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2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

Awards
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2017 Toyota Highlander
2017 Ford Explorer
          Be unstoppable in the 2017 Ford Explorer.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Explorer has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2017 Ford Explorer2, boasting 59 more horses and 14 more horses per ton than the 2017 Toyota Highlander3.
The 2017 Ford Explorer's2 increased torque - 3502 lb.-ft. vs. 2633 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Toyota Highlander3652HORSEPOWER30641492HORSEPOWER PER TON13533502TORQUE2633

Safety

The 2017 Ford Explorer's dedication to occupant safety has earned it the NHTSA's coveted 5-star Overall Crash Rating. 5.
According to the NHTSA, the 2017 Ford Explorer's6 standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2017 Toyota Highlander7.8.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Toyota Highlander56OVERALL FRONTAL CRASH RATING47

Technical

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2017 Ford Explorer's 6optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2017 Toyota Highlander.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Toyota Highlanderhas6TURBOCHARGED-

Usability

Tired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2017 Ford Explorer6 offers 2 more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2017 Toyota Highlander9, 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 2017 Toyota Highlander9, the 2017 Ford Explorer6 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
The 2017 Ford Explorer's6 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 3 inches' worth.
2017 Ford ExplorerFoo2017 Toyota Highlander416FRONT HEAD ROOM409416FRONT LEG ROOM409406REAR HEAD ROOM399406REAR LEG ROOM3991126WHEELBASE1099

Pricing

The 2017 Ford Explorer6 offers all of the features, efficiency, performance, and safety you've come to expect, at an MSRP you'd never expect: $31,6606.
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 2017 Ford Explorer's6 Roadside Assistance, standard for 3 years longer than 2017 Toyota Highlander7.
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - 2017 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

3 - 2017 Toyota Highlander LE V6 FWD (Natl)

4 - 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD (SE)

5 - Find more info here: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

6 - 2017 Ford Explorer Base FWD

7 - 2017 Toyota Highlander LE I4 FWD (Natl)

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

9 - 2017 Toyota Highlander LE I4 FWD (SE)