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Compare 2016 Ford Explorer vs 2016 Toyota 4Runner

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Toyota 4Runner
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 16 23 $31,894 $33,050
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $41,352 $43,300
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Platinum 16 22 $50,587 $52,970
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $41,543 $43,500
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 16 23 $33,807 $35,400
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $29,964 $31,050
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $39,442 $41,300
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $31,897 $33,400
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4WD 4-Door V6 Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 21 $40,810 $44,360
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 21 $33,014 $35,885
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 21 $35,479 $38,565
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 TRD Pro 17 21 $38,502 $41,850
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 21 $33,962 $36,915
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Trail Premium 17 21 $36,427 $39,595
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $38,939 $42,325
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $31,289 $34,010
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 22 $33,754 $36,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,894
$40,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,050
$44,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
$739 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Ford Explorer doesn't need to rely on hardcore off-road tools--not with its firm road manners, plush interiors, and choice of turbocharged power. With the 2016 Toyota 4Runner, you'll trade off a little refinement and on the road finesse for true SUV capability, off-road prowess, and unparalleled style.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 57.8
Third Leg Room (in)
32 NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 38.6
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 32.9
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 9.6
Length, Overall (in)
198.3 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
70 71.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 89.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 47.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.2
Brakes
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)
12.8 12.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13.3
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 23
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60SR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60SR20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4629 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3439
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2998
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 750
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 278 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 4.0 L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 270 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.40
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.04
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- Electronic
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Toyota 4Runner
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.73
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.73
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0
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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