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2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

Awards
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2018 Toyota Highlander
2018 Ford Explorer
          The 2018 Ford Explorer: be unstoppable.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2018 Explorer has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2018 Ford Explorer2, boasting 59 more horses and 14 more horses per ton than the 2018 Toyota Highlander3.
If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2018 Ford Explorer's2 increased torque - 3502 lb.-ft. vs. 2633 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Toyota Highlander3652HORSEPOWER30641492HORSEPOWER PER TON13533502TORQUE2633

Safety

According to the NHTSA, the 2018 Ford Explorer's5 standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2018 Toyota Highlander6.7
NHTSA testing proves the 2018 Ford Explorer's5 stability and handling features make it less likely to roll over than the 2018 Toyota Highlander6.8
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Toyota Highlander55OVERALL FRONT CRASH RATING4655ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING46

Technical

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2018 Ford Explorer's5 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2018 Toyota Highlander.
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Usability

Tired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2018 Ford Explorer5 offers 2 more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2018 Toyota Highlander6, making the awkward hunch-back driving pose a thing of the past.
Offering 2 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2018 Toyota Highlander6, the 2018 Ford Explorer5 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
The 2018 Ford Explorer's5 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 3 inches' worth.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Toyota Highlander415FRONT HEAD ROOM406415FRONT LEG ROOM406405REAR HEAD ROOM396405REAR LEG ROOM3961125WHEELBASE1096

Pricing

In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2018 Ford Explorer's5 Roadside Assistance, standard for 3 years longer than 2018 Toyota Highlander6.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Toyota Highlander55ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE26
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - 2018 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

3 - 2018 Toyota Highlander LE V6 FWD (Natl)

4 - 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD (Natl)

5 - 2018 Ford Explorer Base FWD

6 - 2018 Toyota Highlander LE I4 FWD (Natl)

7 - Find out more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.

8 - Learn more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.