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2012 highlander vs. 2011 ford explorer - north hollywood toyota, los angeles new used certified dealer
2012 highlander vs. 2011 ford explorer - north hollywood toyota, los angeles new used certified dealer
2012 highlander vs. 2011 ford explorer - north hollywood toyota, los angeles new used certified dealer
2012 highlander vs. 2011 ford explorer - north hollywood toyota, los angeles new used certified dealer
2012 highlander vs. 2011 ford explorer - north hollywood toyota, los angeles new used certified dealer
2012 highlander vs. 2011 ford explorer - north hollywood toyota, los angeles new used certified dealer
2012 highlander vs. 2011 ford explorer - north hollywood toyota, los angeles new used certified dealer
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2012 highlander vs. 2011 ford explorer - north hollywood toyota, los angeles new used certified dealer


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  • 1. july 2011 Top Highlander SE Advantages Over Explorer XLT At one time, the Ford Explorer was the industry’s best-selling sport-utility vehicle. But a shift in the marketplace toward more fuel-efficient crossovers led to a sharp decline in sales, making Ford rethink its approach. Its response? An all-new Explorer for 2011 that trades its old body-on-frame and rear- wheel-drive configuration for a new more-car-like unibody platform and front- wheel drive. Odds are, this will lead to a fundamental shift in cross-shopping. In the past, 4Runner prospects would logically compare that Toyota with Explorer. Now, Highlander is likely to be the competitive SUV of choice. The good news is that Highlander has many advantages over Explorer, as outlined in this Edge document. Look inside for detailed info about this summary, important safety information and disclaimers, and walkaround advantages. „„ clever configuration Explorer is the bigger vehicle. But in many ways, Highlander makes better use of its more compact and efficient platform. • More maneuverable Highlander is shorter and narrower. This will be an advantage when the going gets tight. • Better power-to-weight ratio Explorer boasts the more powerful engine, but its higher curb weight cancels out that apparent advantage. • More cargo room Perhaps the most dramatic example of Highlander’s inspired space utilization is its maximum cargo room, which is notably larger than Explorer’s. „„ safety commitment Highlander’s full complement of safety technologies contribute to customer peace of mind. • More select safety technologies A driver’s knee airbag and active front headrests are among the safety features that are standard on Highlander and not available on Explorer. • Star Safety SystemTM Every new Toyota includes the Star Safety System, now with Smart Stop Technology. „„ EXCEPTIONAL VALUE At a time when every dollar counts, Highlander delivers—at the point of purchase and down the road. • Comparable MSRP advantage Highlander SE’s MSRP can be less than that of Explorer XLT when you begin to balance the two vehicles’ features lists. • More select features Highlander includes several standard comfort and convenience items that aren’t available on Explorer, even as extra-cost options. • Low cost of ownership IntelliChoice ranked Highlander a far better value in the mid size crossover class based on five-year ownership- cost projections. „„ versatile interior Highlander takes into account the needs of all its passsengers, no matter which row they’re seated in. • More select passenger room Highlander boasts more front-row leg room and third- row shoulder and hip room than Explorer. • Ingenious Center Stow™ seat Meanwhile, rear-seat passengers can take advantage of Highlander’s highly versatile Center Stow™ seat. 2012 Highlander vs. 2011 Ford Explorer 2011 Ford Explorer 2011 Highlander shown Updated 7/29/11
  • 2. 20I2 HIGHLANDER vs. 20I1 FORD EXPLORER 2 Ford offers the Explorer in three grades: Base, XLT and Limited. Unlike Highlander, which offers the choice of four-cylinder, V6 and hybrid engines, all Explorers share the same powertrain. Each grade is available with either a two-wheel or four-wheel driveline. At some point, however, Ford will offer Explorer with the 2.0-liter version of its EcoBoost four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is expected to deliver enhanced fuel economy. Here’s a look at some of the major features offered on each grade. Ford Explorer at a Glance 2011 Ford Explorer Explorer Engine 3.5-liter 24-valve V6 Transmission 6-speed automatic Driveline Front-wheel drive Four-wheel drive Standard Features Driver and front-passenger advanced airbags Front seat-mounted side airbags Side curtain airbags Anti-lock braking system Brake-force distribution Stability control Traction control Trailer sway control Hill-start assistance Remote keyless entry Air conditioning Rear air conditioning 4 12V powerpoints Power windows Power door locks Tilt/telescoping steering column Cruise control AM/FM/CD/AUX audio system with 6 speakers and steering-wheel-mounted controls 60/40 split-folding second-row seatbacks 50/50 split-folding third-row bench seat LED taillights Privacy glass 17-inch steel wheels Compare to Highlander grade XLT The XLT differs from the base grade by adding: Standard Features Keypad entry Perimeter alarm Leather-wrapped steering wheel Leather-trimmed shift knob Sirius™ satellite radio Automatic headlamps Roof rails Fog lamps 18-inch aluminum wheels Compare to Highlander SE Limited The Limited differs from the XLT by adding: Standard Features Dual-zone automatic climate control MyFord Touch™ (2nd-generation Ford Sync® ) Auto-dimming rearview mirror 110V power outlet Push-button start Remote start Backup camera Garage-door opener Ambient lighting Power-adjustable pedals Sony audio system with HD radio Media input via USB, SD card or RCA A/V cables Leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats Second-row center armrest Power-folding outside mirrors with indicators 20-inch aluminum wheels Compare to Highlander SE, Highlander Limited
