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2013 Ford Explorer

2013 GMC Acadia

  2013 Ford Explorer Sport 2013 GMC Acadia SLT
Invoice $27,427 $32,347
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Bottom Line The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. Read Full Review The 2013 GMC Acadia's chiseled, rugged look masks a family-friendly cabin and smooth street performance. Read Full Review
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  • A crossover with some SUV style
  • Excellent head and shoulder room
  • Fun handling for a crossover starts with steering
  • MyFord Touch is truly innovative
  • Better gas mileage for most models


  • Not much dirt under its nails
  • A steep learning curve for MyFord Touch
  • Turbo four's an extra-cost option
  • Middle seat needs a lift


  • Roomy cabin good for eight
  • Handles better than traditional SUVs
  • Luxurious Denali edition
  • Excellent safety ratings


  • Hesitant six-speed automatic
  • Expensive, yet without a luxury badge
  • Drives heavy (and at 5,000 pounds, is heavy)
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