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2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner Review

New 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford
Explorer

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New 2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*
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$32,765 to $58,250
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$36,120 to $49,865
Invoice* $31,781 to $55,920 $33,230 to $45,876
MPG - City 18 - 21 16
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Toyota 4Runner. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
The Ford Explorer requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 4Runner, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota 4Runner. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Explorer will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Toyota 4Runner, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Explorer, which is slightly longer than the Toyota 4Runner.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota 4Runner.

Performance
With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Toyota 4Runner. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota 4Runner, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Explorer as you will in the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 4Runner.