Compare the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander in Richfield Springs, NY

If you're trying to decide between the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander, Cooper Ford is here to help. We have a team of sales professionals in Richfield Springs, NY to give you a side-by-side comparison of the Explorer and Highlander. Our goal is to help you make the best decision for your needs. Let us make sure you have all the information you need to get back on the road in no time. Whether you're in need of space for the family or versatility for your next road trip, let the new Ford Explorer be your ticket to adventure. Continue reading for a detailed comparison of these best-selling SUV models.


Cooper Ford

3144 US Highway 20
Directions Richfield Springs, NY 13439

  • Sales: (315) 858-1350
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  • Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
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The Explorer vs. the Highlander

  • The Explorer and Highlander are comparably priced offering ample space for you and your family.
  • Both models average up to 24 miles per gallon on the highway to get you from Herkimer to Little Falls without constantly stopping by the pump.
  • Both models also come standard with two-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive for the terrains of Ilion.
  • The Explorer has more second- and third-row legroom than the Highlander for a more comfortable riding experience. The Explorer also has more overall passenger volume with plenty of additional cargo room for your luggage.
  • The Explorer comes with available features including an eight-way power driver's seat, power/heated side mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, and push-button start.
  • The Explorer is taller and has a longer wheelbase than the Highlander for more stability and a better vantage point on the road.
  • The Explorer has an 18.6-gallon fuel tank, while the Highlander's fuel tank holds up to 19.2 gallons.
  • Both models come fitted with 18-inch wheels and a variety of upgradable options.
  • The Explorer has a greater towing capacity than the Highlander allowing you to tow your trailer or boat with ease.
  • If you're seeking power, the Explorer is your best option. The Explorer comes fitted with a standard 290-horsepower six-cylinder engine cranking out 255 pound-feet of torque. The Highlander's standard inline-four-cylinder engine only produces 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.
  • Both SUVs channel their power using automatic transmissions.
  • The Explorer comes with safety features including LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, Ford MyKey, forward-collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and rear parking sensors. 

Visit Cooper Ford to Test Drive the New Ford Explorer

Check out the new Ford Explorer for yourself right here at Cooper Ford. We have numerous Explorer models in our showroom with a team of professionals ready to help you with your purchase. Our dealership is honored to earn your business, and we want to make sure you get the Explorer you've always wanted during your next visit. We also have exclusive Ford auto loans and leasing offers here at our finance center. We have in-house finance experts to help you find the best rates for your budget. Our goal is you walk you through your buying and leasing options to get you approved in no time. When you complete an online finance application, you can also get pre-approved in minutes right from your computer. Reach out to us or make the short drive over to Cooper Ford and test drive the new Explorer today.