All four full-size SUVs from General Motors have slightly better interior quality than the Expedition and more responsive handling, but the Ford provides more third-row space.
This is a big plus over the GMs, although the General’s full-size SUV quartet has more engine choices—including a hybrid option—and a better ride.
Then again, we're discussing a vehicle that weighs almost three tons, so regardless of its dynamics, don't expect sports car handling here.
The Chevrolet Suburban, meanwhile, is a longer Tahoe or a GMC Yukon XL or Denali XL.
A properly equipped Ford Expedition can tow four and a half tons, besting the Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada in this important category by a bunch.
Both the Toyota and Nissan are offered in one size: larger than the standard Expedition but shorter than the long-wheelbase Expedition EL.
|2011 Ford ExpeditionBrowse Used Listings||2011 Chevrolet TahoeBrowse Used Listings||2011 GMC YukonBrowse Used Listings||2011 Nissan ArmadaBrowse Used Listings||2011 Toyota SequoiaBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||12 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 4dr XL||2WD 4dr 1500 LS||2WD 4dr 1500 SLE||2WD 4dr SV||RWD V8 6-Spd AT SR5 (Natl)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic|