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2016 Ford Flex vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex than in the Toyota Highlander. The Toyota Highlander offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Flex, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Toyota Highlander requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Flex, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford Flex or the Toyota Highlander, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Ford Flex will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Highlander.

Dimensions
The Ford Flex is about the same width as the Toyota Highlander. If you go with the Ford Flex, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota Highlander.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Flex and the Toyota Highlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Ford Flex has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Ford Flex for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Flex has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
The Ford Flex has less seating than the Toyota Highlander, making the Toyota Highlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Flex as you will in the Toyota Highlander.

Warranty
The Ford Flex comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Highlander.

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2016 Ford
Flex

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MSRP*: $29,710 - $42,710

2016 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $30,490 - $44,990
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 3.75%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 15 - 16 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 21 - 23 24 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,670 - $40,788 $27,837 - $41,077

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.