Compare 2014 Ford Flex vs 2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Ford Flex
2014 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 17 23 $36,881 $39,550
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $39,515 $42,375
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 18 25 $35,062 $37,600
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 18 25 $27,346 $29,015
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 17 23 $31,566 $33,850
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 18 25 $29,747 $31,900
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AWD 4-Door V6 Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $37,524 $41,100
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE 18 24 $29,199 $31,980
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 18 24 $31,225 $34,200
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $37,524 $41,100
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 18 24 $39,798 $43,590
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 XLE 18 24 $34,238 $37,500
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 LE 20 25 $26,673 $29,215
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $36,191 $39,640
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE 19 25 $27,864 $30,520
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 19 25 $29,892 $32,740
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $36,191 $39,640
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 19 25 $38,465 $42,130
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 XLE 19 25 $32,905 $36,040
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited 27 28 $43,185 $47,300
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited Platinum 27 28 $45,459 $49,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,881
$37,524
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,550
$41,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$659 / month
$685 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Boring isn't in its vocabulary: the 2014 Ford Flex makes owning a family wagon a statement of style. The 2014 Toyota Highlander covers familiar territory, without straying too far into Adventure Land.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.6
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 59.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 44.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 55
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 142.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 59.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 8
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
68 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 83.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20 13.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 42.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/55SR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/55SR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4643 4509
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6500 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 (Est) 9.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3.0 (Est)
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
--
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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