Compare 2012 Ford Expedition EL vs 2012 Chevrolet Suburban

2012 Ford Expedition EL
2012 Chevrolet Suburban
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,450
$39,264
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,055
$42,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$668 / month
$704 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Expedition EL offers the most full-size truck XXXXXXXtoughness in a well-rounded, well-featured SUV package. Old-school, mostly in the right ways, the Chevrolet Suburban's survived the big-SUV shakeout for a reason.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 49.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
NA 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
60.2 60.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 64.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 41.1
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 61.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 65.2
Passenger Capacity
5 9
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 34.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Front (in)
39.2 - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
56.7 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.3 31.8
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
221.3 222.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.7 9.1
Height, Overall (in)
77.7 76.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.1 31.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
51.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
131.0 130.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 10.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 79.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
60.2 69.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
85.5 90.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.4 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
98.3 101.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
130.8 137.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 35.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 45.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 41.4
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)
13.5 x 0.9 13.6 x 0.8
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
33.5 31
Fuel Tank Location
Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
45.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.9 43.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/65R18 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
654 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
NA P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
T8B QAN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2135
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
654 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P275/65R18 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2135
Rear Tire Order Code
T8B QAN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1335 765
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)
8900 5100
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)
4250 4200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2951 2723
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7540 7200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 3500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2893 2949
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
15000 11,000
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.0 16.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Watts
2250 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Engine
Displacement
5.4L/330 5.3L/323
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5100 320 @ 5400
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
365 @ 3600 335 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
995 LMG
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.85
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.36
Trans Order Code
446 MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door 1500
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition EL Chevrolet Suburban
Body Code
131" WB NA
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.4 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 3300
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.08
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.9 46.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 3500
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 1.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 4200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 46.0
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Coil springs
Frame
Frame Type
Fully Boxed Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 2
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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