Yes, we live in an age when the crossover is king, where the family sedan has fallen out of favor, and the two-door coupe is something of a novelty. But even though crossover SUVs continue to increase in popularity, there is something useful — and comfortable — about an old-fashioned, truck-based SUV. For one thing, they are uniformly large, offer significant interior space for passengers and cargo, and they are as comfortable as a mid-Seventies American luxury car. And should you need to tow a boat, a pair jet-skis or some snowmobiles, you will find a traditional SUV to have no peers.
For more than a decade, the Chevrolet Tahoe ruled this market, mainly on the strength of General Motors’ serious investment in the vehicle. At the same time many competitors — Ford among them — let their Tahoe competitors age and age, fearing that the segment would soon go away. It didn’t, and Ford recently invested in an all-new Expedition that is a worthy competitor to the Tahoe. If you are interested in the Ford Expedition — and there are very many good reasons to be interested in it — here are ten competitors to consider.