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2012 Ford Expedition vs. Its Competition

 
2012 Ford Expedition 2WD 4-door Limited Side Exterior View
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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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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.
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Old-school, mostly in the right ways, the Chevrolet Suburban's survived the big-SUV shakeout for a reason.
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The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe is no longer fresh-faced, but it remains one of the best bets for those needing tough, true truck capability and plenty of passenger space.
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The 2012 GMC Yukon–in Hybrid Denali form especially–makes a strong argument that there's still very much a place in today's market for big, capable, and supremely comfortable body-on-frame SUVs.
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It's lacking in some features and its interior is a bit cheap, but the 2012 Nissan Armada has rugged good looks and a beefy V-8 powertrain.
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The 2012 Toyota Sequoia delivers traditional truck toughness, towing ability, and strong V-8 engines—plus the macho look to go with it.
MSRP From     
$36,530$42,220$38,755$40,085$39,870$40,930
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy10 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door XL2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE2WD 4-Door SVRWD 4.6L SR5 (SE)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
599888
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/A4N/A
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door 15004 Door Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic

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