2013 Chevy Suburban vs. 2013 Ford Expedition

2013-Chevy-Suburban-Z71Biggers Chevrolet and its favorite Elgin drivers know that the 2013 Chevy Suburban is one of the finest SUVs on the market. Its superlative style, fashion, and power make it hard to resist, and well worth the higher price tag one can expect to pay when shopping for an SUV. One of the biggest competitors is the smaller 2013 Ford Expedition, a classic and worthy competitor on the larger SUV market. But which of these vehicles is actually worth the SUV money?

Engine Power

The Suburban and Expedition have similar engines in many ways. Both are gas and ethanol V8 engines that are about the same size. However, the Suburban has 320 hp as opposed to the 310 of the Expedition. It also has a more efficient coil spring suspension when compared to the Expedition’s double wishbone. It is also more fuel efficient by at least 5 or 6 mpg, depending on the trim offered.

Exterior Design

Both the Suburban and the Expedition are excellently designed vehicles, but the Suburban offers a wide range of exterior design options unavailable with the Ford. The following options are all standard on the Suburban, but are not offered on the Expedition:

  • Daytime running lights
  • Remote keyless start
  • Daytime Running Lights   
  • Steel wheels
  • Front all-season tires
  • Rear all-season tires

Although the Expedition shares many of the same exterior features as the Suburban, it lacks too many of the great features that set the Suburban apart.

Warranty Comparison

The last thing to consider when it comes to picking between these two is the warranty. Both offer a 3-year/36,000-miles bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, but the Suburban offers a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, easily besting the 60,000 mile limit of the the Expedition.Both also offer the same warranties for roadside assistance.

The Choice is Clear

While the Expedition is a worthy vehicle, it’s easy to see what’s worth the money you are going to spend on a quality SUV. Come on down to Biggers Chevy today to take one for a test drive today!