The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and the Ford Expedition are two of the best traditional, full-size SUVs on the road. Both are known for their impressive towing capacities, spacious cabins, and flexible cargo space. If you're having trouble deciding between the two, read our four-category comparison.
2015 Tahoe vs Ford Expedition
Passenger Space and Comfort
Both models are spacious and family-friendly, but the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe takes the lead. The cabin's high-quality materials call to mind a more expensive luxury vehicle. The three rows of seating are comfortable and supportive. Behind the rear seats, passengers can fill 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space with everyday items like groceries and gym bags. With the third-row folded, that space expands to 51.6 cubes. With both rear rows folded down, the cargo hold maxes out at 94.7 cubes. Shoppers can choose to add a power-release second-row and full-power up-down third-row to make cargo expansion a breeze.
The Expedition's interior is both roomy and classy. The higher trim models are especially impressive, enhancing comfort with high-quality materials. Behind the rear seats, the standard model comes with 18.6 cubic feet of cargo space. The extended-length models deliver 42.6 cubes. With both rear seats folded, maximum cargo space is 108.3 cubes in the standard Expeditions and 130.8 in the EL models.
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is our pick for features, thanks to an impressive array of standard items. Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity lets drivers make hands-free calls. The rearview camera makes backing up easy. A newly available 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection transforms the Tahoe into a mobile hotspot, giving passengers the power to surf the Web on up to seven devices. Higher trims deliver even more impressive features, including the MyLink infotainment system, which offers a range of apps via a 7-inch touchscreen.
The Expedition comes with the voice-operated Sync system, which lets drivers alter infotainment settings without sacrificing safety. It also comes standard with Bluetooth and a rearview camera.
Power and Performance
Although it was a close race, the 2015 Ford Expedition has the edge in terms of power. Its turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine makes 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but shoppers can choose four-wheel drive with low-range gearing. Properly equipped, the Expedition can tow up to 9,200 pounds.
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is a close second in this category. Its 5.3-liter V8 engine is rated for 355 horses and 383 pound-feet of torque. As with the Expedition, shoppers can select either standard two-wheel drive or the available four-wheel drive. A properly equipped Tahoe can tow a maximum load of 8,600 pounds.
Once again, the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is the best vehicle for the job. Its standard safety features maximize passenger protection. All models come with OnStar telematics, which deliver drivers from unexpected problems using features like on-demand roadside assistance and remote door unlocking. The standard rear parking sensors and rearview camera makes it easy to pull in and out of tight spaces. Shoppers can also choose from a wide range of high-tech safety systems designed to enhance driver attention, including blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert technology.
The 2015 Ford Expedition competes well in this category. Like the Tahoe, its standard features include antilock disc brakes and stability and traction control, which boost on-road control. The Expedition's MyKey technology lets parents set speed limitations for teenage drivers.
Learn More about the Chevrolet Tahoe
Although both SUVs deliver impressive features, we like the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe overall. Its impressive safety lineup works to protect passengers. Inside, the Tahoe is family-friendly, with its roomy cabin and high-tech infotainment features. On the road, the Tahoe's powerful engine delivers the necessary power to haul heavy loads of cargo and passengers.