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2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Ford Explorer

Black 2018 Toyota Highlander on a City Street vs Red 2018 Ford Explorer on a Country Highway

Amp up your family fun this summer with a versatile, capable and fun-to-drive midsize SUV at Toyota of Hattiesburg. Armed with an athletic style, power-packed and fuel-efficient engines, family-friendly features and a spacious cabin, the 2018 Toyota Highlander will upgrade your family adventures. Learn more about the Toyota Highlander in this 2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Ford Explorer comparison.

Families who choose to add the 2018 Toyota Highlander to their family will have a choice of five well-equipped trim levels – LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE and Limited – that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle. With room for seven or eight passengers in a cabin that provides 144.9 cubic feet of passenger space and adds 13.8 cubic feet behind the third row that will expand to 83.7 cubic feet, the Toyota Highlander is tailor-made for family adventures.

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2018 Toyota Highlander VS 2018 Ford Explorer
$31,230 Starting Price $32,140
295-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 Engine 290-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6
20 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 17 MPG City/24 MPG Hwy
Yes Available Hybrid No

What Are the Differences Between the Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer?

Families who need a more versatile, spacious SUV will love what the Toyota Highlander brings to the table in this 2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Ford Explorer comparison. Loaded with family-friendly features, the Toyota Highlander is a cut above the competition with a standard 6.1-inch Toyota Entune™ Audio infotainment system that provides access to Bluetooth, Siri® Eyes Free capabilities and a rearview camera. When you add standard Toyota Safety Sense™ technology to the equation, the Toyota Highlander is an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Power and performance do not fall short when you choose the family-friendly 2018 Toyota Highlander at Toyota of Hattiesburg. Entry-level Toyota Highlander LE editions play host to a standard 185-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission to earn 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

While the stock four-cylinder engine is a capable powertrain, the fan favorite is a power-packed 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is married to a Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission. With this combination under the hood, the Toyota Highlander will provide better fuel economy than any of the Ford Explorer engine options. Equipped with Dynamic Torque Control AWD, the Toyota Highlander will deliver impeccable performance when faced with inclement weather.

Drivers who put an emphasis on fuel economy can upgrade to the Toyota Highlander Hybrid – an option that is not available in the Ford Explorer lineup. To deliver improved power and fuel economy, the Highlander Hybrid employs a Hybrid Synergy Drive that features a refined 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a high-torque electric motor to manufacture 306 horsepower. With a Continuously Variable Transmission and an Electronic On-Demand AWD System, the Highlander Hybrid will achieve 29 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Visit Toyota of Hattiesburg today to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Toyota Highlander!


Black 2018 Toyota Highlander Front Exterior at Sunset
Black 2018 Toyota Highlander Rear Exterior on a Highway
Front to Rear View of 2018 Toyota Highlander Interior
2018 Toyota Highlander Front Dashboard with Toyota Entune Touchscreen Display



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