Toyota 4Runner vs Ford Expedition

April 11th, 2022 by

In a world full of SUVs, it can be challenging to choose which one is right for you. Two of the most well-known SUVs are the Toyota 4Runner and the Ford Expedition. They have been staples of the SUV market for many years now and have plenty to offer consumers. Let’s explore what makes the 2022 Toyota 4Runner and the 2022 Ford Expedition unique.

Exterior Design and Trim Levels

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Rugged, capable, reliable, and stylish are only a few words you can use to describe the 2022 Toyota 4Runner. Its exterior design will catch your eye with its distinctive shape, sleek lines, and soft curves. Depending on your preference, the 4Runner is available with refined finishing touches or a more rugged, off-road appeal.

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner comes in eight available trims: SR5, TRD Sport, Trail Special Edition, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, and TRD Pro. All 4Runner trim levels have custom Toyota wheels, a large front grille, and excellent ground clearance. Regardless of the trim level, the 4Runner has the available options and the off-road performance you expect from this legendary Toyota SUV. See the 2022 Toyota lineup in person at Boch Toyota in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Though the Ford Expedition is generally considered a more luxury SUV, the 2022 model offers an off-road version worth considering. The Expedition’s exterior has classic Ford design cues such as straight lines and an overall boxy appearance. However, the exterior is large and bulky, so tight off-road trails or small parking spots could prove hard to navigate. Additional features include custom Ford wheels, a large front grille, and LED lighting. The 2022 Ford Expedition comes in the following trims: XL STX, XLT, XLT MAX, Limited, Limited MAX, Timberline, King Ranch, King Ranch MAX, Platinum, and Platinum MAX.


The 2022 Toyota 4Runner has one engine option, a 4.0-liter V-6 with 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. This engine has proved to be one of the most reliable Toyota engines and is more refined than ever before. It has more than enough power to pass slower highway traffic or take on the worst off-road terrains. The 4Runner’s power is transferred to the ground via a five-speed automatic transmission. When you want capability and reliability, you can’t go wrong with the 2022 4Runner and its impressive V-6 engine.

There’s also only one engine for the 2022 Ford Expedition, a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. This engine has three different tunes with varying power outputs. The lowest tune provides 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The middle tune has 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque, and the highest tune bumps up the power to 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The Explorer has a 10-speed automatic transmission.


Ford’s largest SUV, the Expedition, is better suited for on-road excursions, but its Timberline trim level promises the off-road capabilities you need to venture off the pavement. On-road, the Expedition is well-composed with an optional sport-tuned suspension, available with the Stealth Performance Edition Package. In addition, the Timberline trim level comes with off-road features such as Ford’s Control Trac, which is a 3.73 electronic limited-slip differential, as well as a two-speed, automatic four-wheel drive and skid plates.

Both on- and off-road performance are right in the 2022 Toyota 4Runner’s wheelhouse. On-road, the 4Runner has a smooth and composed ride with responsive handling. It can take on the hustle and bustle of downtown traffic or a winding mountain pass with ease. The 4Runner also shines when it is taken off-road. Its available off-road tech is remarkable and will take you farther than you ever thought possible:

Locking Rear Differential

When you need to control your pace over intimidating obstacles, the 2022 4Runner’s electronic locking rear differential is the ticket. It distributes the engine’s power to both rear wheels evenly. As a result, the rear wheels will move simultaneously, even with one wheel entirely off the ground.

Crawl Control (CRAWL)

When rugged terrain is ahead, the 2022 4Runner’s CRAWL will make short work of it. Just activate one of five low-speed settings, and the advanced CRAWL system will automatically modulate the brakes and throttle. This feature lets you focus on navigating while the 4Runner does the rest.

Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS)

The 2022 4Runner’s available KDSS makes off-roading possible. This automatic system senses when the terrain becomes extreme and decouples the 4Runner’s sway bars. This makes the 4Runner’s wheels free to articulate as needed to pass obstacles such as pits and rocks. Once the terrain smooths out, the KDSS will automatically reconnect the sway bars without missing a beat.

Multi-Terrain Select (MTS)

With four different terrain modes to choose from, the 4Runner’s MTS system will optimize the traction to suit your needs at the moment. This system automatically adjusts traction control and engine throttle to regulate wheel spin. Coupled with the Multi-Terrain Monitor (MTM), the MTS system helps you get through the thick of it and provides the ability to check the 4Runner’s close surroundings for any obstacles you may need to avoid.

Interior Design and Available Features

There is more room than you could need inside the 2022 Ford Expedition, with luxurious accommodations, spacious seating, and storage. You can access the Expedition’s features via a 15.50-inch touch screen display. SB ports, a premium audio system, and wireless charging are only a few things you can expect in the Expedition.

Meanwhile, the interior of the 2022 4Runner is luxurious, supportive, and practical. Whether you are cruising down the highway or taking on the great outdoors, the 4Runner keeps you secure and comfortable. Available entertainment features such as a 15-speaker JBL audio system, 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay integration, Android Auto for compatible devices, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and SiriusXM help you and your passengers stay occupied. In addition, utility features such as folding rear seats, a sliding rear cargo deck, and USB ports give you the functionality you want and need in an SUV.

While the Ford Expedition has a powerful engine and many trims available, the all-new Toyota 4Runner is easy to navigate and offers great performance, making it perfect for all your on-road and off-road adventures. To learn more about the 2022 Toyota 4Runner and all it offers, contact us or visit us at Boch Toyota. One of our professional sales associates will gladly help you by answering all your questions and taking you out for a test drive. Stop by today and find out if the 4Runner or one of the other SUVs in our inventory is suitable for you.

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