The Expedition's primary rivals both come from General Motors.
The Chevrolet Suburban is an extended-length version of the Chevy Tahoe, and like the Expedition EL it gets longer doors and easier third-row access.
We've found the powertrains on the full-size SUVs to be a little peppier than the 5.4-liter in the Expedition, though the Suburban doesn't ride and handle quite as nicely.
The GMC Yukon XL is the same package as the Suburban with only minor trim differences.
The Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia don't come in extended-length form and aren't ideal picks for those who frequently need to use a third row (or use one at all for adults), but they have comparable levels of truck-based towing hauling ability.
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|2012 Ford Expedition ELBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chevrolet SuburbanBrowse Used Listings||2012 GMC Yukon XLBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan ArmadaBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota SequoiaBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||10 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||10 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD|
|2WD 4-Door XL||2WD 4-Door 1500 LS||2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE||2WD 4-Door SV||RWD 4.6L SR5 (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door 1500||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
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|2012 Ford Expedition EL vs. 2012 Chevrolet Suburban||2012 Ford Expedition EL vs. 2012 GMC Yukon XL||2012 Ford Expedition EL vs. 2012 Nissan Armada||2012 Ford Expedition EL vs. 2012 Toyota Sequoia|