Toyota Highlander vs. the Competition

2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

Searching for a new midsize SUV in Alhambra, CA? The all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander is a standout that gives you plenty of style and capability and more than outmatches the 2020 Ford Explorer. Whatever you’re looking for in a rugged SUV, you’ll get more of it with the new Highlander.

More Standard and Available Safety Perks

For starters, the Highlander outshines the Explorer in the protection category. It has more nuanced safety systems than its Ford rival. While both models have some version of Adaptive Cruise Control, only the Toyota has it as a standard feature included in the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 suite.

Additionally, the Highlander offers two tools that the Explorer excludes: Road Sign Assist and Bicyclist Detection. The first technology detects road signs like speed limit and stop signs, displaying them on the MID, to help you observe the rules of the road even in dimly-lit conditions. The second technology is available as an extension of the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. It relies on an in-vehicle camera and sensor to notify you of nearby cyclists.

Better Efficiency and More Hybrid Trims

Go with the Highlander if engine efficiency and helping the environment are a priority to you. The Highlander Hybrid version achieves best-in-class fuel efficiency, achieving 36 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.* And four trims of the Highlander come with a hybrid engine option, while only one trim on the Explorer delivers this option (the Explorer Limited Hybrid). Plus, the Explorer Limited Hybrid powertrain gets only 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Convenient Cabin Details that the Competition Lacks

The interior of the 2020 Highlander provides a few thoughtful details that the Explorer doesn’t. It includes an available best-in-class 12.3-inch touch screen for an easier-to-read display that minimizes eye strain. Split-level in-dash storage trays provides a more flexible way to stash belongings out of sight. The Toyota model also provides an available digital rearview mirror and rear seat reminder — two features lacking on the Explorer.

Experience the advantages of the 2020 Highlander when you and your family test-drive it here at Wondries Toyota in Alhambra, CA.
*2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

The new 2020 Toyota Highlander is a force to be reckoned with, and it’s a beautiful choice if you’re looking for a family-friendly ride. The new Highlander offers a number of advantages over the 2020 Honda Pilot that make it the clear-cut top choice for drivers in Alhambra, CA.

Strength and Efficiency

The Highlander’s 3.5-liter V6 is stronger and more efficient than the Pilot’s engine. This translates to more energy each time you get behind the wheel and fewer gas station stops on road trips. The Toyota model dishes out a healthy 295 horsepower, while yielding 24 mpg combined.* The Honda model puts forth 15 less horsepower and 2 less mpg combined.

A Hybrid Choice

If you want an SUV that’s as conscious about the environment as your family is, go with the Highlander. Four of its trims are available with a hybrid powertrain. By contrast, the Honda Pilot doesn’t have any hybrid options.

More Standard Infotainment Tech on the Base Trim

The Toyota model also delivers a few more standard infotainment perks than the Honda model. The entry-level trim of the Highlander includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, while the equivalent trim on the Pilot does not. You’ll also get Wi-Fi Connect on whichever version of the Highlander you bring home. The Pilot, on the other hand, offers a hotspot on its three highest trims.

Thoughtful Cabin Features

The 2020 Highlander bestows a few interior details lacking on the 2020 Pilot. It has an available best-in-class 12.3-inch touch screen so you can access the apps you need more quickly without straining your eyes. Split-level in-dash storage trays provide versatile options for stowing belongings out of sight. The Toyota model also throws in a rear seat reminder and an available digital rearview mirror — two tools that you can’t get on the Pilot.

See all that the 2020 Highlander has to offer when you and your family stop by Wondries Toyota in Alhambra.

*2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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