Let’s get down to the numbers and the nitty-gritty on size. For anyone considering a large SUV purchase, both the 2020 Ford Expedition and the 2020 Chevy Tahoe are probably on the consideration list. Both are top-rated models in most of the reviews and critic evaluations.
But if you need a behemoth SUV, then size matters. So when it comes to metrics, passenger room, and cargo space, which is actually bigger between these two rulers in the large SUV class? And in the end, does bigger necessarily mean better?
A closer look at the new Chevy Tahoe
The 2020 Chevy Tahoe has always been a great consideration in the large SUV class. But it also earns high marks for predicted reliability and having tons of available features. All models, for example, come with HD Radio and remote start.
But the amenities list is long, including an eight-inch touchscreen, mobile device pairing, Wi-Fi hot spot, and a six-speaker stereo system. Under the hood, the Chevy Tahoe is a beast with your choice of either a 5.3-liter V8 and six-speed auto transmission or a 6.2-liter V8 engine, with a 10-speed auto transmission.
What the Ford Expedition does better
U.S. News and World Report offered a comparison between the Ford Expedition and the Chevy Tahoe. And according to the evaluations, there are a few things the Ford Expedition does better.
For starters, it won their 2020 Best Large SUV for Families title. The 2020 Ford Expedition also does seat comfort better than the 2020 Chevy Tahoe, according to the critics.
The 2020 Ford Expedition beats the 2020 Chevy Tahoe in safety, earning five stars from the NHTSA, versus the Tahoe’s four stars. And despite the larger engine in the Chevy Tahoe, the Ford Expedition’s 3.5-liter V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission offers better acceleration.
The Expedition also leads the class in towing, with a max limit of 9,300 lbs when properly equipped. The Chevy Tahoe tops out at 8,600 lbs.
So, which of these large SUV is actually bigger?
Getting down to the numbers, all you really want to know is which of these SUVs is bigger. The Chevy Tahoe offers 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space in total. The Ford Expedition measures a cargo capacity of 104.6 cubic feet.
The Expedition also has a bigger wheelbase, according to Autotrader, by about six inches. And it’s nearly two inches taller and three inches wider than the Chevy Tahoe.
Does bigger mean more value?
When it comes to value, do those few extra cubic feet of cargo space make or break the deal? Ultimately, it’s based on your preferences and intended daily use.
Both of these large SUVs are highly rated as family haulers. The 2020 Chevy Tahoe starts around $49,000, which could sway your decision since the 2020 Ford Expedition is generally a little more expensive. But in the U.S. News and World Report face-off, the Expedition is the winner. So, paying a little extra might be worth it, considering the Ford bested the Chevy in more than a few categories.
In the battle of the big SUVs, the 2020 Ford Expedition proves it’s essentially bigger than the 2020 Chevy Tahoe. And in a few critic circles, it’s better in several other categories too. But if predicted reliability and affordability are your selling points, the Chevy Tahoe might be your best buy.
Take a closer look at both and even a test drive to decide which SUV best meets your family’s needs. Just know, if you choose to buy the 2020 Ford Expedition, and you pull up next to a Tahoe at a stoplight, your sweet ride will be bigger.