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Comparing the 2019 Toyota Highlander vs the 2019 Ford Explorer

If you have your eyes on the 2019 Toyota Highlander and the 2019 Ford Explorer, you’ll be happy to hear that our dealership, Warrenton Toyota, has done all the research for you. Our goal is to help you find the ride of your dreams, and we know that means you’ll need all the information necessary to make a well-informed decision.

Keep reading to learn more about the 2019 Highlander and the 2019 Explorer!

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The 2019 Toyota Highlander

Six separate trim levels are available for the 2019 Toyota Highlander: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited, and Limited Platinum.

Drivers will appreciate that the Highlander gives you several engine options. The base LE receives a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with a six-speed automatic. For the rest of the trim levels, you gain a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque.

The base LE provides a sliding and reclining 60/40-split second row seat, a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, USB ports, lane keeping assist, rear air conditioning, rear privacy glass, 18-inch alloy wheels, a CD player, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, heated mirrors, adaptive cruise control, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a six-speaker sound system, and more.

The LE Plus gets you rear cross-traffic alert, an 8-inch touchscreen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, fog lights, tri-zone automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring, HD radio, and a height-adjustable power liftgate.

The XLE comes with a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats, a sunroof, a navigation system, roof rails, leather upholstery, Driver Easy Speak, and a 110-volt power outlet.

The SE gains 19-inch wheels, a sportier suspension, and LED running lights.

The Limited provides a rear cargo cover, driver-seat memory settings, heated and ventilated front seats, 19-inch wheels, second row captain’s chairs, rear parking sensors, LED running lights, and a 12-speaker JBL audio system.

The top trim, the Limited Platinum, receives a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, Safety Connect emergency communications, front parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, automatic wipers, and more.

The 2019 Ford Explorer

Five distinct trim levels are offered with the 2019 Ford Explorer: base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum. Drivers have a few options when it comes to the engine of the 2019 Ford Explorer. For starters, there’s a non-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that generates 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. For the Sport trim, however, you get a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.

The base trim receives 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 4.2-inch
central display, Ford’s Sync voice command system, a USB port, and more.

The XLT gains satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a power-adjustable front passenger seat. Choose the Driver Connect package and you’ll receive Apple CarPlay, an 8-inch central touchscreen, Android Auto, and extra USB ports. You can also add the Ford Safe and Smart package which offers adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, and automatic wipers.

The Limited gets you the Driver Connect package, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.

The Sport adds a towing package and firmer suspension tuning.

The top trim, the Platinum, comes with an automated parking system, a premium audio system, the Ford Safe and Smart package, a panoramic sunroof, premium leather upholstery, and power-adjustable pedals.

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How Can You Choose?

With both the Highlander and the Explorer, drivers receive plenty of space – which is great for any trip you take. After all, no one wants to feel claustrophobic in their own automobile. While the Ford Explorer gets you an extra engine option, the Highlander offers an extra trim level. In our opinion, we believe an extra trim level is important because it ultimately gives you an extra option to choose from. Consider the 2019 Toyota Highlander today!

Find the Toyota You’re Looking for at Our Dealership!

Stop by our dealership today to take the 2019 Highlander for a test drive. Our team members will show you the interior, go over the advantages the Highlander has to offer, and much more. We’ll also fill you in on our deals!

Come see us soon at 6449 Lee highway, Warrenton, VA 20187. Feel free to stop by Monday – Friday form 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday form 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing your face as you take the Highlander out for a test drive!

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