Compare 2009 Chevrolet Suburban vs 2008 Ford Expedition

2009 Chevrolet Suburban
2008 Ford Expedition
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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 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
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS N/A N/A $40,189 $43,215
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $40,831 $43,905
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT N/A N/A $41,129 $44,225
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS N/A N/A $41,682 $44,820
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT w/2LT N/A N/A $42,310 $45,495
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT w/1LT N/A N/A $42,607 $45,815
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT N/A N/A $43,477 $46,750
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT w/2LT N/A N/A $44,956 $48,340
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $47,071 $50,615
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ N/A N/A $49,717 $53,460
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2WD 4-Door XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 12 18 $28,980 $31,345
4WD 4-Door XLT 12 16 $31,590 $34,245
2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 18 $33,518 $36,590
2WD 4-Door Limited 12 18 $35,258 $38,750
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 16 $36,114 $39,490
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 18 $36,984 $40,690
4WD 4-Door Limited 12 16 $37,839 $41,650
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 16 $39,565 $43,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,544
$28,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,370
$31,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$673 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
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
City
14 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 NA
Exterior Dimensions
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
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 39.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
69.6 44.4
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 28
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 NA
Tires
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
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2305
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 6000
Weight Information
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
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 7400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3300 3500
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
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 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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.86
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Code
NA 119" WB
Body Style
4 Door 1500 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Suburban Ford Expedition
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
36.0 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 4250
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 3500
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Fully Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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