2016 Toyota 4Runner VS 2016 Ford Explorer
4.0L V6 DOHC with VVT-i Engine Options 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 3.6L V6 EcoBoost
17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway Fuel Economy 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway
5000 pounds Towing Capacity 5000 pounds
88 cubic feet Max Cargo Volume 81 cubic feet

2016 Toyota 4Runner vs 2016 Ford Explorer

A couple of 2016 Toyota 4Runners on a steep trail

When you want an SUV, but a full size model is too large to handle, and a compact version is too weak for your occasional heavy duty needs, what are you going to do? The perfect compromise is a midsize SUV. These vehicles typically can hold 5 to 7 passengers, tow a substantial amount of weight, and are still easy to drive. There are several models available on the market, so choosing the right one can be challenging. Let us present a comparison of the 2016 Toyota 4Runner vs 2016 Ford Explorer to help make the choice a little easier.

When you open the hoods of the 2016 Toyota 4Runner and 2016 Ford Explorer, you will definitely see some engine size variations. The 2016 Explorer offers 3 different engine options, while the 2016 4Runner offers one very powerful 4.0L V6 DOHC. This 270 horsepower heart has a torque of 278 lb.-ft at 4400 rpm, which helps the 2016 4Runner tow up to 5000 pounds while still maintaining an estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

2016 Toyota 4Runner Allows a Spacious and Fun Ride

Inside the 2016 4Runner, 5 to 7 passengers may be seated—depending on the trim. In addition to being able to carry your whole crew, the 2016 4Runner can fit everyone’s gear in the cargo area. For models equipped with a third row, there is 9 cubic feet of cargo volume. When the third row is collapsed, or if your chosen model only has 2 rows of seats, there is 46 cubic feet available for your gear. If you and one other person are in the 2016 4Runner and need all of the cargo space available for your paraphernalia, the second (and third if applicable) row of seats can be folded down to provide a grand total cargo volume of 88 cubic feet.

Besides being spacious, the 2016 4Runner allows for a very fun ride—whether it is just the daily commute or an extensive road trip—with the Entune infotainment system. Depending on which level of Entune you choose for your 2016 4Runner, you can enjoy music and audiobooks, easily navigate, send/receive hands-free texts and calls, and research the latest weather reports, nearby restaurant options, and fuel prices.

For more information about the 2016 Toyota 4Runner vs 2016 Ford Explorer comparison, please contact a sales professional at Royal South Toyota.

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With 4WD, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner can handle off-road fun