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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
MSRP
$35,340
Invoice
$32,265
Average Price Paid
$31,901
1,457 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,765
Invoice
$33,722
Average Price Paid
$33,359
37 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
Fair Price
$32,893
Good Price
$31,088
Great Price
$30,055
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$33,727
Good Price
$32,304
Great Price
$31,490

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,710
380 listings nationwide
12 GREAT deals
19 GOOD deals

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2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,161

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
Thom Blackett Preview:

Introduced in 2000, the Toyota Highlander underwent its most recent update for 2017. This popular 3-row crossover enters 2019 mostly unchanged, with the exception of a few exterior twe...

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The midsize Ford Explorer has been around for nearly 30 years and was most recently redesigned in 2011. That year the SUV traded its truck-based construction and straightforward, uprig...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
30
writes:
Better family car, roomy, nice ride.
Handling Ranked 2018 Lexus RX 350 better.
"Sportiness and size"
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Lexus RX 350 better.
"Better fit for small person"
10
writes:
Cars overall drive and feel the same. I felt Santa Fe had more pickup then Highlander, and with way more optio...
40
writes:
Nice SUV. Felt a little to more like driving a truck. Lots of storage room and very nice SUV.
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD better.
"Edge ST is much better looking SUV"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD worse.
"Little more space."
Value Ranked 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD better.
"Overall looks and power."
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
40
writes:
Good vehicle... very roomy... almost too roomy... still kinda loose on the handling

Specs

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
16 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
23 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.2 gal 19.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
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Torque
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
12:1
10:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 44.2 in 43 in
Back Legroom 38.4 in 39 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.8 cu ft 18.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,370 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 5,300 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.5 in 198.8 in
Width 75.8 in 89.3 in
Height 68.1 in 69.9 in
Wheelbase 109.8 in 119.1 in

Available Options

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alumina Jade Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Ooh La La Rouge Mica
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Shoreline Blue Pearl
  • Special Color
  • Toasted Walnut Pearl

Option Packages

  • Protection Package #3
  • Euro Running Boards
  • On-Board Vacuum
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (XF210)
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Front Bumper (XF110)
  • Protection Package #1
  • Running Boards
  • Toyoguard Platinum
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Wiring Harness Package
  • Tow Hitch Receiver And Trailer Wire Harness
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Class III Trailer Tow Package

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