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Compare 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2013 Ford Expedition vs 2013 Nissan Armada

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe
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2013 Ford Expedition
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2013 Nissan Armada
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $37,576 $40,405
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $42,366 $45,555
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $50,796 $54,620
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $41,352 $44,465
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $45,016 $48,405
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $53,684 $57,725
Tahoe Hybrid 2WD 4-Door 20 23 $50,670 $53,620
Tahoe Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 20 23 $53,321 $56,425
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2WD 4-Door King Ranch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Expedition 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $45,185 $48,455
Expedition 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $43,715 $46,880
Expedition 2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $37,864 $40,605
Expedition 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $47,889 $51,355
Expedition 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $46,419 $49,780
Expedition 4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $40,568 $43,505
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $47,655 $51,105
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $46,186 $49,530
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $40,390 $43,315
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $50,359 $54,005
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $48,890 $52,430
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $43,095 $46,215
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2WD 4-Door Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Armada 2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $45,016 $49,460
Armada 2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $38,398 $42,180
Armada 2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $33,588 $36,890
Armada 4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $47,653 $52,360
Armada 4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $41,035 $45,080
Armada 4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $38,588 $42,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,576
$45,185
$45,016
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,405
$48,455
$49,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$673 / month
$808 / month
$824 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
There's very little that's fresh or contemporary about the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe, but they're tough, roomy, straightforward trucks that perform surprisingly well. The 2013 Ford Expedition stands as one of the most accommodating and well-designed of the mega-SUVs, although its styling and features have fallen a bit behind the curve. Rugged good looks and a beefy V-8 powertrain can only get you so far: the 2013 Nissan Armada falls behind the full-size SUV leaders in safety, features, and fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate -
Number of Passenger Doors
- - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 60.200 61.400
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 51.900 63.700
Second Leg Room (in)
39 39.100 41.900
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.600 39.700
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 59.900 60.800
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 63.200 65.000
Passenger Capacity
9 8 8
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 37.700 32.200
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.800 40.000
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 50.2 48.800
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 63.700 64.700
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.100 41.800
Third Head Room (in)
39.7 38.300 35.900
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9 8.700 -
Height, Overall (in)
76.9 77.200 77.200
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.600 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.200 -
Wheelbase (in)
116 119.000 123.200
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 8.700 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79 78.800 79.300
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 39.200 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 56.700 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.7 34.800 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202 206.500 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- - 67.500
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 9.800
Length, Overall (in)
- - 207.700
Liftover Height (in)
- - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- - 67.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 49.200 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
81.4 82.500 20.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 108.300 97.100
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
15.2 13.100 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 18.600 20.000
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 55.100
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.7 34.600 36.500
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.4 44.400 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 55.000 56.700
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 0.787 13.169 x 0.866 12.600 x 0.600
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 1.18 13.503 x 1.338 13.800 x 1.200
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 28.000 28.000
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 20.000 20.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.830 40.800
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3 NA 20.000
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 N/A - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZVL NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - N/A N/A
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/65R18 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA N/A
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 N/A - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QGI -T8B NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/65R18 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - N/A N/A
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 NA P275/60R20
Front Tire Order Code
QGI -T8B NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 9200 8200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
825 1380 910
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 7300 7300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 3700 3399
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2787 2775 2779
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 15000 15100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 4250 4299
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2680 2775 2779
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA 20 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5 20 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.6 20.600 12.300
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 2250 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 365 @ 3600 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
LMG 995 NA
Displacement
5.3L/323 5.4L/330 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 310 @ 5100 317 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.400 2.613
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.340 2.368
Trans Order Code
MYC 446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.140 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.690 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.170 3.827
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.520 1.520
Trans Type
6 6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.860 0.834
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Tahoe Ford Expedition Nissan Armada
Body Code
E52 119" WB 123.2" WB
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.81 34.900 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3500 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Five-Link Self-Leveling
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - TBD - 0.870
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 4250 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 34.900 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 1.417 0.910
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 4250 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 3500 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.310 2.937
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Fully Boxed Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
NA - TBD - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.7 11.5 12.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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