2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Ford Explorer

Those seeking a vehicle that combines comfort, convenience, and capability, are likely in the market for an SUV. Within the SUV class, there are plenty of options to choose from if you're looking for a SUV loaded with features. The 2017 Toyota Highlander comes with a standard 4.2 inch multi-information screen in the meter cluster to provide alerts and display the odometer, average fuel economy, and the ECO driving indicator. There is a second standard 6.1 inch touch screen as part of the infotainment system. All trims of the 2017 Toyota Highlander are equipped with Entune™ Audio, which provides hands-free phone capability and music streaming through Bluetooth wireless compatibility.

While the 2017 Toyota Highlander is an impressive model, there are other options that you can peruse. For example, the 2017 Ford Explorer also offers two info screens and a system that allows drivers to pair their smart devices to the vehicle. The 2017 Toyota Highlander and the 2017 Ford Explorer both provide plenty of space in the rear for cargo. The Ford Explorer offers a maximum interior cargo volume of 80.7 cubic feet, and the Toyota Highlander ups that maximum to 83.7 cubic feet. You can learn more about the 2017 Toyota Highlander vs the 2017 Ford Explorer at Royal South Toyota in Bloomington, IN.

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2017 Toyota Highlander
2017 Ford Explorer
22 mpg
Combined Fuel Economy
20 mpg
Standard on all trims
Advanced Safety Features
Available on select trims
Eight
Seating Capacity
Seven
Yes
Hybrid Option
No

2017 Toyota Highlander advantages

As you can probably tell, the 2017 Toyota Highlander and the 2017 Ford Explorer are two vehicles with similar features. Both vehicles have fairly comparable fuel economy, with the 2.7L 4-cylinder engine on the Toyota Highlander providing 22 mile per gallon, two more than the 20 mpg rating on the Ford Explorer's 3.5 V6 engine. If you're looking for a vehicle that provides even better fuel economy, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is also available as a hybrid. This new option offers up an estimated combined fuel economy of 29 mpg.

Safety is one of the most important features to look at when thinking about purchasing a new vehicle, especially since there have been so many advancements to the safety features that are available on new models. The 2017 Toyota Highlander comes with Toyota Safety Sense™ P standard on all trim levels. Toyota Safety Sense P includes features like automatic high beams, pre-collision system, pedestrian detection, dynamic radar cruise control, and lane departure alert with steering assist. While the 2017 Ford Explorer also has a version of most of these features, they are not standard on all trim levels. If you'd like to see how any of these features work, schedule a test drive of the 2017 Toyota Highlander at Royal South Toyota in Bloomington, IN.

2017 Toyota Highlander grille
2017 Toyota Highlander dashboard and infotainment system
Front seats of the 2017 Toyota Highlander
2017 Toyota Highlander profile

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