2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Ford Explorer
The Toyota Highlander jumps into the 2017 model year completely refreshed with a new eight-speed automatic transmission, an updated V6 engine, new trims levels and more. The Highlander is a midsize three-row SUV that offers customers strength and capability without sacrificing an affordable price tag or fuel economy. SUVs are at an all time high right now, so take a look for yourself to see how the Highlander stands in the market with this comparison of the 2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Ford Explorer.
The 2017 Highlander is a three-row SUV that is offered in LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum trims. The Highlander offers a standard seating capacity of 8, while the largest seating capacity offered by the Explorer is 7. Customers can choose an optional 7-passenger seating on the Limited and Limited Platinum trims. Aside from a larger seating capacity, the 2017 Highlander also has a larger maximum cargo capacity at 83.7 cubic feet behind the first row. That is nearly 2 cubic feet more than the competing 2017 Ford Explorer.
|2017 Toyota Highlander||VS||2017 Ford Explorer|
|5,000 lbs.||Towing Capacity||5,000 lbs.|
|83.7 Cubic Feet||Max Cargo Space||81.7 Cubic Feet|
2017 Toyota Highlander near Chicago, IL
Customers have the choice between two engines for the 2017 Highlander. The base engine is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 185 horsepower. There is an optional 3.5-liter V6 which will feature a stop-start feature to save on fuel. All V6 Highlanders will also receive a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Highlander surpasses the Explorer in fuel economy with 21 city mpg and 27 highway mpg compared to the Explorer's 17 city mpg and 24 highway mpg.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander is available now at Arlington Toyota in Palatine, IL. A quick drive from Chicago, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg and the surrounding areas, customers can contact Arlington Toyota to schedule a test drive or to talk with a sales team member.