Let’s make a powerful impression. Whether you’re looking to get away or just get around town, you’ll find Highlander’s sleeker design will not go unnoticed. Thanks to an all-new available 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine paired with an advanced available Direct Shift-8AT (8-speed Automatic Transmission), the improved powertrain is built to generate more horsepower and torque while enhancing fuel efficiency. With seating for up to eight, we’ve made sure to turn up the premium experience for you and your passengers.
See how the 2017 Toyota Highlander 4WD SE compares against the 2017 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD. To start, Comparably Equipped Price on Highlander SE AWD is $4,375 less than the Explorer Limited 4WD. Horsepower on Highlander SE AWD is 295@6600 while 290@6500 on Explorer Limited 4WD, and Torque on Highlander SE AWD is 263@4700 while 255@4000 on Explorer Limited 4WD. Looking to tow? Highlander SE AWD has 3000 more pounds of Standard Towing Capacity than Explorer Limited 4WD. If fuel efficiency is your thing, consider that Highlander SE AWD's Combined Fuel Economy (City/Hwy) is 22 while Explorer Limited 4WD's Combined Fuel Economy (City/Hwy) is 19. Finally, an Open Liftgate Window is Standard on Highlander SE AWD but Not Available on Explorer Limited 4WD.
These are just a few areas where the Highlander outperforms the Explorer. Learn more in the chart below, or contact a dealer near you today!
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