  • 3. 3 20I2 HIGHLANDER vs. 20I1 FORD EXPLORER Highlander Advantages A Closer Look „„ exceptional value Comparable MSRP advantage Explorer XLT has the lower base MSRP, but that apparent advantage disappears when you begin to add features that are standard on Highlander SE but optional on Explorer XLT. Highlander SE Explorer XLT Toyota Advantage Base MSRP1 $34,660 $32,345 -- Power tilt/slide moonroof Standard $1595 Power liftgate Standard $495 Cargo cover Standard $135 Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Part of a $3795 package Leather-trimmed seating Standard Part of a $3795 package Heated front seats Standard Part of a $3795 package Rearview camera Standard Part of a $3795 package Total $34,660 $38,365 $3,705 More select features Highlander SE’s value story becomes even more compelling when comparing features. Here are some prominent examples. Highlander SE Explorer XLT Lift-up glass hatch Standard Not available Windshield wiper de-icer Standard Not available Full-size spare Standard Not available Second-row center console Standard Not available HomeLink® transceiver Standard Not available CD changer Available Not available Low cost of ownership Highlander isn’t just the better value at the point of sale. It might also be the better value over the long haul, based on five-year cost of ownership projections calculated by IntelliChoice2 . Highlander also won a SmartChoice award for low maintenance costs. Explorer didn’t do nearly as well, with a much higher predicted cost and a “below average” value rating. 2011 Highlander SE 2011 Explorer XLT IntelliChoice 5-yr estimated ownership cost $37,337 $42,590 IntelliChoice value rating Excellent Below average
  • 4. 20I2 HIGHLANDER vs. 20I1 FORD EXPLORER 4 Highlander Advantages A Closer Look „„ clever configuration More maneuverable Ford aimed to make the unibody Explorer a better fit for daily driving compared to the prior body-on-frame model, but it’s still longer and wider than Highlander. Those extra inches can get in the way when negotiating a crowded parking lot. At the same time, Highlander has more ground clearance, making it the better choice when off-road driving situations arise. Highlander 4WD Explorer 4WD Toyota Advantage Length (in.) 188.4 197.1 8.7 Width (in.) 75.2 78.9 3.7 Ground clearance (in.) 8.1 7.6 0.5 Higher power-to-weight ratio Explorer’s engine does generate a bit more power. But that advantage evaporates when you factor in curb weight, giving Highlander the better power-to-weight ratio. Highlander V6 4WD Explorer AWD Toyota Advantage Horsepower@rpm 270@6200 290@6500 -- Curb weight (lbs.) 4266 4732 466 Power-to-weight ratio (lbs. per horsepower) 15.1 16.3 0.5 More cargo room Explorer might be the bigger vehicle on the outside, but Highlander is—in many ways—the bigger vehicle on the inside. A dramatic case in point is cargo room3 , with Highlander holding a huge advantage when both the second- and third-row seats are folded flat. Highlander Explorer Toyota Advantage Max. cargo capacity (cu.ft.) 95.4 80.7 14.7 Highlander Explorer
  • 5. 5 20I2 HIGHLANDER vs. 20I1 FORD EXPLORER „„ versatile interior More select passenger room Highlander’s clever design makes good use of its available interior space, offering more front- and third-row passenger room than Explorer in several key measures. Highlander Explorer Toyota Advantage Front-row legroom (in.) 43.2 40.6 2.6 Third-row shoulder room (in.) 55.0 50.8 4.2 Third-row hip room (in.) 42.3 40.7 1.6 Ingenious Center Stow™ seat Second-row passengers benefit from Highlander’s thoughtful design thanks to the Center Stow™ seat. When this seat is in place, the second row can accommodate three passengers. When removed, two passengers can enjoy the comfort of bucket seats with a center console. Meanwhile, Explorer offers only a conventional bench seat. „„ safety commitment Star Safety System Like all new Toyota vehicles, Highlander comes standard with the Star Safety System™ , including Smart Stop Technology. Explorer doesn’t keep pace. Highlander Explorer Anti-lock brake system Standard Standard Vehicle- stability control Standard Standard Traction control Standard Standard Electronic brake- force distribution Standard Not available Brake assist Standard Not available Driver's knee airbag Standard Not available Active Front headrests Standard Not available More select safety technologies Highlander goes beyond Star Safety System to include other technologies also not found on Explorer, such as active front headrests and a driver’s knee airbag. 2011 Highlander Highlander Advantages A Closer Look
