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2013 Toyota 4Runner

2013 Ford Explorer

  2013 Toyota 4Runner 2013 Ford Explorer Sport
MSRP
$31,490
$29,100
Invoice $28,971 $27,427
MPG
City/Highway
17/22 16/24
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is just as brawny as it looks off-road, yet much better than you'd probably suspect on the highway. Read Full Review The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Rugged, traditional exterior
  • Strong, smooth V-6 powertrain
  • Perhaps the best Toyota truck interior
  • Useful off-road electronics (Trail)
  • Outward visibility

Dislikes:

  • Disappointing cargo space
  • Small third-row seat
  • Choppy highway ride (SR5)
  • Trail and Limited models can be pricey

Likes:

  • A crossover with some SUV style
  • Excellent head and shoulder room
  • Fun handling for a crossover starts with steering
  • MyFord Touch is truly innovative
  • Better gas mileage for most models

Dislikes:

  • Not much dirt under its nails
  • A steep learning curve for MyFord Touch
  • Turbo four's an extra-cost option
  • Middle seat needs a lift
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