Compare 2020 Chevrolet Suburban vs 2020 Ford Expedition vs 2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Chevrolet Suburban
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2020 Ford Expedition
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2020 Nissan Armada
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2WD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Suburban 2WD 4-Door LS 15 22 $48,804 $51,700
Suburban 2WD 4-Door LT 15 22 $53,336 $56,500
Suburban 2WD 4-Door Premier 15 22 $61,832 $65,500
Suburban 4WD 4-Door LS 14 21 $51,636 $54,700
Suburban 4WD 4-Door LT 14 21 $56,168 $59,500
Suburban 4WD 4-Door Premier 14 21 $64,664 $68,500
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King Ranch 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Expedition King Ranch 4x2 17 23 $69,881 $72,895
Expedition King Ranch 4x4 17 22 $72,839 $76,025
Expedition Limited 4x2 17 23 $60,811 $63,345
Expedition Limited 4x4 17 22 $63,809 $66,470
Expedition Platinum 4x2 17 23 $70,864 $73,935
Expedition Platinum 4x4 17 22 $73,841 $77,085
Expedition XLT 4x2 17 23 $50,697 $52,810
Expedition XLT 4x4 17 22 $53,587 $55,820
Expedition Max King Ranch 4x2 N/A N/A $72,428 $75,590
Expedition Max King Ranch 4x4 N/A N/A $75,380 $78,715
Expedition Max Limited 4x2 N/A N/A $63,720 $66,375
Expedition Max Limited 4x4 N/A N/A $66,668 $69,495
Expedition Max Platinum 4x2 N/A N/A $73,727 $76,965
Expedition Max Platinum 4x4 N/A N/A $76,699 $80,110
Expedition Max XLT 4x2 N/A N/A $53,602 $55,835
Expedition Max XLT 4x4 N/A N/A $56,492 $58,845
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4x2 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Armada 4x2 Platinum 14 19 $56,477 $60,930
Armada 4x2 SL 14 19 $48,486 $52,300
Armada 4x2 SV 14 19 $44,040 $47,500
Armada 4x4 Platinum 13 18 $59,256 $63,930
Armada 4x4 SL 13 18 $51,264 $55,300
Armada 4x4 SV 13 18 $46,818 $50,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,804
$69,881
$56,477
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,700
$72,895
$60,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$862 / month
$1215 / month
$1016 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.0
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban can haul the family and its gear in relative comfort and style, as well as tow the toys. The 2020 Ford Expedition sets a benchmark for full-size SUVs, with rugged ability and sophisticated sensibilities. The 2020 Nissan Armada is an old-school SUV with more charms than its brutish proportions might suggest.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate - -
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
34.50 40.9 28.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.10 40 40
Third Hip Room (in)
49.30 51.4 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.10 64.8 63.4
Front Leg Room (in)
45.30 43.9 41.9
Third Head Room (in)
38.50 37.3 36.4
Front Hip Room (in)
60.80 62.2 59.2
Passenger Capacity
8 7 8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.60 64.2 60.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.70 41.5 41
Front Head Room (in)
42.80 42 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
60.30 62.6 58.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
64.80 64.9 63.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.50 79.9 79.9
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.43 - -
Length, Overall (in)
224.4 210 208.9
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.91 - -
Height, Overall (in)
74.4 76.6 75.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - - -
Wheelbase (in)
130.00 122.5 121.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.91 - -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.6 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.8 9.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.2 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 35.3 35
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.92 - 36.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
63.6 - 49.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
76.7 63.6 49.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.3 - 48.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
100.3 - 86.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
121.7 104.6 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
31.6 - 20.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
39.3 20.9 16.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - 63.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x - TBD - 13.5 13.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x - TBD - 13 13.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 23.3 26
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 41 41.3
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P285/45HR22 P275/60HR20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
RKX NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Spare Tire Order Code
XCQ NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P285/45HR22 P275/60HR20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Order Code
RKX NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
630 600 850
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6300 6000 8500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 6000 8500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 3200 3616
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2783 2657 2880
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7300 7200 7300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 4380 4343
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 12000 14450
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2631 2786 2833
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5443 5713
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 22 X 9.5 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 22 X 9.5 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
720 675 650
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 675 650
Engine
Engine Order Code
L83 99T NA
Displacement
5.3L/- TBD - 3.5 L/213 5.6 L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
355 @ 5600 375 @ 5000 390 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
383 @ 4100 470 @ 3500 394 @ 4000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17 14
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00 0.78
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.15 2.03
Trans Type
6 10 7
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans PTO Access
NA No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.52 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.87 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.98 3.17
Trans Order Code
MYC 44U NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85 -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No No
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.77 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Transfer Case Model
N/A None None
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.27 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.70 4.89
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Suburban Ford Expedition Nissan Armada
Body Code
E52 S S
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4400 - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.15 2.94
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.15 2.94
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Independent Independent
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - - -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.4 11.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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