Compare 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2012 Ford Expedition

2012 Chevrolet Tahoe
2012 Ford Expedition
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $36,042 $38,755
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,817 $42,815
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $40,831 $43,905
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $43,482 $46,755
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $49,262 $52,970
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $52,149 $56,075
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2WD 4-Door XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XL 14 20 $34,242 $36,530
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $36,617 $39,140
4WD 4-Door XL 13 18 $36,881 $39,430
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $39,256 $42,040
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $42,196 $45,270
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $43,569 $46,780
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $44,835 $48,170
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $46,208 $49,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,042
$34,242
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,755
$36,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$646 / month
$609 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe is no longer fresh-faced, but it remains one of the best bets for those needing tough, true truck capability and plenty of passenger space. If you're one of the few SUV fans left standing in the full-size arena, the 2012 Ford Expedition offers truck toughness 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
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 59.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 63.2
Passenger Capacity
9 5
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 63.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.2
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
60.3 60.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 NA
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.2
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 34.8
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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 108.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
15.2 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.7 34.6
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)
49.1 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
81.4 82.5
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 1.2 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13.5 x 0.9
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 28.0
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.2
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 20.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 654
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2305
Rear Tire Order Code
QGI T5G
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 654
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
QGI T5G
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2305
Spare Tire Order Code
ZVL NA
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)
825 1380
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)
5500 9200
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2778 2772
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 15000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 4250
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2670 2777
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 7300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 3700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.6 13.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 2250
Engine
Fuel System
SFI 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
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
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 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
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 446
Summary
Body Code
E52 119" WB
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Tahoe Ford Expedition
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 0.7
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 4250
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 34.9
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 4250
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.31
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 34.9
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3500
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Five-Link
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Fully Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.6
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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