Truck Trend's Best In Class 2011: Hard-core 4x4

The Editors of Truck Trend
Mar 8, 2011
Winner: Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Runner-Up: Ram Power Wagon
How can you compare the slow-crawling, go-anywhere capability of some of these vehicles with the high-flying, fast-paced Baja style of the Raptor? Last year, it was a runner-up to the ultracool Power Wagon partly because of old engines, but the Raptor's new 6.2-liter V-8 sent it to the top of this year's list. Versatile, with a comfortable ride and 6000-pound towing capability, it's awesome in the dirt. For slower going, there's the Power Wagon.
Photo 2/2   |   2011 Best In Class Hardcore 4x4 Ford Svt Raptor

Hardcore 4x4 -- (Ford - Mercedes-Benz)
Vehicle Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Land Rover LR4 (w/H-D pkg) Mercedes-Benz G550
Base price $42,525 $29,995 $49,250 $106,625
Wheelbase 133.3 in 95.4 in 113.6 in 112.2 in
Engine 6.2L SOHC V-8 3.8L OHV V-6 5.0L DOHC V-8 5.5L SOHC V-8
Transmission 6-speed auto 6-speed man 6-speed auto 7-speed auto
Power, SAE 411 hp 202 hp 375 hp 382 hp
Torque, SAE 434 lb-ft 237 lb-ft 375 lb-ft 391 lb-ft
Axle ratio 4.10:1 4.10:1 3.54:1 4.38:1
Low range 2.64:1 4.00:1 2.93:1 2.16:1
Tires 315/70R17 255/75R17 255/55R19 265/60R18
Fuel cap 26.0 gal 18.6 gal 22.8 gal 25.4 gal
Fuel econ, city/hwy 11/14 mpg 15/19 mpg 12/17 mpg 11/15 mpg
Seating cap 5 4 7 5
Curb weight 6000 lb 4100 lb 5850 lb 5650 lb
GVWR 7000 lb 5000 lb 7143 lb 5467 lb
Cargo cap 67.0 cu ft 56.5 cu ft 90.3 cu ft 79.5 cu ft
Max towing cap 6000 lb 2000 lb 7716 lb 3500 lb

Hardcore 4x4 -- (Nissan Xterra - Toyota)
Vehicle Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Ram Power Wagon Range Rover HSE
Base price $29,880 $45,955 $79,685
Wheelbase 106.3 in 148.9 in 113.3 in
Engine 4.0L DOHC V-6 5.7L OHV V-8 5.0L DOHC V-8
Transmission 6-speed man 5-speed auto 6-speed auto
Power, SAE 261 hp 383 hp 375 hp
Torque, SAE 281 lb-ft 400 lb-ft 375 lb-ft
Axle ratio 3.69:1 4.56:1 3.54:1
Low range 2.63:1 2.72:1 2.93:1
Tires 265/75R16 285/70R17 255/5R19
Fuel cap 21.1 gal 34.0 gal 27.6 gal
Fuel econ, city/hwy 16/20 mpg N/A 12/18 mpg
Seating cap 5 6 5
Curb weight 4450 lb 6750 lb 5700 lb
GVWR 5399 lb 8510 lb 7055 lb
Cargo cap 65.7 cu ft 60.9 cu ft 74.2 cu ft
Max towing cap 5000 lb 10,100 lb 7716 lb
 
Vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota 4Runner Trail Teams Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams
Base price $68,830 $36,765 $33,415
Wheelbase 112.2 in 109.8 in 105.9 in
Engine 5.7L DOHC V-8 4.0L DOHC V-6 4.0L DOHC V-6
Transmission 6-speed auto 5-speed auto 6-speed man
Power, SAE 381 hp 270 hp 260 hp
Torque, SAE 401 lb-ft 278 lb-ft 271 lb-ft
Axle ratio 3.91:1 3.73:1 3.91:1
Low range 2.62:1 2.57:1 2.57:1
Tires 285/60R18 265/70R17 265/70R17
Fuel cap 24.6 gal 23.0 gal 19.0 gal
Fuel econ, city/hwy 13/18 mpg 17/22 mpg 15/19 mpg
Seating cap 8 5 5
Curb weight 5750 lb 4750 lb 4300 lb
GVWR 7275 lb 6300 lb 5570 lb
Cargo cap 81.7 cu ft 89.7 cu ft 66.8 cu ft
Max towing cap 8200 lb 5000 lb 5000 lb
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