Compare 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2008 Ford Expedition

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 19 $31,686 $34,630
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $33,589 $36,710
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $33,589 $36,710
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/3LT 14 20 $33,589 $36,710
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $33,589 $36,710
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 19 $35,218 $38,490
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 19 $36,197 $39,560
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 19 $36,197 $39,560
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/3LT 14 19 $36,197 $39,560
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 19 $36,197 $39,560
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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
$31,686
$28,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,630
$31,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe stands out as a stylish, accomplished, and usable full-size sport utility vehicle. 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
19 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 59.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 63.2
Third Leg Room (in)
NA NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 63.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.1
Third Head Room (in)
NA NA
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 60.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
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)
116.0 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 8.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 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)
31.7 34.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.0 206.5
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 8.7
Height, Overall (in)
76.9 77.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.4 44.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 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)
49.10 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
81.4 82.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 108.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.18 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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)
13.5 x 0.79 13.5 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 28
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.83
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 654
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2305
Rear Tire Order Code
QGI T5G
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
QGI T5G
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2305
Spare Tire Order Code
ZVL NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 654
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
675 600
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)
4500 6000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 4250
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2467 2808
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 3500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 11800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2672 2741
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 7400
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 17.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 17.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.4 13
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 2250
Engine
Displacement
4.8L/293 5.4L/330
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 5600 300 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 4800 365 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LY2 995
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 12
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.52
Trans Type
4 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.34
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Tahoe Ford Expedition
Body Code
E52 119" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.1 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 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)
1.41 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 4250
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.31
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46.0 34.9
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 3500
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil springs Multi-Link
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Fully Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
NA - TBD -

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