Kemna Automotive Group Compares 2014 Ford Expedition VS 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe In IA

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2014 Ford Expedition

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2014 Ford Expedition

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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

Safety Comparison

Both the Expedition and the Tahoe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available all wheel drive.

Warranty Comparison

The Expedition’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Tahoe’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability Comparison

The Ford Expedition’s engine uses a cast iron block for durability, while the Tahoe’s engine uses an aluminum block. Aluminum engine blocks are much more prone to warp and crack at high temperatures than cast iron.

For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the Expedition has an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the engine in the Tahoe.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The Expedition has 2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Tahoe (28 vs. 26 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Expedition has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Tahoe doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Expedition’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Tahoe:



Front Rotors

13.5 inches

13 inches

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For superior ride and handling, the Ford Expedition has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Chevrolet Tahoe has a solid rear axle, with a non-independent rear suspension.

The Expedition has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Expedition flat and controlled during cornering. The Tahoe’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Expedition’s wheelbase is 3 inches longer than on the Tahoe (119 inches vs. 116 inches).

Passenger Space Comparison

The Expedition has 1.1 inches more rear headroom, .1 inches more rear legroom, .2 inches more third row headroom, 12.9 inches more third row legroom and .9 inches more third row hip room than the Tahoe.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Expedition’s cargo area provides more volume than the Tahoe.



Behind Third Seat

18.6 cubic feet

15.3 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded


51.6 cubic feet

Third Seat Removed

55 cubic feet


Max Cargo Volume

108.3 cubic feet

94.7 cubic feet

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the Expedition easier. The Expedition’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 34.8 inches, while the Tahoe’s liftover is 35.9 inches.

The Expedition’s cargo area is larger than the Tahoe’s in almost every dimension:



Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)



Min Width



The Expedition has a standard third row seat which folds flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The Tahoe doesn’t offer seats that fold into the floor.

Ergonomics Comparison

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Expedition’s exterior keypad. The Tahoe doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its OnStar ® can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® chose the Ford Expedition as its “Top Pick,” the highest scoring vehicle in its category, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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