What's the Difference: Ford Expedition vs Chevy Tahoe


Ford Expedition vs Chevy Tahoe Near Wickliffe, OH

All around Lake County, adventures abound. From a trip to Geneva On The Lake or mountain biking at Bedford Reservation to an outdoor adventure at Mosquito Creek Wilderness Area or a trek to Erie for a weekend of camping at Presque Isle State Park, there's something for everyone.

The versatility of a full-size SUV is a draw whether you have a large family, regularly load up your vehicle with sports equipment or camping gear, or need to tow a couple of ATVs or a boat to your favorite weekend playground.

Choices within the large SUV segment include the Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, Wagoneer, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada, Chevy Tahoe, and Chevy Suburban. So how do you know which one is best for your family and your unique needs?

Ford Expedition vs Chevy Tahoe

Features Ford Expedition Chevy Tahoe
MPG 17 city / 23 hwy 14 city / 20 hwy
  • 3.5L EcoBoost
  • 5.3L V8
  • 6.2L V8
  • 3.0L Duramax® Turbo Diesel
Drivetrain AWD or RWD AWD or RWD
Seating Capacity 7-8 7-8
Cargo Space 20.9 to 63.6 ft 25.50
Towing Capacity Up to 9,300 lbs Up to 7,900 lbs

What's the Difference: Ford Expedition vs Chevy Tahoe

AutoNation Ford East created this guide to help you make an informed decision. We've chosen two of the most popular large SUVs and offer a side-by-side comparison of the Ford Expedition vs Chevy Tahoe.

The Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe are three-row SUVs with ample passenger space. Both offer two seating configurations. When equipped with second-row captain's chairs, both SUVs can seat seven passengers. Models with a second-row bench seat comfortably seat eight. Both offer available power-folding rear seats for easy passenger access to the third row.

Large SUVs like the Expedition and Tahoe are vehicles that undeniably say "let's go on an adventure!"

Performance, Efficiency, and Tow Ratings

The Ford Expedition is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine. This 380-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine is paired with a standard 10-speed automatic transmission. With the exception of the Timberline® model, all Expeditions are rear-wheel drive (RWD).

The off-road-focused Ford Expedition Timberline® comes standard with Ford's Intelligent four-wheel drive (4WD) with Terrain Management System™ (an available option on all other trims). The system features seven unique drive modes to tackle any terrain and road conditions. Under the hood, the Timberline® gets a 3.5-liter High-Output EcoBoost® engine which puts out 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.

Like the Expedition, the Chevy Tahoe has a 10-speed automatic transmission and is RWD with optional 4WD. The Z71 is the Tahoe's comparable model that features standard 4WD. The Tahoe also features a first-of-its-kind Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension. The adaptive suspension offers automatic and selectable height adjustments that improve ground clearance and aerodynamic performance and allows you to lower the vehicle for easier entry and exit.

The Chevy Tahoe offers three engine choices:
  • 5.3L V8 engine with 355 horsepower
  • 6.2L V8 engine with 420 horsepower (standard on High Country trim)
  • 3.0L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine with 277 horsepower

The more refined powertrain of the Expedition boosts its fuel efficiency to near the top of the class. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings for the Ford Expedition are 17 / 23 mpg* city / highway. The Tahoe falls into the range you'd likely expect from a full-size three-row behemoth. Expect around 14 / 20 mpg* city / highway with the Tahoe.

When it comes to towing capabilities, the Ford Expedition beats out the Tahoe quite impressively. The maximum towing capacity of the Ford Expedition is 9,300 pounds, while the Tahoe only tows up to 7,900 pounds.**

Safety and Driving Assistance

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2023 Ford Expedition an overall safety rating of five out of five stars.

Standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety and driver assist features include:
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Auto Stop-Start Technology
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Hill Descent Control™ (4X4 models only)
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control®)
  • Pre-Collision Assist® with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert

The available Pro Trailer Backup Assist 2.0™ and 360-Degree Camera with Trailer Reverse Guidance make reversing an Expedition with a boat, camper, or trailer simple and stress-free.

The Chevrolet Tahoe received an overall safety score of four out of five stars from the NHTSA for the 2023 model year.

With Chevy Safety Assist, Chevrolet's standard suite of safety features, all Tahoes come equipped with:
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • IntelliBeam® High Beam Assist
  • Teen Driver Technology

Chevrolet's Super Cruise™ driver assistance technology allows for hands-free speed and steering control while driving and trailering. A reconfigurable, multi-color 15-inch diagonal Head-Up Display helps drivers keep their eyes on the road by projecting chosen vehicle information onto the windshield. The add-ons are only available on the Premier and High Country trims.

Infotainment and Technology

When comparing the Ford Expedition vs Chevy Tahoe, you'll find that both vehicles offer a variety of multimedia features at the base level. These include a Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity, satellite radio, a six-speaker sound system, and an infotainment system with voice recognition.

Additional infotainment and technology features that are standard on every Expedition trim level include:
  • Ford's next-generation hands-free SYNC® 4 system
  • 12-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with swipe capability
  • FordPass® Connect which allows for wi-fi connection of up to 10 devices
  • Ford+Alexa functionality
  • Four USB ports

The Chevy Tahoe also comes standard with:
  • An eight-inch touchscreen
  • Six USB ports
  • Remote start
  • Up to 13 available camera views

Road trips near or far become an immersive experience in the Ford Expedition. Cue up your favorite road trip playlist with the available B&O® Unleashed Sound System. With an incredible 22 speakers, the Bang & Olufsen® audio system has more speakers than any other SUV in its class. Add the optional Dual-Headrest Rear Seat Entertainment System with Amazon Fire TV to keep every passenger happy and entertained for hours.

The 2023 Chevy Tahoe offers an enhanced driving experience with a 10.2-inch diagonal Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System with Google built-in. This feature is standard on LT trims and higher. An upgraded Bose® 10-speaker Surround with CenterPoint® audio system comes standard on Premier and High Country models. Similar to the Expedition, the Tahoe also offers a rear-seat media system. It includes dual 12.6-inch diagonal color-touch LCD HD rear screens mounted to the front seat backs, Wi-Fi wireless projection capability, and two sets of wireless headphones with HDMI ports on the back of the center console. (Not available on the Tahoe LS.)

Shop Ford Expedition Near Wickliffe, OH

There's no doubt that the 2023 Ford Expedition is one of the most versatile, comfortable, and connected SUVs available today. For the best selection of family-friendly large SUVs and EVs in Euclid, Willoughby, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, and Mentor, visit AutoNation Ford East.

Interested in comparing the Ford Expedition vs Chevy Tahoe in person? Give us a call to find out if we have a Tahoe available. One of our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates will be happy to take you on a test drive.

Once you've found the perfect new SUV, our finance department will customize a finance package designed specifically with your budget in mind. With our large network of banks, credit unions, and other lenders, our dealership can offer some of the most flexible terms and competitive loan rates available.

You can even start the finance process at home using our secure online credit application. Try our payment calculator to get an idea of your payment options.

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Ready to take the family for a weekend of fun or on the ultimate family road trip in a new Ford Expedition? Give us a call to schedule a test drive or stop by our showroom. Located at 28825 Euclid Avenue, we're two and a half miles northwest of Airport Greens Golf Course.

*Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

**Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly, and that you have any necessary additional equipment. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment.