2024 Ford Mach-E Versus the Chevy Blazer EV

January 12th, 2024 by

A popular Ford Mustang Mach-E for sale, a white 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E, is shown driving on a sunny day.

The electric vehicle market continues to be at the forefront in the automobile industry with many manufacturers regarding all-electric vehicles as the future. Ford and Chevy putting R&D resources behind redefining the 2024 models of their electric SUVs is a testament to that fact. Both the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Chevy Blazer EV are hitting the market with a strong presence, each including a variety of top-tier features to entice discerning car shoppers. If you’re interested in an all-electric SUV, you should check out these two models. We’re going to break down some of the most significant differences between the Mach-E and the Blazer EV so that you can better understand their differences and relative pros and cons. When you go looking for a Ford Mustang Mach-E for sale or a new Blazer EV, you’ll be better equipped to ask the right questions of your dealer and get the vehicle that best fits your lifestyle and needs.

Style

Style and overall exterior design are areas where we feel these two SUVs vary greatly. Each takes pointers from its brand’s overall historical style. That means that the Chevy Blazer EV has been designed with a rugged and muscular stance that is iconic to the all-American car brand. It’s a stylish SUV, and it fits in well with other midsize SUVs on the market despite being electric. For something a little more daring, the Ford Mustang Mach-E doesn’t hold back in appearances, looking distinctly similar to a classic Mustang with a sporty look that is accentuated by its aerodynamic lines and the signature pony badge we expect from Ford’s Mustang lineup. Overall, this vehicle might be described as an amalgamation of a performance-oriented crossover SUV design plus an effortlessly cool Mustang vibe.

Fuel Efficiency

Let’s face it: with electric vehicles, the specs that most car buyers care the most about center around how fuel-efficient they are. Opting for an electric vehicle is a significant way that individuals and families can address their environmental footprints and work towards a more sustainable future. These vehicles can be charged at thousands of charging stations across North America or be charged overnight at home. Homes equipped with solar panels or tapped into another sustainable fuel source contribute to the green mission by helping their owners reduce carbon emissions. Not only is this good for the planet, it can be good for the wallet.

The world of electric vehicles is still relatively new, so it can be difficult to understand how to benchmark fuel efficiency. In a traditional gasoline-fueled midsize SUV, anything over 27 MPG would be considered excellent. Since there aren’t gallons of fuel to measure, we can best understand these electric vehicles’ efficiency by comparing the total number of miles it’s possible to drive on a single full charge. For a 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E—depending on its trim level—that rating is up to 312 miles, according to the EPA. EPA figures are not available yet for the Blazer EV, but Chevrolet estimates a range of up to 324 miles on a full charge. These two SUVs have essentially the same range in terms of miles drivable on a single charge. It’s important to note that these measurements are taken on select SUVs with eAWD equipped for the Mach-E and with RWD equipped on select trim levels for the Blazer EV.

The black and white interior and dash in a 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E is shown.

Power and Performance

Traditional models of the Blazer and Mustang are both known for their performance, each powered by capable engines under the hood. It’s a common misconception that electric power means less power, but both these vehicles are primed to set a new standard for capability in the electric vehicle industry. The GT trim on the Ford is capable of going from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, while the Blazer EV can reach that speed in just under 4 seconds on its SS trim. That’s a whole lot of speed, fast.

The Blazer EV has three powertrain configurations, while Ford Mach-E buyers get to pick between five. This gives potential purchasers more control over the balance of efficiency and power they need in their new vehicle. More power means less overall efficiency, so it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each powertrain before selecting a trim level. Here are the motor configurations available on these 2024 models.

Chevy Blazer EV:

  • 85 kWh Dual Motor
  • 85 kWh Single Motor
  • 105 kWh Dual Motor (SS trim only)

Ford Mustang Mach-E:

  • 72 kWh Single Motor
  • 72 kWh Dual Motor
  • 91 kWh Single Motor
  • 91 kWh Dual Motor
  • 91 kWh Dual Motor (available on the GT and Rally trims)

The Mustang Mach-E has three driving modes for owners to choose from. These modes change the steering, throttle response, acceleration/deceleration, all-wheel drive, interior sound, efficiency, stability control, instrument cluster graphics, and ambient lighting in AWD models. First, there is “Active” mode. This is perhaps the ‘normal’ mode, blending power and efficiency and featuring soft blue lighting. “Whisper” mode, on the other hand, is for when drivers want to maximize efficiency. The Mach-E becomes exceptionally quiet and is at its most efficient. Finally, the “Untamed” mode makes an entrance. Lighting turns orange, and the Mach-E growls with its aggressive response and heightened power when you hit the pedal. This mode is for when you want to get the most responsive power from your vehicle.

Chevy has a special feature on their all-electric vehicles called “One Pedal Driving.” Essentially, it means that the Blazer EV will automatically brake and create regenerative power when the accelerator is released instead of coasting like a traditional car. This helps the Blazer EV get more miles/kWh, though it can be a bit tricky for drivers to get used to at first.

A person is shown walking near a blue 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT.

Market Niche

While both the Mustang Mach-E and Blazer EV are midsize SUVs that can each seat up to five passengers and their baggage comfortably, they’re actually competing in two different segments of the market. The electric vehicle market is still a relatively small one, so grouping them by their general size makes sense until more competitors enter the arena. While the Mach-E is through and through a sporty pony car that fits its Mustang branding, the Chevy Blazer EV is more of a traditional SUV. It’s been designed for everyday driving and transporting your family efficiently. The Mach-E is more for a discerning buyer who is looking for something a bit more edgy and cool, while retaining all the practicality that comes from owning a midsize SUV. Ford has managed to blend SUV capability with Mustang power, and looks with forward-thinking fuel efficiency of the future in the Mach-E.

Buy a Mustang Mach-E at Jim Ellis Ford

If you’re in the market for a new 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E for sale, you’ve come to the right place. Our sales staff have spent countless hours learning about the world of all-electric vehicles, and they can guide you through the process. If you’re a first-time electric vehicle buyer, we can break down the potential energy savings so you can see how these great SUVs save money over the long run. We want to get you into a new Mach-E to test drive so you can experience the power of these pony cars for yourself and dispel any worries about electric vehicles being sluggish on the highway. Stop by our dealership in Atlanta to get the process started! Going green has never been easier than with a new Mustang Mach-E!