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2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Ford Explorer

If you're looking for an SUV that's guaranteed to take your adventure above and beyond, no vehicle offers as much as the 2018 Toyota Highlander. A strong engine, great fuel economy, spacious interior, the 2018 Toyota Highlander has a ton to offer any driver that wants to experience more when they get behind the wheel. However, this excellent SUV does have competition, especially from other big-name automakers. The 2018 Ford Explorer is a strong opponent, and it has a ton to offer any driver, making it hard to pick between these two vehicles.

Thankfully, when it comes to comparing vehicles, we at Heritage Toyota are experts! We know what to look for in making sure that you get the best deal for your money when it comes down to it. That said, we've done the research for you on these two excellent SUVs, look at the table below to learn more!

2018 Toyota Highlander


2018 Ford Explorer

8 Seats

Maximum Seating 7 Seats


Starting MSRP $32,140
5,000 lbs Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs
21 mpg Fuel Economy (City) 19 mpg

Test Drive the 2018 Toyota Highlander in South Burlington VT

As seen from the table above, the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Ford Explorer are extremely close when it comes down to it, offering nearly the same across the board. However, the new Toyota Highlander does pull ahead in many of these categories! It offers a higher seating capacity than the new Ford Explorer, a lower starting MSRP, and a better overall fuel economy when you're driving in the city. In terms of towing, the two vehicles are tied, both offering 5,000 lbs for their maximum, the only category we've compared them in which they do tie. Overall, the 2018 Toyota Highlander is the better deal for your money!

Tackle your next adventure without worry when you get behind the wheel of the 2018 Toyota Highlander! This great SUV has a ton of features, and a spacious interior, as well as a great starting MSRP, making it the perfect choice for going on an adventure without breaking the bank. For more information, or to take it for a drive, contact us at Heritage Toyota today!