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Compare 2014 Ford Explorer vs 2014 GMC Acadia

2014 Ford Explorer
2014 GMC Acadia
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $46,383 $48,825
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE1 16 23 $34,660 $36,485
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE2 16 23 $36,456 $38,375
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $40,413 $42,540
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $41,453 $43,635
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $44,483 $46,825
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE1 17 24 $32,760 $34,485
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE2 17 24 $34,556 $36,375
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $38,513 $40,540
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $39,553 $41,635
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,173
$46,383
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,015
$48,825
Monthly Payment Estimate
$534 / month
$814 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. A modest performer but a people-carrying overachiever, the GMC Acadia stakes out a claim right at the edge of Minivan Territory.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD 4WD 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 Volume (ft³)
151.7 154.0
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
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 40.30
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)
71 70.40
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 67.10
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 118.90
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 116.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 24.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 70.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 22.0
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 40.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QQD
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P255/55R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QQD
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P255/55R20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 780
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4697 4850
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
998-1 LLT
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.742
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.484
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.16
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.842
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All 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 M7X
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.414
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Coil Over Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.5 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3 (2012)
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 11.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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