2011 Ford
Expedition EL Limited
vs. 2011 Toyota
Land Cruiser

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

9.5

starting from

$69,730

Reasons to buy the Toyota Land Cruiser

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Quite powerful
381 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Sporty performance
15.1 lb/hp
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OK braking distance from 60mph
140 ft
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More airbags
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2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited

9.3

starting from

$52,030

Reasons to buy the Ford Expedition EL Limited

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Good cargo space
130.8 ft3
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Better suspension
Independent
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Spacious back seats
55.6 ft3
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Quite expensive
$52,030
Safety Features 8.2 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser has 2 more airbags (including Knee, Rear Curtain), 7 vs 5
Cost 10.0 vs 8.3
2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited Winner: Expedition EL Limited
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  • The best price we've seen is $17,700 cheaper (around 30% less), $52,030 vs $69,730
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Almost the same
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited Winner: Expedition EL Limited
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  • Room for more than 60% more stuff, 130.8 ft3 vs 81.7 ft3
  • Almost the same, 59.5 ft3 vs 58.0 ft3
Entertainment System 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser has 7 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 14 vs 7
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
Overall 9.3 vs 9.5

Safety Features

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Expedition EL Limited
2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 7 The Land Cruiser has a good number of airbags, but the Expedition EL Limited is just OK (missing Knee, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs SafetyConnect

Cost

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Expedition EL Limited
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2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
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MSRP $52,030 vs $69,730 The Expedition EL Limited has a reasonable price, while the Land Cruiser is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 13 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Luxury Features

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Expedition EL Limited
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Land Cruiser 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Practicality

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Expedition EL Limited
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Passengers 8 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 130.8 ft3 vs 81.7 ft3 The Expedition EL Limited has lots of cargo room, but the Land Cruiser has very little
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front seats 59.5 ft3 vs 58.0 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1530 lb vs 1510 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 9 vs 12 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Land Cruiser is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Expedition EL Limited
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Number of speakers 7 vs 14 The Land Cruiser has an extraordinary amount of speakers, but the Expedition EL Limited has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Expedition EL Limited's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Land Cruiser does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Standard Both come standard with satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes Both have subwoofers for a richer bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Crash Test Ratings

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Expedition EL Limited
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Expedition EL Limited
2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 7.3 seconds The Land Cruiser 's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Expedition EL Limited is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 154 ft vs 140 ft The Land Cruiser 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Expedition EL Limited is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 83 mph vs 15.7 s @ 92 mph The Land Cruiser 's 1/4 mile time is good, but the Expedition EL Limited's is below average for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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Expedition EL Limited
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Horsepower 310 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM The Land Cruiser is fairly powerful, but the Expedition EL Limited is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 19.8 lb/hp vs 15.1 lb/hp The Land Cruiser is a sporty car, but the Expedition EL Limited is sluggish
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 38.7 ft

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Expedition EL Limited vs Escalade ESV
2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited 2011 Lincoln Navigator L Expedition EL Limited vs Navigator L
2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited 2011 Honda Pilot EX Expedition EL Limited vs Pilot EX
2011 Ford Expedition EL Limited 2011 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT Expedition EL Limited vs Yukon XL 2500 SLT
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Land Cruiser vs Sequoia Platinum
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Land Cruiser vs 4Runner SR5
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Toyota Highlander SE Land Cruiser vs Highlander SE
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Land Cruiser vs GX 460 Premium
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Land Cruiser vs Grand Cherokee Limited

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