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How Does the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition Stack Up?

When it comes to picking out the best large SUV, there are two options that have gone head to head year after year. The 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2020 Ford Expedition have a lot in common, so much that it's hard to decipher which one is the best choice out of the two when they stack up.

The segment for large SUVs isn’t particularly small, and with the popularity of SUVs steadily on the rise, it isn’t getting any smaller. Several options have been around for quite some time, and two, in particular, seem to go head to head year after year: the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition. If you’re looking to save money by purchasing a slightly used model that’s only a year old, checking out the 2020 version of either SUV will still have you juggling back and forth between the two. Side by side, it’s easy to see why so many people would find it difficult to pick one over the other.

The 2020 Ford Expedition

The 2020 Ford Expedition is the most modernly-styled variation of the SUV yet and considering previous model years that saying quite a bit. The starting MSRP for the Expedition begins at around $50,685 but can skyrocket over $84,000 with the highest trim levels and options. According to Edmunds, it’s notable for its “cavernous” interior space and surprisingly pleasant acceleration with the more modest V6 engine option.

In sheer size alone, it’s much larger than other competitors that offer three rows of seating, but you definitely won’t be feeling cramped in any row of seating.

The 2020 Expedition dominates its competition with its extraordinary towing capacity, making it a great option if you’re looking to bring your boat to the lake this summer, tow along with some jet skis, or even bring a camper for a nice summer road trip — like this scenic road trip in Florida you definitely have to take at least once. The Expedition has a towing capacity maximum of 9,300 pounds.

A red Ford Expedition with all of its doors open
2017 Ford Expedition | Patrick Gorski, Icon Sportswire, Getty Images

The 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

Unlike the Expedition, the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe dominates the roadways in way of appearance, and modern styling is nothing new. For the base model, you can expect MSRP sticker prices of around $48,095 but the highest trim levels can run easily over $70,000 even for a used version. It’s often highlighted for its ample amount of interior space and available seating, having seating for as many as nine people.

Besides space, buyers enjoy the option for a V8 engine or can opt for a more basic drivetrain and improved fuel economy. For some, just the sheer appearances of the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe make the biggest difference between it and the Expedition, but there are a few more objective reasons that make it the better choice.

One major difference that gives the Tahoe a leg up over the Expedition is the interior cabin space which is better insulated from road noise, giving it a quieter riding experience that feels more refined.

A 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban on display
Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban | Raymond Boyd, Getty Images

The 2020 Chevy Tahoe and 2020 Ford Expedition

When it comes down to it, both options are similarly priced and endowed with safety features and space, making both of them great options for road trip connoisseurs and families alike. All in all, there isn’t that much that sets these vehicles apart in the eyes of many buyers, meaning it comes down to the nitty gritty and personal preference.


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