2011 Toyota
4Runner Limited
vs. 2011 Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab

2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited

9.8

starting from

$39,210

Reasons to buy the Toyota 4Runner Limited

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Average power
270 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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OK brakes
Disc
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Best suspension
Independent
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OK performance
16.8 lb/hp
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

8.4

starting from

$22,675

Reasons to buy the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Very inexpensive
$22,675
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
9.3"
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Average city fuel efficiency
19 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.3
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Winner: 4Runner Limited
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the 4Runner Limited's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the 4Runner Limited; the Tacoma Double Cab only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the 4Runner Limited's power seats; not available on the Tacoma Double Cab
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
Performance 10.0 vs 8.2
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Winner: 4Runner Limited
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  • The 4Runner Limited's power-to-weight ratio is around 30% better, providing a sportier ride, 16.8 lb/hp vs 23.0 lb/hp
  • Around 70% more powerful, 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 159 HP @ 5,200 RPM
  • The 4Runner Limited has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 5 vs 4
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 Tacoma Double Cab
  • The 4Runner Limited has 4 more cupholders, 10 vs 6
  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Winner: Tacoma Double Cab
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  • The best price we've seen is $16,535 cheaper (more than 40% less), $22,675 vs $39,210
  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 19 mpg vs 17 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
  • Both have electronic stability control
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
Missing information
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 8.4

Luxury Features

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the 4Runner Limited's standard sun roof
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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 Tacoma Double Cab
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keyless entry Standard vs Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the 4Runner Limited; optional upgrade on the Tacoma Double Cab
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the 4Runner Limited; the Tacoma Double Cab only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
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Tacoma Double Cab
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Number of speakers 15 vs 6 The 4Runner Limited has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the Tacoma Double Cab is OK, too
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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 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

Performance

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab
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Horsepower 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 159 HP @ 5,200 RPM The 4Runner Limited is of average power, but the Tacoma Double Cab is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 4 The 4Runner Limited has an OK number of gears, while the Tacoma Double Cab has very few
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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 16.8 lb/hp vs 23.0 lb/hp The 4Runner Limited has OK performance while the Tacoma Double Cab gives sluggish 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 40.6 ft The 4Runner Limited can make tight turns, and the Tacoma Double Cab is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

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4Runner Limited
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Tacoma Double Cab
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The 4Runner Limited has lots of passenger seats and the Tacoma Double Cab is OK, too
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Cargo space 89.7 ft3 vs 35.4 ft3 The 4Runner Limited has OK cargo room, while the Tacoma Double Cab has very little
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front seats 53.8 ft3 vs 56.0 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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Base payload capacity 1575 lb vs 1235 lb The 4Runner Limited is comparable to most other vehicles for towing capacity, but the Tacoma Double Cab is quite limited
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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 Tacoma Double Cab
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Cupholders 10 vs 6 The 4Runner Limited has an absurd number of cupholders, 4 extra in rear
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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
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Tacoma Double Cab
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MSRP $39,210 vs $22,675 The Tacoma Double Cab has a great price and the 4Runner Limited is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 19 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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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

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4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double 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 6 vs 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The 4Runner Limited has good brakes for high-performance driving
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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

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4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab
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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 4 stars

Road Tests

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4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 138 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.9 s @ 87 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 112 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 4Runner SR5 vs Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X 4Runner Limited vs Xterra PRO-4X
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2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Tacoma Double Cab vs Tundra Double Cab
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Placeholder Tacoma Double Cab vs Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 2011 Honda Ridgeline RT Tacoma Double Cab vs Ridgeline RT
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Tacoma Double Cab vs FJ Cruiser
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Placeholder Tacoma Double Cab vs Tacoma Access Cab

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Avatar for fedup fedup (2:45 PM, August 07, 2014)
Not a fair comparison. While extras in the taco most of the extras in the 4runner are available while still keeping the tacos price down. And the taco has ALOT more cargo when figuring the bed with a cap not to mention the versatility! How about comparing tow ratings? Actual vehicle weights? And the mileage should be the combined, not city. No one buys these based on city mileage!