Compare 2015 Toyota 4Runner vs 2015 Ford Explorer

2015 Toyota 4Runner
2015 Ford Explorer
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RWD 4-Door V6 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $30,553 $33,210
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 21 $32,279 $35,085
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 22 $33,074 $35,950
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 21 $33,225 $36,115
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 21 $34,799 $37,825
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail Premium 17 21 $35,746 $38,855
4WD 4-Door V6 TRD Pro 17 21 $38,004 $41,310
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $38,259 $41,585
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 21 $40,129 $43,620
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,553
$28,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,210
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$554 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Toyota 4Runner offers true SUV capability--and trades away some on-road refinement for it. The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 61.3
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 61
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 57.3
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 50.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 151.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 67
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 112.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 197.1
Height, Overall (in)
71.5 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
89.7 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
47.2 21
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.2 43.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 18.6
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P245/60HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
470 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
470 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4700 2000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3439 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2998 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4432
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
750 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 175
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
None -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4400 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 998-1
Displacement
4.0 L/241 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5600 290 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.48
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.39
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.74
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota 4Runner Ford Explorer
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4.0 -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
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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