|2015 Ford Explorer||VS||2015 Toyota Highlander|
|5,000 lbs||Towing||1,500 lbs|
|3.5L V6 290 hp 255 lb-ft.||Engine||2.7L 4-Cyl. 185 hp 184 lb-ft.|
|17 City/24 Hwy||Fuel Economy||20 City/25 Hwy|
When looking for a new SUV, whether you want to take the family on vacation or take a few kayaks out in the ocean, you need something that can provide utility, safety and capability. Though every SUV can do this to a degree, some are significantly more capable in all of these areas, which is why we have compared the 2015 Ford Explorer vs the 2015 Toyota Highlander. Both vehicles offer exceptional capability, but the Explorer offers a more well-rounded approach to utility.
With a more powerful standard engine and better engine options the Explorer can tow more and react more quickly when you need to accelerate. The Explorer also offers a wider variety of interior convenience features, like remote start with the automatic climate control system. The Explorer includes an extensive list of driver assist technology and features that provide more control while towing.
With three options for engines you have a variety of choices for power and efficiency. It is possible to tow up to 5,000 lbs and have an engine that creates 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. of torque and 22 highway mpg. Or you could go with the 2.0L EcoBoost V6 for a much more fuel efficient option. No matter which engine option you find yourself with, the help of features like curve control, hill descent control and trailer sway control, which help to keep you and your cargo under control.
To further improve your driving experience and overall safety, the Explorer has features like lane-keeping, cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, active park assist, inflatable 2nd-row outboard safety belts and a rearview camera. The SUV from Ford also offers exceptional entertainment with SYNC, MyFord, a premium audio system and a Wi-Fi connectivity hotspot. For more information on the Explorer feel free to contact our sales staff at Brandon Ford. - the 2015 Ford Explorer!