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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XL 14 20 $33,951 $36,205
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $36,326 $38,815
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $42,397 $45,485
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $43,552 $46,755
4WD 4-Door XL 13 18 $36,590 $39,105
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $38,965 $41,715
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $45,036 $48,385
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $46,191 $49,655
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $35,321 $37,980
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $39,831 $42,830
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $47,862 $51,465
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,097 $42,040
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $42,482 $45,680
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $50,750 $54,570
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,951
$35,321
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,205
$37,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$603 / month
$633 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line For those who have to haul people and tow, the 2011 Ford Expedition provides truck toughness in a well-rounded wagon. The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe is very comfortable, capable vehicle, built on tough, traditional building blocks; and especially in the sophisticated Tahoe Hybrid, it's no dinosaur.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 59.9 60.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 65.3
Passenger Capacity 5 9
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 60.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 61.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
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) NA 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
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.7 9.1
Height, Overall (in) 77.2 76.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 34.6 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 49.1
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
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 1.8 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) 13.5 x 0.9 13.6 x 0.8
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) 28.0 26
Fuel Tank Location Midship - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.8 39.0
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.0 17.8
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 654 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2305 2135
Rear Tire Order Code T5G QGI
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2305 2135
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 654 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Full-size P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code T5G QGI
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2305 2135
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZVL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 654 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
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) 900 825
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 5500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4250 4100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2802 2747
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7300 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3700 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2809 2889
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13 16.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Watts 2250 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 365 @ 3600 335 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 995 LMG
Displacement 5.4L/330 5.3L/323
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5100 320 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
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
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.53
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.85
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 NA MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Summary
Body Code 119" WB E52
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Ford Expedition Chevrolet Tahoe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 1.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 4100
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.9 46
Axle Type - Rear Independent Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front SLA Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.08
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.9 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 3400
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link
Frame
Frame Type Fully Boxed Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 11
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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