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2014 Ford Explorer

2014 GMC Acadia

  2014 Ford Explorer 2014 GMC Acadia
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Invoice $28,288 $32,760
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Bottom Line The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. Read Full Review A modest performer but a people-carrying overachiever, the GMC Acadia stakes out a claim right at the edge of Minivan Territory. Read Full Review
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  • Stocky SUV look, in a crossover
  • Lots of passenger space
  • Great ride quality
  • Good gas mileage for its three rows


  • Not much ruggedness under it all
  • Steep learning curve for MyFord Touch
  • Lower-power turbo four costs more
  • Middle seat needs a lift


  • Seats up to eight
  • Handling is more crossover than SUV
  • Denali edition may as well be a Caddy
  • Safety scores are segment-best
  • Exceptionally roomy


  • Automatic is better, but still hesitates
  • Is GMC a luxury badge?
  • Feels every bit of its 5,000 pounds
  • Infotainment is good, not standard
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