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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: $50,554

Toyota Highlander Platinum   
Difference: $1,021

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year202120212021
TrimPlatinumHybrid PlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $46,965 $48,365 $44,710
Floor mats 229 229  
Class II trailer hitch 699 699  
Rear bumper protector 139 139  
All-weather floor mats 249 249 120
Running boards 599 599 595
Remote start 499 499  
Trailer Tow Package - Class II     395
Safe and Smart Package     1,295
Cargo mat     100
Cargo cover     130
Second-row buckets     695
Panoramic sunroof     1,695
Polished alloy wheels     595
Floor mats 139 139  
Class II trailer hitch 530 530  
Rear bumper protector 99 99  
All-weather floor mats 145 145 114
Running boards 399 399 565
Remote start 320 320  
Trailer Tow Package - Class II     375
Safe and Smart Package     1,230
Cargo mat     95
Cargo cover     124
Second-row buckets     660
Panoramic sunroof     1,610
Polished alloy wheels     565
Options (change) 2,414 2,414 5,620
Options (change) 1,632 1,632 5,338
Destination 1,175 1,175 1,245
Total Price $50,554 $51,954 $51,575

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Toyota Highlander Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $241
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,651
Model Year202120212021
TrimPlatinumHybrid PlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine295hp V6186hp I4 H300hp I4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)825, 12825, 12390, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-20235/55-20255/55-20
Total Price$50,554$51,954$51,575
Adjustments for Features-3500-1,130
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$50,204$51,954$50,445
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,750$0

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Features Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year202120212021
TrimPlatinumHybrid PlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300  
CVT $1000 
10-speed automatic  $1400
RWD  $0
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$125 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power  $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist  $25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0 
Around view cameras$500$500 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200$200 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200$200 
Curve control  $50
Knee airbag, driver$75$75 
Knee airbag, passenger  $75
Pedestrian detection$50$50 
Perimeter scan$25$25 
Rearview camera  $200
Safety key  $5
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75 
Trailer sway control  $25
Vehicle health reports  $0
Wide-view front camera  $150
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray$40$40 
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150$150 
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125$125 
Trailering equipment (7 wire)  $150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity  $50
Android Auto support  $100
Apple CarPlay support  $100
DVD-compatible player$0$0 
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250$250 
Rear air vents with manual controls  $150
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0 
Surround sound  $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200$200 
Voice control for external devices  $0
Wi-Fi hotspot  $50
Wiper de-icer$25$25 
Bodyside cladding$350$350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)  $250
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)  $25
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror  $75
Compass  $0
Conversation mirror$25$25 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display  $250
Large energy flow and fuel economy display $25 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only  $750
Power-folding mirrors  $50
Tachometer$75 $75
Automatic start / stop$150$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Foldaway tray table, second row$75$75 
Folding third row seats$600$600 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75$75 
Manual recliner, third row seats$125$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$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$600 
Polished alloy wheels  $350
Total Value of Features$5,790$5,440$6,570
Value of Feature Adjustments$350$0$1,130
Value of Feature Adjustments-190-144

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Specifications Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20212021
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.2 in119.1 in
Length194.9 in198.8 in
Width76.0 in78.9 in
Height68.1 in69.9 in
Curb Weight4,146 lb.4,346 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.9 gal.17.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.2 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room59.0 in61.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.2 in59.2 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in42.3 in
Row 2 Headroom39.4 in40.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room58.7 in61.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room57.0 in59.1 in
Row 2 Legroom41.0 in39.0 in
Row 3 Headroom36.1 in38.9 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room55.0 in54.6 in
Row 3 Hip Room45.6 in40.9 in
Row 3 Legroom27.7 in32.2 in
Cargo Volume,
16.0 ft318.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
48.4 ft347.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
84.3 ft387.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Second-row buckets
Second-row buckets500Yes
Power release, second row seats50No
Total Requested50091%
Total Not Requested509%
Trailer Tow Package - Class II
Oil cooler0No
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150No
Total Requested20057%
Total Not Requested15043%
Safe and Smart Package
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Adaptive cruise control450Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested175096%
Total Not Requested754%

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