Which Of These 2 Large SUVs Is the Better Buy?

The 2022 Chevy Suburban and the 2022 Ford Expedition Max are two of the best large SUVs on the market. They’re each enormous SUVs that offer plenty of passenger and cargo space. Few large SUVs rival the Suburban and Expedition Max in size and style. So which one is better? Let’s take a look at how much the Chevy Suburban and Ford Expedition Max cost, and what you get for your money for each.

Front view of Summit White 2022 Chevy Suburban
Summit White 2022 Chevy Suburban | Chevrolet

How much does the 2022 Chevy Suburban cost?

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The 2022 Chevy Suburban is one of the best large SUVs on the market. Its price starts at $52,400. There are a whole variety of 2022 Chevrolet Suburban trim levels to choose from, and packages to add on. The 2022 Chevy Suburban LS is the base model, and it costs $54,095, according to Edmunds. The 2022 Suburban LS comes with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. That’s matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It also comes with four-wheel drive. You can also get four-wheel drive on the 2022 Chevy Suburban LS.

The 2022 Chevy Suburban LS also comes with LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban also comes with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment screen and a whole slew of safety features including forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and lane-keep assist.

How much does the 2022 Ford Expedition Max cost?

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The 2022 Ford Expedition Max price starts at $58,835. This is for the Expedition Max XLT. The Max length is available on all Expedition trim levels except for the base XL, according to Edmunds. This comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

The next level up is the 2022 Ford Expedition Max Limited, and the price for this is $67,990. The Max King Ranch costs $78,510. The most expensive available Expedition Max is the Platinum, starting at $80,460. This has the same specs for its engine except that it is more poweful. The Expedition Max Limited engine can make up to 400 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.

Is the Suburban or Expedition Max a better buy?

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With the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban’s lower starting price, it’s certainly cheaper than the 2022 Ford Expedition Max. And with only 20 hp less than the Expedition Max, you likely won’t notice much of a difference in power. In addition, Cars.com names the Chevy Suburban as the Best Family Vehicle of 2022. So while the Ford Expedition Max may be an incredible SUV, it can’t quite match all that the Suburban has to offer.

At the same time, it’s worth noting that Consumer Reports gives the Expedition Max a much higher score than the Chevy Suburban. While Consumer Reports gives the Expedition Max a 73, the Chevy Suburban only gets a 41. Yet without full crash test ratings, it’s hard to say which is truly the better SUV. Still, the Suburban certainly offers a better deal, though you probably won’t be unhappy with either SUV.

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