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The 2023 Chevrolet Suburban is considered one of the best large SUVs. However, the latest Ford Expedition is a much more evolved vehicle in many ways. Of course, the Suburban has modern features, but it somehow seems to be not as complete as an SUV as the Ford model. This also shows itself in the overall performance and stability of the vehicle. 

The Expedition is the best large SUV of the two in performance

2023 Ford Expedition is one of the best large SUVs
2023 Ford Expedition | Ford

Overall, the Ford Expedition delivers better and more efficient performance. According to Edmunds, the base Chevy Suburban has a 5.3-liter V8 engine with a maximum output of 355 hp. It’s rear-wheel drive and uses a 10-speed automatic. It can tow up to 8,300 pounds. All of this makes it a contender for best large SUV.

However, the 2023 Ford Expedition has a standard turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that makes 380 horsepower. It’s also rear-wheel drive and uses a 10-speed. Another difference is that it gets 16 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway. The 2023 Suburban gets 15 and 20, respectively. Regarding speed, it takes the Ford 5.7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 while it takes the Chevy 7.6 seconds to do so. 

The 2023 Ford Expedition has a better interior

2023 Ford Expedition interior
2023 Ford Expedition | Ford

Of the two, the 2023 Ford Expedition is the best large SUV regarding the interior. This is primarily due to the interior technology. The latest Ford Expedition has a 12-inch touchscreen that is very responsive. However, the real star of the show is the upgraded vertical 15.5-inch display. On the other hand, the 2023 Chevrolet Suburban has a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen, which seems out of place in a vehicle this large.

The other thing that puts the Ford Expedition interior above the Suburban is expectation. The Chevy Suburban is supposed to be the more luxurious of the two large SUVs. However, it doesn’t measure up in that regard, making the Ford Expedition look even better. This is also partly because Ford has put more work into making the Expedition a stylish SUV and not just a large blob of a vehicle.

The Chevy Suburban is slightly less safe

2023 Chevrolet Suburban in black
2023 Chevrolet Suburban | Chevrolet

The latest Expedition is also the best large SUV compared to the Chevy because of its safety. The NHTSA gave it a five out of five-star rating, whereas the new Chevy Suburban has a four out of four. Both are great ratings, but the Expedition excels in this all-important category. Part of the reason it comes out on top is because it has better safety features.

Overall, both are great vehicles for relatively large groups of people. However, the Ford Expedition feels more like a fully realized SUV. The Suburban feels more like a truck disguised as an SUV. This is fair as it’s a truck-based SUV, but the Expedition might be better for those who want something more refined.

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