Compare 2012 GMC Acadia vs 2012 Ford Flex

2012 GMC Acadia
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FWD 4-Door SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $31,193 $32,835
AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $33,093 $34,835
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $33,544 $35,310
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $35,444 $37,310
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $37,107 $39,060
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $37,966 $39,965
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $39,007 $41,060
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $39,866 $41,965
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $42,569 $44,810
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $44,469 $46,810
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
4-Door FWD Titanium 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
4-Door AWD Titanium 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
4-Door AWD Titanium w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,193
$27,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,835
$29,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$547 / month
$491 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 GMC Acadia: better for people than a big SUV, better looking than a minivan. One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154.0 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.9 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.5
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
38.4 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.8 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 44.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.2 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.7 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.9 43.2
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)
116.9 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.1 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.8 x - TBD -
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)
13.0 x 0.8 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65R18 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R18 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4656 4471
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 262 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LLT 99C
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
MY9 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Ford Flex
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Over Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.9
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3 (2011)
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
--
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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