2016 Ford Expedition vs 2016 Chevy Suburban
2016 Ford Expedition 2016 Chevy Suburban
$45,435 Starting MSRP $49,7000
365 hp (3.5-liter V6) Horsepower  355 hp (5.3-liter V8)
420 lb-ft Torque 383 lb-ft
Ford SYNC 3 Infotainment Chevrolet MyLink

2016 Ford Expedition vs 2016 Chevy Suburban

Akins Ford 2016 Ford Expedition dashboard view of steering wheel and infotainment

For a family looking for major transportation capability, a full-size SUV often offers the best combination of passenger and cargo space, with a little extra power to tow the boat or accelerate in traffic snarls. In this 2016 Ford Expedition vs 2016 Chevy Suburban comparison, we're going to look at two of the heavy-hitters in this category so that families in the market for a new ride can get a feel for some of the advantages and disadvantages of either one.

The first thing that stands out is the power and torque available on the 2016 Ford Expedition. When a family is in the market for a little oomph, having impressive horsepower and torque is important. In this regard, the Ford pulls ahead of the Chevy by just ten horsepower, but an impressive 27 pound-feet of torque. That means more staying and accelerating power, which can be vital when towing a trailer, or even passing on the highway. The difference in towing power is also impressive. The base XLT trim of the 2016 Ford Expedition offers a standard maximum towing rating of 6,600 pounds, with 9,200 pound available. The 2016 Chevy Suburban has a standard maximum towing ability of 6,300 pounds, with an available maximum of 8,300 pounds. That means the Ford can haul a lot more boat or trailer.

Interior of the 2016 Ford Expedition

Both the 2016 Ford Expedition and the 2016 Chevy Suburban are designed for multiple passengers. The Ford comes standard across all trim levels with eight passengers, and can switch to seven with available second row bucket seats. The 2016 Suburban is available (only in the base LS trim) with room for nine passengers thanks to an optional front bench seat. Moving up the trim levels, this SUV is also available with seating for seven or eight. Both vehicles come standard with cloth flooring, but are available with rubber floor mats.

Another seating aspect to consider when comparing the 2016 Ford Expedition vs 2016 Chevy Suburban is comfort and convenience. While the Ford offers fewer seats, it comes with different configurations to make the most of passenger and cargo needs. The rear seats come standard in a 40/20/40 folding configuration so that Expedition owners can arrange the interior to best meet every situation. A rear entertainment system and quality infotainment options are available in both of these vehicles. For more information on this comparison or the 2016 Ford Expedition here at Akins Ford, contact a member of our sales team at (866) 625-1965.

2016 Ford Expedition on the road in winter