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2008 Ford Explorer

2008 Toyota 4Runner

  2008 Ford Explorer RWD 4-door V6 XLT Angular Rear Exterior View 2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5
MSRP
$26,495
$28,415
Invoice $24,771 $25,658
MPG
City/Highway
13/20 14/21
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat. Read Full Review The 2008 Toyota 4Runner isn’t as roomy or as efficient as newer crossover designs, but if you need towing or off-road capabilities, it’s a good, safe choice. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Independent rear suspension
  • Interior styling
  • Stable handling
  • Power-folding third-row seat

Dislikes:

  • Ride isn't as smooth as car-based crossovers
  • V-6 engine noise

Likes:

  • Quick acceleration from either engine
  • Handles quite well
  • Quiet interior
  • Good occupant protection

Dislikes:

  • Busy ride
  • Tight interior space and barely usable third row
  • Interior materials feel skimpy
  • Fuel economy is poor
Crash Test Ratings
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NHTSA Rollover Rating:
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