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2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

Looking for the best SUV? You’re going to want safety, power and reliability! Have you thought about the 2018 Toyota Highlander? You should reconsider and meet the 2018 Ford Explorer: a highly-capable SUV. It’s been designed with powerful engine options, off-road capabilities and advanced driver assistance technologies.

There are things that the 2018 Toyota Highlander does right, but the 2018 Ford Explorer does them better, like safety. The SUV scored an overall rating of 5. And while there have been two safety recalls for the Highlander[1], one of them being for brakes, there haven’t been any for the 2018 Ford Explorer.

The 2018 Ford Explorer offers three engine options[2] versus the Highlander’s two. You have a choice of the standard 3.5-liter V6, optional EcoBoost I-4 or twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. The Explorer also offers more horsepower with its max being 365.

The Explorer also beats the Highlander as the more reliable vehicle. It received a 4.5 out of 5 from J.D Power[3].

If you’re interested in learning more about the highly ranked 2018 Ford Explorer or would like a test drive, contact us and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

 

[1] https://www.cars.com/recalls/toyota-highlander-2018/
[2] https://www.ford.com/suvs/explorer/features/
[3] https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/ford/explorer/reliability