The 2020 Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Suburban can bring both upscale comfort and tow-friendly muscle to your daily drive. But how do you choose between these full-size SUVs? Our comparison guide is here to take a closer look.
Kick-Back Luxury: 2020 Ford Expedition
You can’t beat the Expedition for passenger space. No matter where you sit, you’ll enjoy maximum comfort. Unlike its competitors, even the Expedition’s third row has enough legroom and seating support for adult-size passengers. In the Suburban, there might be enough space for adults back there, but the third-row cushions lack the necessary support for long-term comfort.
On the other hand, the Expedition and Suburban have a lot of comfort features in common. Both full-size SUVs have a lot of luxury features on offer. If you’re in the mood for leather upholstery or heated seats, you can add these items to either model.
Best Safety Lineup: 2020 Ford Expedition
This year’s Expedition has big news: every trim level now comes standard with the Ford Co-Pilot360 package. This bundle of high-tech driver aids, including automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping technology, is specially designed to maximize on-road safety.
The Suburban also comes with some impressive safety features. Should something go wrong, Chevy’s OnStar emergency telematics system is ready to rescue you with roadside assistance or emergency crash notifications. However, if you want crash-prevention technology, you’re going to have to add the Enhanced Driver Alert package, and that costs extra.
Most Space for Your Luggage: 2020 Chevrolet Suburban
The Suburban might cut down on rear-seat legroom, but you’ll find plenty of room in the cargo hold. Behind the third-row seats, there are 39.3 cubic feet of space for your adventure gear. The 2020 Expedition’s spacious third row does cut down on cargo space, but only slightly. You still have 34.3 cubes for your stuff. And, with both rear rows folded, these SUVs offer almost the same amount of maximum cargo space (121.5 cubes in the Expedition and 121.7 cubes in the Suburban).
Tows the Most: 2020 Ford Expedition
When it comes to towing the biggest boat, it’s almost impossible to beat the Expedition. Not in this segment anyway. Depending on how it’s configured, the Chevy Suburban can tow up to 8,300 pounds. But the Expedition bests its rival by quite a bit, giving you max tow ratings of 9,200 pounds. If you’ve got a heavy camper or boat at home, odds are that you’re going to need the Expedition.
The new Chevy Suburban is spacious and tech-savvy, but the 2020 Ford Expedition blows the competition away with its expansive passenger space and strong performance. Ford’s three-row SUV is the right choice for big families with a passion for adventure.