2016 Ford Expedition vs. Its Competition

2016 Ford Expedition
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Ford Expedition has, for a number of model years, been competitive in some respects but deficient in others, compared to its full-size-SUV rivals.

But with its most direct rivals, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, both redesigned for 2015, Ford has some new challenges—and it appears that they've met GM by pulling out impressive features like a turbocharged V-6 and a continuous-damping suspension.

The Nissan Armada is definitely the most outdated-feeling in this crowd; it feels smaller inside, even though it isn't all that much smaller from the outside.

Factor in the NASCAR-ish engine note and the dated, plasticky look of the dash and there's not enough to charm most shoppers.

The Toyota Sequoia has a strong and charismatic V-8 engine, as well as impressive towing numbers, but its interior layout doesn't feel as smart (either in layout or in the aesthetic sense).

As for those GM models, they have their own approach to fuel efficiency, keeping larger engines with cylinder deactivation and other technologies.

Their packaging isn't as clever as the Ford's, though luxury touches are absolutely on par.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2016 Ford Expedition proves there's a place in the world for old-school SUVs, especially those with turbo power, adaptive suspensions, and luxury-truck trim.
7.8
The 2016 Chevy Suburban is a capable full-size SUV that can carry up to nine passengers in a refined interior and tow up to 8,300 pounds of family entertainment.
7.8
The 2016 Chevy Tahoe puts a modern face on the traditional truck-type SUV, and still delivers almost all the capability of a full-size pickup.
7.8
The 2016 GMC Yukon has the power and capability to haul up to nine passengers, their stuff, and the family boat.
7.6
The 2016 Toyota Sequoia is a big, thirsty SUV that's best for towing; it's outclassed for carrying passengers within its own family.
7.4
The 2015 Nissan Armada has become one of the oldest vehicles in a segment filled with newer, more efficient, higher-tech alternatives.
MSRP From     
$45,435$49,700$47,000$48,315$45,325$38,510
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
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Style Name     
2WD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door LS2WD 4-Door SLERWD 5.7L SR5 (SE)2WD 4-Door SV
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
888988
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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