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Selected Style FWD 4-Door L4 Base (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 25 $25,647 $28,090
FWD 4-Door L4 SE 20 25 $29,851 $32,695
FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $26,700 $29,245
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $30,905 $33,850
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,498 $35,595
4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 22 $28,025 $30,695
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,229 $35,300
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,822 $37,045
4-Door SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $27,817 $29,355
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $30,121 $32,210
4-Door AWD SEL 16 22 $31,805 $34,060
4-Door AWD SEL w/Ecoboost 16 21 $34,530 $37,055
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $35,553 $38,180
4-Door AWD Limited 16 22 $37,237 $40,030
4-Door AWD Limited w/Ecoboost 16 21 $39,963 $43,025
4-Door FWD Titanium 17 24 $37,824 $40,675
4-Door AWD Titanium 16 22 $39,508 $42,525
4-Door AWD Titanium w/Ecoboost 16 21 $42,234 $45,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,647
$27,817
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,090
$29,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$468 / month
$489 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The very family-friendly Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid impress us with their space and versatility, but show no sign of enthusiasm. A singular look, along with top-shelf turbo power and features, earns the 2011 Ford Flex our top score among utility vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle FWD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 40.8
Third Head Room (in) 36.3 38.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 44.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 145.7 155.8
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 58.4
Third Leg Room (in) 29.9 33.3
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 40.5
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Hip Room (in) 42.3 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.4 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 68.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.2 65.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 64.0 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 95.4 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 10.3 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.3 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 18.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 40.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3946 4471
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4100 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99C
Displacement 2.7L/163 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 187 @ 5800 262 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.36 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.87
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Ford Flex
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Indpendent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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