While one is a SUV and one is a wagon, it’s worth comparing the 2019 Toyota Highlander vs the 2019 Ford Flex. Both vehicles are offered at similar price points and boast a spacious interior. The 2019 Toyota Highlander is a SUV that seats between seven and eight passengers while the 2019 Ford Flex is a wagon that seats six or seven.
The 2019 Toyota Highlander is offered in six trim levels, double the amount of available 2019 Ford Flex trims. Drivers should also be aware of the differences in available technology between these two vehicles. While the 2019 Toyota Highlander offers a generous five USB ports in every model, the 2019 Ford Flex comes standard with only a single USB port.
Many of the driver assistance features that come installed in every 2019 Toyota Highlander model are only available for select trims of the 2019 Ford Flex. For example, adaptive cruise control and a forward collision warning system are standard in every 2019 Toyota Highlander, but are only available in the highest trim level of the 2019 Flex.
Drivers can’t go wrong with either of the 2019 Toyota Highlander’s two engine options. A four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine with 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque is standard, though a 3.5-liter V6 engine (295 hp, 263 ft-lbs.) is available as well. The 2.5L engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 is mated to an eight-speed automatic.
Standard 2019 Toyota Highlander safety features include: Daytime running lights, turn signal mirrors, rear door child safety locks, LATCH child seat anchors, emergency braking assistance and traction control.