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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
FWD 4-Door SLE1
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,760 $34,485
FWD 4-Door SLT 17 24 $38,513 $40,540
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $44,483 $46,825
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,660 $36,485
AWD 4-Door SLT 16 23 $40,413 $42,540
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $46,383 $48,825
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,288
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
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TCC Rating
8.6
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. A modest performer but a people-carrying overachiever, the GMC Acadia stakes out a claim right at the edge of Minivan Territory.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 33.20
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 39.60
Third Hip Room (in) 40.7 48.30
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61 61.00
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.30
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 38.40
Passenger Volume (ft³) 151.7 154.0
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3 58.00
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 57.80
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 36.80
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 40.30
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 57.80
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 61.60
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9 78.9
Track Width, Front (in) 67 67.30
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.6 7.60
Length, Overall (in) 197.1 200.8
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 70.40
Track Width, Rear (in) 67 67.10
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 118.90
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.7 116.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 21 24.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 13.0 x 0.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.9 40.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/65TR17 P255/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QLW
Front Tire Size P245/65TR17 P255/65R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 -
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 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 18 x 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 170
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4000 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code 998-1 LLT
Displacement 3.5 L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6500 288 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.414
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.742
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.484
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.16
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.842
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.882
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.872
Trans Order Code 44J M7V
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut Coil Over Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 11.8
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 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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