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Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Explorer

Toyota Highlander

Ford Explorer


At a Glance: Highlander vs. Explorer

Do you have a love for adventure? Do you need a large SUV to make sure you have enough room to carry all your gear? In your search for an adventurous performer, you may have come across the 2022 Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer. If anything is true, it’s that adventure awaits in either of these rides.

Our team at Harr Toyota near Worcester, MA, Auburn, MA, and Shrewsbury, MA has crafted this in-depth comparison of the Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer. While these two SUVs are very similar, one of them outcompetes the other. Keep reading below to find out the winner.




PASSENGERS

MAX PASSENGERS

8 | 7

Highlander vs Explorer


FRONT HEADROOM

FRONT HEADROOM

41.2" | 40.7"

Highlander vs Explorer


TRIM OPTIONS

TRIM OPTIONS

11 | 7

Highlander vs Explorer


Which SUV Is Best for Your Family?

Select a category below to learn more about how the Toyota Highlander compares to the Ford Explorer.

TRIM OPTIONS


Toyota Highlander

In the great outdoors, there are multiple adventures you can take. Luckily, you don’t have to compromise on variety when it comes to the 2022 Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer. Right off the bat, these SUVs offer many options to choose from—the Highlander offers 11 trim levels, while the Explorer offers eight.

The More Trims, the Merrier

Of the Highlander’s 11 trims, seven of them are traditional gasoline-powered models and the remaining four are hybrids. While the Explorer offers conventional and hybrid models as well, the Toyota offers more variety to choose from than the Ford. So, if you want to configure the perfect SUV for your next adventure, the Toyota may be your best choice.

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SAFETY


Toyota Highlander

Much like you would wear a helmet while mountain biking or a life vest while kayaking, the 2022 Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer offer active and passive safety systems to keep you safe.

Peace of Mind Comes Standard

Starting with the Toyota, you’ll find the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) equipped on all trims. This system includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Low-Light Pedestrian Detection
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist

While the Ford Explorer’s Ford Co-Pilot360™ system offers similar features to the Toyota’s safety suite, not all the aforementioned features come standard on all Explorer trims.

If you want top-notch standard safety no matter which trim level you choose, the 2022 Toyota Highlander brings peace of mind to every ride.

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TECHNOLOGY


Toyota Highlander

Some entertainment on the road is a must when traveling long stretches behind the wheel. Fortunately, both the 2022 Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer offer standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration systems. These systems allow you to play your favorite podcasts, music, or audiobooks through their standard 6-speaker audio systems.

Daily Drivers for the Digital Age

Even when you’re cruising down the highway in the middle of belting your favorite song, you can still have a clear view behind you with the Highlander’s available digital rearview mirror. This innovative mirror uses a camera mounted high on the rear window to create a wider field of vision.

Unfortunately, the Ford Explorer doesn’t offer this high-tech rearview mirror, which can help you see clearly behind you—day or night.

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Are You Ready to Go on an Adventure?


Toyota Highlander

The 2022 Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer are very similar and capable when it comes to daily drives or weekend getaways on off-road trails. However, our team at Harr Toyota near Worcester, MA, Auburn, MA, and Shrewsbury, MA believes the Highlander can be your ideal choice, thanks to its standard safety systems, multiple trims, and technology.
Schedule a test drive of this impeccable ride at our dealership today!
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