Greene Ford Compares 2017 Ford Expedition VS 2017 Toyota Sequoia Near Buford, GA

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2017 Ford Expedition

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2017 Toyota Sequoia

Safety Comparison

Full-time four-wheel drive is optional on the Expedition. Full-time four-wheel drive gives added traction for safety in all conditions, not just off-road, like the only system available on the Sequoia.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Expedition 4x4’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Sequoia doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

To help make backing safer, the Expedition’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Sequoia doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Expedition has standard 911 Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Sequoia doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Expedition and the Sequoia have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available blind spot warning systems and front parking sensors.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 3 times as many Ford dealers as there are Toyota dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Expedition’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

The Expedition’s 3.5 turbo V6 produces 19 lbs.-ft. more torque (420 vs. 401) than the Sequoia’s 5.7 DOHC V8.

As tested in Car and Driver the Ford Expedition is faster than the Toyota Sequoia:

 

Expedition

Sequoia

Zero to 30 MPH

2.1 sec

2.4 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

6.4 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter Mile

15 sec

15.3 sec

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Expedition gets better fuel mileage than the Sequoia:

 

 

Expedition

Sequoia

 

2WD

3.5 turbo V6/Auto

15 city/21 hwy

13 city/17 hwy

5.7 V8/Auto

4WD

3.5 turbo V6/Auto

15 city/20 hwy

13 city/17 hwy

5.7 V8/Auto

The Expedition has 1.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Sequoia (28 vs. 26.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Expedition has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Sequoia doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Expedition stops much shorter than the Sequoia:

 

Expedition

Sequoia

 

70 to 0 MPH

170 feet

192 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Expedition Limited/King Ranch/Platinum’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Sequoia (285/45R22 vs. 275/65R18).

The Expedition Limited/King Ranch/Platinum’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Sequoia’s optional 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Expedition Limited/King Ranch/Platinum offers optional 22-inch wheels. The Sequoia’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

The Ford Expedition’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Toyota Sequoia only has 5 wheel lugs per wheel.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Expedition Platinum 4x4 handles at .78 G’s, while the Sequoia Platinum 4x4 pulls only .71 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Chassis Comparison

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Expedition Platinum 4x4 is quieter than the Sequoia Platinum 4x4:

 

Expedition

Sequoia

At idle

38 dB

45 dB

Full-Throttle

71 dB

71 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

The Expedition has 4.8 inches more front headroom, .5 inches more front legroom, 4.9 inches more rear headroom, 3.8 inches more third row headroom and 2.4 inches more third row legroom than the Sequoia.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Expedition has a standard third row seat which folds flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The Sequoia doesn’t offer seats that fold into the floor.

Ergonomics Comparison

The power windows standard on both the Expedition and the Sequoia have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Expedition is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Sequoia prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Expedition’s exterior PIN entry system. The Sequoia doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system.

Intelligent Access standard on the Expedition Limited/King Ranch/Platinum allows you to unlock the driver’s door, cargo door and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Toyota Sequoia doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The Expedition XLT’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Sequoia’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted. The Expedition Limited/King Ranch/Platinum’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.

The Expedition’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Sequoia’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Expedition is less expensive to operate than the Sequoia because typical repairs cost much less on the Expedition than the Sequoia, including $242 less for a water pump, $127 less for front brake pads, $564 less for a starter, $201 less for fuel injection, $179 less for a fuel pump, $131 less for front struts, $305 less for a timing belt/chain and $228 less for a power steering pump.

Recommendations Comparison

The Car Book by Jack Gillis recommends the Ford Expedition, based on economy, maintenance, safety and complaint levels.

The Ford Expedition/Expedition XL outsold the Toyota Sequoia by almost five to one during the 2016 model year.

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