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2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner

Awards
Efficiency
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2018 Toyota 4Runner
2018 Ford Explorer
          The 2018 Ford Explorer: be unstoppable.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2018 Explorer has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Efficiency

Every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 2 more MPGs between the 2018 Ford Explorer2 and the 2018 Toyota 4Runner3 in the city and the 6 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Toyota 4Runner192EPA ESTIMATED CITY MPG173272EPA ESTIMATED HIGHWAY MPG213

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2018 Ford Explorer4, boasting 95 more horses than the 2018 Toyota 4Runner3.
If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2018 Ford Explorer's4 increased torque - 3504 lb.-ft. vs. 2783 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 2018 Ford Explorer2 has 62 speeds, 1 more than the 2018 Toyota 4Runner3.
More transmission speeds, more horsepower, and more torque make the 2018 Ford Explorer the clear winner when it comes to pick-up, power, and acceleration, the trifecta of SUV awesomeness.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Toyota 4Runner3654HORSEPOWER27033504TORQUE278362TRANSMISSION SPEEDS53

Safety

The 2018 Ford Explorer's5 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 2018 Toyota 4Runner, so it will cost you.
If your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, the Lane Departure Warning System, standard on the 2018 Ford Explorer5, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, so if you want it, you'll have to pay extra.
More stars means safer cars. According to the NHTSA's Overall Crash Rating, should you ever need it, the 2018 Ford Explorer2 offers greater crash protection than the 2018 Toyota 4Runner3.6
According to the NHTSA, the 2018 Ford Explorer's2 standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2018 Toyota 4Runner3.7
NHTSA testing proves the 2018 Ford Explorer's2 stability and handling features make it less likely to roll over than the 2018 Toyota 4Runner3.8.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Toyota 4Runnerstandard5BLIND SPOT MONITORING SYSTEM-standard5LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM-52OVERALL CRASH RATING4352OVERALL FRONTAL CRASH RATING4352ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING33

Technical

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2018 Ford Explorer's2 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2018 Toyota 4Runner.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Toyota 4Runnerhas2TURBOCHARGED-

Usability

The 2018 Ford Explorer's9 lower ground clearance, 89 vs. 93, 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 2018 Ford Explorer's2 combined total of 8 inches more head and leg room in the front and rear seats.
The 2018 Ford Explorer's2 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 3 inches' worth.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Toyota 4Runner89GROUND CLEARANCE93412FRONT HEAD ROOM393412FRONT LEG ROOM393402REAR HEAD ROOM383402REAR LEG ROOM3831122WHEELBASE1093

Pricing

The 2018 Ford Explorer2 is priced at $2,420 less than the 2018 Toyota 4Runner3 - 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 2018 Ford Explorer's2 Roadside Assistance, standard for 3 years longer than 2018 Toyota 4Runner3.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Toyota 4Runner$31,9902MSRP$34,410352ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE23
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - 2018 Ford Explorer Base FWD

3 - 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2WD (Natl)

4 - 2018 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

5 - 2018 Ford Explorer Platinum 4WD

6 - Find more info here: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.

7 - Find out more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.

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

9 - 2018 Ford Explorer Base 4WD