Compare 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2014 Ford Expedition vs 2014 Nissan Armada

2014 Chevrolet Tahoe
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2014 Ford Expedition
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2014 Nissan Armada
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2WD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door LS 15 21 $40,548 $43,600
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door LT 15 21 $44,305 $47,640
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door LTZ 15 21 $52,317 $56,255
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door LS 15 21 $43,338 $46,600
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door LT 15 21 $46,955 $50,490
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door LTZ 15 21 $55,204 $59,360
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2WD 4-Door King Ranch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Expedition 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $49,706 $53,305
Expedition 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $45,734 $49,045
Expedition 2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $39,142 $41,975
Expedition 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $52,411 $56,205
Expedition 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $48,438 $51,945
Expedition 4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $41,846 $44,875
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $52,178 $55,955
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $48,206 $51,695
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $41,670 $44,685
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $54,883 $58,855
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $50,910 $54,595
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $44,374 $47,585
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2WD 4-Door Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Armada 2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $45,993 $49,960
Armada 2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $39,298 $42,680
Armada 2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $34,617 $37,590
Armada 4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $48,661 $52,860
Armada 4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $41,965 $45,580
Armada 4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $39,491 $42,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,548
$49,706
$45,993
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,600
$53,305
$49,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$727 / month
$888 / month
$833 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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. The 2014 Nissan Armada has grown old in a segment that has improved its technology, 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 - -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 60.2 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 51.9 63.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39 39.1 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.6 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 59.9 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 63.2 65.1
Passenger Capacity
9 8 8
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 37.7 32.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8 40
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 50.2 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 63.7 64.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.1 41.8
Third Head Room (in)
39.7 38.3 35.9
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9 - -
Height, Overall (in)
76.9 77.2 77.2
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - - -
Wheelbase (in)
116 119 123.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79 78.8 79.3
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)
31.7 - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202 - -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7 9.8
Length, Overall (in)
- 206.5 207.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.2 67.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 34.8 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67 67.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 49.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
81.4 82.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 108.3 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
15.2 13.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 18.6 20
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.7 34.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.4 44.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 55 56.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA - -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 0.787 13.2 12.6
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 13.5 13.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 28 28
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.8 40.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZVL NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/65SR18 P275/60HR20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QGI NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/65SR18 P275/60HR20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QGI NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 6000 8200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 600 820
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
825 600 820
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6000 8200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 6000 8200
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 7300 7300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 3700 3699
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2787 2772 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 11800 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 4250 4299
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2680 2777 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 X 8.5 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 X 8.5 20 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.6 - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 650 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Regular Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 365 @ 3600 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
LMG 995 NA
Displacement
5.3L/323 5.4 L/330 5.6 L/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 - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.40 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.34 2.37
Trans Order Code
MYC 446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No No
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA None None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.17 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.54 1.52
Trans Type
6 6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.87 0.83
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Tahoe Ford Expedition Nissan Armada
Body Code
E52 S S
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.81 - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.31 2.94
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 4250 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 - -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 4250 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.31 2.94
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder - -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.7 11.5 (Est) 12.0
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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