Compare 2013 Ford Flex vs 2013 Toyota Highlander

2013 Ford Flex
2013 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $31,052 $33,300
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4WD 4-Door V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $29,074 $31,845
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $35,972 $39,400
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Plus 17 22 $30,402 $33,300
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,876 $36,010
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 20 25 $26,494 $29,020
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 Plus 20 25 $27,824 $30,475
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $27,751 $30,395
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $34,649 $37,950
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Plus 18 24 $29,079 $31,850
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $31,553 $34,560
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 28 28 $36,956 $40,170
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited 28 28 $42,428 $46,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,373
$29,074
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,150
$31,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$686 / month
$531 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. No matter which facet or dimension you measure--except excitement--the 2013 Toyota Highlander offers competent performance, great space, and good value.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.800 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
44.300 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
41.800 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 145.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.000 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.400 59.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.300 29.9
Second Head Room (in)
40.500 40.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
41.100 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.100 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.800 43.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.700 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.500 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.400 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
117.900 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.900 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.400 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
201.800 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.000 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.200 42.3
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)
83.200 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.000 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.800 x - TBD - 12.9 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)
13.000 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.600 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.000 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.700 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R19 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R19 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4643 4266
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6250 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.840 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.880 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.870 2.36
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.650 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.410 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.740 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.480 4.24
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Toyota Highlander
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.866 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.259 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) 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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