  • 6. 20I2 HIGHLANDER vs. 20I1 FORD EXPLORER 6 Highlander Hybrid Advantages A Closer Look Of course, Highlander with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) gets great fuel economy. Another benefit of HSD is reduced emissions and a smaller carbon footprint, reflected in its superior emissions rating. „„ hybrid efficiency Highlander is unique among this class of vehicles for having such a wide range of powertrains, including 4- and 6-cylinder gas engines and a model with Hybrid Synergy Drive. The Highlander Hybrid is an intriguing option for shoppers and families who want it all: They can get room, versatility, convenience and luxury combined with exceptional fuel-economy and reduced emissions. Here’s a look at how Highlander Hybrid compares to the competition. Impressive fuel economy Highlander Hybrid is EPA-rated at 28 mpg city and 28 mpg highway4 , significantly above Explorer’s ratings. With gas prices as unpredictable as they are, this could be a significant advantage. Highlander Hybrid Explorer Toyota Advantage EPA est. fuel economy, city (mpg) 28 17 11 EPA est. fuel economy, hwy (mpg) 28 23 5 Lower emissions Because Highlander Hybrid burns less fuel, it has fewer emissions. In fact, not only does Highlander Hybrid outperform Explorer on EPA tests, it’s so good it even outperforms some 4-cylinder subcompact vehicles. Highlander Hybrid Explorer Toyota Advantage EPA Green- house Gas Score 7 3 4 EPA Air Pollution Score 7 5 2 (Scores range 1–10, 10 being best) It may surprise you to learn that Highlander Hybrid is better equipped to tow larger loads than Explorer. So not only is the Toyota more efficient, it’s also more capable5 . That’s a true win-win for the owner. „„ better for towing Higher tow capacity Highlander Hybrid has a standard tow capacity almost twice that of Explorer. Ford offers extra- cost tow enhancements, but Toyota gives you extra capacity at no additional cost. Highlander Hybrid Explorer Toyota Advantage Standard tow capacity (lbs.) 3500 2000 1500 Standard tow prep Highlander Hybrid is so complete it doesn’t need a separate tow-prep package. On Explorer, it’s an extra-cost item. Highlander Hybrid Explorer Tow prep Standard Available Wiring harness Standard Available The driver and front-seat passenger in Highlander Hybrid enjoy more fully featured seating than that in Explorer. That may make for more comfortable days on the road. „„ extra passenger comfort Seating adjustments The driver’s seat in Highlander Hybrid boasts 10-way adjustability, which is more than what Explorer includes. Ford wants you to pay for the “Luxury Seating Package” to match Highlander Hybrid’s capability. Highlander Hybrid Explorer Limited Driver’s seat 10-way adjustable 6-way adjustable Front-passenger seat Power recline Manual recline
  • 7. 7 20I2 HIGHLANDER vs. 20I1 FORD EXPLORERHighlander Walkaround Compare Highlander to Explorer Highlander has Toyota’s exclusive Center Stow seat. Explorer’s second row doesn’t have a similar feature. Highlander vs. Explorer Highlander has a glass hatch that opens separately. Explorer has a fixed rear window. Highlander vs. Explorer In Highlander, you fold the rear seats just by pulling convenient handles in the cargo area. Explorer owners have to run around to the side doors to release the seatbacks. Highlander vs. Explorer Highlander SE comes with standard leather-trimmed seating vs. cloth for XLT. Leather for the Ford is part of a $3,795 package. Highlander vs. Explorer Highlander has a finished look with color-keyed mirrors. Explorer mirrors are in basic black. Highlander vs. Explorer
  • 8. AD-10258-11 1 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) includes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $760 for Cars, $810 for Small/Medium Trucks (Sienna, RAV4, Highlander Gas, Highlander HV, FJ Cruiser, 4Runner, Tacoma and Land Cruiser), and $975 for Large Trucks (Tundra and Sequoia). Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. Actual dealer price will vary. 2 2011 IntelliChoice, 3 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. 4 2011 EPA fuel-economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary. 5 Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any weight ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on the total weight of any cargo, occupants and available equipment. Competitive Comparison reflects most current information available for stated model year vehicle. Competitive vehicle data sourced from Polk Price & Specifications Professional and from competitor Web sites May 2010. All information is believed to be correct at date of printing and is subject to change without notice. ©2011 TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYING OR ANY OTHER REPRODUCTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A. IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., by the publication and/or dissemination of this publication does not create any warranties, either expressed or implied, as to Toyota products.The information contained herein was up-to- date at the time of publication, but may subsequently be changed or added to without notice and without incurring any obligation. Reliance on this information creates no liability for Toyota. This publication is produced for use as an information sales aid. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., its employees, representatives, and/or agents shall not be held liable for any omission of data or inclusion of erroneous data even where said omission is alleged to have been relied upon by a buyer ofToyota Products. 366 Log onto, then click “Resources.”  Select Edge Series. View and/or print this document—as well as any Edge or Hot Sheet from the University of Toyota. For more information about Highlander, check out the Highlander sections in eSource and Pocket Source. For hands-on feature comparisons, be sure to watch the Edge Live videos on eShowroom. Check out Toyota-eShowroom for access to this Edge Competitive Comparison series and more... 