The Chevrolet Suburban matches the space in the EL model but has a less-sophisticated suspension that doesn't allow the third-row to fold into the floor. The GMC Yukon is available in a much more luxurious Denali trim that comes with a better engine but also gets expensive and the third-row doesn't fold flat. The Toyota Sequoia straddles the line between the two Expedition models and has a roomy third row and strong V8, but interior quality isn't the best. The Nissan Armada is powerful and a good value, but there's less space and worse fuel economy than competitors.
In the end, though, most people looking at large SUVs are better served by a large crossover if they're primarily hauling passengers between soccer games. But some people really do need the ability to tow big boats or trailers and fill up three rows out seats with people. The Expedition EL is the obvious choice for buyers who need this kind of practicality. It has all of the same attributes of the normal Expedition, but now people don't have to choose between carrying 8 people or their cargo. What's more, the third-row is better able to hold passengers than some competitors. And even the base model comes well-equipped. The Expedition EL is hard to beat for people who don't mind driving a massive SUV in exchange for vast capabilities.