Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex than in the Toyota 4Runner. The Ford Flex will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota 4Runner.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Flex as you will with the Toyota 4Runner, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.
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 Flex is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota 4Runner. 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 Flex and the Toyota 4Runner have similar Destination Charges.
The Ford Flex is about the same width as the Toyota 4Runner. If you go with the Ford Flex, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota 4Runner.
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Flex doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.
The Ford Flex has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the Ford Flex for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Flex has a little more horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Flex and the Toyota 4Runner. The Ford Flex has less cargo space than the Toyota 4Runner, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The Ford Flex comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 4Runner.
Compare the 2014 Ford Flex and the 2014 Toyota 4Runner.
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MSRP*: $31,100 - $44,120
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MSRP*: $32,820 - $43,400
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||--|
|City MPG:||16 - 18||17|
|Highway MPG:||23 - 25||21 - 22|
|Seating Capacity:||7 - 7||5 - 7|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$29,312 - $41,143||$30,193 - $39,928|
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