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2009 Ford Explorer

2008 Toyota 4Runner

  2009 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5
MSRP
$28,470
$28,415
Invoice $26,458 $25,658
MPG
City/Highway
13/21 14/21
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line If you are looking for a truck-based SUV that can tow, the Ford Explorer is ahead of most of its rivals. 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:

  • Power-folding third-row seat
  • Independent rear suspension
  • Interior styling
  • Great crash-test scores

Dislikes:

  • Ride can be choppy
  • Still doesn’t handle as well as car-based crossover utes
  • Rough V-6 engine

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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