2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Ford Explorer

The Toyota 4Runner has a long history of doing everything other SUVs can do and then some. That’s because the Toyota 4Runner continues to be one of the only SUVs around that’s built on a truck base. Thanks to that ingenious construction, the 4Runner has long been the go-to SUV for anyone looking to conquer both the concrete jungle and the actual jungle. You may think we’re kidding with that statement, but the Toyota 4Runner always has been and always will be a leader when it comes to off-road and on-road capability. And thanks to the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, that tradition will continue. That’s because the new Toyota 4Runner is more capable, more powerful and more packed with premium features than ever before. To see what we mean, just look at how it stacks up against the country’s best-selling SUV in this 2018 Toyota 4Runner versus 2018 Ford Explorer head-to-head model comparison. The Explorer may be the best-selling SUV in America, but after checking out this comparison, you’ll see the 2018 4Runner is simply the best SUV in America. Period.

2018 Toyota 4Runner


2018 Ford Explorer

270 HP Horsepower 290 HP
278 lb-ft. Torque 255 lb-ft.
Up to 483 Miles Driving Range with a Full Tank Up to 446 Miles
47.2 ft.3 Cargo Space 21.0 ft.3

2018 Toyota 4Runner: Offering More Torque, More Cargo Space and a Higher Driving Range than the 2018 Ford Explorer

Let’s start things off by checking out what’s under the hood of the two models. As you can see in the table above, the power offerings of both the new Toyota 4Runner and the new Ford Explorer are pretty similar. The 2018 Ford Explorer wins the horsepower battle with 290 horsepower compared to 270 horsepower from the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, but the new 4Runner more than makes up for that by winning the torque battle with 278 pound-feet of torque to the new Explorer’s meager 255 pound-feet of torque. You’ll also be able to enjoy the ride for a longer distance with the 2018 4Runner. That’s because the new Toyota 4Runner can go up 483 miles on a full tank of gas, while the new Ford Explorer can only go up to 446 miles on a full tank. And since we talked a lot about how perfect the new 4Runner is for adventurers, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention how the 2018 Toyota 4Runner provides you with 47.2 cubic-feet of cargo space. Conversely, the 2018 Ford Explorer provides you with only 21 cubic-feet of cargo space. For more on the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable Serra Toyota of Decatur staff right here in Alabama.
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