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The 2015 Ford Explorer vs Toyota 4Runner

2015 Ford Explorer vs Toyota 4Runner

2015 Ford Explorer vs Toyota 4Runner

The 2015 Ford Explorer and 2015 Toyota 4Runner are two of the most perennially popular SUVs available on the road. Both of these SUVs offer the space, comfort, and versatility that have made the style of vehicle a preferred choice in the Nashville area for those who need passenger space, hauling and towing ability, and off-road ruggedness.

So when you are searching for an SUV, how can you decide between these two high-quality vehicles? When you look closer at the 2015 Ford Explorer and the Toyota 4Runner, there are plenty of features and specs to compare and contrast the pros and cons of. After some research on how both stack up against each other, we think you'll see, as we have, that while the 2015 4Runner is a solid offering, the Ford Explorer wins out in a few key areas that make it a much better overall value for your purchase.

Better Price for Your SUV Purchase: Serving Nashville, TN

2015 Ford Explorer

MSRP $30,700 *
Hwy MPG 24 *
Seating 7
Rear A/C Standard
Front Head Room 41.4 inches
Front Shoulder Room 61.3 inches

2015 Toyota 4Runner

MSRP$33,210 *
Hwy MPG22 *
Rear A/CNot Available
Front Head Room39.3 inches
Front Shoulder Room57.8 inches

2015 Ford Explorer vs Toyota 4Runner

One of the major differences between these two very similar vehicles is the starting price. The 2015 Toyota 4Runner has a decent MSRP, starting at $33,210. While that will probably seem like a good deal for many people, drivers in the Nashville area can save even more with the 2015 Ford Explorer. The 2015 Explorer starts at only $30,700, making it one of the most affordable SUVs available. This vehicle offers a wide variety of features and with a tremendous starting price, so it's no wonder that the Explorer is now one of the most popular SUVs in the country. If you are concerned with keeping your monthly car payments low, then the 2015 Ford Explorer is a great value.

More Space for Everyone

While the 2015 Toyota 4Runner has a decent interior, it falls short when compared to the space and comfort offered by the 2015 Ford Explorer. For starters, you will be able to seat seven people in your 2015 Ford Explorer. The base 2015 Toyota 4Runner, however, only allows you to seat five. You'll also have more space in the seating positions. For example, the front head room in the 2015 Explorer measures 41.4 inches, while the same measurement is only 39.3 inches in the 4Runner. Those extra two inches can make a big difference for taller drivers. The Explorer also has more front shoulder room, second-row head room, second-row leg room, and second-row shoulder room. If you plan on taking long trips with a large group, everyone will be very happy that you chose the 2015 Ford Explorer over the 2015 Toyota 4Runner.

Better Fuel Economy at Highway Speeds

While both the 2015 Ford Explorer and 2015 Toyota 4Runner offer top-quality efficiency, the Explore has slightly better fuel-economy on the highway. Both the Explorer and 4Runner reach 17 mpg in city driving, but the Explorer reaches 24 mpg on the highway, while the Toyota 4Runner only reaches 22 mpg on the highway. This may not seem like a large difference, but for drivers who travel thousands of highway miles a year, that extra mileage can mean big savings. If you have a long daily commute that requires a lengthy stretch on the highway, the 2015 Ford Explorer will be your best bet.

Get in touch today to learn more about the 2015 Ford Explorer. This SUV delivers the affordability, space, and efficiency you need, so stop by and let's get started! You'll get quality service and excellent prices when you visit Crown Ford in Nashville!


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* Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

* Starting MSRP excludes destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Optional equipment not included. Price ranges based on MSRP on base model to top model and do not include optional equipment not included on those models, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title or registration.

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