|2020 Toyota Highlander||versus||2020 Ford Explorer|
|✔||Serra Lifetime Warranty (Learn More)||X|
|✔||Serra Platinum Package (Learn More)||X|
|✔||Toyota Safety Sense||X|
|3.5-liter V6 engine||Base Engine||2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine|
|Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission||Standard Transmission||10-speed automatic transmission|
|295 horsepower||Horsepower||300 horsepower|
Whether you choose a gas-powered or hybrid model, few vehicles can compare to the 2020 Toyota Highlander. Set to release in December 2019, many Birmingham drivers are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Highlander lineup at Serra Toyota. Ever since its first debut to the public, the 2020 Highlander has been gaining attention from automotive experts and enthusiasts everywhere. Because this model hasn’t hit our lot yet, we wanted to show you what exactly this Toyota is all about.
In this 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Ford Explorer comparison, we are going to dive into what similarities these full-size SUVs have as well as what sets them apart. The Highlander has been gaining a lot of buzz in the last few months and we want to show you why. Keep reading to learn all about the 2020 Toyota Highlander and find out why so many Birmingham drivers are waiting to upgrade their vehicles until this model becomes available at Serra Toyota. Click the link above to view our current lineup of in-stock Highlander models.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander offers shoppers plenty of models to choose from with nine model options in its mix – L, LE, XLE, Limited, Platinum, LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, Limited Hybrid, and Platinum Hybrid. The competing 2020 Ford Explorer offers just four trim grade options – XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum. Both the 2020 Highlander and the 2020 Explorer offer hybrid model options, giving drivers a more eco-friendly SUV option. Beneath the hood of gas-powered Highlander models is a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission. Hybrid Highlander models are fitted with a high-efficiency 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors. Gas-powered Explorer models feature a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine while Explorer hybrid models feature a 3.3-liter V6 engine with an electric motor.
The 2020 Highlander offers seating for seven to eight passengers depending on trim level with up to 73.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. Eight seats come standard in the Highlander L and LE and seven seats are fitted in the XLE, Limited, and Platinum trim grades. Drivers looking at XLE and Limited model options can opt to expand the available seating to eight by switching the second-row Captain’s Chairs with a three-passenger bench.