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2016 Ford Explorer vs 2016 Toyota 4Runner

Awards
Efficiency
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2016 Toyota 4Runner
2016 Ford Explorer
          The 2016 Ford Explorer: Confident and capable, inside and out.

Awards

The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Explorer has earned a coveted 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA1.
Why did KBB.com name the 2016 Ford Explorer the Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover in its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards for the third year in a row? Because "no matter which Ford Explorer you go with or where you go with it, you can be confident knowing this full-size SUV will provide years of low-cost ownership." We couldn't agree more2.

Efficiency

Every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 1 more MPGs between the 2016 Ford Explorer3 and the 2016 Toyota 4Runner4 in the city and the 4 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings.
2016 Ford ExplorerFoo2016 Toyota 4Runner185epa estimated city mpg176267epa estimated highway mpg226

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2016 Ford Explorer8, boasting 95 more horses than the 2016 Toyota 4Runner4.
More transmission speeds, more horsepower, and more torque make the 2016 Ford Explorer the clear winner when it comes to pick-up, power, and acceleration, the trifecta of SUV awesomeness.
If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2016 Ford Explorer's8 increased torque - 3508 lb.-ft. vs. 2784 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
More transmission speeds means a better overall ratio spread - in other words, smoother acceleration - and the 2016 Ford Explorer3 has 63 speeds, 1 more than the 2016 Toyota 4Runner4.
2016 Ford ExplorerFoo2016 Toyota 4Runner3658horsepower27043508torque278463transmission speeds54

Safety

The 2016 Ford Explorer's9 active Blind Spot Monitoring System warns you when a vehicle enters your blind spot, a little more peace of mind as a standard feature. Want that extra security on the 4Runner? Blind Spot Monitoring isn't standard on the 2016 Toyota 4Runner, so it will cost you.
If you're driving a 2016 Ford Explorer10, and stray from your lane, no worries: the optional Lane Departure Warning System will give you an audio alert, possibly helping avert an accident. If you're driving a 2016 Toyota 4Runner, this extra layer of safety isn't even an option.
NHTSA testing proves the 2016 Ford Explorer's stability and handling features make it less likely to roll over than the 2016 Toyota 4Runner11.
2016 Ford ExplorerFoo2016 Toyota 4Runnerstandard9blind spot monitoring systemoptional10lane departure warning system

Technical

If you live in a climate with snow and ice, or if you're interested in increased fuel economy, the 2016 Ford Explorer's3 front-wheel drive offers a distinct advantage over the 2016 Toyota 4Runner.
Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2016 Ford Explorer's3 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2016 Toyota 4Runner.
2016 Ford ExplorerFoo2016 Toyota 4Runnerhas3front driven wheelshas3turbocharged

Usability

The 2016 Ford Explorer's5 lower ground clearance, 85 vs. 96, means a lower center of gravity and more stability.
Whether you're chauffeuring your kids to ballet, or the Harlem Globetrotters to a game (it could happen), all of your passengers will be more comfortable with the 2016 Ford Explorer's3 combined total of 4 inches more head and leg room in the front and rear seats.
The 2016 Ford Explorer's5 0-lb. increase in towing capacity over the 2016 Toyota 4Runner6 means you'll be able to tow just about anything, for the job site or for a weekend fishing trip.
The 2016 Ford Explorer's3 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 3 inches' worth.
2016 Ford ExplorerFoo2016 Toyota 4Runner85ground clearance96403rear head room386403rear leg room3865,00010towing capacity5,00061123wheelbase1096

Pricing

The 2016 Ford Explorer3 is priced at $2,760 less than the 2016 Toyota 4Runner4 - that's some pretty sizable savings.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2016 Ford Explorer's3 Roadside Assistance, standard for 3 years longer than 2016 Toyota 4Runner4.
2016 Ford ExplorerFoo2016 Toyota 4Runner$31,0503msrp$33,810453roadside assistance24
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - Learn more at http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/5-year-cost-to-own-awards/best-cto-full-size-suv-crossover/

3 - 2016 Ford Explorer FWD 4dr Base

4 - 2016 Toyota 4Runner RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)

5 - 2016 Ford Explorer 4WD 4dr Base

6 - 2016 Toyota 4Runner RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (GS)

7 - 2016 Ford Explorer 4WD 4dr Limited

8 - 2016 Ford Explorer 4WD 4dr Sport

9 - 2016 Ford Explorer 4WD 4dr Platinum

10 - 2016 Ford Explorer FWD 4dr Limited

11 - Learn more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings