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2011 Ford Explorer

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  2011 Ford Explorer 2011 GMC Acadia FWD 4-door SLE Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $26,886 $30,400
17/25 16/24
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Bottom Line The 2011 Ford Explorer a formidable shot right at the heart of the crossover market--one that's sure to pull some of the remaining SUV loyalists off their very high horses. Read Full Review The 2010 GMC Acadia strikes a good balance: more useful than full-size SUVs for passenger duty, yet a lot better-looking than a minivan. Read Full Review
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  • Fine blend of SUV and crossover styling
  • Tall, spacious cabin
  • Well-wired electric steering
  • MyFord Touch's tech revolution
  • Far more fuel-efficient than before


  • Not quite the off-roader it once was
  • MyFord Touch's learning curve and glitches
  • ....wait, we're thinking...


  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • More carlike than a full-size SUV
  • Strong feature and option lists
  • New super-luxurious Denali


  • Transmission lacks responsiveness
  • Hefty 5,000-pound curb weight
  • Expensive for a non-luxury brand
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