2022 Chevrolet Suburban vs 2022 Ford Expedition MAX

Growing families need a vehicle that can grow with them. That’s why so many gravitate towards a full-size SUV. These people-haulers offer plenty of room for people and their things, making them an ideal choice for the family on the go. 

We’re going to help you figure out which full-size SUV you should buy. Let’s take a closer look at two of the most popular vehicles on the roads, the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Ford Expedition MAX, to learn where they’re similar and where they differ.

Exterior 

Whether you’re dropping the kids off at school or hauling materials for your latest home improvement project, the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Ford Expedition MAX leave a lasting impression. These full-size SUVs turn heads with their chiseled lines, wide stances, and aggressive side profiles. Chevy pairs the new Suburban with a bold dual-port grille that’s emblazoned with the iconic Chevy bowtie, while the Ford Expedition MAX features a simple honeycomb grille. 

While both of these vehicle boast a commanding presence, a look at their specs sheets show that the new Chevy Suburban beats out the new Expedition MAX in nearly every category: 

  • Length
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 225.7 inches
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 221.9 inches
  • Wheelbase
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 134.1 inches
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 122.5 inches
  • Width
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 81.1 inches
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 79.9 inches
  • Height
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 75.7 inches
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 76.4 inches

Both the 2022 Chevy Suburban and 2022 Ford Expedition MAX feature a hands-free gesture liftgate that opens when you kick your foot below the rear bumper. They also offer power-retractable assist steps, LED headlights, and heated side-view mirrors. These full-size SUVs can also be paired with roof-rack cross rails that make it easy to bring awkward shaped cargo along for the ride. 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban is offered in 10 contemporary colors and 15 wheel styles to choose from. By contrast, the new 2022 Ford Expedition MAX is only offered in seven colors and nine wheel styles. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban 

  • A more commanding presence on the road than the Expedition MAX
  • Offers more colors and wheel styles to choose from 

Interior 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Ford Expedition MAX’s interiors continue the stylish trends started by the exterior. These three-row SUVs offer plenty of space for people and their things with available leather-appointed seats that elevate comfort levels. The new Suburban seats up to nine people, while the new Expedition MAX tops out at eight people. 

As far as head and legroom are concerned, a look at the specs sheets show that the Suburban and Expedition MAX are evenly matched in each category: 

  • Front Headroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 42.3 inches
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 42.0 inches
  • Front Legroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 44.5 inches
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 43.9 inches
  • Second-Row Headroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 38.9 inches
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 40.0 inches
  • Second-Row Legroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 42.0 inches
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 41.5 inches
  • Third-Row Headroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 38.2 inches
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 37.4 inches
  • Third-Row Legroom
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 36.7 inches
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 36.1 inches

When it comes to cargo space though, the new Suburban is undefeated, offering more cubic feet of cargo space than the Expedition MAX behind each row of seats: 

  • Cargo Space to 1st Row
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 144.7 cubic feet
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 121.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space to 2nd Row
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 93.8 cubic feet
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 73.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space to 3rd Row
    • Chevrolet Suburban: 41.5 cubic feet
    • Ford Expedition MAX: 34.3 cubic feet

Both of these full-size SUVs feature a cargo-management system to keep your items neat and organized. They also feature available power-folding second- and third-row seats that make it easy to access ample cargo space. Other amenities include tri-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic moonroof, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. 

However, only the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban features a power-sliding center console. This center console slides back to offer an additional ten inches of storage space between the front seats, the perfect spot to stow a bag. This center console also doubles as a convenient cup holder for those traveling in the second row. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Boasts best-in-class max cargo space and more cargo space behind each row
  • Offers a first-in-class power-sliding center console to maximize space

Technology

Wherever the road takes you, the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban keeps you connected with its Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system. This system features wireless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, so you can sync your device to stream music, answer calls, look up directions, and more from the 10.2-inch touchscreen. This full-size SUV also offers 4G LTE Wi-Fi® (data plan required) that supports up to seven devices, so you and your passengers miss nothing. 

