2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Toyota Highlander 

As we move further into the 2020’s, we’re beginning to see the new era of tech advancement in vehicles take shape. Each and every model that’s produced today is built to be bigger, stronger, and savvier than in years prior, and this value stretches through every build out there. In the SUV world, both the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander have set high standards for the rest of the industry to live up to, making them worthy opponents for anyone, much less each other. So, how do these iconic models stack up?  

We want to help you answer that question for yourself, so our Sherwood Ford sales team has done some research on both the Explorer and Highlander. Come with us as we show you all the brightest and best features of each – you might just end up with an SUV you’ll want to call your own! 

2020 Ford Explorer 


2020 Toyota Highlander 

2.3-litre Inline 4 / 3.0-litre V6 / 3.3-litre V6 

Engine Options  3.5-litre V6 

Up to 400 horsepower / 415 pound-feet of torque 

Maximum Horsepower and Torque Output  295 horsepower / 263 pound-feet of torque 
Up to 87.8 cubic feet / Seven Passengers  Maximum Cargo Volume / Seating Capacity  Up to 73.3 cubic feet / Eight Passengers 
Up to 5,600 pounds / 1,815 pounds  Towing / Payload Ratings  5,000 pounds / Payload N/A 


Test drive the new 2020 Ford Explorer at Sherwood Ford in Edmonton AB 

Both the 2020 Explorer and 2020 Highlander are at the top of their respective games when it comes to tech innovation – each offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as premium sound systems that can bring your favourite songs or podcasts to life on your drive. Still, the 2020 Explorer holds a definite edge because of its built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, greater cargo volume, and better high-end power and torque. It’s truly a champion for every need that you have, from its safety features (which come as part of Ford’s CoPilot 360 system) to its Four-Wheel Drive capabilities. Looking at it from a distance, the new Explorer truly is the total package.  

If you’d like to learn more about the 2020 Explorer or get inside for a test drive, we’re happy to help. Feel free to give Sherwood Ford a call whenever you get the chance, and we’ll get you set up with one at a time that works best for your schedule. We know that finding a new SUV is a big investment, and we’re here to lend a hand for you every step of the process! 

Red 2020 Ford Explorer driving over bridge