2013 Ford Expedition vs. Its Competition

2013 Ford Expedition
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The 2013 Ford Expedition's class-leading 9,200-pound tow rating remains a rallying cry for those who need a real truck, but at the same time this model has managed to provide passenger accommodations that are in line with larger crossovers.

The Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, and GMC Yukon all have a slight edge over the Expedition in terms of interior trim quality and powertrain choices (including an available Hybrid), but the Expedition has a superior third-row layout.

The Toyota Sequoia has a strong and charismatic V-8 engine, as well as impressive towing numbers, but its interior layout doesn't make quite as good use of the space.

Likewise, the Nissan Armada feels smaller inside, even though it isn't all that much smaller from the outside, and its NASCAR-ish engine note won't be to everyone's liking.

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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.
The 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is a traditional large SUV -- handsome and straightforward in design, purpose, and performance.
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.
Large, capable, body-on-frame SUVs still have a place--especially if you're honed in on the 23-mpg, 2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid Denali.
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.
The 2013 Toyota Sequoia promises--and delivers--traditional truck toughness, packing macho style and a big V-8, as well as space for up to eight; but it's mighty thirsty to be a everyday family vehicle.
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Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8
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N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ASport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
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2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE2WD 4-Door SVRWD 5.7L SR5 (SE)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
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