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2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

White 2018 Ford Explorer positioned next to red 2018 Toyota Highlander in comparison image

Throughout the most recent decades of Americana, sport utility vehicles have been able to form and hold a tight grasp on the hearts and minds of many consumers. From the adventurous and gritty exterior design cues that they bring to market to the ample amounts of power and adrenaline found under the hood, there still aren’t many model types that can do it like an SUV. Two of the most popular on today’s market are the 2018 Ford Explorer and 2018 Toyota Highlander; the rivalry between these two industry mainstays stretches throughout the different models that they offer, which has turned both the Explorer and Highlander into stellar examples of ingenuity and innovation. But which one is best for what you’re looking for?

Our Kovatch Ford team is dedicated to providing you with a comfortable, informative and confident car buying experience because we know how much of a commitment goes into finding the right model for your needs. To help, we’ve put together some in-depth information about the Explorer and Highlander models, so you can be sure of your final choice once it’s time to sign!

2018 Explorer


2018 Highlander

$31,990 Starting MSRP $31,030
3.5-liter V6 / 365 horsepower Largest Available Engine / Horsepower Output 3.5-liter V6 / 295 horsepower
80.7 cubic feet Interior Cargo Volume 82.6 cubic feet
27 miles per gallon Highway Fuel Economy 27 miles per gallon

Get the 2018 Ford Explorer near Allentown PA

No matter which way you look at it, there’s no denying that the 2018 Ford Explorer near Allentown PA is one of the top SUVs in the market for just about every type of endeavor you’re looking to go on. Its Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive (with Terrain Management System) gives you maximum control over any stretch of the earth you’re heading for, and though its maximum towing capacity (5,000 pounds) equals that of the 2018 Highlander, new features such as Hill Descent Control ensure that you can keep your peace of mind in check no matter what you’re taking along for the ride. Plus, with some of the coolest tech advancements on the market, you’ll stay on the cutting edge of innovation, safety and security in ways that competitors are simply not equipped to. Some of these include:

  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Park Out Assist
  • Side Parking Sensor
  • Front 180-Degree Camera
  • Many more!

If you’d like to see more of the Explorer and all its awesome capabilities, you’re in luck! Feel free to contact our sales team here at Kovatch Ford and we’ll get you set up with a test drive at the date and time that works best for you; also, if you can’t get out to our dealership, we’ll bring the Explorer to you, so you can take it for a spin right in your neighborhood. Give us a call for more information!