2011 Ford
Expedition EL XLT
vs. 2011 Toyota
Land Cruiser

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

9.4

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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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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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 XLT

9.2

starting from

$42,520

Reasons to buy the Ford Expedition EL XLT

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Good cargo space
130.8 ft3
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Very inexpensive
$42,520
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Better suspension
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Spacious back seats
55.6 ft3
Cost 7.6 vs 10.0
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT Winner: Expedition EL XLT
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  • The best price we've seen is $27,210 cheaper (around 40% less), $42,520 vs $69,730
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 14 mpg vs 13 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.2
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
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Land Cruiser 's standard sun roof
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Land Cruiser
Practicality 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT Winner: Expedition EL XLT
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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 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser has 8 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 14 vs 6
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Land Cruiser 's satellite radio
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.4 vs 9.2

Cost

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT Ford
Expedition EL XLT
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MSRP $69,730 vs $42,520 The Expedition EL XLT has a reasonable price, while the Land Cruiser is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 14 mpg The Expedition EL XLT has OK city mileage, while the Land Cruiser is very inefficient
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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

Safety Features

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT Ford
Expedition EL XLT
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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 7 vs 5 The Land Cruiser has a good number of airbags, but the Expedition EL XLT 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 SafetyConnect vs None

Luxury Features

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
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Expedition EL XLT
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available 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 Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Land Cruiser

Practicality

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT Ford
Expedition EL XLT
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Passengers 8 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 81.7 ft3 vs 130.8 ft3 The Expedition EL XLT has lots of cargo room, but the Land Cruiser has very little
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front seats 58.0 ft3 vs 59.5 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1510 lb vs 1580 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 12 vs 9 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

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT Ford
Expedition EL XLT
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Number of speakers 14 vs 6 The Land Cruiser has an extraordinary amount of speakers, but the Expedition EL XLT has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Expedition EL XLT'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 Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Land Cruiser 's 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

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT Ford
Expedition EL XLT
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 3 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT Ford
Expedition EL XLT
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Horsepower 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 310 HP @ 5,100 RPM The Land Cruiser is fairly powerful, but the Expedition EL XLT 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 15.1 lb/hp vs 19.0 lb/hp The Land Cruiser is a sporty car, but the Expedition EL XLT is sluggish
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Land Cruiser will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Expedition EL XLT
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 ft vs Unknown

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