Ford Explorer vs Toyota Highlander

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Think of your dream SUV. Is it powerful? Does it offer plenty of space? Does it come with all the features you want? If you answered yes, then you'll want to choose the 2016 Ford Explorer as your next vehicle. When you compare this new model to regular competitors like the 2016 Toyota Highlander, you'll see why this vehicle is the better choice for Arlington Heights and Schaumburg drivers. Check out how this new Ford model beats the Highlander in a variety of categories.

 

Power

2016 Ford Explorer Power

Finding the right amount of power is important when choosing the right SUV. When comparing the 2016 Ford Explorer vs. the 2016 Toyota Highlander, Arlington Heights and Schaumburg drivers find that the Ford is the better choice. This vehicle comes standard with a 3.5L V6 DOHC engine that generates 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. Drivers that opt for the Toyota will find themselves choosing between two engine options, but neither compares to the power provided by the Ford. The standard 2.7L four-cylinder DOHC engine only offers 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Even if you upgrade to the 3.5L V6 DOHC engine, you'll only get 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. So no matter how you choose to power your Toyota, it will not measure up to the power felt by the Ford.

 

Cargo Space

2016 Ford Explorer Cargo Space

If you want an SUV that delivers impressive cargo space, then the Ford Explorer is the better choice over the Toyota Highlander. Right away, you'll receive more cargo space behind the third row. The Ford offer 21 cubic feet of cargo space while the Toyota only offers 13.8 cubic feet. If you fold down the second row, you'll get even more cargo space, as the Ford offers a total of 43.9 cubic feet compared to only 42.3 cubic feet. So if you want the vehicle that can be packed with passengers and still have room for all your belongings, the Ford is the right choice.

 

Passenger Space

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Seats

Providing comfortable seating for your passengers is easy when you opt for the new Ford SUV. This vehicle offers more head, shoulder, and legroom in the front and the backseat compared to the competition. This way, drivers and passengers alike will be able to enjoy the road without feeling squished. The Ford Explorer has a total passenger volume of 151.7 while the Highlander only offers 144.9. Make sure to dominate the road and give everyone in the cabin the space they want when you choose the Explorer.

 

Safety

2016 Ford Explorer Rear

Both the 2016 Ford Explorer and 2016 Toyota Highlander are similar when it comes to safety features. They each offer the technology necessary to keep you and your passengers safe while on the road, such as lane keep assist technology and a rearview camera. But when you compare the safety of these vehicles in terms of an actual collision, the Ford becomes the better choice. This vehicle earned a five-star front crash rating compared to the Highlander's four stars. If you want to experience true peace of mind while on the road, do so with the Ford Explorer.

 
 

Features

2016 Ford Explorer Tech

In today's world, it seems like the more options and features, the better the vehicle. There are certain areas where the Explorer and Highlander are pretty equal. The Ford offers the SYNC® technology that allows drivers and passengers to make calls, stream music, and even access apps and pertinent information. The Highlander offers Entune® audio, which does the same thing as SYNC.

 

While they may have similar infotainment systems, there are many features that the new Explorer has that the Highlander does not. For example, drivers of the Explorer will enjoy standard LED headlights, rain sense wipers, power adjustable driver's seat, and paddle shifters. These features are either an additional option or not even available on the Highlander. So if you want the vehicle that gives you more for your money while adding convenience in all areas, then you want to be sure to choose the Ford.

 

Get Yours at Arlington Heights Ford

Arlington Heights and Schaumburg drivers know how beneficial the right SUV can be on the Illinois roads, and the 2016 Ford Explorer is the best option. When comparing it to the 2016 Toyota Highlander, you'll experience more cargo and passenger space, more power, and more amenities. Don't waste any more time and head down to Arlington Heights Ford today at 801 W. Dundee Road in Arlington Heights, contact us online, or give us a call at 888.481.8735. Our team will help you drive one of these impressive SUVs home today.

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