2017 Ford Expedition vs 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
Large SUVs are vehicles designed to handle just about any challenge drivers can throw at them. These large vehicles offer impressive towing and hauling capabilities and are perfect for moving both people and cargo. The 2017 Ford Expedition vs the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe compares two of the long-established power players in the full-size SUV class. These two models set out to prove how versatile a truck-based SUV can be.
Both the Expedition and the Tahoe are offered in multiple trim levels. Three options are offered on the Tahoe, while the Expedition is available in four models. In addition to the the multiple trim levels, the Expedition is offered in both the standard and the longer EL body style. The Expedition EL allows the SUV to offer an even greater storage capacity.
|2017 Ford Expedition||VS||2017 Chevrolet Tahoe|
|EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6||Engine||5.3-liter V-8|
|9,200 pounds||Towing Capacity||8,600 pounds|
|420 pound-feet||Torque||383 pound-feet|
2017 Ford Expedition, 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Engine Comparison
Ford and Chevy decided to take different approaches when choosing the standard engine for their large SUV models. 2017 Tahoe models come equipped with 5.3-liter V-8 engine, while the 2017 Expedition is powered by a turbocharged EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6.
The Ford engine is able to outperform the Chevy in both performance categories, offering higher horsepower and torque ratings. Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 is able to offer 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, while the Chevy V-8 produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.
The higher performance numbers offered by the Expedition’s turbocharged engine give the Ford an edge in the towing department as well. Expedition models can tow up to 9,200 pounds when properly equipped. This number easily bests the 8,600 pounds offered by the Tahoe.
Safety is extremely important for all vehicle owners. The 2017 Ford Expedition is able to deliver in this category. After government safety testing, the Expedition emerged with an overall rating of five stars. This is the highest possible score awarded. Helping to supplement this rating is a long list of standard and available safety features offered on the Expedition. The SUV can be equipped with a rearview camera, trailer sway control, rear and front parking sensors and a blind-spot monitoring system.
The 2017 Ford Expedition delivers performance that very few competing vehicles can come close to matching.