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2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Ford Explorer

Finding your next SUV can be challenging due to the amount of available options. Just about every automotive brand has a vehicle that falls under this category. It can be difficult to decide which model is the right fit for your needs and it can help to compare similar models side-by-side. Today we're going to do just that by comparing the 2017 Toyota Highlander and 2017 Ford Explorer. Both of these vehicles are three-row SUV options, but they have many differences to discover.

The first minor difference between these two vehicles is their starting prices. The 2017 Ford Explorer starts out at $31,660. The Toyota Highlander, on the other hand, has a more affordable starting price of $30,660. This price doesn't seem that much different, but it can be a major deciding factor especially if you consider that the Highlander is more efficient, has more seating and has extra standard features.

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2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Ford Explorer
$30,630 MSRP $31,660
20 city/24 highway MPG 17 city/24 highway
8 Standard Seating 7
Standard Lane Departure Warning Not Available

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The Toyota isn't just more affordable, it is also more efficient. It gets an estimated average of 22 combined mpg. The Explorer only gets 20 combined mpg. This might seem like a insignificant difference, but it can really affect the time and money you spend refueling. The Highlander's efficiency is even more impressive when you consider that it comes standard with seating for up to eight, instead of the Explorer's seven.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2017 Toyota Highlander, call or visit Ackerman Toyota. We will be able to answer any further questions you might have. We can even help you schedule a test drive here in St. Louis, MO. Come see what other drivers love about the spacious, affordable, efficient and feature-filled Highlander.

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