2018 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Toyota Highlander in Mobile

2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Ford Explorer Mobile

2018 Ford Explorer

Are you in the market for a spacious, capable SUV to help you reach your destinations with confidence in the Mobile, Alabama areas? Palmer’s Toyota Superstore wants to help you find the vehicle that is a perfect fit for you. Find out what sets the 2018 Toyota Highlander apart from the crowd by checking out this side by side comparison with the competition.

2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Ford Explorer Mobile AL

*From Toyota.com

Seating Capacity & MPG Efficiency

In Mobile, we know it’s important to have a vehicle that can bring along the whole crew – especially in the SUV segment. Drivers will notice there’s room for one more in the Highlander which seats 8 comfortably. The 2018 Ford Explorer has a 7 person seating capacity. Not only can you bring along more friends or family, but you can go further. The 2018 Highlander gets an estimated 27 highway miles per gallon versus the 2018 Explorer which comes in at an estimated 24 highway MPG.

Price and Value

The Ford Explorer is more expensive than the Toyota Highlander. The 2018 Toyota Highlander starts at only $31,230 MSRP* at the base trim level. The base 2018 Ford Explorer starts at $32,140MSRP. That’s almost a $1,000 difference that you can use to pay for gas, insurance, or even a higher level trim or optional equipment in the Toyota Highlander.

Features and Options

In addition to these exciting features, the 2018 Toyota Highlander is also equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS with PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA with SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) all serve to help keep you and your passengers safe while out on the road. This is just a glimpse of the options and add-ons you can get with a Toyota Highlander.

Don’t forget about ToyotaCare

The 2018 Highlander also comes with peace of mind everywhere you go with ToyotaCare. Toyota includes a no-cost maintenance plan with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota for two years or 25,000miles, whichever comes first. 24-hour roadside assistance is also included for 2 years and unlimited miles.

Compare for Yourself at Palmer’s Toyota Superstore

Still not sure  on the Toyota Highlander vs Ford Explorer? Come by for your SUV test drive today with Palmer’s Toyota at 470 Schillinger Rd S., Mobile, AL 36695 or give us a call at (251) 639-0800. Our sales hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-8:30 PM, Saturdays 8:30 AM-7 PM, and Sundays 12 PM-6 PM. You can also browse our exciting Toyota inventory online anytime. We are proud to serve our Foley, Daphne, and Mobile area customers. Visit your local Toyota dealer and let our sales professionals help you find the vehicle that best fits your needs.


Full disclaimers & details:

*ToyotaCare covers normal factory scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 24-hour roadside assistance is also included for 2 years, regardless of mileage. See Toyota dealer for details and exclusions. Valid only in the continental U.S. and Alaska.

MSRP from Toyota.com. MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $1045 for SUVs (Highlander). (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 of the Delivery, Processing and handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. Actual dealer price will vary.

2018 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

The TSS Pre-Collision System is designed to help avoid or reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

The Smart Key System may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system.

Do not rely exclusively on the Blind Spot Monitor. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the monitor. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

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

Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safecar.gov).

Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

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