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2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2014 Toyota Venza Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Toyota Venza. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Venza.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Toyota Venza, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Venza. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Explorer and the Toyota Venza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Toyota Venza, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Explorer, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Venza.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford Explorer does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Venza.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Venza, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Toyota Venza for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Explorer greatly out-muscles the Toyota Venza.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota Venza, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota Venza.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Venza.

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2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,600 - $42,670

2014 Toyota
Venza

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MSRP*: $27,950 - $39,570
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 16 - 17 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 25 - 26
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,841 - $39,790 $25,575 - $36,008

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