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Selected Style RWD 4-Door L4 SR5 (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door L4 SR5 18 23 $25,025 $27,500
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 23 $26,548 $29,175
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $28,132 $30,915
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 22 $32,487 $35,700
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $34,365 $37,765
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $36,218 $39,800
RWD 4-Door XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $27,404 $29,280
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
AWD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
RWD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $31,044 $33,280
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 13 19 $33,156 $35,600
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $33,774 $36,280
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,025
$27,404
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,500
$29,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$488 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Toyota 4Runner is a brawny “true truck” worth serious consideration if tough off-roading capability for regular trail driving is one of your requirements—and it won’t sacrifice comfort the rest of the time. For a truck-based SUV, the Ford is versatile and capable, with a great interior and a number of safety and entertainment features. For a smoother ride, consider a car-based SUV instead.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 59.0
Third Leg Room (in) NA NA
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 38.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Hip Room (in) NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4
Third Head Room (in) NA NA
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA NA
Second Leg Room (in) 32.9 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.3 -
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.0 -
Length, Overall (in) 189.9 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 48.3
Height, Overall (in) 70.1 71.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 -
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 113.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 44.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 47.2 45.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 74.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 89.7 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 44.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 38.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 11.85 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.3 x - TBD - 12.01 x 0.43
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.0 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.8
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Tires
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size Full Size P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 721
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4295 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2338
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 8500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2117
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2860
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full Size 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1950
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 157 @ 5200 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 178 @ 3800 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code 2TR 99E
Displacement 2.7L/164 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 2.29
Trans Order Code NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.56 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80 3.22
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.0 1.54
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door SR5 4 Door
Vehicle Name Toyota 4Runner Ford Explorer
Body Code - NA
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.22 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Rigid Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Spring -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2200
Axle Type - Rear - IRS
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.55
Axle Type - Front - Upper SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3240
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 11.4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 11.6
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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