|2018 Chevrolet Tahoe||vs.||2018 Ford Expedition|
|5.3-liter V-8||Engine||3.5-liter V-6|
|6-speed automatic||Transmission||10-speed automatic|
|26 gal||Fuel Tank||23.3 gal|
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The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition are full-size SUVs that prioritize family comfort. Driven by the EcoTec3 V8 engine, the Tahoe is more efficient than the Expedition. This Chevy also has the MyLink infotainment system that has a slight advantage over Ford’s SYNC 3 platform. The Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking and Lane Change Alert ultimately make the Tahoe safer than its Ford rival.
Chevrolet has traditionally installed V8 engines into its SUVs. For 2018, the company’s engineers decided to equip the Tahoe with a 5.3 L engine that’s based on the EcoTec3 platform, which has been around for a couple of years. Controlled by the Active Fuel Management, this eight-cylinder engine offers a highway fuel economy of 23 MPG. You won’t find too many V8 engines that can achieve such an impressive rating from the EPA. Having a V6 design, the Ford Expedition’s EcoBoost engine has a highway fuel economy that ranges between 21 and 24 MPG. However, keep in mind that this signature powertrain comes with twin-scroll turbochargers that can’t be fairly compared to a naturally aspirated engine. Variable valve timing and direct injection are some other mechanical features that improve efficiency in the EcoTec3 engine.
Centered in the 2018 Chevy Tahoe’s dashboard, the 8-inch MyLink infotainment system displays directions on 2-D maps and 3-D city views. You can gently tap the touch screen to access smartphone-friendly portals, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Bluetooth with voice recognition is another mobile-friendly feature in the MyLink platform. Similarly, the Ford Expedition’s SYNC 3 multimedia console is compatible with Android devices and iPhones. Both SUVs have SiriusXM receivers that catch more than 100 music channels. The Tahoe’s Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System matches the acoustic quality of the Expedition’s B&O Play audio system. Running at 4G LTE standards, the Wi-Fi network in this Chevy is delivered by OnStar, which specializes in car connectivity and other digital services. By contrast, the wireless internet network in the Expedition is powered by AT&T, which is a newcomer to the automotive scene. Both of these spacious vehicles entertain families with dual screens that have built-in DVD players.
When the 2018 Chevy Tahoe’s speedometer registers a reading that’s less than 50 MPH, the Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking is ready to react to the slightest threat of a crash. The Forward Collision Alert could be customized to come on based on the following distance to another vehicle. Traditionally, the Side Blind Zone Alert has worked independently in most Chevy cars. However, this technology is now paired with the Lane Change Alert. This Chevy SUV comes with the Rear Park Assist that emits ultrasonic pulses to estimate the distance to any nearby obstacles. A rear vision camera is also combined with the Rear Cross Traffic Alert to help you avoid an accident. The Backup Assist and Pre-Collision Assist help the Ford Expedition avoid an accident, but the Tahoe still offers more driving aides.
Is your family ready to take a test drive in the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe? Then come to Mountain View Chevy today. You’ll clearly see all of the advantages than this Chevy SUV has over the 2018 Ford Expedition.Schedule Test Drive
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All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.