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2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Toyota 4Runner

Awards
Efficiency
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2017 Toyota 4Runner
2017 Ford Explorer
          Be unstoppable in the 2017 Ford Explorer.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 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 2017 Ford Explorer2 and the 2017 Toyota 4Runner3 in the city and the 5 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Toyota 4Runner192epa estimated city mpg173272epa estimated highway mpg223

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2017 Ford Explorer4, boasting 95 more horses than the 2017 Toyota 4Runner5.
The 2017 Ford Explorer's4 increased torque - 3504 lb.-ft. vs. 2785 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 2017 Ford Explorer2 has 62 speeds, 1 more than the 2017 Toyota 4Runner5.
More transmission speeds, more horsepower, and more torque make the 2017 Ford Explorer the clear winner when it comes to pick-up, power, and acceleration, the trifecta of SUV awesomeness.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Toyota 4Runner3654horsepower27053504torque278562transmission speeds55

Safety

The 2017 Ford Explorer's6 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 2017 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 2017 Ford Explorer6, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2017 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 2017 Ford Explorer2 offers greater crash protection than the 2017 Toyota 4Runner7.8.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Toyota 4Runnerstandard6blind spot monitoring system-standard6lane departure warning system-52overall crash rating47

Technical

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2017 Ford Explorer's2 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2017 Toyota 4Runner.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Toyota 4Runnerhas2turbocharged-

Usability

The 2017 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 2017 Ford Explorer's2 combined total of 4 inches more head and leg room in the front and rear seats.
The 2017 Ford Explorer's2 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 3 inches' worth.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Toyota 4Runner89ground clearance93402rear head room383402rear leg room3831122wheelbase1093

Pricing

The 2017 Ford Explorer2 is priced at $2,550 less than the 2017 Toyota 4Runner7 - 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 2017 Ford Explorer's2 Roadside Assistance, standard for 3 years longer than 2017 Toyota 4Runner7.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Toyota 4Runner$31,6602msrp$34,210752roadside assistance27
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - 2017 Ford Explorer Base FWD

3 - 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2WD (SE)

4 - 2017 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

5 - 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2WD (GS)

6 - 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum 4WD

7 - 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2WD (Natl)

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

9 - 2017 Ford Explorer Base 4WD