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2021 CHEVROLET TAHOE AND SUBURBAN VS 2020 FORD EXPEDITION: COMPARING SPECS

Our Tale Of The Tape!

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

The official reveal of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban just happened. This means that immediately everybody will want to know how they compare to the current title contender, the 2020 Ford Expedition, as well as its long-wheelbase version, the Expedition MAX. Our tale of the tape breaks down key specification between the competing SUV products, with the outgoing Tahoe and Suburban thrown in for good measure.

The 2020 Ford Expedition is all-new as of a year ago, and it is nothing short of impressive. Be it the fit and finish, the technology, or simply its magic-carpet-like ride thanks to its independent rear suspension, the full-sized American SUV is a segment leader, even if the overall sales don’t quite reflect it. With the all-new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GM is going back on the offensive, and the ball will be in Ford’s court to see if it can hold the ground it has so far gained against the two Bowtie Brand icons. It’s a heavyweight title fight worth getting excited for.

VEHICLE2021 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban2020 Ford Expedition/Expedition MAXOutgoing Suburban/Tahoe
ENGINE5.3L V8, 6.2L V8, 3.0L I63.5L TTV65.3L V8, 6.2L V8
TRANSMISSION10-Speed Automatic10-Speed Automatic6-Speed, 10-Speed Automatic
DRIVETRAINRWD/AWDRWD/AWDRWD/AWD
MAX TOWINGTBA9,300 lbs8,600 lbs (T), 8,300 lbs (S)
FUEL RANGETBA est. 600 mi, 690 mi (MAX)572 mi (T), 651 mi (S)
FUEL CAPACITYTBA25 gal, 30 gal (MAX)26 gal (T), 31 gal (S)
COMBINED FUEL ECONOMYTBA20 mpg, 19 mpg (MAX)18 mpg
LENGTH210.7 in (T), 225.7 (S)210 in, 221 in (MAX)204 in (T), 224 in (S)
WIDTH81 in79.9 in80.5 in
WHEELBASE120.9 in (T), 134.1 (S)122 in, 131 in (MAX)116 (T), 130 (S)
WEIGHTTBA5,368 lb, 5,534 lb (MAX)5,355 lb (T), 5,808 (S)
CARGO CAPACITY (after third row)25.5 cu-ft (T), 41.1 cu-ft (S)19.3 cu-ft, 34.3 cu-ft (MAX)15.3 (T), 39.3 (S)
MAX SEATING7 (T), 8 (S)87 (T), 8 (S)
BASE MSRPTBA$52,810 – $55,835 (MAX)$49,000 (T) – $51,700 (S)

 

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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