Compare the Ford Expedition to the Toyota Highlander in Peru, IN

Compare the new Ford Expedition to rivals like the new Toyota Highlander

At Peru Ford, we've worked with drivers from Kokomo to Wabash over the years, and if there's one thing that we've learned in all our years of new Ford sales, it's that a versatile SUV never goes out of style. Whether you need something with space for your growing family in North Manchester or your need something with the brawn to tow a trailer around Greentown, a new SUV can help you not only accomplish your aims but also open you up to exciting new opportunities. And of all the new SUVs on the market in Peru, IN, few are quite as versatile as the new Ford Expedition. But while this full-size SUV has been one of our most popular models for years now, we wouldn't want to recommend it to you without giving you ample opportunity to compare and contrast it with its competitors. That's why we've put together a brief competitor comparison to show you how the new Ford Expedition stacks up side by side with rivals like the new Toyota Highlander.

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Ford Expedition vs. Toyota Highlander


When it comes to comparing these two titans of the SUV segment, the best place to start the comparison is with the engine options you'll find under the hood. And when it comes to power and capability, you'll find that the new Toyota Highlander is somewhat lacking when compared to its Ford counterpart. It only offers one engine option, a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces up to 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. Now, you can opt for a hybrid version of the Toyota Highlander, but that doesn't offer all that much more in the way of power. This means that when you're looking to tow, the new Toyota Highlander is limited to towing just 5,000 pounds.

Compare that to the new Ford Expedition and you'll see that the Toyota Highlander is positively left in the dust by its Ford rival. With its turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, the new Ford Expedition easily surpasses the standard horsepower output of the Highlander, boasting up to 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Upgrade to the Ford Expedition Timberline and you can boost that output further to 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. In fact, when properly equipped, the new Ford Explorer can confidently tow up to 6,000 pounds, making it great for both folks who own utility trailers and toy haulers in Bunker Hill, IN and folks who love taking trips with their camper trailers in Logansport.


When it comes to seating, both the new Ford Expedition and Toyota Highlander stand on relatively even footing. Both can seat up to eight passengers, but how they seat them isn't quite equal. You see, the Toyota Highlander offers minimal legroom at its third row, meaning only smaller children can comfortably sit back there. You'll find much more third row legroom in the new Ford Expedition. Plus, with an available long-wheelbase body style variant, the Ford Expedition can accommodate much more cargo and luggage than its Toyota Highlander rival, which lacks a long wheelbase variant.


Both the new Ford Expedition and Toyota Highlander come equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, but only the new Ford Expedition allows you to connect wirelessly, making it easy to declutter your cabin and still stay connected.


The Ford Expedition comes with standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ technologies, while the Toyota Highlander comes equipped with a comparable Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ suite, putting them on even footing on the safety feature front.

Want to see firsthand how the new Ford Expedition stands out from the pack?

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