Compare 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac vs 2008 Toyota Tacoma

2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2008 Toyota Tacoma
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RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $25,504 $27,460
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 15 21 $26,696 $28,770
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $27,802 $29,985
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 19 $28,994 $31,295
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $29,007 $31,310
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 21 $30,200 $32,620
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $31,305 $33,835
AWD 4-Door V6 Adrenalin 13 19 $31,305 $33,835
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 19 $32,497 $35,145
AWD 4-Door V8 Adrenalin 14 19 $32,497 $35,145
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2WD Reg I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,504
$13,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,460
$14,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$238 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a versatile vehicle with very little to set it apart from the competition. The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 53.6
Passenger Capacity
5 3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.5 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 65.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
130.5 109.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.5 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
210.2 190.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.2 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
49.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.0 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 52.9
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
49.6 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 56.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.81 x 0.39 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.97 x 0.43 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2507 1760
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3320 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2076 1440
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6020 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3000 2380
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
99E NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.7L/164
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 159 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 25
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.06
Trans Order Code
44V NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.44
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.81
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.22
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Sport Trac Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
131" WB - TBD -
Body Style
4 Door Regular Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3000 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
Twin-forged SLA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3400 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Fully boxed ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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