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.
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.
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).
The Nissan Armada is new this year, essentially a clone of the pricey Infiniti QX80.
It's clumsier on the road than the Expedition, though its big V-8 is a snarling reminder of some things we miss in modern SUVs.
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|Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V8||Regular Unleaded V-8||Regular Unleaded V-8|
|XLT 4x2||2WD 4-Door 1500 LS||2WD 4-Door LS||2WD 4-Door SLE||4x2 SV||SR5 RWD (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
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|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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