2008 Ford Expedition vs. Its Competition

2008 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Gas prices...gas prices, moan, complain...woe are we.

This is a good time to ask yourself whether you really need a full-size, truck-based SUV.

Well, do you? Do you need to tow more than three tons? Do you need a maximum payload of over 1,500 pounds? If you answered no to these questions, they why are you even thinking of wasting this truck's capabilities on commuting or people-hauling? There are less costly and more efficient vehicles out there for those jobs, including crossovers, minivans, and even the 2009 Ford Flex (we don't know what to call that vehicle yet).

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
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2009 GMC Yukon Denali 2009 GMC Yukon
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2009 Nissan Armada SE2009 Nissan Armada
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2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum2008 Toyota Sequoia
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Quick Specs
The 2008 Ford Expedition is a big, capable SUV with a truly useful and convenient third row.
For those who need to get work done, but with some style and comfort, practicality still reigns in the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.
The 2009 GMC Yukon Denali still ranks as one of the most stylish and comfortable ways to do serious cross-country hauling.
Competitors to the 2009 Nissan Armada offer roomier interiors and better options, but the Armada should be commended for its handsome looks and powerful V-8 engine.
The 2008 Toyota Sequoia is a capable example of the full-size SUV--in a day where the full-size SUV makes less and less sense.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SA2WD 4-Door SERWD 4-Door V8 5-Speed AT SR5 (SE)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 DoorSport Utility4 Door SR5
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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