Take the Ford Expedition for a test drive around Salem, and you will see that this full-size SUV is a great choice for Virginia drivers who want comfort, space, and capability along with reliability. While the Expedition is a top choice, the Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon both provide some tough competition. Keep reading to see how the Ford Expedition maintains its lead in the face of these worthy rivals.
Expedition vs. Suburban vs. Yukon: Engine Power and Towing
Most people who choose to buy a full-size SUV will at least plan to use it to tow occasionally. If this is your intention, then the Ford Expedition is a better choice than the Chevy Suburban or GMC Yukon. The Suburban’s 355-horsepower, 383-pound-foot, 5.3-liter V8 engine can tow as much as 8,300 pounds when configured correctly. The base 355-horsepower, 383-pound-foot, 5.3-liter V8 Yukon engine can tow up to 8,500 pounds. The 420-horsepower, 460-pound-foot, 6.2-liter V8 one in the Yukon Denali can tow 8,400 pounds.
By comparison, the Ford Expedition has a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that gets better output, 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet. This extra output leads to a better towing capacity, up to 9,200 pounds. For anyone who plans to tow within a few thousand pounds of the maximum capacities on occasion, the Ford Expedition is the best choice of the group since it will do the job with less hassle or challenges.
Ford Expedition vs. Chevy Suburban vs. GMC Yukon: Trims and Configurations
The Ford Expedition also has an advantage when it comes to available configurations. The Expedition is available in four different trim levels, each of which is offered with the regular or extra-long body style, giving you eight configurations. The Suburban only has a single length and three trim levels. The Yukon is close to the Ford Expedition in terms of offerings, as it also has a longer version, the Yukon XL. It is limited by the choice of only three trims for six configurations total. The extra configurations on the Ford Expedition make it much easier to find a model that meets your exact needs without taking you over budget.
Comparing the Expedition, Suburban, and Yukon Interior Space
When it comes to seating, all of these SUVs offer three rows, but only the Expedition actually has a reasonable amount of legroom in the back row. The Yukon has a tiny 24.8 inches, only good for children, while the Suburban increases this to 34.5 inches, an OK amount. By comparison, the Expedition’s 37.7 inches of third-row legroom is downright spacious and good enough for the average adult. The Expedition’s cargo capacity also puts that of the Yukon to shame, although the Suburban does slightly better. The Yukon has between 15.3 and 94.7 cubes, depending on seating arrangements, while the Ford has 18.6 to 108.3 cubes.
Whether you want to learn more about how the Ford Expedition compares to other full-size SUVs or are ready to take it on a test drive around Salem, Virginia, the team at Berglund Ford of Salem can assist you.