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2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander Review

New 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford

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New 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota

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$32,765 to $58,250
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$31,830 to $47,510
Invoice* $31,781 to $55,920 $29,060 to $43,378
MPG - City 18 - 21 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 24 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

The Ford Explorer offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota Highlander. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Explorer and the Toyota Highlander.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Toyota Highlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Highlander. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Explorer will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Toyota Highlander.

Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Toyota Highlander, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Explorer, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Highlander.

With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota Highlander.

With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Toyota Highlander. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

The Ford Explorer has less seating than the Toyota Highlander, making the Toyota Highlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota Highlander.

The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Highlander.