Search for a truck-based SUV like the new Chevy Tahoe, and your options will be limited. In addition to the Tahoe, the Ford Expedition is one of the only other offerings that meet this description, as most SUVs now try to drive more like a sedan. While either can be a good choice for drives around Sulphur Springs, the Chevy Tahoe tends to make drivers happier. In addition to the Expedition relying on an eight-year-old design, it falls behind the Chevrolet in other categories.
Chevy Tahoe Fuel Economy
When most people think of large SUVs like the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition, they don’t expect to get great fuel economy. Because of this reputation, Chevrolet made a conscious effort to boost gas mileage in the Tahoe, and it worked, leading to better numbers than in the Expedition. The Expedition only gets 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway*. The Tahoe, in comparison, can get 16 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway*. This lead is particularly impressive when you consider that the Ford only has a slight lead in terms of horsepower and torque.
Chevy Tahoe Dimensions
Both the Tahoe or Expedition can seat 8 passengers, and they each have their own advantages in terms of seating. The Tahoe is wider, which helps it give passengers more hip room and shoulder room in every seat, including 62.6 inches of 3rd-row shoulder room compared to only 51.9 inches in the Expedition. The Chevy Tahoe also gives you over 4 inches extra of legroom and more front headroom than the Ford Expedition. All other measurements are nearly identical, with the exception of 3rd-row legroom, where the Ford has the lead.
Take the 2016 Chevy Tahoe for a test drive at Jay Hodge Chevrolet in Sulphur Springs, Texas, today.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.