Are you in the market for an SUV or crossover? Are you looking for something with a lot of space but doesn’t sacrifice when it comes to efficiency or performance? Lucky for you, the large SUV and crossover class is one of the most popular segments in the automotive market with tons of different models for drivers to choose from. But with so many choices, which stand out from the rest?
At Hesser Toyota, we always recommend a Toyota vehicle for drivers to get the absolute most value, but we won’t just tell you why Toyota models are better, we’ll show you! For this model comparison, we’re going to be looking at two of the most popular large crossovers, the 2019 Toyota Highlander and 2019 Ford Flex. We’ll be comparing the base trim of the Ford Flex (SE) and the base trim of the Toyota Highlander with its V6 engine (LE). We’ll look at what the models have to offer when it comes to space, efficiency and performance. Let’s see who comes out on top!
2019 Toyota Highlander
2019 Ford Flex
|23 MPG||Fuel Economy (Combined)||19 MPG|
|295 HP||Horsepower||287 HP|
|263 lb-ft||Torque||254 lb-ft|
|83.7 Cubic Feet||Max Interior Cargo Volume||83.2 Cubic Feet|
When it comes to the large crossover class, there’s no doubt that drivers have options to choose from. Over the years, it's become one of the most crowded and competitive classes in the entire market with each model vying for driver attention. Two models that have been at the top for many years are the Toyota Highlander and Ford Flex. As you can see from our table, things are no different in 2019 with both crossovers offering plenty of value to drivers! However, when you look at the two side-by-side, it’s clear the 2019 Toyota Highlander has the edge.
When it comes to efficiency, the 2019 Ford Flex can’t keep up with the 2019 Toyota Highlander with the Highlander offering a significantly better combined fuel economy than its Ford rival. But that’s not all when it comes to horsepower and torque too, the 2019 Ford Flex is left in the dust when pitted against the 2019 Toyota Highlander.
You might think that with such good efficiency and performance, the 2019 Toyota Highlander has to sacrifice in other areas, like space. But that’s not the case as the 2019 Toyota Highlander’s interior is just as spacious, if not more, than the 2019 Ford Flex’s. Overall, the 2019 Toyota Highlander shows itself to be the superior vehicle.
Want to learn more about the 2019 Toyota Highlander? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota for more information or to schedule a test drive today!