Compare 2013 Toyota Highlander vs 2013 Ford Flex

2013 Toyota Highlander
2013 Ford Flex
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FWD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 20 25 $26,494 $29,020
FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $27,751 $30,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Plus 20 25 $27,824 $30,475
4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $29,074 $31,845
FWD 4-Door V6 Plus 18 24 $29,079 $31,850
4WD 4-Door V6 Plus 17 22 $30,402 $33,300
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $31,553 $34,560
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,876 $36,010
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $34,649 $37,950
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $35,972 $39,400
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $31,052 $33,300
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,494
$29,123
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,020
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$484 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
No matter which facet or dimension you measure--except excitement--the 2013 Toyota Highlander offers competent performance, great space, and good value. With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 38.700
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 55.500
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 50.800
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 44.300
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 41.800
Passenger Volume (ft³)
145.7 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 55.000
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 58.400
Third Leg Room (in)
29.9 33.300
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 40.500
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.3 41.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 58.100
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 40.800
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 68.000
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 65.400
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 117.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 75.900
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 65.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.4 201.800
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.3 20.000
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 43.200
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
95.4 83.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 12.800 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 13.000 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 18.600
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 17.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.700
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3946 4471
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4100 254 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 998
Displacement
2.7L/163 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 @ 5800 287 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 4.480
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.840
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.870
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.36 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.410
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Ford Flex
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3 (2012)
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
--
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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