Over on the new Ford Expedition MAX, we’ll find the SYNC® 4A infotainment system that also supports smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Like its Chevy counterpart, the new Expedition features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot courtesy of its FordPass connect service that supports up to 10 devices.

When it comes to sound systems, the new Chevy Suburban is equipped with an available Bose® 10-speaker surround sound system with Centerpoint® that surrounds you in crystal clear audio. Meanwhile, the new Ford Expedition MAX features an available B&O® sound system by Bang & Olufsen® that includes a subwoofer. 

Both of these vehicles feature a wireless charging pad and trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. The new Chevrolet Suburban offers a 120-volt power outlet, while the Ford Expedition MAX features a 110-volt power outlet. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Offers wireless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Available with a 120-volt power outlet to ensure your devices stay juiced

Safety 

The new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban and 2022 Ford Expedition MAX leave nothing to chance when it comes to your safety. These full-size SUVs are loaded with the latest in advanced safety features to keep you and your loved ones safe, including: 

  • Forward-collision alert
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning 
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Lane change alert
  • Side blind-zone alert
  • Trailer side blind-zone alert
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system 
  • Surround-view camera

However, only the new Chevy Suburban features OnStar® Automatic Crash Response. This service connects you with a representative within moments of a detected collision to ensure your safety. If you’re unresponsive, it will notify emergency personnel of your location. It’s just one more way the new Suburban is looking out for you. 

The new Chevy Suburban also features Teen Driver technology, a built-in system that makes it easy to teach your young drivers the ways of the road. When activated, Teen Driver lets you set a speed alert, limit music volume, and ensure they’re always buckling their seat belt, even when you’re not there. Teen Driver will also generate an in-vehicle report card to let you know how they did, allowing you to identify areas that need improvement. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

  • OnStar® Automatic Crash Response ensures your safety in the event of an accident
  • Built-in Teen Driver technology makes it easy to coach young drivers 

Performance

Let’s turn our attention to the power lying below the hood. The new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban offers three powerful powertrains to choose from:

  • 5.3-Liter V-8 Engine 
    • 355 horsepower
    • 383 pound-feet of torque
  • 6.2-Liter V-8 Engine 
    • 420 horsepower 
    • 460 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.0-Liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel Engine
    • 277 horsepower
    • 460 pound-feet of torque

All three of these engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new Chevy Suburban features an AutoTrac® 2-speed transfer case that allows you to stay in two-wheel drive for enhanced fuel efficiency and automatically switches to four-wheel drive when it detects wheel slippage. This full-size SUV also features a magnetic ride control, an adaptive air ride suspension, and Stabilitrak® electronic stability-control system, so you’re ready for anything the road sends your way. When properly equipped, the new Suburban can tow up to 8,300 pounds. 

Meanwhile, the new 2022 Ford Expedition MAX only offers one engine to choose from, though a high-output configuration is available: 

  • 3.5-Liter EcoBoost® V-6 Engine 
    • 380 horsepower 
    • 470 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.5-Liter EcoBoost High-Output V-6 Engine
    • 440 horsepower
    • 510 pound-feet of torque

Like the Suburban, these engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new Ford Expedition MAX features an intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management System™ that lets you fine tune how the vehicle handles based on current road conditions. This full-size SUV is also equipped with an independent rear suspension and a ProTrailer Backup Assist™ 2.0. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Available with a Duramax turbo-diesel powertrain 
  • Features an AutoTrac® 2-speed transfer case for enhanced control and efficiency
  • Available with an adaptive air ride suspension and magnetic ride control

Which Should You Buy? 

With a starting MSRP of $54,700, the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban is an excellent choice for your growing family. This full-size SUV can seat up to nine people, offers more cargo space behind each row of seats, and boasts loads of advanced technology features. Factor in the contemporary styling and powerful engine choices and you have an SUV that’s sure to satisfy. 

Wait no longer to fall in love with the new 2022 Chevrolet Suburban. Call Sunrise Chevrolet at (630) 942-8300 today to schedule a test drive. Or stop in to see us at 414 E North Ave., Glendale Heights, IL 60139.

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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.

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