Comparison - Ford Explorer ST 2020 - vs - Toyota Highlander XLE 2019

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
54,740
Updated: 
25 Jan 2020
$
41,030
Updated: 
01 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.80gals
19.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#727476
Star white Metallic Tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Blue Diamond Metallic
#264154
Atlas Blue Metallic
#0741D6
Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#4A1414
Lucid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Silver Spruce metallic
#B1BBB1
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Color: 
Alumina Jade Metallic
#5D655E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Toasted Walnut Pearl
#6C534E
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Celestial Silver Metallic
#979CA0
Ooh La La Rouge Mica
#581826
Predawn Gray Mica
#5D5B60
Shoreline Blue Pearl
#425C73

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Although it looks much like the model it replaces, the Explorer is all new for 2020 and boasts much-improved ride and handling, interior features, and modern powertrains.

Pros
Composed ride,
plentiful cargo space,
comfortable driving position.

Cons
Cramped third row,
some subpar interior materials,
desirable twin-turbo V-6 is pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Ford Explorer's #17 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.4 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Impressive standard safety and tech features
Broad, airy cabin
Lots of cargo space
Lineup of powerful, refined engines

Cons
Bland interior in lower trims
So-so upgraded infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

The Ford Explorer is fully redesigned for 2020.Part of the sixth Explorer generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
ncreased passenger space and cargo room
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Additional tech and driver assistance features
New hybrid and high-performance ST versions

Cons
Maximum seating capacity is seven, and most are equipped to seat six
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Interior materials could be better in the higher trims
Not enough USB ports

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Toyota Highlander ranked #14 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Toyota Highlander has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 47 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable and quiet
Stylish cabin with first-rate materials
Lots of standard advanced safety features
Optional V6 engine is robust and fuel-efficient

Cons
Confining third-row seat
So-so standard four-cylinder engine

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package.

Pros
Comfortable cabin
Strong V-6
Miserly hybrid
Luxurious ride quality

Cons
Not pretty
Weak base 4-cylinder
No Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
Third row's just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Only minor styling revisions for 2019.The 2019 Toyota Highlander comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic.

PROS
Standard high-tech safety features
Strong V6 engine with good fuel economy
Quiet and pleasantly compliant ride

CONS
Third-row seat isn't as roomy as those in many competitors
Touchscreen and other controls may require an extra-long reach
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't offered
Weak power delivery of the base four-cylinder engine

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
415ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 5 500rpm
295hp
at 6 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.30in
192.50in
Width: 
78.90in
75.80in
Height: 
70.20in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
8.00in
Front Track: 
66.90in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
119.10in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
40.50
39.60
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
44.20in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
57.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.80in
59.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
57.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.90in
59.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
83.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
13.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
23.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4701.00lbs
4464.00lbs

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: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Bucket front seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4-Way Power Passenger Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding Center Armrest

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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 Total Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Body-color door handles with black insert
Liftgate Appliqué - black
Black mesh insert with chrome bars
EXPLORER badge on hood
Rain-Sensing Wipers
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
18 X 7.5-In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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 Solid Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Solid 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: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Glass Breakage Sensor
Pre-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 400A
Street Package
Premium Technology Package
Track Package
Protection Package #3
Preferred Accessory Package
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Protection Package #1
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rack Crossbars
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Splash Guards
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Film
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Door Edge Guards
Mudguards
Special Color
Towing Receiver Hitch W/Wire Harness Package
Alloy Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Rear Cargo Well Protector
Smokers Kit W/Element
Carpet Mat Package
Cargo Net- Envelope
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Universal Tablet Holder
Wireless Headphones
Rear-Seat Blu-Ray DVD Entertainment System
Cargo Cover
2nd Row Bench Seat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#000000
Color: 
Ash, leather
#494949
Black, leather
#0F0F0F
Almond, leather
#C1AF8F