2019 Toyota Highlander red

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

$31,330 MSRP*

Starting Price

$32,365 MSRP

Hybrid Available

8 Passengers

Base Seating Capacity

7 Passengers

Pre-Collision System


If you’ve been searching for a midsize SUV that can satisfy the whole family, you’ve probably realized that both the 2019 Toyota Highlander and the 2019 Ford Explorer offer features and capabilities that many competitors can’t match. However, unless you’ve done your research, you may not realize what sets them apart! Before you make a decision, compare the performance and safety features of the 2019 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Ford Explorer.

Performance: Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Explorer

Almost no one chooses a new SUV without considering performance, and no matter what you’re looking for in your next midsize SUV, you’ll find that the Highlander simply brings more to the table.

  • Every Highlander trim is available with a V6 engine that provides 295 hp, and it’s standard across the majority of the lineup. To enjoy more horsepower in the Ford Explorer, you’ll need to upgrade all the way to the high-end Sport or Platinum trims, which both cost close to $50,000.
  • When equipped with a V6, the Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds. You can access these capacities in the baseline trim, but in order to tow a comparable load in the Explorer, you’ll have to upgrade to the Sport or the Platinum configuration.
  • Comparing the Highlander V6 to the baseline Ford Explorer configuration, the Highlander fuel economy puts the Ford to shame. Drivers who choose Toyota will enjoy 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highways near Palm Beach Gardens. The Explorer only gets 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway.
  • The 2019 Toyota Highlander is also available as a Hybrid, and this configuration is both more fuel efficient and more powerful than other models. The Ford Explorer is not currently available as a Hybrid.

Safety Features: Toyota or Ford?

Drivers trying to choose between the Highlander vs. Explorer can make their decision easier by considering the needs of their passengers. Comparing the Highlander V6 to the baseline Explorer configuration, only Toyota offers the following safety features, standard:

  • Integrated turn signal mirrors
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Pre-collision system with automatic emergency braking

Although some of these features can be found in the upgraded Explorer trims, others are completely unavailable! What’s more, upgraded Highlander models offer a Bird’s Eye View camera. No comparable feature is available in the Explorer.

Experience the Highlander for Yourself at Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach

At the end of the day, the 2019 Ford Explorer just can’t hold a candle to the 2019 Toyota Highlander. If you still need some convincing, see how the Highlander compares to the Kia Sorento, explore different configurations like the Highlander XLE, explore our used Highlander inventory, take an in-depth look at the spacious Highlander interior or check out this SUV’s easy-to-follow maintenance schedule. If you’re ready to take the next steps, start by finding a new Toyota Highlander for sale in Lake Park! We’ve made the purchasing process as easy as possible for our neighbors in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, so don’t wait to apply for financing, explore Highlander lease deals, or schedule your test drive.

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*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $920 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1045 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,395 for Large Truck (Tundra). Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.
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