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Do you have a love for adventure? Do you need a large SUV to make sure you have enough room to carry all your gear? In your search for an adventurous performer, you may have come across the 2022 Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer. If anything is true, it’s that adventure awaits in either of these rides.
Our team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego near San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and Chula Vista has crafted this in-depth comparison of the Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer. While these two SUVs are very similar, one of them outcompetes the other. Keep reading below to find out the winner.
In the great outdoors, there are multiple adventures you can take. Luckily, you don’t have to compromise on variety when it comes to the 2022 Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer. Right off the bat, these SUVs offer many options to choose from—the Highlander offers 11 trim levels, while the Explorer offers eight.
Of the Highlander’s 11 trims, seven of them are traditional gasoline-powered models and the remaining four are hybrids. While the Explorer offers conventional and hybrid models as well, the Toyota offers more variety to choose from than the Ford. So, if you want to configure the perfect SUV for your next adventure, the Toyota may be your best choice.
Much like you would wear a helmet while mountain biking or a life vest while kayaking, the 2022 Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer offer active and passive safety systems to keep you safe.
Starting with the Toyota, you’ll find the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) equipped on all trims. This system includes:
While the Ford Explorer’s Ford Co-Pilot360™ system offers similar features to the Toyota’s safety suite, not all the aforementioned features come standard on all Explorer trims.
If you want top-notch standard safety no matter which trim level you choose, the 2022 Toyota Highlander brings peace of mind to every ride.
Some entertainment on the road is a must when traveling long stretches behind the wheel. Fortunately, both the 2022 Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer offer standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration systems. These systems allow you to play your favorite podcasts, music, or audiobooks through their standard 6-speaker audio systems.
Even when you’re cruising down the highway in the middle of belting your favorite song, you can still have a clear view behind you with the Highlander’s available digital rearview mirror. This innovative mirror uses a camera mounted high on the rear window to create a wider field of vision.
Unfortunately, the Ford Explorer doesn’t offer this high-tech rearview mirror, which can help you see clearly behind you—day or night.
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