The new 2017 Toyota Highlander mid-size sport utility vehicle is back and it's better than ever. But with so many SUVs on the market, it can be a challenge to figure out just which one is right for you. The competition between the 2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Ford Explorer is steep, but a comparison of the two show the 2017 Toyota Highlander coming out on top. With upgraded features and a brand new powertrain that’s more aggressive than before, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is a great choice for your next mid-size SUV. Plus, with the addition of a new grade, you can have even more options from which to choose.

The Highlander is, and always has been a no-compromise SUV. This three-row SUV has been a great value since its debut. The new 2017 iteration of the vehicle hosts improvements in its engine making it faster, more capable, and more powerful than ever before. For a new touch of sportiness, the 2017 Toyota Highlander will be offered in a new SE model. This will improve the already stylish exterior and interior of the SUV as well as come equipped with the Highlander’s new standard in performance. Take a look and see why the 2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Ford Explorer is a contest in favour of the Highlander.

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2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Ford Explorer
3.5 Litre V6 Engine 3.5 Litre V6
295 hp Horsepower 290 hp
263 lb.-ft. Torque (lb.-ft.) 255 lb.-ft.
11.76/8.71 Fuel Economy (city/hwy) (L/100km) 13.84/9.8

Highlights of the 2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Ford Explorer

As you can see from the table above, the Highlander beats out the Explorer in most categories. Plus, the 2017 Highlander embraces new styling that makes this vehicle stand out from the pack of SUVs that all seem to remain stagnant in their design. In addition to the benefits in fuel economy, the Highlander is more powerful than the Explorer making a difference in how far and fast you can go for how long.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander is built with comfort and versatility in mind. Five standard USB ports help to power your favourite devices, and the superior technology with which Toyota builds its vehicles makes connectivity come standard in all Highlander models. Plus, with the addition of the new SE grade, you can get all the style you want with the utility of the Highlander. It features a darker grille and painted headlight housings, a black leather-trimmed interior, and 19-inch alloy sport wheels.

Want to learn more about the 2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Ford Explorer? We’re happy to help. Contact us at Truro Toyota in Truro, NS for more information. Call (888) 731-1263, stop by in person, or contact us online today! Find out if the 2017 Toyota Highlander is right for you! Keep an eye on our inventory for the 2017 Toyota Highlander! Let us help you find the right Highlander for your needs.

2017 Toyota Highlander Grille and Exterior View of the Front End in Red
2017 Toyota Highlander Black Interior View
View of the Dashboard Materials and Center Controls on Console in Black 2017 Toyota Highlander
Rear View of the Exterior of the 2017 Toyota Highlander

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