2018 Ford Expedition vs. Chevrolet Tahoe

Head To Head: The Ford Expedition vs. The Chevrolet Suburban

Research is an important part of every large purchasing decision to ensure that you are getting a great deal and when car shopping that you are getting a vehicle that meets your needs. Here at Bluebonnet Motors, we know that reading reviews is not nearly as fun as going for a test drive and we want to help our customers easily find the information they are looking for. So we have compared the Chevrolet Suburban to the freshly redesigned 2018 Ford Expedition in a comparison of full-sized SUVs.

Interior Space & Functionality

The first thing that draws drivers to a full-sized SUV is extra seats and extra cargo space. Both the Chevrolet Suburban and the Ford Expedition are available in seven or eight seat configurations. But the Ford Expedition has two body lengths to allow you to choose how much cargo space you need. The Ford Expedition has a maximum cargo space of 104.6 cubic feet with all seats folded. The Expedition MAX is the larger Expedition model that offers a maximum cargo space of 121 cubic feet of cargo space. The Chevrolet Suburban also offers a maximum cargo space of 121 cubic feet.

Powertrain & Performance

Full-sized SUVs are the perfect combination of power and functionality with impressive towing capabilities while offers seating for eight. Again the Ford Expedition outshines the Chevrolet Suburban with a more powerful performance that is also more efficient. The Chevrolet Suburban is powered 5.3L EcoTec V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque for a maximum towing ability of 8,300 lbs. The Chevrolet Suburban utilizes a six-speed automatic transmission and gets an EPA estimated 16 city and 23 highway MPG. The Ford Expedition, however, can do much better with a smaller engine. Powering the Expedition XTL and Limited is a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine that delivers 375 horsepower and an impressive 470 lb-ft of torque. The Expedition Platinum utilizes a slightly different 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that produces 400 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with a ten-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and are equipped with Auto Start-Stop Technology to help the Expedition get 17 city and 24 highway MPG. Finally, the Ford Expedition delivers best-in-class 9,300 lbs. towing capability.

Advanced Safety Features

The last area where the Ford Expedition beats the Chevrolet Suburban is with more standard advanced safety features. Every Ford Expedition is equipped with a rearview camera, SOS Post Crash Alert, Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, and Reverse Sensing system. The Chevrolet Suburban only features a standard rearview camera and OnStar Automatic Crash Response, the other features are only available on select trim levels. The Ford Expedition is also available with BLIS blind spot detection with trailer coverage and cross-traffic alert, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Forward Sensing System, Enhanced active park assist with parallel park and park out assist, and 360-degree camera with Split-View Display.

Price

At the end of the day it all comes down to price and like most families you want to get the most bang for your buck. So when it comes to comparing the price of the Chevrolet Suburban and the Ford Expedition it is very close. But the Ford Expedition is more efficient, powerful, and better equipped than the Chevrolet Suburban. The Chevrolet Suburban starts at $51,495 and a Suburban with four-wheel drive will cost $54,495. The Ford Expedition has a starting MSRP of $51,695 and when equipped with four-wheel drive will start at $54,705.

We are firm believers that the best way to fully experience the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition is by coming down to Bluebonnet Motors and going for a test drive.

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