|2018 Toyota 4Runner||vs||2018 Ford Explorer|
|4.0L 6-Cylinder||Engine||3.5L 6-Cylinder|
|270 HP @ 5600 rpm||Horsepower||290 HP @ 6500 rpm|
|17 City/21 Highway mpg*||Fuel Economy||17 City / 24 Highway mpg*|
"It’s no secret that at the core of a superior off-road vehicle lies a body-on-frame construction. 4Runner is one of the last SUVs to still be built this way, keeping true to a heritage that has proven that body-on-frame is the answer to extreme ruggedness."
The legendary performance of the 4Runner and Explorer are well-known in the automotive industry. Both SUVs demand a respect that few can even cautiously ask for. Westbury, Valley Stream, Long Island, Bayside, and Greenvale New York residents are going to love what they find in BOTH of these vehicles, but we have to tell you a secret: The 4Runner is the choice of many customers. The sheer strength of the new 4Runner will leave you in awe, and while the Ford Explorer is a fine entry into the legendary line, the 4Runner asserts its dominance this year. NY residents are going to be pleasantly surprised.
The exterior of the 4Runner is one of the single most distinctive in the business, with smooth, clear shape in exchange for the curvature of the Explorer. The result is a boxy exterior with distinct style. If you want to drive something that doesn't look like anything else on the road, the 4Runner is a terrific choice. And this year's Toyota creation is the best yet. The Explorer is longer by over 8 inches, but this is a detriment to some. If you want clear shape and a more sleek, compact look, the Toyota model is always going to win out. Greenvale customers have responded enthusiastically to the newest 4Runner.
Depending on your trim, the Explorer can go all the way up to 380 horsepower. That's a difficult number to compete with in any universe, but the standard for the Toyota model is 278 horsepower, a number comparable to the standard for the Explorer. So if you want a distinctive look to your new SUV, you can definitely go standard and still get the same power as the standard Ford Explorer. And it's still powerful enough to go off-roading and explore the world around you with little difficulty. The Explorer gives you a 6-speed automatic transmission while the Toyota model is a 5-speed automatic transmission.
The interior of the 4Runner gives you standard power front seats, something that the Explorer just doesn't give you. And the distinctive, stylish appearance of the Toyota model is going to blow you away. They've got tons of upgraded features this year that will delight the Greenvale New York audience. While Ford is big in New York, you can bet that the interior of the 4Runner will turn heads and change minds. A leather-trimmed tilt telescopic steering wheel makes for a comfortable drive, Entune options for your audio experience, and keyless entry system make for a true premium interior.
The Star Safety System of the 4Runner is one of the best in the business. It has built-in standard features like traction control, brake force distribution, brake assist, and Smart Stop Technology. If that's not enough, they also threw in advanced airbag systems, 3 point seatbelts, and anti-theft engine immobilizer system. The Explorer has some nice features, too, but you're going to love what the Toyota model brings to the safety of your family here.
NY is going to love the high tech interior of the 4 Runner. They've thrown in a multi-information display, rear lift-gate for hands free packing of groceries and other gear, and standard Entune audio plus to make use of your kicking audio speaker system. The Ford model continues to dazzle with its own audio speaker system, and it's got a great touchscreen display as well, but for all around performance and entertainment, the connectivity offered by the 4 Runner will be sufficient for anyone who wants an all around great tech system.
The Toyota difference.
For a truly personal car buying experience, visit us at Penn Toyota in Greenvale, NY. We are conveniently located to service the Valley Stream, Long Island, Bayside and Westbury areas of New York. Come over to Greenvale to test drive a 2018 Toyota 4Runner today and see what you’ve been missing!