2015 Ford Expedition vs Chevrolet Suburban

March 31st, 2017 by
2015 Ford Expedition

The 2015 Ford Expedition and the Chevrolet Suburban are among the best three-seat crossover SUVs available. Shoppers can choose from a wide range of trim models and convenience features to create a luxurious ride. Their engine lineups deliver plenty of power for hauling and towing. If you’re having trouble deciding between the Expedition and the Suburban, read our side-by-side comparison.

2015 Ford Expedition vs Chevrolet Suburban

Power and Performance

On the road, the 2015 Ford Expedition delivers impressive performance. Properly equipped, it can tow up to 9,200 pounds. Under the hood, the Expedition’s turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine makes a generous 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. It produces V8-like power but offers the fuel efficiency of a V6. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but shoppers can choose to add four-wheel drive with low-range gearing.

The Chevy Suburban’s engine is a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 355 horses and 383 pound-feet of torque. Shoppers can choose between two-wheel and four-wheel drive models. Properly equipped, the Suburban can tow a maximum load of 8,300 pounds.

Safety

We like the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban’s impressive range of standard safety equipment. Its rear parking sensors and rearview camera make it easy for drivers to back up safely. The Suburban also comes with OnStar technology, which comes to the rescue with features like on-demand roadside assistance and remote door unlocking. Shoppers can also choose from a wide range of high-tech safety items designed to heighten driver vigilance, including a vibrating safety-alert seat.

The 2015 Ford Expedition also offers its fair share of safety equipment. Standard items like antilock disc brakes and stability and traction control guard against accidents. Ford’s MyKey system lets Expedition owners set speed parameters for young drivers. Standard rear parking sensors and a rearview camera help drivers reverse as safely as possible.

Driving Dynamics

On the road, the 2015 Ford Expedition delivers an incredibly smooth ride, making it our pick in this important category. In spite of its size, drivers can easily maneuver the Expedition around town. Its precise steering contributes to its easy manner.

The Suburban is also smooth and refined. As with the Expedition, its powerful engine makes it easy to haul a full load of passengers and their gear around town. Even at highway speeds, the Suburban maintains a quiet cabin.

Features

The 2015 Ford Expedition is our pick for comfort and convenience. Its standard equipment includes luxurious features like Bluetooth and voice-activated Sync technology, helping drivers browse infotainment options without sacrificing safety. Higher trim models rival luxury brands with features like the MyFord Touch infotainment system, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a rear seat video entertainment system. Available leather upholstery maximizes passenger comfort. Dual-zone automatic climate control ensures that all occupants maintain the perfect temperature settings.

The Chevy Suburban also offers the latest technology. The available touchscreen infotainment interface now offers smartphone integration so users can interact with a wider range of apps. The newly redesigned third-row seat now folds into the floor for easy access to greater cargo space.

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2015 Ford Expedition

Although both models have much to offer, the 2015 Ford Expedition is our overall pick. On the road, its engine delivers enough power to haul big loads of passengers and cargo as well as impressive fuel economy. The cabin is spacious and supportive, offering a wide range of modern convenience features. The Expedition also contains a wide range of safety features to protect passengers from harm.