2021 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Toyota Highlander


Vehicle Comparison

2021 Ford Explorer 2021 Toyota Highlander
Starting Price $36,000 $41,510
Transmission 10-speed shiftable automatic 9-speed shiftable automatic
Fuel economy (City/Hwy/Combined) 20 / 27 / 23 mpg 20 / 27 / 23 mpg
Front Leg Room 43.0 in. 42.0 in.
Parking assistance Standard Available on certain trims

The Ultimate Exploration Vehicle

The 2021 Explorer is ready for adventure, thanks to an array of capability-enhancing features. From RWD and a 10-speed transmission to the available 3.0L EcoBoost® engine and available 4WD with Terrain Management System,™ the Explorer is prepared for the road ahead.

Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™

The standard Terrain Management System­­™ can help tackle any adventure. Available Intelligent 4WD comes with seven selectable drive modes, accessed through a single easy-to-use dial in the center console. Normal, Trail, Deep Snow/Sand, Slippery, Sport, Tow/Haul and Eco mode that each come with special 3D animated graphics in the available 12.3-inch digital cluster. Plus, Hill Descent Control™ helps control braking and speed on steep grades. And with intelligent 4WD, there's also the added benefit of enhanced control on your day-to-day commute, especially when conditions are rough.

Capability Drives Experience

The 2021 Explorer is ready for adventure, thanks to an array of capability-enhancing features. From RWD and a 10-speed transmission to the available 3.0L EcoBoost® engine and available 4WD with Terrain Management System,™ the Explorer is prepared for the road ahead.

Towing and Trailer Sway Control

Building on AdvaceTrac® with Roll Stability Control,™ standard trailer sway control selectively brakes and adjusts engine power to maintain trailer control. The result is stability and control, even when towing large roads. When equipped with the class III trailer tow package and the 3.0L V6 engine, the Explorer can tow a maximum of 5,600lbs.* The Class III Trailer Tow Package is available with the 2.3L EcoBoost® and 3.3L hybrid engines and comes standard with the 3.0L EcoBoost engine.

*Max Towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passangers.

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  1. Rydell of Independence

    2000 Enterprise Dr East
    Independence, IA 50644

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