If you’re comparing the 2023 Ford Explorer vs the 2023 Toyota Highlander, you may be considering how the trim levels line up or if they do at all. These are both midsize three-row SUVs, so consumers will expect some similarities. The 2023 Ford Explorer is available at Stivers Ford Montgomery in many trim levels. In addition to the base Explorer, those are the XLT, ST-Line, Timberline, Limited, ST, King Ranch, and Platinum. The 2023 Toyota Highlander is available at area Toyota dealerships in six trim levels, and those are the L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited, and Platinum.
The first thing to know is that starting MSRP for these models is quite similar. The comparison between the base Explorer and Highlander L is the most straightforward, and we find the standard equipment packages to be quite comparable. The Explorer XLT is most similar to the Highlander XLE with the LE serving as middle ground between the XLE and base trim. The ST-Line and XSE are both sportier models, and the same-named Limited and Platinum trims are comparable as well. As for the Timberline, which is an off-road model, and the King Ranch, which is a Western-themed version of the Limited, Toyota doesn’t offer an equivalent to those configurations. Visit us near Wetumpka AL. Also serving Montgomery, Prattville, and Hoover Alabama.