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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $36,772 $39,535
FWD 4-Door SL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $30,400 $32,000
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,893 $34,625
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $36,427 $38,345
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $37,287 $39,250
AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $32,300 $34,000
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,793 $36,625
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $38,327 $40,345
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $39,187 $41,250
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $41,211 $43,380
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $43,111 $45,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,886
$30,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,360
$32,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$533 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
8.6
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TCC's 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 57.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 151.7 154.0
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 57.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 61.9
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 39.3
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Third Hip Room (in) 40.7 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.0 61.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.3
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 38.4
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.0 67.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9 78.2
Track Width, Front (in) 67.0 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.4
Length, Overall (in) 197.1 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 68.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.7 116.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 21.0 24.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 40.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.89
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P255/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - QLW
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P255/65R18
Spare Tire Size T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - QLW
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4557 4656
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Mini 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 170
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4100 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code 998 LLT
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6500 288 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SIDI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code 44J MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Coil Over Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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