2011 Ford
Expedition XL
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 XL

8.8

Runner-up

Ford Expedition XL

starting from

$38,270

Reasons to buy the Ford Expedition XL

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Average cargo space
108.3 ft3
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Very inexpensive
$38,270
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Better suspension
Independent
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Average highway fuel efficiency
20 mpg
Cost 7.6 vs 10.0
2011 Ford Expedition XL Winner: Expedition XL
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  • The best price we've seen is $31,460 cheaper (around 50% less), $38,270 vs $69,730
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 14 mpg vs 13 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Land Cruiser 's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the Land Cruiser ; the Expedition XL only offers cloth seats
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.8
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
  • The Land Cruiser 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
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
Practicality 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Ford Expedition XL Winner: Expedition XL
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  • Room for more than 30% more stuff, 108.3 ft3 vs 81.7 ft3
  • Almost the same, 59.7 ft3 vs 58.0 ft3
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 8.8

Cost

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition XL Ford
Expedition XL
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MSRP $69,730 vs $38,270 The Expedition XL has a great price, but the Land Cruiser is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 14 mpg The Expedition XL 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

Luxury Features

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition XL Ford
Expedition XL
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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 Not Available Leather comes standard on the Land Cruiser ; the Expedition XL only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition XL Ford
Expedition XL
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Number of speakers 14 vs 6 The Land Cruiser has an extraordinary amount of speakers, but the Expedition XL has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Expedition XL'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 No The Land Cruiser has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Safety Features

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition XL Ford
Expedition XL
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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 XL 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

Practicality

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition XL Ford
Expedition XL
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Passengers 8 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 81.7 ft3 vs 108.3 ft3 The Expedition XL has OK cargo room, while the Land Cruiser has very little
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front seats 58.0 ft3 vs 59.7 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1510 lb vs 1630 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 Not Available The Land Cruiser offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Expedition XL
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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

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2011 Ford Expedition XL Ford
Expedition XL
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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 XL Ford
Expedition XL
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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 XL 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 XL 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 XL'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 XL Ford
Expedition XL
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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 XL 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 17.8 lb/hp The Land Cruiser is a sporty car, while the Expedition XL is just average
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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 XL
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 ft vs Unknown

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2011 Ford Expedition XL 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Expedition XL vs Grand Cherokee Limited
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2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Land Cruiser vs Sequoia Platinum
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Land Cruiser vs Tahoe LTZ
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Land Cruiser vs Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Land Cruiser vs GX 460 Premium

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