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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: $50,069

Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum   
Difference: $961

Lowest Total Invoice: $45,228

Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum   
Difference: $3,522

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
TrimLimitedLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $42,090 $45,200
Base Invoice $40,196 $41,268
Safe and Smart Package 1,295  
AWD 2,150 1,460
Trailer Tow Package - Class III 570  
All-weather floor mats 120 249
Cargo cover 130  
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   229
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  
All-weather floor mats 114 145
Cargo cover 124  
Running boards 565 399
Cargo mat 95  
Second-row buckets 660  
Panoramic sunroof 1,610  
3.5L V6 0  
Polished alloy wheels 565  
Floor mats   139
Class II trailer hitch   530
Rear bumper protector   99
Remote start   320
Options (change) 7,945 3,874
Options (change) 7,559 2,965
Destination 995 995
Total Price $51,030 $50,069
Total Invoice $48,750 $45,228

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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: $391
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,977
Model Year20182018
TrimLimitedLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp V6295hp V6
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/23 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)390, 12825, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20245/55-19
Total Price$51,030$50,069
Adjustments for Features-5700
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$50,460$50,069
Total Invoice$48,750$45,228
Adjustments for Features-5450
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$48,205$45,228

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20182018
TrimLimitedLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
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 $75
Knee airbag, passenger$75 
Pedestrian detection $50
Perimeter scan $25
Rearview camera$200 
Safety key$5 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75
Terrain selector$200 
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 
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Wiper de-icer $25
Lockable center differential $150
Engine / Motor 
Automatic start / stop $150
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25 
Tow hook(s), front$40 
4G LTE connectivity$0 
Android Auto support$100 
Apple CarPlay support$100 
DVD-compatible player $0
Intercom $25
Siri Eyes Free support $0
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $200
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Conversation mirror $25
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Power-folding mirrors$50 
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 
Total Value of Features$8,335$7,765
Value of Feature Adjustments$570$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-5450

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20182018
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,
21.0 ft313.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft342.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
81.7 ft383.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Safe and Smart Package
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Adaptive cruise control450Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system0Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested165096%
Total Not Requested754%
Trailer Tow Package - Class III
Oil cooler0No
Class III trailer hitch250No
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum

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

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