2017 Ford Explorer vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander

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2017 Ford Explorer

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2017 Toyota Highlander

When you’re in need of a comfortable, spacious vehicle, then you may be searching for the perfect three-row crossover SUV. The 2017 Ford Explorer carries many of the features and performance capabilities folks in Murrell’s Inlet and Florence are looking for, but it’s not along in the segment. Some will also be drawn to the 2017 Toyota Highlander. We’ve provided this comparison to these models to show the many areas where the Ford SUV reigns supreme. Find out more and then make your way to Beach Ford in Myrtle Beach for a test drive.

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Base Power

The 2017 Ford Explorer is offered with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, and all models come standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that generates a robust 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine on the base trim of the Toyota Highlander is a 2.5L 4-cylinder that makes only 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. In order to access the Highlander’s 3.5L V6, you have to upgrade to one of the higher trim levels.

Passenger and Cargo Space

Most shoppers in the three-row crossover SUV segment are looking for a vehicle that can accommodate people and cargo comfortably. Here, the 2017 Ford Explorer has the clear edge. The Explorer features a total interior volume of 171.3 cubic feet, including a dedicated cargo area behind the third row measuring 21.0 cubic feet. By contrast, the Toyota Highlander only has a total interior volume of 156.0 cubic feet, and there’s just 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space available behind the third row of seats.

Get a Close Look at the 2017 Ford Explorer Today

Are you ready for an SUV that can accommodate all your needs and more? Then come to Beach Ford near Murrell’s Inlet and Florence to check out the 2017 Ford Explorer today. We’re located at 851 Jason Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, SC, and we have a variety of new Explorers on our lot right now. If you have questions, you can reach us at 843-492-5939. You’ll find our doors open for sales Monday through Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m.