Chevy Suburban vs. Ford Expedition

The Chevy Suburban and Ford Expedition are both classic, large SUVs that are popular among drivers who visit used car dealership in Chicago. As you’d expect from any vehicle in the large SUV category, these vehicles won’t fit in tight spaces or low garages but that’s a natural tradeoff for the ample cargo space, luxurious seats, and power of the Chevy Suburban and Ford Expedition.

Whichever one you choose, you can’t go wrong, but here’s a quick overview of both these vehicles.

The Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevy Suburban has existed in one form or another for decades, so you can bet that a lot of time and effort has been put into getting this vehicle just right for you and your family.



Chevy offers plenty of higher-end models with premium trim levels but even the base-level model of the Suburban boasts plenty of space and a luxurious feel. You’ll have three rows of seats plus a huge trunk and user-friendly systems. Plus, Chevy has made good use of the space in this vehicle by providing convenient storage cubbies throughout the interior.


The newest version of the Chevy Suburban stands six feet and two inches tall and extends eighteen feet and eight inches. It’s built essentially like a large truck with a station wagon back instead of a truck bed. It sports a clean style and modern look.


Especially on newer models, the Chevy Suburban comes equipped with a very powerful engine. The 2020 version has two V8 options which provide between 355 and 420 HP while getting 14 to 15 mpg in the city and 20 to 23 mpg on the highway. Older models are also equipped with a V8, but expect a slight dropoff in power and fuel efficiency.

The Ford Expedition

While it hasn’t been around quite as long as the Chevy Suburban, the Ford Expedition is a perennial best-seller at used Ford Dealerships in Chicago and beyond. If you’re in the market for a large SUV, you must take a minute to learn a little bit about this vehicle.




The Expedition’s interior is well-equipped with everything you need for a comfortable journey. It offers three rows of seating, enough to fit a Little League team, and plenty of cargo space. The interior is luxurious enough to be comfortable but not so upscale you’re afraid to make frequent use of it.


The newest Expeditions are about two inches taller than the Chevy Suburban and about the same length, so you will have to prepare for difficulties fitting into tight spots. The exterior design has changed a bit over the years, from a slightly boxy body to a more refined, modern appearance in the newer models.


The Expedition comes with a V6 engine that puts out between 375 and 400 HP depending on the exact model. Also, its fuel efficiency is solid for a large SUV, coming in at 16 to 17 mpg in the city and 21 to 24 on the highway.

Still not quite sure which one to choose? Come down to Hawk Auto, a used Ford dealership in Bridgeview, to test drive these cars for yourself.

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