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Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $49,630

Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum   
Difference: $1,400

Lowest Total Invoice: $44,805

Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum   
Difference: $3,945

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Model Year20182017
ModelExplorerHighlander
TrimLimitedLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $42,090 $44,800
Base Invoice $40,196 $40,903
Safe and Smart Package 1,295  
AWD 2,150 1,460
Trailer Tow Package - Class III 570  
Cargo cover 130  
All-weather floor mats 120 249
Running boards 595 599
Cargo mat 100  
Second-row buckets 695  
Panoramic sunroof 1,695  
3.5L V6 0  
Polished alloy wheels 595  
Floor mats   225
Class II trailer hitch   699
Rear bumper protector   139
Remote start   499
Safe and Smart Package 1,230  
AWD 2,054 1,333
Trailer Tow Package - Class III 542  
Cargo cover 124  
All-weather floor mats 114 145
Running boards 565 375
Cargo mat 95  
Second-row buckets 660  
Panoramic sunroof 1,610  
3.5L V6 0  
Polished alloy wheels 565  
Floor mats   140
Class II trailer hitch   530
Rear bumper protector   99
Remote start   320
Options (change) 7,945 3,870
Options (change) 7,559 2,942
Destination 995 960
Total Price $51,030 $49,630
Total Invoice $48,750 $44,805

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,080
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,639
Model Year20182017
ModelExplorerHighlander
TrimLimitedLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp V6295hp V6
TransmissionT6T8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/23 MPG19/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)390, 12825, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20245/55-19
Total Price$51,030$49,630
Adjustments for Features-3200
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$50,710$49,630
Total Invoice$48,750$44,805
Adjustments for Features-3060
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$48,444$44,805

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20182017
ModelExplorerHighlander
TrimLimitedLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Keyless entry keypad$50 
Remote app$25 
Remote climate control$25 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Sunshades, second row $125
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Around view cameras $500
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Curve control$50 
Knee airbag, driver $100
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Pedestrian detection $50
Perimeter scan $25
Rearview camera$200 
Safety key$5 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75
Trailer sway control$25 
Vehicle health reports$0 
Wide-view front camera$150 
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray $40
Class II trailer hitch $200
Class III trailer hitch$250 
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate $150
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
Android Auto support$0 
Apple CarPlay support$0 
DVD-compatible player $0
Intercom $25
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Siri Eyes Free support $0
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Wiper de-icer $25
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25 
Tow hook(s), front$40 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Compass$0 
Conversation mirror $25
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Lockable center differential $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Foldaway tray table, second row $75
Folding third row seats $600
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Manual recliner, third row seats $125
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power release, second row seats$50 
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power-stowing third row seats$1000 
Tailgating position, third row seats$50 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Chrome-clad alloy wheels $600
Polished alloy wheels$350 
Terrain selector$200 
Total Value of Features$8,210$7,890
Value of Feature Adjustments$320$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3060

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20182017
ModelExplorerHighlander
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in109.8 in
Length198.3 in192.5 in
Width78.9 in75.8 in
Height70.0 in68.1 in
Curb Weight4,633 lb.4,535 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.19.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in59.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in57.2 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in44.2 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in39.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in59.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in38.4 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in35.9 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in55.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in45.6 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in27.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft313.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft342.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft383.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Safe and Smart Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested180096%
Total Not Requested754%
Trailer Tow Package - Class III
FeatureValueRequested?
Oil cooler0No
Class III trailer hitch250No
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250Yes
Total Requested25063%
Total Not Requested15037%
Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%

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