Engine power is the defining characteristic of the Highlander and the Explorer. Both models are available with V6 engines that provide all the power you could need when driving around town. If you want a combination of power and efficiency, however, then the better choice by far is the Toyota.
When you pick the Highlander and equip it with the optional V6 engine, you can add the available Stop and Start Engine System. This system is designed to help you save money on fuel, and is particularly useful when you encounter heavy traffic on a drive. When your Highlander comes to a stop, your engine will turn off, so that you’re not wasting gas. When traffic picks up and you release the brake pedal, the engine will start back up automatically, so that you can get going quickly.
Cargo space is another factor that you should keep in mind when you’re trying to choose between the 2019 Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Explorer. Whichever vehicle you select, you’ll have all the cargo room you need to run your daily errands or to pack up for your next weekend getaway.
Both models allow you to fold flat the rear two rows to maximize your cargo carrying ability. When you fold these rows flat in the Explorer, you’ll have a cargo area that’s 81.7 cubic feet in size. The Highlander offers even more cargo space, featuring up to 83.7 cubic feet of room behind the first row.
The Highlander and the Explorer are excellent options for drivers who value innovative technology. With the tech available in these models, your time behind the wheel will be easier and a lot more fun.
For instance, both SUVs are available with camera systems that offer an exterior view of your vehicle. The Explorer’s system provides a 180-degree view, and the Bird’s Eye system of the Highlander offers a 360-degree exterior view. Advanced infotainment systems can also be added to each model, and these systems include features such as integrated navigation and voice control. With the Entune® App Suite infotainment system available in the Toyota, you’ll also enjoy SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with over 150 channels of music, sports, and news.
With better efficiency, more cargo space, and richer tech features, the Highlander easily won its contest with the Ford Explorer. Learn more about the 2019 Toyota Highlander and get started on your purchase today by visiting Doral Toyota. We are your top destination for high-quality and affordable new and pre-owned vehicles, and with help from our team, you’ll quickly find an automobile you’ll have fun driving around Hialeah, Doral, Kendall, and Miami.