2010 Ford Expedition vs. Its Competition

2010 Ford Expedition
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

All four full-size SUVs from General Motors have slightly better interior quality than the 2010 Expedition and more responsive handling, but the Ford provides more third-row space.

This is a big plus over the GMs, although the General’s full-size SUV quartet has more engine choices—including a hybrid option—and a better ride.

Then again, we're discussing a vehicle that weighs almost three tons, so regardless of its dynamics, don't expect sports car handling here.

The Chevrolet Tahoe is equal in size to the GMC Yukon and its more upmarket Denali edition.

The Chevrolet Suburban, meanwhile, is a longer Tahoe or a GMC Yukon XL or Denali XL.

A properly equipped 2010 Ford Expedition can tow four and a half tons, besting the Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada in this important category by a bunch.

Both the Toyota and Nissan are offered in one size: larger than the standard Expedition but shorter than the long-wheelbase Expedition EL.

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Quick Specs
Truck toughness and a roomy three-row interior make the 2010 Ford Expedition a very well-rounded full-size SUV.
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.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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