The list of competitors for the Expedition includes some of the most popular full-size SUVs, and a pair of newcomers.
GM's Chevy Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon utes have the edge on the Expedition in terms of interior trim quality, engine choices including a Hybrid, and more responsive steering, but the Expedition trumps them with more third-row seat space.
The Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada tackle the domestic utes with a half-step up in size: they're bigger than the standard Expedition, smaller than the long-wheelbase Expedition EL.
The Sequoia has Toyota's fabulously smooth V-8 powertrains underhood, and very high towing figures, as does the Armada--which has a less rich interior, but a ballsy, NASCAR-ish engine note to go with its vast interior room.
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|2012 Ford ExpeditionBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chevrolet SuburbanBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chevrolet TahoeBrowse Used Listings||2012 GMC YukonBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan ArmadaBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota SequoiaBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||10 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||13 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/Ethanol V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|N/A||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 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||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door 1500||4 Door Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic|