 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.
Chevrolet’s powertrain warranty covers the Blazer 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Audi covers the Allroad. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Allroad ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.
There are almost 10 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Audi dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Blazer’s warranty.
J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are better in initial quality than Audi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet 6th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 21 more problems per 100 vehicles, Audi is ranked 22nd, below the industry average.
J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are more reliable than Audi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet fourth in reliability, above the industry average. With 9 more problems per 100 vehicles, Audi is ranked 8th.
The Blazer’s optional 3.6 DOHC V6 produces 60 more horsepower (308 vs. 248) than the Allroad’s 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder.
An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Blazer V6’s fuel efficiency. The Allroad doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.
The Blazer FWD’s standard fuel tank has 4.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Allroad (19.4 vs. 15.3 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Blazer AWD’s standard fuel tank has 6.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Allroad (21.7 vs. 15.3 gallons).
The Blazer has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Allroad doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.
A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Chevrolet Blazer, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a seven-speed automatic is available for the Allroad.
For better traction, the Blazer RS/Premier’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Allroad (265/45R21 vs. 245/45R18).
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Blazer RS/Premier offers optional 21-inch wheels. The Allroad’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.
The Chevrolet Blazer’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Audi Allroad 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 Allroad doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Blazer’s wheelbase is 1.8 inches longer than on the Allroad (112.7 inches vs. 110.9 inches).
For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Blazer is 4.3 inches wider in the front and 4.5 inches wider in the rear than on the Allroad.
The Blazer RS 4x4 handles at .87 G’s, while the Allroad Prestige pulls only .85 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.
For greater off-road capability the Blazer has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Allroad (7.4 vs. 6.5 inches), allowing the Blazer to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.
The front grille of the Blazer uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Allroad doesn’t offer active grille shutters.
The Blazer uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Allroad doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.
The Blazer has 15.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Allroad (107.8 vs. 92).
The Blazer has .7 inches more front headroom, 3.2 inches more front shoulder room, 1.2 inches more rear headroom, 3.9 inches more rear legroom and 4.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Allroad.
For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Blazer’s rear seats recline. The Allroad’s rear seats don’t recline.
The Blazer has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Allroad with its rear seat up (30.5 vs. 24.2 cubic feet). The Blazer has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Allroad with its rear seat folded (64.2 vs. 58.5 cubic feet).
Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Blazer’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Allroad doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.
Maximum trailer towing in the Audi Allroad is limited to 3968 pounds. The Blazer 4x4 offers up to a 4500 lbs. towing capacity.
The Blazer (except L) offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Allroad doesn’t offer a remote starting system.
The Blazer (except L/LT)’s optional easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Allroad doesn’t offer an easy entry system.
The Blazer’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Allroad does not have an oil pressure gauge.
On a hot day the Blazer’s driver can lower all the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Allroad can’t use the remote to operate the windows.
To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Blazer has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Allroad only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.
When the Blazer with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Allroad’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.
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 Allroad doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.
The Blazer is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Allroad doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.
J.D. Power and Associates rated the Blazer first among midsize SUVs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Allroad isn’t in the top three.
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