Cargo Space and Seating for 8
Both the Toyota Highlander and the Ford Explorer can tow an impressive 5,000 lbs and provide a lot of room for passengers and cargo. However, the 2016 Toyota Highlander exceeds the Ford Explorer in these two categories, with 158.7 cubic feet to the Explorer's 151.7 cubic feet for passengers and has 83.7 cubic feet for cargo to the Explorer's 81.7. When you consider these numbers are the difference between bringing another passenger and that person's items or not, those numbers a re a big deal. In fact only the 2016 Toyota Highlander has an 8 person seating capacity while the 2016 Ford Explorer only offers a 7 person capacity.