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Trim

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
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $42,196 $45,270
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $43,569 $46,780
4WD 4-Door XL 13 18 $36,881 $39,430
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $39,256 $42,040
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $44,835 $48,170
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $46,208 $49,680
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,264 $42,220
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $42,761 $45,980
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $51,256 $55,115
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $41,910 $45,065
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $45,407 $48,825
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $54,046 $58,115
2WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 16 $40,761 $43,830
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 16 $44,240 $47,570
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS 10 15 $43,403 $46,670
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT 10 15 $46,885 $50,415
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,242
$39,264
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,530
$42,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$609 / month
$704 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. 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
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
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) 39.6 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) 39.8 38.5
Third Hip Room (in) NA 49.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.7 65.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 206.5 222.4
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.7 9.1
Height, Overall (in) 77.2 76.8
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.6 31.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 48.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 119.0 130.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.7 10.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.8 79.1
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) 34.8 31.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 82.5 101.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 108.3 137.4
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) 34.6 41.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 44.4 69.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 55.0 90.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Brakes
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
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) 28.0 31
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.8 43.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.2 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2305 2135
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 654 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2305 2135
Rear Tire Order Code T5G QAN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 654 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size NA P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code T5G QAN
Trailering
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) 9200 5100
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) 1380 765
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7300 7200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3700 3500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2772 2949
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15000 11,000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4250 4200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2777 2723
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.0 16.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 2250 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Engine
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
Displacement 5.4L/330 5.3L/323
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5100 320 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Expedition Chevrolet Suburban
Body Code 119" WB NA
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 1500
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.9 46.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 3500
Suspension Type - Rear Five-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
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 3.31 3.08
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent
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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