Compare 2013 Ford Explorer vs 2013 GMC Acadia

2013 Ford Explorer
2013 GMC Acadia
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
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FWD 4-Door SLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,347 $34,050
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,247 $36,050
FWD 4-Door SLT 17 24 $37,791 $39,780
AWD 4-Door SLT 16 23 $39,691 $41,780
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $43,647 $45,945
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
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
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Third Head Room (in)
37.800 38.40
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.600 7.60
Length, Overall (in)
197.100 200.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.600 22.0
Steering
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
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
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
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 Direct Injection
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
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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