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Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Explorer 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
TrimLimited PlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $45,200 $42,090
Base Invoice $41,268 $40,196
Floor mats 229  
AWD 1,460 2,150
Class II trailer hitch 699  
Rear bumper protector 139  
All-weather floor mats 249 120
Running boards 599 595
Remote start 499  
Safe and Smart Package   1,295
Trailer Tow Package - Class III   570
Cargo mat   100
Cargo cover   130
Second-row buckets   695
Panoramic sunroof   1,695
3.5L V6   0
Polished alloy wheels   595
Floor mats 139  
AWD 1,333 2,054
Class II trailer hitch 530  
Rear bumper protector 99  
All-weather floor mats 145 114
Running boards 399 565
Remote start 320  
Safe and Smart Package   1,230
Trailer Tow Package - Class III   542
Cargo mat   95
Cargo cover   124
Second-row buckets   660
Panoramic sunroof   1,610
3.5L V6   0
Polished alloy wheels   565
Options (change) 3,874 7,945
Options (change) 2,965 7,559
Destination 995 995
Total Price $50,069 $51,030
Total Invoice $45,228 $48,750

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $391
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,977
Model Year20182018
TrimLimited PlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine295hp V6290hp V6
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG16/23 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)825, 12390, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/55-19255/50-20
Total Price$50,069$51,030
Adjustments for Features0-570
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$50,069$50,460
Total Invoice$45,228$48,750
Adjustments for Features0-545
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$45,228$48,205

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Features Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182018
TrimLimited PlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
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 
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
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
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$7,765$8,335
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$570
Value of Feature Adjustments0-545

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Specifications Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182018
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase109.8 in112.6 in
Length192.5 in198.3 in
Width75.8 in78.9 in
Height68.1 in70.0 in
Curb Weight4,535 lb.4,633 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.2 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.7 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room59.3 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.2 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom44.2 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom39.9 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room59.6 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room57.1 in56.8 in
Row 2 Legroom38.4 in39.5 in
Row 3 Headroom35.9 in37.8 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room55.0 in50.8 in
Row 3 Hip Room45.6 in40.7 in
Row 3 Legroom27.7 in33.3 in
Cargo Volume,
13.8 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
42.3 ft343.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
83.7 ft381.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Tow hook(s), front40No
Hill descent control250Yes
Terrain selector200No
Total Requested25051%
Total Not Requested24049%
Second-row buckets
Second-row buckets500Yes
Power release, second row seats50No
Total Requested50091%
Total Not Requested509%
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%

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