The 2020 Ford Expedition and 2020 Toyota Sequoia are large SUVs to consider, but Sequoia’s dated style, makes the Expedition a better contender. You can see for yourself at Brighton Ford.
Style/Passenger/Cargo and Towing Specs
If you are looking for a vehicle that can do it all, the Ford Expedition is for you. It has the capabilities of a truck, but also the convenience and style of an SUV. Its base cabin boasts high-end premium materials and gives other luxury SUVs a run for their money. The Expedition can seat comfortably up to eight people with three rows of seating. It has a standard body length of 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the third row. Folding those seats down, you can get a spacious 104.6 cubic feet. Not only can you travel in style and bring your gear, you can also tow your favorite recreation toys. When fully equipped, the Expedition has an impressive 9,300 pounds of towing capacity.
The Sequoia also seats eight comfortably with plenty of head and legroom; but it's been more than a decade since the Sequoia’s last redesign which is noticeable in its cabin. From its outdated styling to the large amount of hard plastics, it has one of the least impressive interiors in its class. The exterior look has also stayed the same, with the Tundra-based body-on-frame design. This big body frame provides just 18.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the last row of seating, but with the second and third rows folded down, it provides 120.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Even with its build, it doesn’t measure up to the Expedition’s towing capacity. When fully equipped, the Sequoia can tow up to 7,400 pounds. This is lower than most large SUVs tow ratings.
If you are looking for a great infotainment package, every Expedition comes standard with a user-friendly SYNC 3 infotainment system, which includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with an easy to use 8-inch touch screen. Other standard features include satellite radio, voice recognition, four USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Now standard in all models for your peace of mind, is the Ford Co-Pilot360 with Blind Spot Information System, Pre-collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and Adaptive Cruise with Stop-and-Go.
Toyota’s Entune infotainment system with a new 7-inch touchscreen providing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto was added this year to the Sequoia; and the Safety Sense-P system is now standard on all models. This provides adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation and lane departure warning. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also standard.
Fuel and Pricing and Power
Starting price for the 2020 Ford Expedition is $52,810 for the XLT and ranges to $76,965 for the Platinum Max edition with an estimated 17/23 MPG city and highway. With Expedition’s muscular engine, it doesn’t need a V8 to get its power. With its 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged V6 engine, it puts out 375 hp and 470 pound-feet of torque and it can rival most competitors. If you choose the Platinum trim, you will get 400 hp and 480 pound-feet of torque.
The 2020 Toyota Sequoia base price starts at $49,905, with the top-of-the line Sequoia Platinum starting at $65,945. The Sequoia gets poor ratings on its gas mileage, averaging just 13/17 mpg on the city and highway. You will need a V8 engine to get the power of the Expedition. All trims of the Sequoia come with a 381 hp 5.7-liter V8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2020 Ford Expedition ranks high in the large SUV class and delivers nearly all of what you’d want in a large SUV, from its classy, comfortable cabin to its muscular V6 engine and powerful towing capacity. Come take a ride and the choice will be clear.