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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,276 $33,975
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,176 $35,975
FWD 4-Door SLT 17 24 $38,779 $40,820
AWD 4-Door SLT 16 23 $40,679 $42,820
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $45,305 $47,690
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $47,205 $49,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,935
$32,276
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,700
$33,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$512 / month
$566 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past. While performance may not be its forte, the 2015 GMC Acadia is a strong contender as a replacement for the minivan in your driveway.
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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
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.30
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 38.40
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 151.7 151.8
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 57.80
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 Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 21 24.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 70.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.7 116.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (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) 39.2 40.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/60HR18 P255/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QLW
Front Tire Size P245/60HR18 P255/65R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4432 4656
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6500 281 @ 6300
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4000 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code 998-1 LLT
Displacement 3.5 L/213 3.6L/220
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
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Clutch Size (in) - 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 Linked H-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.8 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 11.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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