Comparison - Ford Explorer Platinum 2018 - vs - Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 2016

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Make: 
Average Price: 
53,940
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
49,944
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2016
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
17.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#486478
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C4C4C8
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Shadow Black
#242424
Color: 
Alumina Jade Metallic
#5D655E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Creme Brulee Mica
#A59A8C
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Nautical Blue Metallic
#303C64
Ooh La La Rouge Mica
#581826
Predawn Gray Mica
#5D5B60
Shoreline Blue Pearl
#425C73
Silver Sky Metallic
#ACACAC

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Explorer ranked #9 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 68 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo area behind third-row seat
Meaty twin-turbo V6 available
High predicted reliability rating

Cons
Seats aren't as comfy or roomy as some
Thirsty engines
Feels massive to drive

By: 
usnews.com

The Explorer receives only minor changes for 2018, with subtle styling tweaks at the front and rear, an integrated 4G LTE hotspot and revised feature availability.

PROS
Plenty of high-tech features that are easy to use
Optional turbocharged V6 engine delivers plentiful power
Cabin is quiet and comfortable on the highway
Cargo space is generous behind the third row

CONS
Legroom in the third row is subpar
Depending on trim level, feels big and ponderous from behind the wheel

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon.

Pros
A utility player, in the classic sense
Very good handling
Better fuel economy ratings
Improved infotainment, now with 4G LTE
Lovely Sport tuning

Cons
The EPA’s optimistic with those turbo ratings
Platinum content, platinum prices
Second-row seat needs padding, less tilt
Third-row seat needs more of everything

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
215ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 500rpm
280hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.80Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
driver assisted parking assist
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
adaptive cruise control
Adjustable pedals
Keyless Ignition
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
191.10in
Width: 
78.90in
75.80in
Height: 
71.00in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
8.00in
Front Track: 
67.00in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.40
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
40.60
39.60
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
44.20in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
57.30in
57.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
59.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.80in
57.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.00in
59.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
81.70cu.ft
83.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
21.00cu.ft
13.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.60degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
24.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4458.00lbs
4861.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Massaging
passenger cooled seat
driver cooled seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Premium leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
4 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Split-folding rear seatback
reclining rear seats
multi-level heating
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Heated steering wheel
Front and rear air conditioning
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Sony premium brand speakers
500 Watts Stereo Output
1 subwoofer(s)
12 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Sony premium brand stero system
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
speed sensitive volume control
JBL premium brand speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 total speakers
JBL premium brand stereo system

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 in
19 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Chrome-clad wheel covers
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear Seatbelt Package
Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning w/Brake Support
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn signal mirrors
Glass Breakage Sensor
VIP RS3200 Plus Security System
First Aid Kit
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
Preferred Accessory Package
Driver Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
Special Color
Rear Bumper Applique
Drop Hitch Receiver
Rear Bumper Protector
Cross Bars and Side Rails
Cross Bars
Towing Receiver Hitch w/Wire Harness
Paint Protection Film
Accent Stripe
Accent Stripe
Clear Paint Protection - Door Package
Body SIde Molding
Mudguards
Body Side Moldings
Alloy Wheel Locks
Running Boards
Rear Bumper Applique
Running Boards
Rear Bumper Protector
Door Edge Guards
Interior Options: 
2nd Row Bucket Seats w/Power-Assist Fold
Cargo Shade
Smokers Kit w/Element
Deep Tray-Style All-Weather Floor Mats
Rear Cargo Well Protector
DVD Headrests
2nd Row Console
All-Weather Floor Mats and Cargo Liner
Cargo Net
10" Overhead DVD Player (moonroof vehicles)
Carpet Floor Mats, Carpet Cargo Mat, All Weather Floor Mats
Carpet Mats w/Lipped Cargo Mat
Retractable Cargo Cover
Connectivity Package (4 Piece)
Wireless Headphones
Carpet Floor Mats and Cargo Liner
Cargo Cover
Rear-Seat Blu-Ray DVD Entertainment System
Cargo Net
Carpet Floor Mats and Carpet Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789
Color: 
Almond, premium leather
#93826D
Ash, premium leather
#5B5B59
Black, premium leather
#353535