When you think of family vehicles, you think of large SUVs that offer plenty of space to accommodate everyone. There are many vehicles like this on the market, so which should you choose for the roads of Hialeah, Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral, FL?

Here at Gus Machado Ford, we are showing you two great examples in this comparison: the Ford Explorer and the Toyota Highlander. Learn more about them and let us help you make your decision today.


2022 Ford Explorer vs Toyota Highlander: Performance

Performance sets the foundation for what your vehicle can do. You certainly want to get quality in every corner and through every mile.

The Ford Explorer comes with a 2.3L engine that gives you 300 horsepower. The Toyota Highlander offers similar performance with a 3.5L engine that gets 295 horsepower.

However, there is a noticeable difference in the amount of towing capacity you get. The Ford Explorer can tow up to 5,300 pounds when properly equipped when using the standard powertrain. The Toyota Highlander can only two up to 5,000 pounds maximum.


2022 Ford Explorer vs Toyota Highlander: Fuel Economy

When you have a large family and many stops to make, you want to make sure you have an efficient vehicle that keeps you moving.

The Ford Explorer is able to do that with an EPA-estimated 27 city/29 highway MPG, getting you around town while running errands or to your next destination through highway driving.

The Toyota Highlander gets an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG, keeping up when it comes to highway mileage, but falling short during your quicker trips around town.


2022 Ford Explorer vs Toyota Highlander: Interior Dimensions

From daily driving and constant stops around town to longer road trips, you want to make sure that everyone is comfortable as you drive. Both the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander provide spacious interiors.

The 2022 Ford Explorer offers a passenger volume of 152.7 cubic feet. The Toyota Highlander only has 141.3 cubic feet of passenger volume.

In addition, each individual will feel more comfortable in the Ford Explorer. Front passengers have 43 inches of legroom. There is also 39 inches of second-row legroom and 32.2 inches of third-row legroom. The Toyota Highlander only offers 42 inches of front-row legroom. While it does offer more second-row legroom, providing 42 inches, the third-row legroom in the Highlander is just 27.7 inches. The Explorer can give you more balanced space in the interior for a more comfortable ride.


2022 Ford Explorer vs Toyota Highlander: Making a Choice

Now that you have seen some of the details of the 2022 Ford Explorer and the Toyota Highlander, it's time for you to make a decision.

Here at Gus Machado Ford, let us help you get on the road in Hialeah, Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral, Florida. You can come see the 2022 Ford Explorer up close and take it for a test drive. Find out if this is the right fit for you on the road.

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