Whenever you are looking for a sports utility vehicle that offers a large cargo hold and guarantees on a full set of reliable technologies, the 2022 Ford Explorer should easily come to mind. Its remarkable engine performance is one to take note of as well.

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner, on the other hand, has two rows of spacious seats, and a good cargo capacity. It also offers great off-road experience for users.

Design & Style

Sitting capacity wise, the Ford Explorer 2022 edition can accommodate up to seven passengers (six if you opt for captain's chairs in the second row). The ride also has the best quality materials that you want in a cabin. In addition to that, it gets up to 47.9 cubic feet of space behind the second row, expanding to more than 87 cubic feet when the last two rows are folded.

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner really has a large cargo hold to, which opens up 47.2 cubic feet of space for its two-row versions, and up to 46.6 cubic feet for three-row versions. There is also sufficient headroom and legroom for passengers, regardless where they are seated in any of these models. What makes it disappointing is how it has been designed, as it looks dated when compared to its other rivals, the Explorer included.

Technology & Safety

The 2022 Ford Explorer is gifted with an eight-inch touch screen display, and six speakers. It also includes elements like USB ports, and Bluetooth, as well as smartphone integration. Its safety features include lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert. It is fitted with a MyKey feature for secondary drivers too.

The 4Runner 2022 edition settles for an eight-inch touch screen. This guarantees straightforward menus for ease of use of the entire setup. This also offers Amazon Alexa as a standard. Safety wise, the ride misses out on blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane keep assist which are all offered by the Edge.


The 2022 Ford Explorer garners a lot of attention in this respect because its base engine is capable of whopping results that reach 200 horsepower. It rates 28 mpg for highway driving and 21 for city driving.

The Toyota 4Runner gets a V6 that can reach up to 270 horsepower. Despite this, its fuel efficiency rating dismays at only 16 mpg for city driving and 19 mpg for highway driving.

The Bottom Line

Looking kind of spacious inside, the 2022 Ford Explorer and 2022 Toyota 4Runner gets equal points in this aspect. Nonetheless, it cannot be discounted that the Explorer looks better and more updated than its rival. It also more fuel efficient than the 4Runner.

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