Compare 2012 Ford Explorer vs 2012 GMC Acadia

2012 Ford Explorer
2012 GMC Acadia
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 25 $26,837 $28,280
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,677 $30,280
FWD 4-Door XLT 18 25 $30,027 $32,095
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,847 $34,095
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $35,268 $37,855
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,088 $39,855
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FWD 4-Door SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $31,193 $32,835
AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $33,093 $34,835
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $33,544 $35,310
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $35,444 $37,310
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $37,107 $39,060
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $37,966 $39,965
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $39,007 $41,060
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $39,866 $41,965
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $42,569 $44,810
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $44,469 $46,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,837
$31,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,280
$32,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$547 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's a rifle shot at the heart of the crossover market: the 2012 Ford Explorer gives any SUV loyalist a reason to leap off their very high horse. The 2012 GMC Acadia: better for people than a big SUV, better looking than a minivan.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - 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)
7.6 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 200.7
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P255/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - QLW
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P255/65R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4557 4656
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
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
Electronic Fuel Injection SIDI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
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/manual shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.86 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Coil Over Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
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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