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2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Ford Explorer

Sometimes finding the right fit for an SUV can be as challenging as finding the perfect fit in a pair of shoes. More often than not, you find yourself buying something that's good enough instead of something that's exactly what you want...only to see what you were looking for a month later. While this is an annoyance with shoes, it can be a downright problem with a car. When you're making such an important investment, you want to be sure that you're leaving the lot completely satisfied and that this satisfaction remains during the life of your car.

One of the best ways to determine whether or not a car is the right fit for your needs as a driver is to see what competitors have to offer and then see how the two vehicles measure up to one another. The Toyota Highlander has proven to be an exceptional SUV in 2017, but before you decide if it's the right car for you, take a look at it against the 2017 Ford Explorer to see how the two compare.

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2017 Toyota Highlander VS 2017 Ford Explorer
$30,630 MSRP $31,660

2.7L I-4

3.5L V6

Engine Options

2.3L I-4

3.5L V6

185 to 295 Horsepower 280 to 290

Front-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

Drivetrain Options

Front-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

Why Should I Buy the 2017 Toyota Highlander?

From the beginning, the 2017 Toyota Highlander presents some fierce competition. The 2017 Ford Explorer strives to check off boxes for both a capable SUV and a well-designed family car, and while it doesn't fall significantly short it doesn't stand out quite as brightly as the 2017 Highlander.

In addition to a lower MSRP and a higher seating capacity, the 2017 Highlander offers thoughtful accommodations like 5 USB ports throughout the cabin to make sure that all passengers can stay connected on the road. However, the most attractive advantage the Highlander offers is its standard Toyota safety, which includes features such as Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Anti-lock Braking, Traction Control, and Smart Stop Technology among many others.

If you're looking for a reliable and comfortable family car that has protection from every angle, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is a superb choice. Come see everything it has to offer for yourself at Lexington Toyota today.

2017 Toyota Highlander parked outside building
Front seats of 2017 Toyota Highlander
Front/side profile of 2017 Toyota Highlander
Dash of the 2017 Toyota Highlander

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