2016 Chevrolet Suburban vs. 2016 Ford Expedition

2016 Chevrolet Suburban

2016 Chevrolet Suburban

2016 Ford Expedition

2016 Ford Expedition

If you’re in the market for a large SUV, then the 2016 Chevy Suburban and Ford Expedition are two popular choices to consider. Both are large vehicles with spacious interiors, but which SUV is right for you? We compared the key differences between the 2016 Chevy Suburban and the 2016 Ford Expedition XLT EL to determine which model is the better buy. Read on for a detailed analysis of these two SUVs!


Both the 2016 Chevy Suburban and Ford Expedition have standard three-year or 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranties and five-year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranties. However, Chevy has one year of extra coverage in its corrosion warranty, plus a few extra benefits. But most notably, the Suburban benefits from Chevy’s incredible two years or 24,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance. Ford doesn’t provide this at all. You could save a lot of money through the Chevy warranty package.


Both SUVs feature standard front airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability systems. The Suburban goes the extra mile by offering several conveniences that the Expedition doesn’t include. The Suburban has a front seat center airbag to prevent damage in collisions from the side. The Expedition doesn’t include this feature. The Suburban also has Daytime Running Lights for extra visibility, but the Expedition doesn’t offer them. As for optional safety features, the Suburban offers a lane departure warning system for extra protection while inadvertently crossing lanes. The Expedition doesn’t have this feature.


The Chevy Suburban has the edge when it comes to fuel economy. The two-wheel drive model generates up to 23 mpg on the highway, compared to only 21 mpg for the Expedition EL. If you opt for the four-wheel drive model, the Suburban still delivers 22 mpg on the highway. The Expedition dips even lower to 20 mpg. Chevy also equipped the Suburban with an engine control system to improve efficiency, which is not included at the Expedition at all.


Both vehicles are large SUVs, so they are designed with spacious cabins. If you want to kick back and really relax, then the Suburban is the way to go. Chevy’s SUV can carry nine passengers when equipped with optional seating, while the Expedition caps out at eight passengers. The Suburban also has several features that make loading cargo easy. The low lift-over cargo hatch design and hands-free opening enable you to pack your Suburban more quickly and efficiently than the Expedition.

Test Drive Our Winner

After all the checks were tallied, we found that the 2016 Chevy Suburban beat out the Ford Expedition. The Suburban just couldn’t be beat when it came to warranty, fuel economy, and space. Come test drive this superstar at Biggers Chevy to see what the buzz is about. Preview our inventory of Chevy Suburbans and then stop by our dealership in Elgin.