How Does the Ford Explorer Stack Up Against the Competition?

The Ford Expedition offers something for every driver, with a range of trims and available features that can take your Expedition from basic to all-out luxury. With comfortable seating for up to eight and ample cargo space along with a towing capacity of up to 9,200 pounds when properly equipped, there's nowhere you can't go in your Ford Expedition. 

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If the time has come for you to purchase a new SUV, but you're having trouble navigating the many choices in the marketplace, then we'd invite you to consider the 2017 Ford Expedition.  One of the most popular full-size SUVs on the road today, the Ford Explorer has been a family favorite on the road for 20 years thanks to its reliability, versatility, and capability. In fact, the Expedition won the U.S. News and World Report Best Large SUV for the Money award, and it was a finalist for Best Large SUV for Families award. Sure, there are a lot of other options in the marketplace, and they have many great features, but not can match the power and comfort of the Expedition.

The Ford Expedition vs. the Acura MDX

The Acura MDX is a great crossover SUV, but since it's not a truck-based SUV, it doesn't hold a candle to what is offered by the Ford Expedition. The Expedition's powerful twin-turbo V6 engine delivering 365 horsepower and 420 pounds-foot of torque easily outperforms the MDX's 290 horsepower and 267 pound-foot of torque; so if you need to tow that boat or personal watercraft, you won't be able to do it in the Acura MDX. While both vehicles offer three rows, but the MDX only seats seven compared to the Expedition's room for eight. Those passengers will have a whole lot more room to spread out and get comfortable in the Ford Expedition with its superior leg and head room. Of course, if you need even more room for cargo or prefer extra space in the third row, you can consider the Ford Expedition EL, an option you don't have with the Acura MDX.


The Ford Expedition vs. the Chevrolet Tahoe

If you're considering another truck-based SUV like the Chevrolet Tahoe, you'll find plenty of similarities between these two large family-friendly SUVs, but the Expedition still takes the lead. They both offer seating for 8 and a powerful V6 engine along with several different trim levels to choose from. If you're choosing a large SUV, though, you probably have many passengers and cargo to haul - and the Expedition is going to offer more space overall than the Tahoe. With a below-average cargo capacity for its class, the Tahoe can't compete with the Expedition's 18.6 cubic feet behind the third row compared to the Tahoe's 15.3 cubic feet. With all the seats down, the Expedition offers 108.3 compared to the Tahoe's mere 94.7 cubic feet. The Expedition also easily outranks the Tahoe when it comes to towing capacity, with a 9,200-pound towing max compared to the Tahoe's 8,600. In the area of safety, the Expedition is - again - the clear winner, with the Ford earning a Five-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration including five stars for frontal and side crash tests along with four stars in the rollover test. While the Tahoe earns five stars in frontal and side crash tests, it falls short in the ever-important rollover test, resulting in a four-star overall rating.


The Ford Expedition vs. the GMC Yukon

Last, let's take a look at the formidable GMC Yukon. Once again, the Yukon I a formidable opponent, but it just doesn't quite measure up to the Expedition. The Expedition again takes the lead in the cargo and passenger space department, with its 108.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space trumping the Yukon's 94.7 cubic feet. Not only that, but the Expedition offers 178.9 cubic feet of interior volume compared to the Tahoe's 120.8 - that's forty percent more interior volume! Even though the Yukon is similar to the Expedition in that it's a truck-based SUV, the Yukon still can't match the power and towing capacity of the Expedition. With only 355 horsepower and 383 pound-foot of torque, you'll have to leave the big stuff on the driveway if you're driving a GMC Yukon.

Visit JPS Ford in Arcadia, LA to Test Drive the Ford Expedition

The Expedition is offered in four trims, but even the base XLT comes nicely equipped with a 6-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rearview camera with rear parking sensors, and more. The Limited trim offers leather interior, dual-zone climate control, heated/cooled front seats, and power-folding 3rd-row seats. If you opt for the King Ranch, you'll enjoy all that plus blind-spot monitoring, a navigation system, chrome accents, and power-deployable running boards. Of course, if you decide to go with the top-of-the-line Expedition Platinum, you'll be riding in the lap of luxury with micro-perforated leather seats, power moonroof, 22-inch wheels, and a stylish leather and wood console. Whichever Expedition you choose, you'll enjoy all the comfort, performance, and capability that only a Ford Explorer can offer. There's so much more to explore and experience, you simply have to see the Expedition for yourself; we invite you to visit JPS Ford to explore our inventory of 2017 Ford Expeditions today!