2018 Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander

2018 Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander 

There are two family-friendly SUVs worth considering if you're looking for a great balance between power and versatility: the 2018 Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander. Both sizable SUVs have a lot to offer, but one - the 2018 Ford Explorer - simply features more of what you need. 


It takes a substantial amount of power for a large SUV to deliver a smooth performance, and the Explorer delivers that and more. The base trim of the 2018 Explorer generates 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, which is 105 more horsepower and 71 more lb-ft of torque than the Highlander's base trim, the LE. The Explorer's highest trim, the Platinum, also beats the Highlander's highest non-hybrid trim in terms of power. The Explorer Platinum earns 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque while the Highlander Limited has a horsepower rating of 295 and 263 lb-ft of torque.

The 2018 Explorer also gives you more power choices - three engines to the Highlander's two available options.


A large SUV should provide a good amount of space for your passengers and your stuff without anyone or anything feeling cramped. The Explorer delivers a total passenger volume of 151.5 feet while the Highlander offers 144.9 feet. When all seats are in place, you'll earn more cargo space in the Explorer, too - 21.0 feet to the Highlander's 13.8 feet.

2018 Ford Explorer
2018 Ford Explorer

For greater power and space, opt for the 2018 Ford Explorer, which is available to test-drive at Mountaineer Ford.



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