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

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT

9.8

starting from

$29,025

Reasons to buy the Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT

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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
Disc
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8.4

starting from

$21,030

Reasons to buy the Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab

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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
9.3"
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Good city fuel efficiency
18 mpg
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Average range in the city
380 miles
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Winner: Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Explorer Sport Trac XLT; not available on the Tacoma Regular Cab
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.5
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Winner: Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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  • Disc brakes on the Explorer Sport Trac XLT can provide better stopping action
  • Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Explorer Sport Trac XLT; optional upgrade on the Tacoma Regular Cab
  • The Explorer Sport Trac XLT has 1 more airbag (including Rear Curtain), 5 vs 4
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.7
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Winner: Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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  • The Explorer Sport Trac XLT's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Tacoma Regular Cab
  • Room for 2 more people, 5 vs 3
  • Almost the same, 57.6 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3
Cost 8.8 vs 10.0
Placeholder Winner: Tacoma Regular Cab
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  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 14 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $7,995 cheaper (around 30% less), $21,030 vs $29,025
Performance 10.0 vs 9.6
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Winner: Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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  • The Explorer Sport Trac XLT's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic, Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
  • More than 30% more powerful, 210 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 159 HP @ 5,200 RPM
  • The Explorer Sport Trac XLT's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 21.8 lb/hp vs 23.0 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 9.8 vs 8.4

Luxury Features

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Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Explorer Sport Trac XLT; not available on the Tacoma Regular Cab
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Safety Features

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Explorer Sport Trac XLT
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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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 XLT 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 XLT'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 XLT; optional upgrade on the Tacoma Regular Cab
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Practicality

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Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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Tacoma Regular Cab
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Passengers 5 vs 3 The Explorer Sport Trac XLT 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 1435 lb Limited towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Explorer Sport Trac XLT'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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs 5 The Explorer Sport Trac XLT 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

Cost

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Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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Tacoma Regular Cab
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MSRP $29,025 vs $21,030 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg vs 18 mpg The Tacoma Regular Cab has great city mileage and the Explorer Sport Trac XLT is pretty reasonable
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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

Performance

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Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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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 XLT'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 23.0 lb/hp Both Explorer Sport Trac XLT and Tacoma Regular Cab are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Tacoma Regular Cab will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.8 ft vs 36.0 ft Both can turn on a dime

Road Tests

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Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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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 XLT
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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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 XLT
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT
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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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers 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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

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2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Explorer Sport Trac XLT vs Avalanche LS
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2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 2011 Ford Ranger Regular Cab XLT Explorer Sport Trac XLT vs Ranger Regular Cab XLT
Placeholder 2011 Ford Ranger Regular Cab XLT Tacoma Regular Cab vs Ranger Regular Cab XLT
Placeholder Placeholder Tacoma Regular Cab vs Tacoma Access Cab

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