2014 Ford Expedition vs. Its Competition

2014 Ford Expedition
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Ford Expedition has excellent towing capacity, at 9,200 pounds, but also has a very comfortable cabin for up to eight or nine passengers.

That puts it in a class alongside the Toyota Sequoia, which has a strong and charismatic V-8 engine, as well as impressive towing numbers, but its interior layout doesn't make quite as good use of the space.

Likewise, the Nissan Armada feels smaller inside, even though it isn't all that much smaller from the outside, and its NASCAR-ish engine note won't be to everyone's liking.

Its toughest competitors come from GM: the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, and GMC Yukon all have a slight edge over the Expedition in terms of interior trim quality and powertrain choices (including an available Hybrid), but the Expedition has a superior third-row layout.

2014 Ford Expedition2014 Ford ExpeditionBrowse Used Listings2014 Chevrolet Suburban2014 Chevrolet SuburbanBrowse Used Listings2014 Chevrolet Tahoe2014 Chevrolet TahoeBrowse Used Listings2014 GMC Yukon2014 GMC YukonBrowse Used Listings2014 Nissan Armada2014 Nissan ArmadaBrowse Used Listings2014 Toyota Sequoia2014 Toyota SequoiaBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
7.4
It hasn't been brought up to date like the company's pickup trucks, but the Ford Expedition has one of the best cabins and designs among the biggest SUVs.
7.4
Plain but purposeful, the 2014 Chevy Suburban puts full-size SUV tradition to the foreground.
7.4
The rugged, honest Chevy Tahoe doesn't exactly lack for luxury, but it's a more pragmatic choice for those who don't really need the luxury layers applied to Yukons, Escalades, or GLs.
7.6
Full-size SUVs still have a niche in the world, and the GMC Yukon is one of the best for towing and hauling it all.
7.4
The 2014 Nissan Armada has grown old in a segment that has improved its technology, safety, features and fuel economy.
7.4
The 2014 Toyota Sequoia has room for eight and strong V-8 towing capacity, but it's pretty thirsty and difficult to maneuver to drive every day.
MSRP From     
$41,975$46,300$43,600$44,455$37,590$44,095
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door LS2WD 4-Door LS2WD 4-Door SLE2WD 4-Door SVRWD 5.7L SR5 (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
899888
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD