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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,347 $34,050
FWD 4-Door SLT 17 24 $37,791 $39,780
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $43,647 $45,945
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,247 $36,050
AWD 4-Door SLT 16 23 $39,691 $41,780
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $45,547 $47,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,427
$32,347
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,100
$34,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$568 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. The 2013 GMC Acadia's chiseled, rugged look masks a family-friendly cabin and smooth street performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.800 38.40
Front Hip Room (in) 57.300 58.00
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.800 57.80
Second Leg Room (in) 39.800 36.80
Front Head Room (in) 41.400 40.30
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Second Hip Room (in) 56.700 57.80
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.300 61.60
Third Leg Room (in) 33.200 33.20
Second Head Room (in) 40.500 39.60
Third Hip Room (in) 40.700 48.30
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.000 61.00
Front Leg Room (in) 40.600 41.30
Passenger Volume (ft³) 151.700 154.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.600 7.60
Length, Overall (in) 197.100 200.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.400 70.40
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.000 67.10
Wheelbase (in) 112.600 118.90
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.900 78.9
Track Width, Front (in) 67.000 67.30
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 21.000 24.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.800 70.1
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) 80.700 116.1
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.600 22.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.750 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.200 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 780
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4534 4656
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
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
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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.390 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.410 1.414
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.740 0.742
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.480 4.484
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.840 1.842
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.000 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.880 2.882
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.870 2.872
Trans Order Code 44J M7V
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Coil Over Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.866 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.259 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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