Comparing the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Toyota Highlander

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Make the next SUV you choose one that doesn't compromise on delivering genuine quality, powerful performance, and thrilling driving. To that end, make your way over to Woodhouse Ford South, where you can find a great selection of new Ford vehicles. If you are looking for space, off-road capability, and plenty of exciting features to enjoy during your drives, visit our Plattsmouth Ford dealer to test drive a 2019 Ford Explorer. However, we know that's not the only SUV option you have. That's why we're putting the Ford Explorer up against the 2019 Toyota Highlander, another popular model, to see which comes out on top.


2019 Ford Explorer Model Details

When you want a stylish three-row SUV that pulls no punches when it comes to powerful performance, the 2019 Ford Explorer is the way to go. Offering an impressive 154 cubic feet of passenger volume, the 2019 Ford Explorer gives each passenger plenty of space to relax for a trip through the neighborhood or over to the next state. The cargo area behind the seats also measures in at 21 cubic feet, allowing you to bring plenty of passengers and their supplies for a fun outing. The 2019 Ford Explorer offers available four-wheel drive with Terrain Management™, allowing you to always be prepared for any type of terrain. The 2019 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine, which puts out 280 horsepower, with an available 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine that dishes out 365 horsepower, allowing for a max tow rating of 5,000 lbs.

2019 Ford Explorer Model Details

  • Up to 365 horsepower
  • 27 MPG combined
  • 154 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • Available four-wheel drive

2019 Toyota Highlander

If you're looking through vehicles in the three-row SUV segment, you'll likely come across the 2019 Toyota Highlander. It's similarly priced to the 2019 Ford Explorer and offers familiar dimensions, but it definitely falls short in key areas. For one, its standard engine only produces 185 horsepower, far less than the standard engine you get with the Ford Explorer. And the top engine option only produces 295 horsepower, barely more than the baseline engine in the Ford Explorer. The Toyota Highlander also only offers 145 cubic feet of passenger volume and has only 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. Despite the lack of space and power, the Toyota Highlander also achieves an estimated 24 MPG combined, compared to 27 combined MPG in the Ford Explorer.

2019 Toyota Highlander

  • Up to 295 horsepower
  • 24 MPG combined
  • 145 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • Available all-wheel drive


When you visit our Omaha, NE-area Ford dealer, our helpful team will be happy to help you find the 2019 Ford Explorer model that has the features you are looking for. We will also gladly guide you through the process of financing a new Ford vehicle and get you behind the wheel for a test drive. We can't wait to help you find your next exciting SUV!

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