2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Toyota Highlander
A perfect addition to your family, the 2019 Ford Explorer is the total package with a sporty style, power-packed engine options, a family-friendly cabin and a wealth of next-generation features that make it stand out in a popular automotive segment. Learn more about the iconic Ford Explorer and how it stacks up against a top-tier competitor in this 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Toyota Highlander comparison.
With room for seven passengers in a cabin that features 151.5 cubic feet of passenger space, the 2019 Ford Explorer at Marshal Mize Ford is tailor-made for family road trips and neighborhood carpools. Toyota Highlander entries make room for seven or eight passengers with a cramped 144.9 cubic feet of passenger space. Tailor the Ford Explorer to fit your family needs and budget with five trim levels – Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum.
|2019 Ford Explorer||VS||2019 Toyota Highlander|
|290-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6||Base Engine||185-Horsepower 2.7-Liter 4-Cylinder|
|21 - 81.7 Cubic Feet||Cargo Space||13.8 - 83.7 Cubic Feet|
|5,000 Pounds||Towing Capacity||5,000 Pounds|
Explore the Differences Between the 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Toyota Highlander
The old adage – you get what you pay for – remains true in the automotive world and in this 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Toyota Highlander comparison, the Ford family hauler promises more bang for your buck. A spacious, versatile cabin provides 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row that is ideal for day-to-day errands and can convert to 81.7 cubic feet with the rear seats laid flat. With a meager 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, the Toyota Highlander can make average, everyday errands a real chore. When you add a power-packed standard engine to the equation, the Ford Explorer provides unrivaled value at every turn.
Inside the 2019 Ford Explorer cabin, you will find a wealth of features that cater to the family on the go. Base Ford Explorer models feature 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® LCD infotainment system, Ford MyKey® teen safety technology, LED headlights, power windows and locks, Trailer Sway Control and keyless entry. An upgrade to Explorer XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum trim levels will add the innovative 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and in-vehicle Wi-Fi. Highlights of the Ford Explorer resumé include premium leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, an automated parking system and power-folding rear seats.
You will not mistake “family-friendly” for boring when you get behind the wheel of the 2019 Ford Explorer at Marshal Mize Ford. Armed with a trio of potent powertrains that feature Ford EcoBoost® engine technology, the Ford Explorer will overpower its Toyota counterpart. When equipped for towing duties, the Explorer will tow a practical 5,000 pounds of cargo. With a focus on fuel economy, the Toyota Highlander falls short in terms of driving excitement with two powertrains – a 185-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder and a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine.
Ford Explorer Engine Options, Power and Fuel-Economy Specs
- 3.5-Liter V-6 – 290 Horsepower/255 Pound-Feet of Torque – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 17 MPG City/24 MPG Hwy
- 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 280 Horsepower/310 Pound-Feet of Torque – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 19 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy
- 3.5-Liter EcoBoost® V-6 – 365 Horsepower/350 Pound-Feet of Torque – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 16 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy