Compare 2002 Toyota Highlander vs 2002 Ford Explorer

2002 Toyota Highlander
2002 Ford Explorer
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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,251 $23,880
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 19 24 $22,497 $25,280
4-Door V6 19 23 $22,658 $25,460
4-Door V6 4WD 18 22 $23,904 $26,860
4-Door V6 Limited 19 23 $26,159 $29,395
4-Door V6 4WD Limited 18 22 $27,405 $30,795
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4-Door 114" WB XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB XLS 17 21 $22,451 $24,585
4-Door 114" WB 4WD XLS 16 20 $24,124 $26,465
4-Door 114" WB XLT 16 21 $25,966 $28,535
4-Door 114" WB 4WD XLT 15 20 $27,715 $30,500
4-Door 114" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
4-Door 114" WB Limited 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
4-Door 114" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
4-Door 114" WB 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,251
$22,451
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,880
$24,585
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$410 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 59.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
35.9 48.3
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 71.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.5
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 31.7
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 30.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 189.5
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 44.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.3 45.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.7 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.5 46.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.4 48.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
76.1 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.4 88
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.4 11.85 x 0.37
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.1 12.01 x 0.37
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.9
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T53
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 6740
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 1011
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3485 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2082
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2560
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 9,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2082
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5060
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1425
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA 99E
Displacement
2.4L/146 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5600 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.30
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Ford Explorer
Body Code
- 114" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 35
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 35
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.73
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2560
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
- Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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