Compare the Toyota Highlander vs Ford Explorer in Huntsville, TX



Huntsville Toyota wants to make your next SUV purchase easier by breaking down the highlights and differences between the new Toyota Highlander and the Ford Explorer, two popular options for Huntsville, Madisonville, Willis, Montgomery, and Livingston shoppers. Both vehicles are sure to impress when it comes to dependability. Learn more about which new SUV is right for you.


At First Glance: SUV Overview

The new Toyota Highlander and the Ford Explorer are both great options for drivers who are looking for a capable SUV to hit the roads. With a starting MSRP of $35,855 for the 2022 Toyota Highlander and $35,510 for the 2022 Ford Explorer, these SUVs are available at a similar price. Look forward to getting exactly what you're looking for as the Highlander offers eleven trim levels while its Ford competitor only offers eight. Don't settle for less when it comes to your next SUV purchase. Let's dive deeper into the specifics of each vehicle. 


SUV Fuel Efficiency & Performance

If you're searching for an SUV that delivers amazing performance, the new Toyota Highlander and the Ford Explorer are both great options. While the Ford Explorer offers slightly more towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander offers up to 295 horsepower, 263 lb.-ft. of torque, and 5000-lb. towing capacity. The Highlander also has better fuel efficiency at an EPA-estimated 24 MPG combined plus more hybrid options to keep you on the road longer. 



Vehicle Technology and Convenience Features

The new Toyota Highlander and the Ford Explorer both go above and beyond when it comes to cutting-edge technology and convenience features for drivers and passengers alike. The Highlander offers available interior features like heated and ventilated front seats, panoramic moonroof, and third row seating. You can also feel at home on the road with tons of available technology to keep you connected, including:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Five USB ports
  • two 12V outlets
  • SiriusXM® 3-Month Platinum Plan Trial Subscription
  • JBL® Audio System
  • 7-in. color LCD Multi-Information Display
  • Driver Easy Speak


Safety Features & Specs

Both the Toyota Highlander and the Ford Explorer are packed with top of the line safety features so that you can have total peace of mind and focus on your destination. Take a look at all the available safety features on the new Toyota Highlander: 


Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5 

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist 
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Safety Connect® 
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Stolen Vehicle Locator
  • Roadside Assistance 
  • Automatic Collision Notification

Test Drive a Toyota Highlander at Your Local Dealership in Huntsville, TX!

Is it time to test drive the Toyota Highlander SUV? Stop by Huntsville Toyota at 849 I-45, Huntsville, TX 77340 or give us a call at (936) 349-0909. We look forward to helping our neighbors in Madisonville, Willis, Montgomery, and Livingston find the perfect compact SUV. 


Our Toyota dealership is committed to providing the Promise of Something Different and giving every customer the service they deserve, every day. From community involvement to having passionate team members, learn more about our Purdy Values at Huntsville Toyota.



Disclaimers:

* MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $1,195 for Cars (Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, GR86, GR Corolla, GR Supra, Prius, Prius Prime), $1,395 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (4Runner, bZ4X, C-HR, Corolla Cross, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,795 for Large SUV (Sequoia), and $1,795 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota's charge for these services is called the "Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee" and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota's overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

* EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway/24 combined mpg rating for 2022 Highlander L FWD, LE FWD, XLE FWD, XSE FWD, Limited FWD and Platinum FWD; EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2022 Highlander L AWD, LE AWD, XLE AWD, Limited AWD and Platinum AWD. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

* Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner's Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. "Added vehicle equipment" includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle's exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo. [Calculated with the new SAE J2807 method.] See Owner's Manual for limitations.

* Water, weather, dirt, and other conditions also may cause the sensor to not operate properly or to operate unintentionally. See Owner's Manual for limitations.

* Apps and services are subject to change at any time without notice. Data charges may apply. Apple CarPlay® functionality requires a compatible iPhone® connected with an approved data cable into the USB media port. Apple CarPlay® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

* Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statement apply. To use Android Auto on your audio display, you'll need an Android Auto compatible vehicle and Android phone. For phone compatibility visit: https://www.android.com/auto/. Requires compatible smartphone connected with an approved data cable into the USB media port, and data plan rates apply. Apps and services vary by phone carrier and are subject to change at any time without notice. Android, Android Auto and Waze are trademarks of Google.

