Compare 2012 Chevrolet Suburban vs 2012 Ford Expedition EL

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
2012 Ford Expedition EL
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,264 $42,220
2WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 16 $40,761 $43,830
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $41,910 $45,065
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $42,761 $45,980
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 15 $43,403 $46,670
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 16 $44,240 $47,570
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $45,407 $48,825
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 15 $46,885 $50,415
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $51,256 $55,115
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $54,046 $58,115
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2WD 4-Door XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XL 14 20 $37,450 $40,055
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $39,084 $41,850
4WD 4-Door XL 13 18 $40,089 $42,955
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $41,723 $44,750
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $44,608 $47,920
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $45,981 $49,430
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $47,247 $50,820
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $48,620 $52,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,264
$37,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,220
$40,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$704 / month
$668 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Old-school, mostly in the right ways, the Chevrolet Suburban's survived the big-SUV shakeout for a reason. The 2012 Ford Expedition EL offers the most full-size truck XXXXXXXtoughness in a well-rounded, well-featured SUV package.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
60.5 60.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
61.8 59.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 63.2
Passenger Capacity
9 5
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 NA
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 63.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
222.4 221.3
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 8.7
Height, Overall (in)
76.8 77.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.8 34.1
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - 51.1
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 131.0
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
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.8 35.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 51.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
101.8 98.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
137.4 130.8
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 60.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 85.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13.5 x 0.9
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 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 33.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 43.9
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 45.3
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 654
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN T8B
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 654
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
QAN T8B
Trailering
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 8900
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 1335
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 7540
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2949 2893
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11,000 15000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 4250
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2723 2951
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.0 13.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 2250
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 365 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
LMG 995
Displacement
5.3L/323 5.4L/330
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 310 @ 5100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
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 446
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 Automatic
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Suburban Ford Expedition EL
Body Code
NA 131" WB
Body Style
4 Door 1500 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46.0 34.9
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 3500
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 0.7
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 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 4250
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Fully Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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