Compare 2019 Toyota Highlander vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Toyota Highlander
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I4 FWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
I4 FWD LE 20 24 $28,924 $31,680
V6 FWD LE 20 27 $30,796 $33,730
V6 AWD LE 19 26 $32,129 $35,190
V6 FWD LE Plus 21 27 $33,424 $36,610
V6 AWD Hybrid LE 30 28 $34,073 $37,320
V6 AWD LE Plus 20 27 $34,757 $38,070
V6 FWD XLE 21 27 $36,128 $39,570
V6 FWD SE 21 27 $37,242 $40,790
V6 AWD XLE 20 26 $37,460 $41,030
V6 AWD SE 20 26 $38,575 $42,250
V6 AWD Hybrid XLE 29 27 $38,694 $42,380
V6 FWD Limited 21 27 $39,059 $42,780
V6 AWD Limited 20 26 $40,391 $44,240
V6 AWD Hybrid Limited 29 27 $41,870 $45,860
V6 FWD Limited Platinum 21 27 $41,908 $45,900
V6 AWD Limited Platinum 20 26 $43,240 $47,360
V6 AWD Hybrid Limited Platinum 29 27 $44,720 $48,980
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,394 $32,365
FWD XLT 17 24 $33,024 $34,400
4WD Base 16 22 $33,479 $34,515
4WD XLT 16 22 $35,088 $36,550
FWD Limited 19 27 $41,054 $42,765
4WD Limited 18 25 $43,118 $44,915
4WD Sport 16 22 $44,760 $46,625
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,998 $54,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,924
$31,394
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,680
$32,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$539 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package. The 2019 Ford Explorer has many virtues, but its replacement can’t come soon enough.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
45.6 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 61
Front Leg Room (in)
44.2 42.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
144.9 151.7
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.2 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 41.4
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.1 56.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
27.7 32
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 67
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 7.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 112.8
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.7 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
13.8 21
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.3 43.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 12.8
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)
12.9 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60SR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60SR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4134 4443
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 4200 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 998-1
Displacement
2.7 L/163 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5800 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.36 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Ford Explorer
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2019 Toyota Highlander
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  • Up to $2,500 rebate + $1,500 trade-in bonus
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