Compare 2011 Toyota 4Runner vs 2011 Lexus GX 460

2011 Toyota 4Runner
2011 Lexus GX 460
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RWD 4-Door V6 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 23 $27,881 $30,305
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $29,482 $32,045
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 22 $33,631 $36,555
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $35,328 $38,400
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $37,200 $40,435
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $47,209 $53,045
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $51,477 $57,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,881
$47,209
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,305
$53,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$505 / month
$884 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If off-road capability is a top requirement, the brawny 2011 Toyota 4Runner is a good choice—with surprisingly good road manners to boot. The 2011 Lexus GX 470 is refined, comfortable, and ready for off-roading or towing; cargo versatility is sorely lacking compared to other SUVs, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.3 141.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.4
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 29.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 43.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
NA 35.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.1 72.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.0 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
189.9 189.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.2 46.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
89.7 91.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 11.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 x - TBD - 13.3 x - TBD -
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 - 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 23.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.4 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.0
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Full Size 265/60R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 975
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 6500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4400 5305
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full Size 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4400 329 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
1GR NA
Displacement
4.0L/241 4.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5600 301 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.4 1.40
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota 4Runner Lexus GX 460
Body Style
4 Door SR5 4-Door SUV
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.22 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Rigid 4-Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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