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Vehicle Comparison

See how Toyota vehicles compare against the competition. Start by choosing your Toyota vehicle and a competitor to learn more on how they stack up.
  • 2020 86
  • 2021 Tundra
  • 2019 86
  • 2021 4Runner
  • 2020 4Runner
  • 2021 Avalon
  • 2020 Avalon
  • 2021 Avalon Hybrid
  • 2020 Avalon Hybrid
  • 2021 Camry
  • 2020 Camry
  • 2021 C-HR
  • 2020 C-HR
  • 2021 Corolla
  • 2020 Corolla
  • 2021 Corolla Hybrid
  • 2021 Camry Hybrid
  • 2020 Camry Hybrid
  • 2020 Corolla Hybrid
  • 2021 Corolla Hatchback
  • 2020 Corolla Hatchback
  • 2021 GR Supra
  • 2020 GR Supra
  • 2021 Highlander
  • 2020 Highlander
  • 2021 Highlander Hybrid
  • 2020 Highlander Hybrid
  • 2021 Prius
  • 2020 Prius
  • 2021 Prius Prime
  • 2020 Prius Prime
  • 2021 RAV4
  • 2020 RAV4
  • 2021 RAV4 Hybrid
  • 2020 RAV4 Hybrid
  • 2021 RAV4 Prime
  • 2021 Sequoia
  • 2020 Sequoia
  • 2021 Sienna
  • 2020 Sienna
  • 2021 Tacoma
  • 2020 Tacoma
  • 2020 Tundra
  • 2021 Venza
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    Overview

    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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