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2014 Ford Flex vs. 2014 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Flex as you will with the Toyota Highlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Flex will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Flex and the Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

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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2014 Ford
Flex

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MSRP*: $29,015 - $42,375

2014 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $29,215 - $43,590
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% --
City MPG: 16 - 18 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 23 - 25 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
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $27,346 - $39,515 $26,673 - $39,798

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