In this battle of the giants (SUVs, we mean), we pair the 2019 Ford Expedition opposite the Toyota Sequoia. As the Toyota’s name suggests, these are large SUVs, designed to hold a lot of people and plenty of cargo. In this comparison guide, we size up each SUV and determine an overall winner based on the categories that make sense for a sport utility vehicle this size.
Fuel Economy in Denver: 2019 Ford Expedition
If this is your first time owning a vehicle this size, you probably want to sit up and listen. Otherwise, you’re in for a rude awakening at the gas pump. Because these two SUVs weigh between 5,000 and 6,000 pounds a piece, and that’s a lot of metal to move. They need tough engines and sufficient fuel. So which truck makes the most of that fuel?
That would be the 2019 Ford Expedition, which gets 17 city miles and 24 highway miles per gallon. That’s outstanding for this class of heavyweight SUVs. Meanwhile, the Toyota Sequoia gets a dismal 13 city and 17 highway miles per gallon. Where does that put the Sequoia in the rankings? Dead last among large SUVs. If you care about saving money at the pump, this one’s a no-brainer.
Interior Quality: 2019 Ford Expedition
Daily commutes to Denver. Road trips through national forests during the summer months. Drop-offs and pick-ups. Running errands. You’re a busy person on the go. You’re probably going to be spending a lot of time in your large SUV. Don’t settle for a low-rent interior that makes you feel down in the dumps. For just a little more money, you can drive home a 2019 Ford Expedition.
Imagine a straightforward design reminiscent of the interior of a Ford F-150, but with a veneer of style and luxury reminiscent of a Lincoln to set it apart. That’s the interior of the Expedition in a nutshell. Everything is sculpted and assembled to look like everything is seamlessly in its right place--even when you feel like your family has left the contents of their backpacks and sports bags all over the place. The leather stitching is gorgeous, of course. But, more impressively, the materials are durable enough for daily use.
On the other hand, the 2019 Toyota Sequoia hasn’t had an interior upgrade in years, and it shows. There are hard plastics throughout the cabin. An outdated infotainment system sits up front. Oversized knobs and buttons make you feel like a kid again, but not in a good way. On the plus side, the cabin is pretty quiet and everything looks pretty durable. But that’s about all you’ll get with the outdated Toyota cabin.
On a final note, and while we’re talking about the interior, the Expedition has the SYNC 3 system, with large on-screen buttons, accurate commands, an easy-to-use interface, and quick response time. On the other hand, the Sequoia offers the Entune system, which is difficult to reach, tough to control, and offers fewer options. There are a lot of reasons to like the Expedition--and a lot of reasons to choose it over the Toyota Sequoia.