Compare 2021 Ford Bronco vs 2021 Toyota 4Runner

2021 Ford Bronco
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Badlands 2 Door Advanced 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bronco Badlands 2 Door Advanced 4x4 16 18 $40,621 $42,095
Bronco Badlands 4 Door Advanced 4x4 16 18 $43,030 $44,590
Bronco Base 2 Door 4x4 20 22 $28,073 $28,500
Bronco Base 2 Door Advanced 4x4 18 18 $30,427 $30,890
Bronco Base 4 Door 4x4 20 22 $32,702 $33,200
Bronco Base 4 Door Advanced 4x4 18 18 $33,485 $33,995
Bronco Big Bend 2 Door 4x4 20 22 $32,551 $33,385
Bronco Big Bend 2 Door Advanced 4x4 18 18 $34,882 $35,775
Bronco Big Bend 4 Door 4x4 20 22 $34,983 $35,880
Bronco Big Bend 4 Door Advanced 4x4 18 18 $37,313 $38,270
Bronco Black Diamond 2 Door 4x4 17 19 $34,789 $36,050
Bronco Black Diamond 2 Door Advanced 4x4 17 19 $35,556 $36,845
Bronco Black Diamond 4 Door 4x4 17 19 $37,196 $38,545
Bronco Black Diamond 4 Door Advanced 4x4 17 19 $37,963 $39,340
Bronco First Edition 2 Door Advanced 4x4 18 20 $54,923 $56,915
Bronco First Edition 4 Door Advanced 4x4 18 20 $58,971 $61,110
Bronco Outer Banks 2 Door 4x4 20 22 $37,591 $38,955
Bronco Outer Banks 2 Door Advanced 4x4 20 22 $39,126 $40,545
Bronco Outer Banks 4 Door 4x4 20 22 $40,000 $41,450
Bronco Outer Banks 4 Door Advanced 4x4 20 22 $41,534 $43,040
Bronco Wildtrak 2 Door Advanced 4x4 18 20 $45,336 $46,980
Bronco Wildtrak 4 Door Advanced 4x4 18 20 $47,744 $49,475
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Limited 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4Runner Limited 2WD 16 19 $42,014 $45,670
4Runner Limited 4WD 16 19 $43,888 $47,705
4Runner Nightshade 2WD 16 19 $43,316 $47,085
4Runner Nightshade 4WD 16 19 $45,189 $49,120
4Runner SR5 2WD 16 19 $33,823 $36,765
4Runner SR5 4WD 16 19 $35,548 $38,640
4Runner SR5 Premium 2WD 16 19 $36,638 $39,825
4Runner SR5 Premium 4WD 16 19 $38,364 $41,700
4Runner TRD Off Road 4WD 16 19 $37,471 $40,730
4Runner TRD Off Road Premium 4WD 16 19 $39,858 $43,325
4Runner TRD Pro 4WD 16 19 $46,684 $50,745
4Runner Trail Special Edition 2WD 16 19 $35,639 $38,740
4Runner Trail Special Edition 4WD 16 19 $37,363 $40,615
4Runner Venture 4WD 16 19 $41,302 $44,895

2021 Ford Bronco vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner: Compare SUVs

The 2021 Ford Bronco off-road SUV is new this year and the 2021 Toyota 4Runner isn’t. Both off-road SUVs can crawl over boulders, ford rivers, and ferry the family across town. After a 25-year absence, the Bronco epitomizes the latest, greatest features while the 4Runner, which was last redesigned for 2009, has an interior as dated as wood paneling. 

Our TCC Rating favors the new, much like our culture, awarding the 2021 Ford Bronco a 7.0 out of 10. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner can’t keep pace with a TCC Rating of 5.2. Yet the aging 4Runner has been known to outrun automotive time. Ford leans into the future by offering more than 200 Bronco accessories from the factory to swap fender flares, change bumpers, add winches, and develop the Bronco as the owner develops off-road skill. 

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,621
$42,014
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,095
$45,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$702 / month
$761 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ford Bronco SUV transforms the burden of the past into a modern marvel. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is a hugely capable and cool throwback SUV with a modern price attached.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.8 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 56.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
41 38.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.6
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
73.8 71.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 9
Length, Overall (in)
173.7 190.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
52.3 89.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
22.4 47.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.4 47.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 12.3
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)
12.2 13.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 23
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
LT285/70R17 P245/60SR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
LT285/70R17 P245/60SR20
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5720 6100
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4705 4525
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3000 3439
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8780 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2123 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3000 2998
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2582 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 20 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
800 750
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 750
Engine
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 4.0 L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 5700 270 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
315 @ 3400 278 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.40
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
7 5
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.62 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.04
Trans Order Code
44Q NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.28 3.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Bronco Toyota 4Runner
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.70 3.73
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.70 3.73
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 10.5
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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