Compare 2008 Ford Expedition vs 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe

2008 Ford Expedition
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
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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
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $34,377 $36,965
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $36,748 $39,515
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $38,153 $41,025
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $39,097 $42,040
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $39,213 $42,165
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $41,561 $44,690
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $45,151 $48,550
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $47,802 $51,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,980
$34,377
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,345
$36,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$616 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Ford Expedition is a big, capable SUV with a truly useful and convenient third row. For those who need to get work done, but with some style and comfort, practicality still reigns in the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 61.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 39.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 9
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 60.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 65.3
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 25.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
60.2 64.4
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.7 9.1
Height, Overall (in)
77.2 76.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
48.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
119.0 116.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 10.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 79.0
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)
34.4 31.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
206.5 202.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
82.5 81.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.3 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 15.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.4 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
55.0 60.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.2 49.10
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 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
Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28 26
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20 17.75
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.83 39.0
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 17.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.16 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZVL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
654 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
654 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 2134
Rear Tire Order Code
T5G QGI
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
654 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
T5G QGI
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 2134
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 675
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)
6000 4500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7400 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4250 4100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2808 2565
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 3200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11800 10000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2741 2697
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13 16.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
2250 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3750 305 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
995 LY2
Displacement
5.4L/330 4.8L/293
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5000 295 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.29
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Summary
Body Code
119" WB E52
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition Chevrolet Tahoe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.9 46.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 3200
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Coil springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.1
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 4100
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 46.0
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Coil springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.4 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 4100
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.31 3.23
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Fully Boxed Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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