2010 Ford
Explorer Sport Trac Limited
vs. 2011 Toyota
Tacoma Regular Cab

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited

9.5

starting from

$33,880

Reasons to buy the Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited

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Really underpowered
210 HP @ 5,100 RPM
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Power locks
Standard
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Cruise control
Standard
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Better brakes
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8.5

starting from

$17,175

Reasons to buy the Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab

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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Good range in the city
443 miles
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Good highway fuel efficiency
25 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$17,175
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited Winner: Explorer Sport Trac Limited
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Explorer Sport Trac Limited; not available on the Tacoma Regular Cab
  • Leather comes standard on the Explorer Sport Trac Limited; the Tacoma Regular Cab only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Explorer Sport Trac Limited's power seats; not available on the Tacoma Regular Cab
Cost 8.0 vs 10.0
Placeholder Winner: Tacoma Regular Cab
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  • Gets 50% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 14 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $16,705 cheaper (around 50% less), $17,175 vs $33,880
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.5
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited Winner: Explorer Sport Trac Limited
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  • The Explorer Sport Trac Limited's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Tacoma Regular Cab
  • The Explorer Sport Trac Limited offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Tacoma Regular Cab
  • Room for 2 more people, 5 vs 3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.5
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited Winner: Explorer Sport Trac Limited
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  • Disc brakes on the Explorer Sport Trac Limited can provide better stopping action
  • Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Explorer Sport Trac Limited; optional upgrade on the Tacoma Regular Cab
  • The Explorer Sport Trac Limited has 1 more airbag (including Rear Curtain), 5 vs 4
Performance 9.6 vs 10.0
Placeholder Winner: Tacoma Regular Cab
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  • The Tacoma Regular Cab 's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 20.4 lb/hp vs 21.8 lb/hp
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System - vs 10.0
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  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • CD player comes standard
  • Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
Overall 9.5 vs 8.5

Luxury Features

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Explorer Sport Trac Limited
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited
Placeholder Toyota
Tacoma Regular Cab
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Explorer Sport Trac Limited's power seats; not available on the Tacoma Regular Cab
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Explorer Sport Trac Limited; not available on the Tacoma Regular Cab
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Explorer Sport Trac Limited; the Tacoma Regular Cab only offers cloth seats

Cost

Ford
Explorer Sport Trac Limited
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited
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Tacoma Regular Cab
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MSRP $33,880 vs $17,175 The Tacoma Regular Cab has a great price, and the Explorer Sport Trac Limited is priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg vs 21 mpg The Tacoma Regular Cab gets great city mileage, and the Explorer Sport Trac Limited gets OK mileage
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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

Practicality

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Explorer Sport Trac Limited
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited
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Tacoma Regular Cab
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Passengers 5 vs 3 The Explorer Sport Trac Limited has the usual number of seats, while the Tacoma Regular Cab has very few
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Cargo space 44.4 ft3 vs 43.4 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 57.6 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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Base payload capacity 1390 lb vs 1350 lb Limited towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Explorer Sport Trac Limited's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Tacoma Regular Cab
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Explorer Sport Trac Limited offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Tacoma Regular Cab
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Cupholders 6 vs 5 The Explorer Sport Trac Limited has a good number of cupholders, but the Tacoma Regular Cab is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Explorer Sport Trac Limited
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited
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Tacoma Regular Cab
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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 4 The Explorer Sport Trac Limited has a good number of airbags, but the Tacoma Regular Cab is just OK (missing Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Explorer Sport Trac Limited's brakes will perform better than the Tacoma Regular Cab 's brakes
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Explorer Sport Trac Limited; optional upgrade on the Tacoma Regular Cab
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

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Explorer Sport Trac Limited
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited
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Tacoma Regular Cab
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Horsepower 210 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 159 HP @ 5,200 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The Explorer Sport Trac Limited's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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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 21.8 lb/hp vs 20.4 lb/hp Both Tacoma Regular Cab and Explorer Sport Trac Limited are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.8 ft vs 36.8 ft Both can turn on a dime

Road Tests

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Explorer Sport Trac Limited
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited
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Tacoma Regular Cab
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0-60 mph Unknown vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Explorer Sport Trac Limited
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited
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Tacoma Regular Cab
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Entertainment System

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Explorer Sport Trac Limited
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited
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Tacoma Regular Cab
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Number of speakers Unknown vs 4
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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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 Explorer Sport Trac Limited'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 No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Explorer Sport Trac Limited; but it's not available at all on the Tacoma Regular Cab

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2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 2011 Honda Ridgeline RTS Explorer Sport Trac Limited vs Ridgeline RTS
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 2011 Ford Ranger Regular Cab XL Explorer Sport Trac Limited vs Ranger Regular Cab XL
Placeholder 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport Tacoma Regular Cab vs Wrangler Sport
Placeholder Placeholder Tacoma Regular Cab vs Tacoma Access Cab
Placeholder 2011 Jeep Patriot Tacoma Regular Cab vs Patriot
Placeholder 2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition Tacoma Regular Cab vs Liberty Limited Edition
Placeholder 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Tacoma Regular Cab vs Escalade ESV

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