* Eligible vehicle and wireless service required. Wi-Fi Connect depends on factors outside of Toyota's control, including an operative telematics device, a cellular connection, GPS signal, and the availability of a compatible wireless network, without which system functionality and availability may be limited or precluded. Wi-Fi Connect coverage and service not available everywhere. Valid in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska. Do not drive distracted. Go to att.com/toyota for terms and conditions. Data usage and charges apply. Up to 5 devices can be supported using in-vehicle connectivity. Apps and services subject to change at any time without notice. The Wi-Fi Connect trial begins at the time of activation and expires when 2GB of data is used or when the 3-month period ends. Subscription required after trial. Terms and conditions apply.

* May not be compatible with all mobile phones, MP3/WMA players and like models.

* Rated for 12 volts/10 amps. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.

* Trial length and service availability may vary by model, model year or trim. Service will automatically stop at the end of your trial subscription period unless you decide to continue service. If you do not wish to enjoy your trial, you can cancel by calling the number below. All SiriusXM services require a subscription, each sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. Service subject to the SiriusXM Customer Agreement and Privacy Policy; visit www.siriusxm.com to see complete terms and how to cancel which includes calling 1-866-635-2349. Some services and features are subject to device capabilities and location availability. All fees, content and features are subject to change. SiriusXM, Pandora and all related logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its respective subsidiaries.

* JBL® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.

* Toyota Safety Sense™ effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. Drivers are responsible for their own safe driving. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.

* The Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection (PD) is designed to determine if impact is imminent and help reduce impact speed and damage in certain frontal collisions involving a vehicle, a pedestrian or a bicyclist. PCS w/PD is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, size and position of pedestrian or bicyclist and weather, light and road conditions. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.

* Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is designed to read visible lane markers under certain conditions. It provides a visual and audible alert and slight steering force when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.

* Automatic High Beams operate at speeds above 25 mph. Factors such as a dirty windshield, weather, lighting and terrain limit effectiveness, requiring the driver to manually operate the high beams. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.

* The Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) lane centering function is designed to read visible lane markers and detect other vehicles under certain conditions. It is only operational when DRCC is engaged. Not available on vehicles with manual transmissions. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.

* Do not rely exclusively on Road Sign Assist (RSA). RSA is a driver support system that utilizes the vehicle's forward-facing camera and navigation system (when data is available) to recognize certain road signs and provide information to the driver via the multi-information display and/or Head-Up Display. Effectiveness is dependent on road, weather, vehicle and sign conditions. Use common sense when using RSA and do not drive distracted. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.

* Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. System effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and traffic conditions. Vehicles with manual transmission have regular DRCC. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.

* Safety Connect® depends on factors outside of Toyota's control, including an operative telematics device, a cellular connection, GPS signal, and the availability of a compatible wireless network, without which system functionality and availability may be limited or precluded, including access to response center and emergency support. Stolen vehicle police report required to use Stolen Vehicle Locator. Some features may require the Toyota app. Registration required. Subscription required after trial. Service subject to change at any time without notice. Terms of Use apply. Data charges may apply. Service may vary by vehicle and region. See usage precautions and service limitations in Owner's Manual and at toyota.com/connected-services for additional details. To learn about Toyota's Connected Services data collection, use, sharing and retention practices, please visit https://www.toyota.com/privacyvts/.

* Building and/or parking structures may limit system effectiveness. Stolen vehicle police report required to use Stolen Vehicle Locator. For additional assistance contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

* Requires adequate cellular coverage and GPS signal strength. May not work in all areas. Service may vary by vehicle and region. See Toyota Dealer for details and exclusions.

* The Safety Connect® trial period is at no extra cost and begins on the original date of purchase or lease of a new vehicle. After the trial period expires, enrollment in paid subscription is required to access the service.



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