2016 Toyota 4Runner vs 2016 Ford Explorer

Shopping for a new vehicle can be a lot of work. It’s important to first decide which type of vehicle is best for the needs you’re looking to satisfy. Drivers looking for a vehicle that is capable of towing a boat as well as having enough storage space in the cabin for everyone’s extra cargo will find what they need in an SUV. These types of vehicles continue to flood the market making it more and more difficult for drivers to decide which one is best for them. We’re bringing two new popular SUV’s head-to-head to show you how they compare.

The 2016 Toyota 4Runner and the 2016 Ford Explorer both have a lot to bring to the table. Although the 2016 4Runner is slightly more expensive than the 2016 Explorer, it does have a much greater towing capacity. Drivers won’t have to worry about leaving anything behind when they’re driving the 2016 Toyota 4Runner. The 2016 Ford Explorer comes out on top when it comes to horsepower, but the 2016 4Runner isn’t far behind.

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2016 Toyota 4Runner 2016 Ford Explorer
$34,410 MSRP $31,995
4.0-liter V-6 Engine 3.5-liter V-6
4,700 Towing Capacity 2,000
270 Horsepower 290

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There are many standard features that are the same across the board of these two SUV’s. Both the 2016 Toyota 4Runner and the 2016 Ford Explorer are set with power locks, windows and heated mirrors. Each vehicle has Bluetooth capabilities so drivers can stay connected no matter where they go. The power is in the hands of the drivers with both vehicles coming equipped with standard steering wheel controls. They’re both protected with similar airbag systems and have the same warranties.

When comparing the base models, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner offers seating for five instead of the 2016 Ford Explorer which has seating for seven. There are seven seats available in the 4Runner if a higher trim is chosen. The 2016 Toyota 4Runner starts to come out on top in a few categories. It has a larger fuel tank and comes standard with a full-size spare instead of a compact one like the 2016 Ford Explorer. The 2016 4Runner offers more cargo space overall and behind each row, so drivers can be confident they’ll have room to fit all of their passengers and belongings on their next trip.

Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota 4Runner, and how it compares to the competition, are encouraged to contact our team at Serra Toyota. Get behind the wheel of this new SUV by scheduling a test drive online today.

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