Are you opting for an SUV with three rows of seats instead of a minivan to achieve a similar degree of utility, all while enjoying the SUV characteristics? Two such vehicles are the Chevrolet Suburban and the Ford Expedition, featuring three rows of seats and priced at around $51,000 MSRP, so let’s compare the two.
Let’s start with the Ford because it’s more succinct. It has a single-engine choice; a turbocharged 3.5L V6 with 375 hp and 470 lb*ft of torque. This is linked in either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive format to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Chevrolet Suburban, however, has plenty more options. It has three engines, a standard 5.3L V8 with FlexFuel, having 355 hp and 383 lb*ft of torque; a 6.2L V8 with FlexFuel with an output of 420 hp and 460 lb*ft of torque; or a turbocharged 3.0L diesel I6 with 277 hp and 460 lb*ft of torque. These are linked to a 10-speed automatic in either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
As far as features go, it has plenty as standard. It has a premium suspension, which is more comfortable on all kinds of roads. The infotainment is very capable, allowing you to use Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth if you so desire. It has a power outlet in the front and USB ports both for charging and for data transfer. On the higher trims, you can get air ride suspension, steps to get in and out of the car more effortlessly, many more safety features than it has standard, a media system in the back, and more.
People praise the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, mainly for how spacious and comfortable it is, even without the air ride suspension. People also find the 5.3L V8 to be very reliable. Being an older engine, it was fine-tuned and improved over the years, and long term owners will find a big plus.
To summarize, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, when comfort and space is concerned, is subjectively better than the 2021 Ford Expedition, having more engine choices, and it is at the very least comfortable and plush even on the lowest trim levels. Test Drive the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban at York Chevrolet Buick today in Brazil, where we’re not #1, you are!
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