Compare 2014 GMC Acadia vs 2014 Ford Flex

2014 GMC Acadia
2014 Ford Flex
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FWD 4-Door SLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,760 $34,485
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,660 $36,485
FWD 4-Door SLT 17 24 $38,513 $40,540
AWD 4-Door SLT 16 23 $40,413 $42,540
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $44,483 $46,825
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $46,383 $48,825
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 18 25 $27,346 $29,015
4-Door FWD SEL 18 25 $29,747 $31,900
4-Door AWD SEL 17 23 $31,566 $33,850
4-Door FWD Limited 18 25 $35,062 $37,600
4-Door AWD Limited 17 23 $36,881 $39,550
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $39,515 $42,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,760
$27,346
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,485
$29,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$484 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
A modest performer but a people-carrying overachiever, the GMC Acadia stakes out a claim right at the edge of Minivan Territory. Boring isn't in its vocabulary: the 2014 Ford Flex makes owning a family wagon a statement of style.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.40 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.80 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.30 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154.0 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.60 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.60 40.5
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.40 68
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.60 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 201.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.1 20
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.1 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.1 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.8
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
Brake Type
Pwr -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R18 P235/60TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65R18 P235/60TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4656 4471
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLT 998
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 287 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 2.87
Trans Order Code
M7V 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Ford Flex
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Over Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 9.1 (Est)
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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