Compare 2011 Ford Explorer vs 2011 GMC Acadia

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 GMC Acadia
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $36,772 $39,535
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $43,111 $45,380
Acadia AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $32,300 $34,000
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,793 $36,625
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $38,327 $40,345
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $39,187 $41,250
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $41,211 $43,380
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $30,400 $32,000
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,893 $34,625
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $36,427 $38,345
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $37,287 $39,250

Pricing

Invoice Price

$28,726
$43,111

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,360
$45,380

Monthly Payment Estimate

$506 / month
$756 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2011 Ford Explorer a formidable shot right at the heart of the crossover market--one that's sure to pull some of the remaining SUV loyalists off their very high horses. The 2010 GMC Acadia strikes a good balance: more useful than full-size SUVs for passenger duty, yet a lot better-looking than a minivan.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

50.8 57.8

Second Leg Room (in)

39.8 36.9

Front Head Room (in)

41.4 38.5

Passenger Volume (ft³)

151.7 154.0

Second Hip Room (in)

56.7 57.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

61.3 61.9

Third Leg Room (in)

33.2 33.2

Second Head Room (in)

40.5 38.3

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Third Hip Room (in)

40.7 48.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

61.0 61.1

Front Leg Room (in)

40.6 41.3

Third Head Room (in)

37.8 38.1

Front Hip Room (in)

57.3 57.8

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

NA - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.0 67.1

Wheelbase (in)

112.6 118.9

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.9 78.2

Track Width, Front (in)

67.0 67.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 7.4

Length, Overall (in)

197.1 200.7

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

70.4 69.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

43.8 68.9

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)

80.7 116.9

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

21.0 24.1

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 12.8 x 1.1

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)

- TBD - 13.0 x 0.8

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)

18.6 22.0

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.8 16.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

- TBD - 40.4

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 2.89

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/65R17 P255/55R20

Rear Tire Order Code

- TBD - QQD

Front Tire Size

P245/65R17 P255/55R20

Spare Tire Size

T165/80D17 Compact

Front Tire Order Code

- TBD - QQD

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 520

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

300 780

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 5200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 5200

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4732 4857

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Mini 17 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 11.8

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

650 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

175 170

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

255 @ 4100 270 @ 3400

Engine Order Code

998 LLT

Displacement

3.5L/213 3.6L/220

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

290 @ 6500 288 @ 6300

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

SMPI SIDI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 16

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

Drivetrain

4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 NA

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

44J MH6

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.39 3.16

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD 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

Ford Explorer GMC Acadia

Body Style

4 Door 4 Door

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.87 NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.26 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Coil Over Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.8 9.8

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 5

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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