The Chevrolet Tahoe VS the Competition
When it Comes to Full Sized SUVs, the Tahoe is Built to Go Where You Want, When You Want. And It'll Get You There in Style and Comfort!
Chevrolet Tahoe vs Ford Expedition
The Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition are two similar cars from different manufacturers. These two heavyweights have been going toe to toe for years now. They were both, technically, released around the same time (1995 for the Tahoe, 1996 as a 1997 model for the Expedition), though the Tahoe grew into its own after Chevrolet decided to rebadge the old full sized Blazer as the Tahoe for it’s rugged ability to handle whatever you can throw at it. The same remains true today.
One of the biggest things that sets these two vehicles apart are their respective engines. While Chevrolet has continued to keep the Tahoe with its tried and true 5.3L V8 engine making a very respectable 355hp and 383 ft-lbs of torque, Ford’s offering is a bit different.
Ford, like some other companies out there, has begun doing away with V8s in favor of smaller V6 motors and equipping them with single or (in the case of the Expedition) twin-turbochargers to add significant horsepower to its heavier range of vehicles.
Though it’s got a bit less power when compared to the Expedition it makes up for it in several areas. First off, while both are large SUVs and get very similar fuel economy, the Chevrolet Tahoe inches out on the highway in regards to fuel economy. The Tahoe also features a smaller wheelbase, which has made it an easier vehicle to drive, especially in tight, urban settings (there’s obviously a reason it’s the choice of so many limousine companies out there).
But what about comfort? Well when it comes to interior space; especially front passenger room, the Tahoe beats out the Expedition by several inches for front head, shoulder, and leg room measurements. It’s also a wider vehicle which is another reason for the added room inside.
Both vehicles have the exact same warranty at 3 years/ 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper, and 5 year/ 60,000 miles powertrain/ drivetrain warranty.
One last area that truly sets the Tahoe above the Expedition is its styling and overall build evolution. Chevrolet has done a fantastic job updating the Tahoe every few years with newer features to increase ride comfort and build quality. Ford has not exactly done the same with the Expedition.
The Chevrolet Tahoe vs Toyota Land Cruiser
We have to tip our hats to Toyota and the Land Cruiser; it’s an iconic vehicle that has been in production for decades, just like a good number of Chevrolet vehicles. But in the continued quest for who’s large SUV reigns supreme above the rest, Chevrolet’s Tahoe continues to be a clear winner, but the Land Cruiser is certainly a worth contender. Let’s take a look at what stands out on both.
The first thing most consumers will notice when comparing the Tahoe and Land Cruiser is that the Land Cruiser is close to $20,000 MORE EXPENSIVE! What exactly do you get for that extra money? That’s a good question. For starters, the Land Cruiser comes standard with Toyota’s tried and true 5.7L V8 engine that pumps out and impressive 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque to it’s four wheel drive system. The bowtie’d Tahoe’s 5.3L V8 comes with slightly less power at 355 horses and 381 lb-ft of torque. But what it lacks in power to its four wheel drive system, it makes up for easily in fuel economy.
The Chevrolet Tahoe gets an impressive (for a large SUV) 22 highway MPG and 18 City MPG with a 26 gallon gas tank. Compare that with the Land Cruisers 18 highway MPG and 13 city MPG with a 24.6 gallon gas tank. The Tahoe will clearly take you farther distances with less time between fill ups at the pump.
In terms of comfort, one of the biggest reasons many consumers purchase these large SUVs, both vehicles are of similar height, but that’s where it ends. The Tahoe has far more interior space with close to five additional inches of front headroom and close to three inches of additional rear headroom. Not to mention the Tahoe’s longer wheelbase and overall width. You’ll have plenty of room to move around no matter where you sit in the vehicle.
Both vehicles have similar features and amenities as well as similar warranties at 3 years, 36,000 mile bump to bumper and 5 years/ 60,000 powertrain. The Land Cruiser does come with unlimited mileage roadside assistance, but it is only for 2 years, where the Tahoe comes with 5-years/ 60,000 miles roadside assistance.
Both cars will get you and your family wherever they need to go in style and comfort, but for those looking for fuel efficiency, increased comfort and, of course, overall value, it is once again tough to beat the Chevrolet Tahoe!