Compare 2015 Ford Explorer vs 2015 GMC Acadia

2015 Ford Explorer
2015 GMC Acadia
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $47,205 $49,690
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 16 23 $34,176 $35,975
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 16 23 $36,627 $38,555
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 16 23 $40,679 $42,820
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 16 23 $41,890 $44,095
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $45,305 $47,690
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 17 24 $32,276 $33,975
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 17 24 $34,727 $36,555
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 17 24 $38,779 $40,820
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 17 24 $39,990 $42,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,820
$47,205
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,700
$49,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$545 / month
$828 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
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
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 48.30
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 61.00
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 151.8
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
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
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.20
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.60
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67 67.30
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.9
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (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 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 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.89
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/55R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QQD
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/55R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QQD
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 520
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4610 4850
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 170
Engine
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
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.742
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.484
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Coil-Over Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 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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