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We have a new winner to celebrate as the Jeep Wagoneer claims the top spot for best SUV. The Ford Expedition is a worthy opponent, but it fell short. Let’s see why the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer crushes the competition. 

2023 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2023 Ford Expedition: Which SUV is better?

A red 2023 Jeep Wagoneer driving down the road
2023 Jeep Wagoneer | Jeep

According to the U.S.News, the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer is the best large SUV. It earned a score of 8.5 out of 10. The 2024 Ford Expedition is a close contender in second place, scoring 8.3. The 2023 Expedition got an 8.2. 

Rankings are based on credible reviews from respected automotive critics online, in newspapers, and in magazines. A score is provided based on the critic’s ratings, performance, interior quality, safety, reliability, cargo capacity, towing/hauling, fuel economy, and awards. 

The Wagoneer ranks highly for having powerful engine options, a massive/upscale interior, a smooth ride, and an excellent towing capacity. However, it’s expensive for the class and can be tricky to maneuver in tight areas. 

The Expedition is praised for having potent engine options, a large/well-built interior, a smooth ride, intuitive tech, and a stout towing capacity. But it has reluctant handling and less cargo space than rivals. 

When it comes down to the wire, the Wagoneer has a smoother ride, more passenger space, a higher towing capacity, and more available tech. But the Expedition is more affordable and agile. 

Is the Wagoneer stronger than the Expedition? 

The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer can tow up to 10,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,619 lbs. With the 2023 Ford Expedition, you can tow up to 9,300 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,750 lbs. 

You can access up to 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and up to 116.7 cubes overall. The Expedition provides 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and up to 104.6 cubes. 

Plus, there’s no denying that the Wagoneer is better equipped for off-roading adventures, even though the Expedition Timberline is no slouch. The Wagoneer simply has a little more to offer.