Ford Explorer vs. Highlander & Acadia

 
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Ford Explorer Goes Grille to Grille with the Highlander and Acadia


Of course, we're biased.  We love our Ford models, and the Explorer is one of our favorites!  

When you compare the Ford Explorer to other popular models on the market, you'll quickly realize that the Explorer comes out on top.  Use our handy comparison tool below to review the differences between the Toyota Highlander, GMC Acadia, and our very on Explorer.

After you're done, schedule a test drive with one of our knowledgeable sales professionals.  We know the ins and outs of how Ford stacks up to comparable models, so we can talk with you about the pros and cons of all models.
 
  Ford Explorer Toyota Highlander  GMC Acadia 
 MSRP From $31,660 From $30,630 From $29,070
 MPG Up to 19 city / 27 hwy Up tp 21 city / 27 hwy Up tp 21 city / 26 hwy
 Towing Capacity 2,000 to 5,000 lbs 1,500 to 5,000 lbs 1,000 to 4,000 lbs
 

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The 2017 Ford Explorer vs. The 2016 Toyota Highlander

  • While both the Ford Explorer and the Toyota Highlander may offer a similar price tag, when you shop with us, you'll be sure to get a great deal on the Explorer of your choosing. With a variety of vehicle incentives available, you'll be sure to enjoy better pricing when shopping for a Ford Explorer with our team.
  • With a standard 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine under its hood, the 2017 Ford Explorer offers plenty of get up and go. With a full 290-horsepower to its name, this year's Explorer will have you overpowering the Highlander in no time.
  • If you're hoping for a fuel efficient ride, opt for the Ford Explorer and its available 2.3-liter I-4 EcoBoost engine. With better fuel economy ratings than the 2016 Toyota Highlander, this engine will have you breezing by the pump on a regular basis.
  • When it comes to passenger space, the 2017 Ford Explorer aims to please. Unlike this year's Toyota Highlander, the new Ford Explorer boasts 151.7 cubic-feet of passenger volume. Putting both you and your passengers comfort at a premium, this year's Explorer is the way to go.
  • Of course, a plethora of passenger space isn't all that the Ford Explorer has to offer. Unlike the new Toyota Highlander, this year's Ford Explorer boasts a remarkably spacious cargo area. Whether or not you fold the seats down, you'll enjoy more space than you would if you chose the Highlander.
  • If you have your heart set on a vehicle that's equipped to tow a heavy load, then we recommend looking no further than the 2017 Ford Explorer. Unlike the Toyota Highlander, this year's Ford Explorer is able to tow up to 2,000-pounds when properly equipped.


  • The 2017 Ford Explorer vs. The 2017 GMC Acadia

  • While this year's Ford Explorer and the GMC Acadia may share similar price tags, our team is here to ensure that you get a great deal on the Explorer of your choosing. That's why, when you shop with us, we'll be sure to help you take advantage of any current vehicle incentives.
  • When it comes to what's under the hood, the 2017 Ford Explorer aims to please. Equipped with a standard 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine, this year's new Ford Explorer offers more horsepower than the GMC Acadia.
  • If you plan on hitting the trails, we recommend choosing the 2017 Ford Explorer over its GMC competition. With better ground clearance than the 2017 GMC Acadia, the Ford Explorer will have you traveling the trails with absolute ease.
  • For the ultimate in interior space, our team members recommend looking no further than the 2017 Ford Explorer. Why? Because unlike the new GMC Acadia, this year's Explorer offers plenty of space for both its driver and passengers alike.
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  • For many of our customers, a vehicle's features are what's most important. Fortunately, available with features such as Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system, you won't have to worry about on-the-go entertainment or smartphone integration. Unfortunately for the Acadia, SYNC 3 is exclusive to the Ford lineup.

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