2014 Tahoe vs Ford Expedition
The 2014 Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition Comparison
The Tahoe comes in your choice of three trim levels: LS, LT, and LTZ. Each is standard with seating for right, though there are two optional seating arraignments: second row captain’s chairs reduce seating to seven, and a 40/20/40 bench in the front increases it to nine. These options make the Tahoe a great choice for a diverse group of people, and in fact, that many, many ways to customize this SUV is just one of the reasons it is a top seller.
It also has a smooth V8 engine with plenty of power, a comfortable, quiet ride – even on the highway – impressive towing capacity, and a quality finish. The specific features will vary based on the trim you choose, as well as any optional packages you may add, but you can expect your choice of the latest technological and safety features.
The 2014 Ford Expedition
The Ford Expedition is available in two body styles: base Expedition and the extended-wheelbase model, EL, which comes out to 15 inches longer. Both options are available in three trim levels: XLT, Limited, and King Ranch. All are standard with seating for eight, though there are optional 2nd row captain’s chairs that lower the capacity to seven. This vehicle has a roomy third row and the back seats are easy to fold down, which results in welcome interior flexibility.
However, the V8 engine is not as strong as it could be, and it can struggle when trying to accelerate. The interior does have many standard features, and more optional choices, but there is plenty of cheap-looking plastic that overall lowers the quality feel of this SUV.
How Do They Compare? Power and Fuel Economy
When it comes to power, there’s no question that the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe outperforms the 2014 Ford Expedition. It has a standard 5.3L V8 engine with a resulting 320 horsepower and 335 ft-lb of torque, compared to the Expedition’s 310 hp and 325 ft-lb of torque. You may think that since the Tahoe has more power, it would get lower gas mileage, but the opposite is actually true: the Tahoe gets an average of 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway, compared to the Expedition’s 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
How Do They Compare? Warranties
You want an SUV that’s built to last and a company who offers a great warranty not only gives you the peace of mind that the manufacturer will absorb the cost of any major issues, but it gives you the peace of mind that they stand behind their product. Once again, the Chevy Tahoe is the winner in this category. Both vehicles are standard with a 3 year / 36,000 mile basic warranty, a 5 year / 100,000 mile drive train warranty, and a 5 year / 60,000 mile roadside assistance warranty. However, the Tahoe takes two steps further with a 2 year / 24,000 mile free maintenance warranty and a 6 year / 100,000 mile rust warranty.
It’s easy to see that there are many differences between these two vehicles yet many things that are essentially the same. It’s up to each driver to decide which one will work for them.