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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $37,544 $40,370
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $38,483 $41,380
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $40,831 $43,905
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $47,071 $50,615
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS N/A N/A $40,189 $43,215
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT N/A N/A $41,129 $44,225
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT N/A N/A $43,477 $46,750
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ N/A N/A $49,717 $53,460
2WD 4-Door 2500 LS N/A N/A $39,041 $41,980
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT w/1LT N/A N/A $39,962 $42,970
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT w/2LT N/A N/A $42,310 $45,495
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS N/A N/A $41,682 $44,820
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT w/1LT N/A N/A $42,607 $45,815
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT w/2LT N/A N/A $44,956 $48,340
2WD 4-Door XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 12 18 $28,980 $31,345
2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 18 $33,518 $36,590
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 18 $36,984 $40,690
2WD 4-Door Limited 12 18 $35,258 $38,750
4WD 4-Door XLT 12 16 $31,590 $34,245
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 16 $36,114 $39,490
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 16 $39,565 $43,590
4WD 4-Door Limited 12 16 $37,839 $41,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,544
$28,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,370
$31,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$673 / month
$522 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The workhorse 2009 Chevrolet Suburban is far from glamorous, but it gets the job done, in comfort. The 2008 Ford Expedition is a big, capable SUV with a truly useful and convenient third row.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.8
Third Hip Room (in) 49.4 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 63.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.1
Third Head Room (in) 38.1 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 64.4 60.2
Passenger Capacity 9 5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 39.5 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 61.8 59.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 63.2
Third Leg Room (in) 34.9 NA
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 39.2
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 56.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.8 34.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 222.4 206.5
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.1 8.7
Height, Overall (in) 76.8 77.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 34.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - 48.3
Wheelbase (in) 130.0 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.5 8.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.1 78.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 69.6 44.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 90.0 55.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 101.8 82.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 137.4 108.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 35.6 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 45.8 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.8 13.5 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 28
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 17.75 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 42.16
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.75 20
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 40.83
Steering Type Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2305
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 654
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code QAN T5G
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2104 2305
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 654
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 654
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2104 2305
Rear Tire Order Code QAN T5G
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5100 6000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7200 7400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3300 3500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2836 2741
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000 11800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 4250
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2851 2808
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6 13
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 2250
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 150
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4400 365 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LY5 995
Displacement 5.3L/323 5.4L/330
Engine Oil Cooler - TBD - NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5200 300 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.34
Trans Order Code MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.52
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Suburban Ford Expedition
Body Code NA 119" WB
Body Style 4 Door 1500 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 36.0 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 4250
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3300 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 3.31
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46.0 34.9
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 3500
Suspension Type - Rear Coil springs Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.1 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 4250
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46.0 34.9
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Independent
Suspension Type - Front Coil springs Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Fully Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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