The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe vs The 2019 Ford Expedition
The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe is well-rounded, and it enjoys being in the high ranking in the large SUV class. The vehicle offers a powerful engine, user-friendly features, and a high predicted reliability rating. The 2019 Ford Expedition excels as well.
The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe seats anywhere from five to nine people. Standard configuration is for eight, and it has two front seats and second- and third-row benches. As an option you can get a first-row bench seat that comes with the base model, there’s also the third row that you can take out entirely from the base, and you’ll be able to save a couple of thousand dollars.
The full and cushy front seats are ideal for adventures that require long drives. The second row is equally enjoyable whether you stick with the bench seats or you can always opt for two bucket seats. The cabin feels airy around the first two rows.
The Expedition seats eight people, but split-benching the seat with second-row bucket seats lowers seating capacity to seven. Cloth upholstery comes standard and upgrades include massaging front seats, leather upholstery, heated and power-folding second-row seats, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
The 2019 Tahoe has a long list of standard features, which include the centerpiece 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto similarities, along with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Chevy has a MyLink interface, and it’s one of the most straightforward systems on the market, thanks to its simple menus and quick response times. There are lots of large physical buttons on the center stack that quickly adjusts the volume and temperature.
The Tahoe also has up to seven USB ports that can keep those riding in the car with you charged as well. Other standard features included are 110-volt power outlet, tri-zone automatic climate control, HD Radio, and satellite radio. As an option, you can opt to include a rear-seat DVD player, one of two Bose premium stereos, wireless charging, and navigation.
Ford has the standard SYNC connectivity system which features four USB ports, a 4.2-inch display, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a six-speaker sound system. Optional equipment includes an 8-inch touch screen, a SYNC 3 infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, HD Radio, two more smart-charging USB ports, a navigation system, wireless device charging and a 12-speaker Bang and Olufsen stereo. The on-screen buttons for the SYNC 3 infotainment system earn almost a universal praise as its buttons are of considerable size and the display responds quickly to inputs.
Every Tahoe vehicle comes standard with rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. For parents with teenagers that are learning to drive, Chevy includes its Teen Driver system, which allows you to set limits on audio and speed volume. Optional advanced safety features include automatic emergency braking, rear cross traffic, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, front parking sensors, automatic high beams, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and forward collision warning.
The Ford Expedition comes with a rearview camera, Ford’s MyKey which allows you to set the limit on speed and audio limits for secondary drivers, and rear parking sensors – – come standard in every Expedition. Several other safety features are blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, parallel park assist, adaptive cruise control with a stop-and-go function.
The Chevy Tahoe has a standard powertrain of 5.3-liter V8 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which delivers 355 horsepower. The six-speed automatic provides timely and smooth shifts. Tahoe offer’s another satisfying power as well.
As an option, there is the 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower. It has a 10-speed automatic, and it gives a thrilling acceleration every time you drive. The V8 is only available in selected trims.
Ford only offers a single engine on the Expedition. While most rivals offer V8 engines, the Expedition instead offers a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that produces 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. On the Platinum trim, the same engine is available but it has premium fuel which produces 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
The only one that is offered is a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Expedition is more than suited for most driving needs. It’s turbo V6 has enough power to towing or effortless passing on the highway.
Chevrolet Tahoe: The Chevrolet Tahoe starts at $48,000 (plus destination fee).
Ford Expedition: The Ford Expedition starts at $52,130 (plus destination fee).
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