2011 Honda
CR-V EX
vs. 2011 Toyota
4Runner Limited

2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited

9.8

starting from

$39,210

Reasons to buy the Toyota 4Runner Limited

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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9.0"
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Average power
270 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Good cargo space
89.7 ft3
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Comparable towing weight
1575 lb
2011 Honda CR-V EX

8.8

Runner-up

Honda CR-V EX

starting from

$25,005
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's interior quality
"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V EX

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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$25,005
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.5
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Winner: 4Runner Limited
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  • The 4Runner Limited has 9 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 15 vs 6
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the 4Runner Limited's satellite radio
  • The 4Runner Limited's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Winner: 4Runner Limited
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  • Leather comes standard on the 4Runner Limited; the CR-V EX only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the 4Runner Limited's power seats; not available on the CR-V EX
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Winner: 4Runner Limited
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  • The 4Runner Limited offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CR-V EX
  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
  • Room for more than 20% more stuff, 89.7 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Honda CR-V EX Winner: CR-V EX
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  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $14,205 cheaper (around 40% less), $25,005 vs $39,210
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Winner: 4Runner Limited
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  • 50% more powerful, 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • The 4Runner Limited's power-to-weight ratio is more than 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 16.8 lb/hp vs 19.0 lb/hp
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Winner: 4Runner Limited
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  • The 4Runner Limited has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 8.8

Entertainment System

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Honda CR-V EX Honda
CR-V EX
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Number of speakers 15 vs 6 The 4Runner Limited has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the CR-V EX is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The CR-V EX's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the 4Runner Limited 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 4Runner 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 Yes vs No The 4Runner Limited has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Honda CR-V EX Honda
CR-V EX
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the 4Runner Limited's power seats; not available on the CR-V EX
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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 4Runner Limited; the CR-V EX only offers cloth seats

Practicality

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Honda CR-V EX Honda
CR-V EX
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The 4Runner Limited has lots of passenger seats and the CR-V EX is OK, too
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Cargo space 89.7 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 The 4Runner Limited has lots of cargo room and the CR-V EX is pretty good
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front seats 53.8 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3 The 4Runner Limited has average-sized front seats, while the CR-V EX is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1575 lb vs 850 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 4Runner Limited offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CR-V EX
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Cupholders 10 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Honda CR-V EX Honda
CR-V EX
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MSRP $39,210 vs $25,005 The CR-V EX has a great price and the 4Runner Limited is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 21 mpg The CR-V EX has great city mileage and the 4Runner Limited is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Performance

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Honda CR-V EX Honda
CR-V EX
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Horsepower 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM The 4Runner Limited is of average power, but the CR-V EX is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in 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 16.8 lb/hp vs 19.0 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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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 37.4 ft vs 37.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Honda CR-V EX Honda
CR-V EX
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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 6 vs 5 The 4Runner Limited has a good number of airbags, but the CR-V EX is just OK (missing Knee)
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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

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Honda CR-V EX Honda
CR-V EX
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the 4Runner Limited
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 4 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 3 stars

Road Tests

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Honda CR-V EX Honda
CR-V EX
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 9.1 seconds The 4Runner Limited has a good 0-60 time, but the CR-V EX is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 138 ft vs 130 ft The CR-V EX has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the 4Runner Limited is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.9 s @ 87 mph vs 17.0 s @ 84 mph The 4Runner Limited's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the CR-V EX's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs 0.77 g The CR-V EX has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average 4Runner Limited
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Top speed 112 mph vs Unknown

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2011 Honda CR-V EX 2011 Nissan Murano SL CR-V EX vs Murano SL
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2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Venza CR-V EX-L vs Venza
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord Crosstour EX-L
2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2011 Toyota Highlander SE 4Runner SR5 vs Highlander SE
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4Runner Limited vs Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium 4Runner Limited vs GX 460 Premium
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2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X 4Runner Limited vs Xterra PRO-4X

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