2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Toyota Highlander LE 2018 Ford Explorer Base
Pricing* Starting MSRP: $31,230 Starting MSRP: $32,140
Fuel Economy^ Up to 20 MPG city Up to 17 MPG city
Wheels 18-Inch Split Five-spoke Machined Alloy 18-Inch Painted Aluminum
Seating Capacity Eight Passengers Seven Passengers
CD Player Standard Not Available
Front Fog Lights Available Not Available
Siri® Eyes Free Standard Not Available
Lane Departure Alert (LDA) Standard Not Available
Pre-Collision System (PCS) Standard Not Available
Automatic High Beams (AHB) Standard Not Available

*All prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

^Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Need a vehicle that delivers versatility, incredible performance, modern tech and everything in between? If so, then you’ve probably considered the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Ford Explorer. Both of these adventure-ready SUVs offer flexible versatility, engaging performance, impressive efficiency and loads of advanced technologies the entire family will love. However, check out the information below to see why the new Highlander leads the pack.


Whether you’re running errands around town or carting the whole soccer team to practice, the Highlander has what it takes to accommodate your daily tasks with ease. With seating for up to eight passengers, impressive cargo space, as well as flexible seating and cargo configurations, the possibilities are endless.


In the new Toyota Highlander, you can truly enjoy life on the go thanks to the up-to-date technology integrated throughout. With modern features like Siri® Eyes Free and Bluetooth® wireless technology to name a few, you can enjoy non-stop entertainment while staying connected to the outside world no matter where you’re headed.


When it comes to protecting you and your precious cargo, the Highlander has got you covered. Equipped with the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), featuring a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), peace of mind is yours to enjoy wherever life leads you.

The Verdict

If you’re looking for an adventurous vehicle capable of keeping up with your busy lifestyle, then look no further than the 2018 Toyota Highlander. When it’s time to upgrade, choose Rocky Mount Toyota for an exceptional car-buying experience.

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If you’re interested in driving home a new 2018 Toyota Highlander, give us a call or stop by Rocky Mount Toyota at 943 North Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804 for a test-drive today. We look forward to serving our customers from Wilson, Tarboro and Greenville, NC.