2015 Ford Expedition vs. Its Competition

2015 Ford Expedition
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Ford Expedition has, for a number of model years, been competitive in some respects but deficient in others, compared to its full-size-SUV rivals.

But with its most direct rivals, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, both redesigned for 2015, Ford has some new challenges—and it appears that they've met GM by pulling out impressive features like a turbocharged V-6 and a continuous-damping suspension.

The Toyota Sequoia has a strong and charismatic V-8 engine, as well as impressive towing numbers, but its interior layout doesn't feel as smart (either in layout or in the aesthetic sense).

The Nissan Armada is definitely the most outdated-feeling in this crowd; it feels smaller inside, even though it isn't all that much smaller from the outside.

Factor in the NASCAR-ish engine note and the dated, plasticky look of the dash and there's not enough to charm most shoppers.

As for those GM models, they have their own approach to fuel efficiency, keeping larger engines with cylinder deactivation and other technologies.

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8.2
The 2015 Ford Expedition isn't totally new, but the much-needed refresh gives it heady twin-turbo power and a slick-riding adaptive suspension.
7.8
The 2015 Chevy Suburban hasn't forgotten it's an SUV--but the new interior and infotainment features are welcome crossover cues, while the powertrain gets some welcome modernization.
7.8
The 2015 Chevy Tahoe is the anti-crossover--except where its savvy cabin and infotainment features are concerned--with almost all the capability of a full-size pickup.
7.8
The 2015 GMC Yukon unleashes the power of the straight edge--and of GM's new 420-hp V-8.
7.4
The 2015 Nissan Armada has become one of the oldest vehicles in a segment filled with newer, more efficient, higher-tech alternatives.
7.6
The 2015 Toyota Sequoia has room for the entire family and can tow a boat with ease, but its a challenge to maneuver for daily driving, and it's thirsty, too.
MSRP From     
$44,585$49,000$46,300$47,740$38,510$44,395
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
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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     
888988
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Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
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