Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Ford Expedition

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Meghan Carbary has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. A published journalist in three states, Meghan honed her skills as a feature writer and sports editor. She has now expanded her skill-set into the automotive industry as a content writer for Auto Credit Express, where she contributes to several automotive and auto finance blogs.


, Automotive Content Editor - October 27, 2022
2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition are both large SUVs equipped to haul both people and things. The insides of both vehicles are massive and can accommodate larger people with ease. Both models also offer impressive capabilities in terms of specs.

There are two things that separate the vehicles when it comes to Chevrolet Tahoe vs Ford Expedition — cargo space and towing capacity. Which one is the winner? Here's what we found based on our latest comparison of price, size, towing, and more.

Tahoe vs. Expedition Price

2022 Ford Expedition

When it comes to Tahoe vs. Expedition Price, their starting MSRPs are just a stone's throw apart. But what do you get for the price? Both vehicles are well-equipped family haulers that boast the latest technology and can be equipped with all the desired safety features one may want.

While the Tahoe starts out at a higher price point of $55,995 compared to Expeditions' $53,700, you can ultimately spend more on a Ford since the lineup tops out with a trim that's nearly $7,000 more than the most expensive Tahoe. That's not to say you can't trick out a Tahoe with all the options packages, of which there are many, and pay a hefty price for it.

Tahoe comes in six trims and ranges in price from base LS trim with a starting MSRP of $55,995, to range-topping High Country trim which starts at $79,195. Chevrolet Tahoes have seen a recent leap in price, but they remain competitive in their space.

The Ford Expedition also comes in six trims starting with XL for a starting MSRP of $54,700. The trims top out at Platinum, which starts at around $86,005. These prices are also higher than the ones we saw last year.

Expedition vs. Tahoe Size & Cargo Space

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe Cargo

Both behemoth vehicles sit at 210 inches in length, but the Chevy Tahoe ekes out just a bit more length, coming in at 210.7 inches, while the Ford Expedition sits on the mark. Tahoe is just a touch over an inch wider (81.1 inches vs 79.9) while the Expedition is a little taller (76.6 inches to 75.8).

On the inside, the vehicles both get marks for outmatching each other, but not in any particular category. The Tahoe wins for front and rear legroom and third-row headroom, while the Expedition has more room for adults with more hip room across the board and good shoulder clearance in the third row. We're only talking about a matter of an inch or less difference between the passenger room dimensions.

Where the Tahoe wins our vote is on cargo space. With an overall interior dimension of 122.9 inches, the Tahoe allows for 25.5 cu ft for gear behind the third row, and 72.6 cu ft with both rows folded. At 104.6 cu ft, the Expedition only carries 20.9 cu ft behind the third row which expands to just 63.6 cu ft with both rows dropped.

Tahoe vs. Expedition Engines & Towing

2022 Ford Expedition

The Chevy Tahoe gives buyers three options when it comes to engine choice. The first is a 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horsepower, then there is a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 hp, or an available 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six-cylinder, which offers the best fuel economy of the three. All Tahoes are equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

All Ford Expeditions are powered by a single engine: a twin-turbo powered 3.5-liter V6 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the trim choice the engine is tuned to either 380, 400, or 440hp.

When it comes to towing capacity the Expedition is the hands-down winner though. It has a maximum towing captivity of 9,000 pounds when properly equipped. The top-rated Tahoe for towing is the 6.2-liter engine, but maximum towing capabilities top out at just 8,300 pounds when properly equipped.

Tahoe vs. Expedition Reliability

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

Everywhere you turn it seems like owners love their Tahoes, and it ranks well in some reliability studies. RepairPal.com surveyed current vehicle owners and found on average owners pay around $744 annually in repairs on a Tahoe, though infrequently. They give the Tahoe a reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Tahoe just edges out the Ford Expedition which got a reliability rating of just 3.0 stars out of 5.0 in the same RepairPal survey. Expedition owners are likely to spend a little more on average in repairs, around $861. The Ford may have to be repaired even less than the Tahoe though as it ages, which could be considered a win for some.

Reliability and safety tend to go hand in hand, and both vehicles do well in that regard. The NHTSA has rated each vehicle for the latest model year and found them to be decent in overall safety ratings. The Chevrolet Tahoe earned a 4-star rating, while the Expedition ranked 5 stars, which is the top mark for the government safety organization.

Ford Expedition vs. Chevy Tahoe: Which SUV Is Better?

When it comes to which SUV is better between the large Ford Expedition vs. Chevy Tahoe, better is a relative term. On many levels, both vehicles will get you from point a to point b in relative comfort and sometimes luxury for the class, but they won't sip fuel while they're doing it.

If you want a vehicle to carry more bodies and cargo than haul toys or equipment, then the Tahoe is our choice. It wins in terms of cargo space with numbers that are some of the best in class. However, if you need to trailer equipment for work or for pleasure, the towing capacity of the Ford can't be matched by the Chevy.

Both models can typically be found with APR or lease incentives for well-qualified shoppers, so see your local Chevy or Ford dealer for the offers that apply to you.

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, Automotive Content Editor

Meghan Carbary has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. A published journalist in three states, Meghan honed her skills as a feature writer and sports editor. She has now expanded her skill-set into the automotive industry as a content writer for Auto Credit Express, where she contributes to several automotive and auto finance blogs.


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