While the Cadillac Escalade will work to starve off the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and their larger variants will fend off the 2018 Ford Expedition. Ford has come out swinging this time around and the SUV’s power figures handily outdo General Motors.
Ford Authority reports the 2018 Expedition’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine is capable of pumping 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. That’s on 93 octane, however, and is only available in the top-spec Platinum model. Bump down to 87 octane and Ford still outdoes the Tahoe/Yukon twins—375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque are on tap. The Expedition now features dual injection to help boost ratings across the board.
GM has long remained an undisputed king of the body-on-frame segment, but the Expedition may offer consumers a compelling option when it goes on sale this fall.