Compare 1997 Ford Expedition vs 1997 Chevrolet Suburban

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119" XLT XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
119" XLT XLT 15 20 $24,152 $27,620
119" XLT 4WD XLT 14 18 $26,352 $30,220
119" Eddie Bauer 15 20 $27,517 $31,590
119" 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $29,757 $34,225
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1500
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 13 18 $21,567 $24,648
2500 N/A N/A $22,646 $25,880
1500 4WD 12 16 $23,842 $27,249
2500 4WD N/A N/A $24,937 $28,499
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,152
$21,567
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,620
$24,648
Monthly Payment Estimate
$460 / month
$411 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Panel Doors
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA NA
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 NA
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
62.3 NA
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.9 65.0
Third Leg Room (in)
NA NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 NA
Third Hip Room (in)
NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.4 NA
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
NA NA
Front Hip Room (in)
61.5 60.5
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
18.6 NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
39.3 40.9
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
46.9 52.6
Wheelbase (in)
119.0 131.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.8 7.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 76.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
38.6 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
57.0 50.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.3 29.2
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
204.6 219.5
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.5 6.6
Height, Overall (in)
74.4 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
118.3 149.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 36.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.9 47.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 77.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
52.4 70.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
62.5 96.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.5 49.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
82.2 97.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.15 x 2.75
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.13 x - TBD - 11.57 x 1.25
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.15 x - TBD - NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel Four Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 42
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Behind Rear Axle
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 43.7
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Speed sensitive pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
16.1 15.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.2 48.1
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.1 16.5
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
695 721
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R16 P235/75R15XL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
695 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 1763
Rear Tire Order Code
T54 QHA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 1763
Front Tire Size
P255/70R16 P235/75R15XL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
695 721
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R16 P235/75R15XL
Front Tire Order Code
T54 QHA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 1763
Spare Tire Order Code
T54 QHA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
800 1000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8000 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6750 6800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3900 3968
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2256 2440.1
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3600 2950
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11,000 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2544 2362
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13 17.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
4.6L (281) 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 4400 250 @ 4600
Engine Type
GAS V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
290 @ 3250 335 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99W L31
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 13
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.63
Trans Order Code
44U M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.06
Summary
Body Style
4 Door XLT 1500
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition Chevrolet Suburban
Body Code
U17/119" WB ZW9
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.83 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3900 4000
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 32
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Coil Spring Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.25
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3900 4000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3000 2950
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.31 3.42
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent GM
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.9 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3600 3400
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Full Box Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
NA NA

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