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Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander

Eide Ford shows you the fast and easy facts!

What’s the difference between the Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander?

These SUVs are strong in relation to performance and style. The SUV experts at Eide Ford worked long hours to study the Toyota Highlander to understand what it does well and what it doesn’t. Our research has raised some eyebrows and we’ve come up with an honest side-by-side comparison of the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander in Bismarck.

See how the Ford Explorer stacks up to the Toyota Highlander.

Check out the side-by-side comparison of the Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander

Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander Comparison

Eide Ford shows you the fast facts!

Check out the side-by-side comparison of the Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander

Ford Explorer - FACTS

  • High Tech Terrain Management
    • Explorer has intelligent 4-Wheel Drive System with the Terrain Management System which gives you more driving control over different terrains.
    • These driving modes include: Normal, Mud/Ruts, Sand and Snow/Gravel/Grass. The snow setting is especially important for North Dakota winters.
  • Power and Performance
    • Explorer has…
      • 280 horsepower.
      • 310 lb.-ft. Of torque.
      • 3000 lbs. Towing capacity.
      • Better EPA-estimated highway fuel economy with 27 mpg.
  • Tested and True Technology
    • Front and rear 180-degree cameras with washer.
    • Enhanced Active Park Assist.
    • Wi-Fi hotspot.
    • 500-watt Audio System from Sony®.
    • Exterior Driver Door Keypad.
  • SYNC Connect and SYNC 3:
      • Lock, unlock and start your Edge.
      • Make calls, return missed calls, read and send text messages.
      • Listen to your music and playlists.

Toyota Highlander - Not Hacking It

  • No Traction Terrain Management 
    • Highlander offers no individual terrain settings. Which gives you less control over difficult surfaces, especially snow and ice.
  • Low Power and Performance Highlander is low with...
    • 185 horsepower (Explorer has 280 horsepower).
    • 184 lb.-ft of torque (Explorer has 310 lb.-ft of torque).
    • 1500 lbs. Towing capacity (Explorer has 3000 lbs. of pulling power).
    • EPA-estimated highway fuel economy with 24 mpg. (Explorer gets 27 mpg).
  • Can't Cut It Technology
    • EnTune audio system.
    • Turn-by-turn navigation.
    • Backup camera.
    • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

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