When it comes to large SUVs, there is one that sits at the top, one that's wowed critics and owners alike. It's the 2019 Ford Expedition. What sets the Expedition apart? This Ford SUV is a well-rounded vehicle that sets the bar for the whole class in most categories. And we've got the numbers and information to prove it. Welcome to a lightning round of large SUV goodness as we pair the Ford Expedition to contender Chevy Tahoe to show how much of a powerhouse this is.
Reliability: 2019 Ford Expedition
JD Power gives a higher reliability rating to the 2019 Ford Expedition, meaning the chances of having powertrain or mechanical issues in your first years of ownership are way lower with the Expedition. The Ford Expedition has a perfect 5 out of 5 reliability rating, which is almost unheard of. The Chevy Tahoe gets 4 out of 5, which is well above average but not the show-stopper that the Expedition is.
Cargo space: 2019 Ford Expedition
If you have places to go and gear to get there, you're going to want the Ford Expedition. That's because with the Expedition, you get 20.9 cubic feet of space with all the seats up and 104.6 cubes with all of the seats down. The Chevy Tahoe measures much fewer cubic feet, just 15.3 with seats up and 94.7 with seats down.
Acceleration: 2019 Ford Expedition
There's no doubt that the 2019 Ford Expedition has the better engine options. Under the hood, there's a 375- or 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. That kind of power is what's responsible for its zero-to-60 time of 5.7 seconds. Meanwhile, the Chevy Tahoe comes with a standard 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 and a six-speed automatic transmission. The Tahoe has decent acceleration but is not as fast the Ford Expedition.
Fuel Economy: 2019 Ford Expedition
Towing: 2019 Ford Expedition
At this point, continuing feels like we're just piling on, but the Ford Expedition is that good. In addition to have more horsepower, better acceleration, and good fuel economy, the Expedition beats the Tahoe in towing capacity. The 2019 Expedition can, when properly configured, tow up to 9,300 pounds, beating the Tahoe's limit of 8,600 pounds.
Sorry Chevy fans, but Ford has claimed the top spot in the large SUV class. When the 2020 Chevy Tahoe comes out next year, we'll reevaluate. But this year, the 2019 Expedition is the Tahoe's superior from just about every angle.