Compare 2013 Ford Explorer vs 2013 Toyota 4Runner

2013 Ford Explorer
2013 Toyota 4Runner
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
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4WD 4-Door V6 Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 21 $37,749 $41,030
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 21 $30,696 $33,365
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 21 $34,184 $37,155
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $35,876 $38,995
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $28,971 $31,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,312
$37,749
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,100
$41,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$518 / month
$684 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is just as brawny as it looks off-road, yet much better than you'd probably suspect on the highway.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.700 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.000 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.600 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.700 97.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.800 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
57.300 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.800 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.800 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.400 39.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.700 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.300 57.8
Third Leg Room (in)
33.200 NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.500 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.600 9.6
Length, Overall (in)
197.100 189.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.400 70.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.000 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.600 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.900 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.000 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.700 89.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21.000 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.800 47.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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)
- TBD - 13.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.600 23.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.750 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.900 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full Size
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/60R20
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/60R20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4697 4805
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4100 278 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 270 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.650 3.730
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.410 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.570
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.740 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.480 3.520
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.840 1.400
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 1.000
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.720
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.880 3.220
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.870 2.040
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Toyota 4Runner
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.866 0.790
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.259 1.220
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link Rigid
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
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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